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EVS Hospital Cleaner (FSW II) 1st shift

Company: State of Massachusetts
Location: Taunton
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Recovery from Addictions Program (RAP) operated by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking experienced cleaners to join its Environmental Services team. As a member of the facility team, daily communication and interaction are essential as well as working in a professional and safe manner. The incumbents in these positions will perform cleaning and related domestic services to the interior of buildings and work on locked units doing general cleaning.

Please Note: These positions are available on first shift (6:45 am- 3:15 pm).

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Performs day-to-day cleaning services on locked units to ensure a sanitary, attractive facility in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Cleans, sweeps, vacuums, and washes floors, using appropriate equipment and supplies to maintain the cleanliness and appearance of the hospital.
  • Dusts, polishes and washes interior surfaces such as windows furniture, walls, ceilings, etc., using appropriate supplies and equipment in order to maintain building in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Prepares beds after washing using appropriate linen supplies and removes/hangs window draperies and bedside curtains as needed.
  • Cleans toilets, lavatories, washrooms, mops closets, etc., using appropriate supplies and equipment in order to maintain the appearance and cleanliness of such areas.
  • Empties and relines trash receptacles, paying particular attention to the safe and proper handling of hazardous and infectious waste/materials.
  • Collects soiled linen to aid in the operation of the laundry function.
  • Arranges and moves furniture, beds, supplies as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English to communicate effectively with a diverse group of employees, supervisors and visitors.
  • Skilled in the ability to follow oral and written instructions/directions.
  • Talent for establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships and dealing tactfully with others.
  • Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in general institution/hospital housekeeping work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated language skills that allow for two-way communication, effective patient service, coordination with other members of the patient care team.
  • Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency.

About the Recovery from Addictions Program (RAP):

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) in collaboration with the Department of Public Health (DPH) Bureau of Substance Addiction Services operates a statewide Recovery from Addictions Program (RAP) for individual civilly committed by the courts for substance use treatment for up to 90 days ("Section 35 commitment").

The program model will provide acute detoxification and early clinical stabilization services as we help clients develop community-based linkages to outpatient supports and substance use disorder treatment providers. The individuals treated within this program will be linked upon discharge to a range of services within the DPH continuum of care for substance use conditions. RAP provides administrative, medical, clinical and non-clinical services. Its mission to provide quality client-centered care and recovery oriented treatment.

DMH Mission Statement:

The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research.

Total Compensation:

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium
  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance
  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
  • 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
  • Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Pre-Hire Process:

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:


Special Requirements: None

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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