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Environmental Service Aide

Salary: $15.05-15.91/hour

Schedule: Full-time - All Shifts

Location: 100 Heritage Lane, Albany, NY 12211

The work performed is of a repetitive and routine nature involving the performance of tasks related to Facility Environmental Services (i.e., housekeeping and/or laundry duties).  Work routines are learned on the job and may include, but are not limited to, building cleaning, equipment cleaning or minor maintenance, complete processing of soiled linen and garments, and maintaining or restocking of certain inventories.  The work is performed under the supervision of the Director of Environmental Services.  Does related work as required.

Responsibilities/Typical Work Activities:

  • Cleans and disinfects resident rooms, nursing stations, therapy suites, offices, public areas, corridors, etc.;
  • Sweeps, mops vacuums floors, carpeting, etc.;
  • Cleans and stocks cleaning carts;
  • Cleans and disinfects bathrooms, shower rooms, and all fixtures;
  • Moves and rearranges furniture;
  • Disposes of trash and waste materials including hazardous waste;
  • Dusts, cleans or polishes surfaces and finishes on furniture, woodwork, fixtures, etc.;
  • Washes windows, walls, counters, and other surface areas;
  • Hangs or straightens window trimmings, curtains, blinds, etc.;
  • Operates typical electrical janitorial equipment such as vacuums, buffers, automatic scrubbers, etc.;
  • Removes soiled linen or garments;
  • Delivers/distributes clean linen or garments;
  • Sorts, classifies, marks, weighs items sent to laundry;
  • Prepares bags for and operates laundry conveyor system;
  • Operates washer/extractors and dryers in the laundering of linen and garments;
  • Transports soiled and clean linen and garments in accordance with proper sorting and delivery procedures;
  • Sorts, folds and classifies clean laundry as necessary;
  • Follows established infection control procedures and guidelines;
  • Follows established safety procedures and guidelines;
  • May be assigned to operate a light truck for the pick-up and delivery of laundry;
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Full Performance, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

  • Working knowledge of building cleaning practices in a health care environment;
  • Working knowledge of cleaning supplies and equipment;
  • Ability to follow simple oral and written instructions;
  • Working knowledge of laundry operations, procedures and methods;
  • Willingness to learn new procedures and techniques;
  • Ability to maintain production records;
  • Familiarity with infection control procedures and guidelines;
  • Familiarity with safety procedures and guidelines;
  • Strength and necessary physical stamina commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:


Special Requirement at Time of Appointment:

May be required to possess and maintain an active, valid New York State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. 

Employee Benefits:

  • Experience-based pay and shift differentials
  • New York State Pension and optional deferred compensation
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • On-site daycare (opening soon!)
  • Health insurance: low or no cost health plan, dental, vision, prescriptions
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, personal and holidays
  • Free CDTA bus pass with direct stop at Shaker Place
  • 529 college savings plan
  • Flexible spending account

About Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing:

Beautiful, recently renovated, state-of-the-art facilities with new amenities, advanced equipment, and thoughtful design. We cultivate a supportive, inclusive, respectful, diverse, and welcoming culture committed to providing the highest quality of care to our residents. Our mission is to provide comprehensive care and exceptional services to the people of Albany County and surrounding areas. For nearly 50 years, we have been committed to enhancing each resident’s quality of life and valuing their independence, dignity, and happiness.

Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is an E-Verify participant and equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other status protected by laws and regulations.

Please email [email protected] if you have issues applying.



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