Utility Worker/Housekeeper

Highland Springs - Dallas, TX
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Housekeeping Utility Worker


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At Highland Springs we are dedicated to setting the standard of excellence for employees with a steadfast focus on helping achieve their goals. We provide our staff with an engaging company culture, excellent work life balance, and a career where you can make a difference in people’s lives every day. Highland Springs offers a beautiful scenic campus, a community centered on values, and workplace that inspires you to do your best every day.
SUMMARY:  Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the Community, through the use of specialized equipment.  Ensures proper handling and disposal of waste and utilizes work orders to ensure proper room/furniture setups.  Assists with movement and delivery of heavy objects/packages and maintains the Erickson Living Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Objectives. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1)         Moving and arranging furniture in the community and offices.
2)         Moving and rearranging furniture in residential apartments.
3)         Deliver residents items to and from storage, vehicles, apartments or other areas.
4)         Maintain hard floor surfaces, including scrubbing, mopping, burnishing, stripping and waxing.
5)         Maintain carpeted surfaces, including extracting, interim cleaning, spotting, drying, vacuuming.
6)         Clean vertical surfaces such as doors, walls, or windows.
7)         Trash removal including refuse and recycling by following procedures utilizing compactors, trucks, and carts.
8)         Maintaining trash rooms cleanliness.
9)         Performs minor preventative maintenance, and upkeep of Housekeeping equipment.
10)     May be asked to assist with cleaning of any community area or fill in for housekeeping staff.
11)     Report any pertinent information to management directly related to the well-being of the resident such as
        changes in behavior.
12)     Maintains resident rights and maintain confidentiality of  information.
13)     Practices safety, infection control, and standard precautions.
14)     Attends meetings, training sessions, and  in-services.
15)     Driving of Housekeeping vehicles for trash collection, and bulk item delivery.
16)  Performs additional duties as assigned by Supervisor to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to safely operate carpet care equipment, hard floor care equipment, trash removal equipment and any other equipment necessary for the cleanliness of the community.
  • Ability to complete assigned work orders, and follow a detailed schedule.
  • Ability to be flexible and honor other requests from residents or departments that can be completed in the allotted time. 
  • Must have communication skills, problem solving skills, and  be self-motivated.
  • Ability to work independently and as a contributing team member.
  • Ability to demonstrate professional and responsive interactions with residents and their family members, staff, vendors and each other.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn and has a general knowledge of the duties of a special projects worker
  • Ability to safely operate Housekeeping vehicles
  • Previous experience in carpet care and floor finishing techniques preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of verifiable licensed driving experience and a history of safe driving as noted through a three year motor vehicle record check (per GS7009 Driving Record Standards Policy).
  • Basic computer skills preferred.
    Ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions in English. 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license as a condition of employment.
**Some Communities may require a Commercial Driver’s License or Chauffeur’s License depending
    on vehicle classification and Department of Transportation requirements