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Deltek Talent Management - ENV SVCS WKR/HOUSEKEEPER - (30321)

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Facility Name
Copper Hills Youth Center
WEST JORDAN, UT 84088 US (Primary)
Career Area
Allied Health
Facility Maintenance
Job Description

Copper Hills Youth Center is a 197-bed private residential treatment center for adolescents 12-17 years of age. We counsel, teach and mentor children placed in our care and give each child a chance to make successful changes. We strive to improve lives and help children help themselves. At Copper Hills, we treat boys and girls who have emotional, behavioral and psychiatric disorders, including anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. We also specialize in caring for patients with Asperger’s syndrome. For youth with co-existing substance abuse problems, we offer weekly individualized therapy that focuses on education, recovery and abstinence. Our accredited private school allows students to continue their education while receiving treatment.

JOB SUMMARY:               

Oversees cleaning of all grounds, staff and resident areas and supervises skilled and semi-skilled workers in order to accomplish those tasks.  Responsible for submitting order lists for goods, supplies and any specialty items to Director of Plant Operations.  Performs administrative duties and other duties as deemed necessary by the Director of Plant Operations including training and scheduling.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

Schedules housekeeping staff and makes work assignments to ensure the safety of the facility and that the building and grounds are clean and well maintained at all times.Performs routine checks of the building to ensure the progress and completion of tasks to this end.

The supervisor’s schedule is to be somewhat flexible.They will be asked to work days, nights and weekends as demand requires covering planned and unplanned gaps in the schedule and /or overtimes as deemed necessary.

Insures that all cleaning supplies and equipment are kept in working order at all times and maintains clean and safe work area.

Assists with ordering to help maintain adequate stock levels of all necessary housekeeping and cleaning supplies.

Ensures that housekeeping department complies with all State and regulatory agency requirements.

Ensures that all housekeeping staff members always use personal protective equipment as defined in housekeeping safety policies and procedures including using universal precautions when in contact with bodily fluids.

Working in cooperation with the Director of Nursing, supervises and assists with all aspects of keeping the facility clean and disinfected.

Coordinates removal of all hazardous and/or oversized waste working with the Safety Officer to ensure a safe work environment and physical plant.

Assists as requested with interviews and application reviews for potential new housekeeping staff members

Orients, motivates and coaches new housekeeping staff to all departmental policies, procedures, expectations and all job related equipment.

Provides information as required for disciplining housekeeping staff.May be asked to sit in on disciplinary issues but will not be the initiator in such actions.

Provides feedback for annual performance appraisals in regards to housekeeping staff and may be asked to sit in on annual reviews.

Receives work orders from various departments.

Assists in preparation for special functions, tours, and inspections.

­­­Other duties as assigned by supervisor or administrative personnel.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  An individual must be able to perform their duties in a positive work mode, interpersonally confident, and serve as a positive role model and influence for clients and peers.  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.


High school diploma or equivalent required.  Familiarity with JCAHO standards.  Previous housekeeping/janitorial experience in a similar setting preferred.


Valid state driver’s license with appropriate endorsement.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.  Elementary use of computer spreadsheet programs. 


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to think and act quickly and calmly in an emergency situation and make independent decisions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move a minimum of 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distant, and peripheral vision, color and depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  The employee may occasionally be required to physically restrain clients, using authorized restraint procedures as a last resort for protection of client and staff.


The work environment for this position is a residential facility or day treatment school setting.  While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee will be exposed to clients who may ask inappropriate personal questions, display socially unacceptable personal behaviors, use profanity and sexually explicit phrases, make insulting remarks or threats regarding appearance, age, sex, or race, and exhibit defiance, dishonesty, and assaultive or self-destructive behaviors.  The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, and may be subject to occasional local travel as required by facility needs.  The employee must have ability to work a flexible work schedule to include weekends and holidays. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.


Must have knowledge of methods and practices used in buildings cleaning and be skilled in the use of various kinds of tools and equipment associated with cleaning.  Thorough knowledge of all matters relating to the proper administration and operation of housekeeping activities.  Progressive management experience in an intermediate care environment preferred,  Must have the ability to plan, develop, and maintain effective cleaning, operating, and control processes designed to attain maximum sanitary efficiency while ensuring adherence to established JCAHO standards

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