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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Continuous Posting - EVS Hospital Cleaner

Taunton, MA

Job Description

This is an open and continuous posting for full-time (40 hours) positions on all shifts.

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: This is an open and continuous posting. These positions are 40 hours per week. The days off are to be determined. Selected candidate must attend orientation during first shift the first two weeks, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.

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Shift Schedules:

  • Day shift: 6:45am - 3:15pm
  • Evening shift: 2:45pm - 11:15pm
  • Night shift: 11:00pm - 7:00am

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 client service, coordination with other members of the client 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 individuals 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 Vision and Mission:
The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, 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. This critical mission is accomplished by working in partnership with other state agencies, individuals, families, providers, and communities.

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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 and click on "Information for Job Applicants."

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.

If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form.

For questions, please the contact the Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #4.


Minimum Entrance Requirements: None

Special Requirements: None

Comprehensive Benefits

When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future.

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Title 101 CMR 23.00 ("Regulation") requires certain agency staff to have received the COVID-19 vaccination and Influenza vaccination, or have taken required mitigation measures, to prevent viral infection and transmission in State Hospitals and State Congregate Care Facilities. The Regulation applies to this position. Successful candidates will be required to acknowledge and attest to your vaccination status for both COVID-19 and Influenza.

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

The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.

Client-provided location(s): Taunton, MA, USA
Job ID: Commonwealth_of_Massachusetts-240001DV
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Pension
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program