Laundry/Sewing Room Worker I
Posted 12 days ago
Job Description

Posting Type:Open to All Applicants
Category:Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
FLSA Exempt/
Agency:Health & Human Services Comm
Department:Laundry Opers
Job Title:Laundry/Sewing Room Worker I
Posting Number:406780
Full Time/Part Time :Full Time
Job Location:1200 E BRIN
Contact:AccessHR Service Center
Telephone: 888-894-4747
Salary Range:$1,574.41 - $2,293.75
Salary Group:A04
Shift:Days (First)
Closing Date:
Job Description:
Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.

The Laundry Worker I works a shift of 6:00a.m. to 2:30p.m., Monday through Friday, with a half hour lunch break, and is subject to weekends, holidays and after hours when required.

The Laundry Worker I performs manual and semi-skilled work in an institutional laundry under general supervision. Position duties include a wide variety of both light and heavy physical labor. This includes, inventory linen, disinfect soiled linen carts, delivering of mops, rags and housekeeping supplies, sorting and safe handling of clean and soiled laundry items. Duties include shrink wrapping linen; Operate facility vehicle to pick up/deliver supplies, and laundry. Performs all duties in accordance with establish rules and regulations. Must be able to work in areas of heat/cold extremes, in inclement weather and assist in unrelated tasks when required. The Laundry worker must understand that duties, hours and location of work areas are subject to change as determined by the department to meet the needs of the facility.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

1.Pickup/deliver linen daily
2.Inspect, fold, and shrink wrap linen
3.Perform various cleaning and sanitation tasks of assigned buildings
4.Maintain personal protective equipment

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1. Knowledge of handling soiled linen techniques and procedures.
2. Ability to keep an accurate count of linen received.
3. Ability to receive and fill orders.
4. Ability to maintain records and logs.
5. Knowledge of proper lifting techniques.
6. Ability to use tools and equipment of the custodial trade.
7. Ability to communicate effectively- verbally and in writing.
8. Ability to work in heat and cold extremes.
9. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
10. Ability to adapt to changes.
11. Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish.
12. Ability to work in heat/cold extremes.
13. Ability to physically lift at least 50 lbs.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must possess valid Texas driver's license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver's license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy.

Initial Selection Criteria:
1. Work experience in laundry services.

Additional Information:
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable. As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.

MOS Code:
Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 92S, SH, 3372, 3M0X1. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
$1,574.41 - $2,293.75
Required Experience
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