• Environmental Services Director - ALF

    Job Location(s) US-PA-State College
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/30/2018 12:25 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Health Care
    FT (Full-Time) = Eligible for ALL benefits (employee works 30+ hours per week)
  • Overview

    Juniper Village is dedicated to nurturing the spirit of life in each individual whose life we touch so that we may all live fully throughout all seasons of life.  We do this by encouraging an active body, an engaged mind and a fulfilled spirit. 


    Juniper Village owns and operates assisted living and skilled care communities in four regions across the country.  The company’s operations are designed and managed to provide the finest quality personal service and exceptional care to foster healthy and independent lives for those who live and work in our communities. The company’s team of experienced committed individuals is deeply committed to achieving the company’s mission and balancing quality in service, program and environment with financial stability and prosperity.  Together, we nurture the spirit of life.


    • Ensure compliance to Juniper Communities’ philosophy and hallmarks as well as all written policies and procedures that govern the operation of the Environmental Services Department.
    • Coordinate environmental services with other related departments.
    • Through ongoing supervision, oversight, and delegation ensures the provision of a continuous high quality of service within the Environmental Services Department.
    • Assist in the recruitment and selection of competent Housekeeping/Laundry and Maintenance Associates.
    • Perform continuous, ongoing supervision of all Environmental Services team members, including but not limited to training, disciplining, counseling, motivating, and evaluating.
    • Maintain the Environmental Services Log and completes all work orders in a timely fashion.
    • Assist in establishing and implementing a preventive maintenance program that includes painting, wallpapering and deep cleaning.
    • Inspect all storage areas, work rooms, janitorial/utility closets, etc. for up-keep.
    • Ensure that outside services are properly completed/supervised in accordance with contracts/work orders.
    • Perform daily environmental rounds.
    • Hold all mandatory fire/disaster drills required by the regularly agencies in connection with appropriate fire departments, civil defense, etc.
    • Follow established policies/procedures at all times in the use of equipment and supplies.
    • Ensure that supplies, equipment, etc. are maintained to provide a safe and comfortable environment.
    • Comply with Green Canopy program.
    • Develop and follow through with a schedule of checking, inspecting and cleaning all equipment and systems on a routine basis in compliance with regulations.
    • Assume the responsibility for obtaining/maintaining material safety data sheets (MSDS’s) for hazardous chemicals in the community.
    • Ensure that containers of hazardous chemicals in the community are properly labeled and stored.
    • Follow established policies governing the use/disposal of waste.
    • Assist in the coordination of effective communication among Environmental Services team members, residents, and families.
    • Make written and oral reports to the Executive Director concerning the operation of the Environmental Services Department.
    • Work in concert with other members of the Leadership Team to coordinate special events and programs.
    • Assist in the planning and implementation of the In Touch Orientation and in service training.
    • Ensure that all staff follows established safety regulations, including fire protection, infection control, bloodborne pathogens, hazardous waste and quality assurance procedures.
    • Submit recommendations to the Executive Director for budget completion, equipment, and supplies.
    • Ensure adequate supplies and equipment are available to meet the day to day operational needs of the Environmental Services Department.
    • Make plumbing, electrical and mechanical repairs within own capabilities.
    • Responsible for pest control contract to be maintained.
    • Move heavy furniture too heavy for housekeeper associates.
    • Shovel snow in winter months.
    • Keep ground free of litter and debris.
    • Serve as networking team member, as directed.


    • A High School Diploma.
    • Previous management experience in healthcare or service related setting.
    • Must be at least 21 years old
    • Must have a valid state driver’s license with appropriate class
    • Must have a clean driver’s record and present a professional appearance and image
    • Knowledge of all applicable governmental regulations.
    • Knowledge of the physiology and psychology of the older adult.
    • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
    • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals within the community.
    • Attends and participates in mandated yearly training programs and all required meetings.
    • Must be able to manage time efficiently so as to achieve goals.
    • Adheres to all Human Resources policies, procedures, and code of conduct.
    • Respects confidentiality of information and Resident’s rights.
    • Performs job in a safe manner, using proper body mechanics, infection control, etc.
    • Responsible for proper care of all property, equipment, supplies and financial assets involved in the performance of the job.
    • Performs other duties as required.


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