Environmental Services Worker
Department of Mental Health
 Taunton, MA

Taunton State Hospital

is seeking a candidate for the Environmental Services Department to clean, maintain and insure the safety, health and morale of patients,

visitors and employees by providing a clean attractive environment.

Please Note: This position is 20 hours per week. The

incumbent will work on the 2nd shift 5:00 pm â 9:00 pm. Days off are

Sunday and Saturday


and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Maintain
    floors daily, by dry mopping and washing using appropriate supplies
  • Wash,
    clean and otherwise sanitize patient bathing and living areas on a daily basis to ensure a clean, sanitary area.
  • Washes
    wall, windows (inside), in offices, rest rooms and corridors.
  • Strip
    wax floors with stripper, rinse, then apply wax and sealer.
  • Move
    and set up furniture to prepare room for meetings and inpatient unit areas.



  • Applicants must have at least six months of full-time,
    or equivalent part-time experience in building custodial or institutional
    housekeeping work.
  • Ability to read,
    write speak, and comprehend English to communicate effectively
    with a diverse group of patients, employees, and supervisors.
  • Ability to follow written and
    oral instructions and communicate effectively in oral expression



  • Given the population served,
    bilingual or multilingual fluency

About Taunton State


Taunton State Hospital

(TSH) operated by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) is a 45-bed inpatient

facility that provides continuing care inpatient services to adults with major

mental illnesses. The hospital is a leader in the successful integration

of the Principles of Recovery and a rehabilitation philosophy into the

treatment model and a part of the Southeast Area which works closely with the

inpatient treatment teams to facilitate patientsâ discharge back to the


Total Compensation:

As an employee of the

Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity

influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve -

but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features

an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your

overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical
    insurance premium
  • Reasonable Dental and Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account and
    Dependent Care Assistance programs
  • Low cost basic and optional
    life insurance
  • Retirement Savings: State
    Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
  • 11 paid holidays per year and
    competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
  • Tuition benefit for employee
    and spouse at state colleges and universities
  • Short-Term Disability and
    Extended Illness program participation options
  • Incentive-based Wellness
  • Professional Development and
    Continuing Education opportunities
  • Qualified Employer for Public
    Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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 http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori.

Education, licensure and

certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources

Divisionâs 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

Commonwealthâs website.

For questions regarding

this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Human Resources at (508) 977-3383

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least six months of full-time, or equivalent part-time experience in building custodial or institutional housekeeping work.

Special Requirements: None

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