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Housekeeping (Support Service Worker) - 3 Vacancies

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Date:  Jan 20, 2023

Manteno, IL, US, 60950-9466

Job Requisition ID:  22534

Agency :  Department of Veterans' Affairs 

Posting ID: 34-125-FY23-16 REQ# 22534

Posting Date: 1/20/23
Closing Date/Time: 02/03/2023 
Salary:   $3,105 - $4,078/monthly  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Kankakee  
Number of Vacancies:   3  
Plan/BU:   RC009  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


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SHIFTS AVAILABLE: 7AM-3:00PM  2 - Facility Float, 1 - R-5 Float

Rotating schedules w/every other weekend off

Position Overview

This Support Service Worker position is in the housekeeping department at our Illinois Veterans’ Home. This position serves under the direction of the Facility Adjutant. This unique opportunity offers an exceptional benefit package to include health insurance, including eye care and dental Deferred Compensation, life insurance and retirement. If you desire to become a valued member of a hard-working and respected team and up for a challenge or a change in your career, please take this opportunity to apply for this rewarding and gratifying position.

Job Responsibilities

1.  Provides routine, repetitive housekeeping tasks and duties to maintain the cleanliness and sanitary conditions required by IDPH and IDVA 

2.  Maintains cleanliness and orderly resident rooms and buildings 

3.  Collaborates with the Activity Department for group activities by providing the clean-up of garbage from the activities on the units and as directed by the supervisor for facility events 

4.  Promptly reports supply shortages and equipment problems or repairs needed to the supervisor 

5.  Assists in the training of other workers and discusses expectations and progress with the supervisor 

6.  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above 


Minimum Qualifications

1.  Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of High School supplemented by six (6) months experience in the housekeeping field.


Conditions of Employment

1.  Must meet all agency vaccine/health related policies and guidance 

2.  Must pass a background check 

3.  Must pass a drug screen and pre-employment physical 

4.  Able to work with various types of cleaning equipment and a variety of cleaning and sanitizing chemicals and solutions 

5.  Able to stand for the duration of the shift, aside from official breaks and lunch periods 

6.  Able to push, pull, and lift up to 50 pounds 

7.  Able to bend, stoop, twist, stand, and walk for protracted periods of time, use fine and gross hand manipulation 

8.  Overtime is a condition of employment, and you may be required/mandated to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled, or last-minute overtime 


Work Hours:  7:00AM-3:00PM  
Work Location: 1 Veterans Dr Manteno, IL 60950-9466  

Manteno Veterans' Home

Agency Contact:

Rhonda Boudreau 


Job Family:  Facility/Fleet Management  


This position [DOES/DOES NOT] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



At The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, we are mission-focused on efforts to empower veterans and their families to thrive in the State of Illinois.  We do this by assisting veterans in navigating the system of federal, state, and local resources and benefits; providing long-term health care for eligible veterans in our Veterans’ Homes and partnering with other agencies and non-profits to help veterans address education, mental health, housing, employment, and other challenges. 


IDVA genuinely values and celebrates the differences amongst our veterans, and the agency is committed to ensuring a healthy living environment where our veteran residents know that they are appreciated, respected, and valued.  Through our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), we will continue to establish and uphold agency policies and practices conducive to eliminating all forms of exclusion including, but not limited to, racism, ageism, ableism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender, and religious oppression.


A career with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides a rewarding and challenging opportunity for individuals. Working together, we create partnerships and experiences that engage and inspire our fellow co-workers and the veterans that we serve every day.  Employees enjoy excellent benefits, including health, vision, and dental insurance; retirement plan and deferred compensation; state holidays and other benefit time off; tuition reimbursement; and pre-tax benefit programs. The department also offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities. The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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