Riddle Village
  • 01-Dec-2018 to 31-Dec-2018 (EST)
  • Environmental Services
  • Media, PA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Riddle Village, a lifecare retirement community, is seeking a Porter to join our Environmental Department team. If you are customer-service oriented, believe in service with a smile, and meet the qualifications of the job, then we are want you to apply!

About Riddle Village and Our Employees:

Riddle Village offers the best value among life care communities in the Delaware Valley. The community was developed to meet the retirement and healthcare needs of active, independent adults age 62 and better. Should it ever be needed, Riddle Village's lifecare protection plan provides access to the Community's health care services onsite, offering both assisted living and skilled nursing. In addition, Riddle Village offers all of the social, recreational, educational and cultural activities a resident could want in a vital, thriving community. The Community is proud to provide our residents several dining venue options, offering fine dining, buffet, pub-style, and cafe services. Considering all of the services and amenities available to our residents, it is easy to understand why Riddle Village is considered retirement living at its finest. But none of this would be possible without our exceptional, dedicated associates.

Riddle Village's culture has a simple philosophy, "Smile and say hello, everything else will follow". Everywhere you turn in the community, you are greeted with a warm smile and a welcoming hello. With over 300 dedicated associates, there is always someone offering our residents a helping hand, a caring ear to listen, or just a friendly smile to let you know that we are all part of the team and together we will continue to make Riddle Village the best community possible. If you are enthusiastic about working with the elderly and you are looking to be part of an incredible team and pleasant work environment, then Riddle Village may be the place for you!

About the Porter Position:

The porter hired for this open position should be customer-service oriented with excellent communication and organizational skills.  She/he should be able to get along easily with others and have the ability to build a rapport with customers.  This person should also be able to work independently with minimal supervision.  In return, Riddle Village offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a positive work environment.

Under the supervision of the department's management team, the person hired for the porter position will be Responsible for the overall cleanliness and servicing of assigned area, by following the Housekeeping Department's cleaning procedures. He/she will assist with meeting set-ups, along with the care and clean-up of equipment.

Primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Cleaning of apartments, offices and bathrooms Striping, waxing, scrubbing and polishing floors Spotting, shampooing and extracting carpets Window washing Removing municipal waste and infectious waste from facility, residents buildings and grounds Transporting of trash to compactor area and disinfecting of trash carts with proper germicidal Dusting and washing of venetian blinds Assisting with vacant apartment preparation and resident move-ins which includes moving of furniture, wall washing, shampooing and extracting carpets. Provides assistance with snow removal Areas of responsibility include entrances and grounds of the central facility and residences Cleaning and polishing brass, glass panels, doors and partitions Spot cleaning walls Dusting and vacuuming drapes Dusting and cleaning light fixtures, exhaust fans, vents and ceilings Vacuuming carpets Dusting baseboards Arranging furniture and equipment in an orderly fashion Replenishing supplies (soap, paper towels, toilet paper, etc...) Disinfects toilets with proper germicidal Keeps utility storage closets in good order by cleaning lockers and equipment, arranging supplies Sweeping and wet mopping floors Various other assignments assigned by the Director of Environmental Services or as may be required to meet emergency or other specific situations.

Job requirements

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • 1-2 years of professional experience with floor care preferred, with knowledge of how to use heavy equipment such as floor buffers, floor scrubbers, carpet extracting machines and knowledge of mixing chemicals
  • Sufficient experience with floor stripper, floor finish, carpet shampoo and similar supplies is strongly desired
  • At least 1 year of professional experience in a housekeeping role, with knowledge of how to keep areas assigned cleaned and well-serviced required.
  • Must be able to follow simple oral and written instructions in the English Language
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language
  • Must be able to operate vacuums, buffing machine, large trash totes and any other equipment required to do the job.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, both individually and as part of a team
  • Must be able to lift and carry a maximum weight exceeding 100 pounds occasionally and frequent lifting of weights exceeding 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Must be able to handle other physical demands of the job on a regular basis with or without reasonable accommodations. This includes the ability to Stand, walk, climb stairs, turn, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull and handle cleaning, scrubbing.
  • Must be able to withstand temperature changes
  • Must be able to demonstrate exemplary customer service skills
  • Must be able to demonstrate sound communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must have an interest in working for the elderly
  • Personal appearance must be clean, neat, and professional at all times
  • Must be able to work a schedule that consists of every other weekend


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