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Director of Environmental Services

We Are Hiring

Job ID: 399474

Director of Environmental Services

Sacred Heart Home, part of Ascension Living, is looking for caring and compassionate Professionals to join the team! This gorgeous 133 bed continuing care retirement community offers independent living, assisted living, long-term skilled nursing, rehabilitation and therapy.






Why Join Ascension?

  • Be part of a great team and culture

  • Generous PTO, excellent (and affordable) medical, dental, vision and retirement (with a match)

  • Flexible scheduling, tuition reimbursement, discount programs and more

What You Will Do

As a Director of Environmental Services, you will be responsible for managing the Environmental Services department and staff, which includes plant operations, maintenance, grounds, housekeeping, laundry and security.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with Ascension Living Leadership, consultants and community staff in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating environmental services

  • Develop and adhere to organizational, operational and financial objectives regarding plant operations

  • Assume responsibility for creating and maintaining a property free from damage, hazards, debris and clutter

  • Establish and monitor community procedures for compliance regarding state and federal regulations

  • Manage the preventive maintenance program and Ascension Living community safety program

  • Ensure heating, ventilating, air conditioning, electrical, refrigeration and plumbing systems are in proper working order and ensures scheduling of routine maintenance

  • Ensure community equipment is maintained and in safe, working condition

  • Conduct disaster/fire drills assuring all safety equipment is in working order and is regularly inspected

  • Develop, implement and maintain the community’s severe weather emergency plans and conducts routine training and preparation for emergencies

  • Oversee grounds maintenance including landscaping, mowing, trimming, weeding, edging, fertilizing, watering, pruning and snow /ice removal

  • Establish, communicate and enforce the community’s security policies and procedures, including ensuring that the property is patrolled, surveillance equipment is monitored and building access points are inspected

  • Manage the maintenance and safe operating condition of community vehicle(s)


Management Responsibilities

  • Assure personal and staff compliance with infection control, personal protection equipment, blood borne pathogens, hazardous material handling, fire safety, OSHA and other safety programs

  • Coach and provide career development to staff

  • Coordinate with Human Resources for appropriate staffing levels

  • Establish associate goals and conduct associate performance reviews

  • Responsible for staff scheduling to include: work assignments, associate training, time off, breaks and overtime assignments

  • Schedule and conduct department meetings


What You Will Need

(Required Credentials)

  • High School or equivalent

  • Five years’ experience in building maintenance

  • Prior management experience, demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills

  • Valid driver’s license


Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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Job ID: 399474
Category: Environmental Service
Ministry: Ascension Living
Location: Avilla, IN

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