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Children’s of Alabama Hosting Virtual Hiring Event for Housekeeping, Food Services Jan. 14

BIRMINGHAM (Jan. 8, 2021) — Children’s of Alabama is hosting a virtual hiring event for Housekeeping and Food Services positions on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 1 p.m.

Interested candidates can join the virtual event via the Zoom link provided on the Children’s of Alabama Careers Facebook page and are encouraged to apply online at During the hiring event, applicants can expect to engage with human resources staff and management. They are invited to ask questions and comment on current job opportunities at Children’s.  

The hospital has close to 30 open positions in the hospitality services division. All positions are based at the hospital’s main campus on Birmingham’s Southside. 

“As one of our five values, teamwork means every team member is important. The roles in our hospitality services division are essential to our operations. These team members provide for our patients, families and our facility. We are serving the immediate needs of the hospital and ensuring a clean, sanitized environment,” said Laura Gosney, recruitment manager.

Housekeeping duties include:

  • Performs sweeping, mopping, scrubbing and additional cleaning functions
  • Transports trash, hazardous waste, soiled linen and recyclable trash to appropriate disposal areas
  • Replenishes supplies and materials in assigned areas and patient rooms
  • Inspects and ensures that all assigned areas are properly cleaned and in good repair as well as report any problems
  • Follows all safety and sanitation regulations
  • Demonstrate proper use of Personal Protective equipment (PPE) 

Food Services duties include:

  • Assembles and serves meals according to diet orders, menus and patient/guest specific requirements
  • Adheres to hand hygiene and infection control procedures on a consistent basis when interacting with patients and guests
  • Areas are restocked as needed to meet department demands
  • Performs sanitation for assigned work area in accordance with departmental procedures and health department guidelines
  • Ensures cooking and serving equipment is prewashed, washed and sanitized per department procedures

No experience is required, but previous experience in housekeeping, environmental services, food industry or customer service is preferred. On-the-job training will be provided for all new hires.

Children’s has adapted its recruitment and hiring process to meet changing needs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “In the beginning of the pandemic, we were still learning how to safely engage with our applicants while still providing a realistic introduction to the organization and job preview. We temporarily conducted virtual video interviews until we could safely offer in-person interviews. Today, we offer in-person interviews onsite, and we require a mask or face covering, temperature check as well as social distancing,” Gosney said.

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. With more than 3.5 million square feet, Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States.