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Housekeeper (full-time)
Summary
Title:Housekeeper (full-time)
ID:2258
Job Type:Full-time/non-exempt (hourly)
Company:RDV Staffing
Description
The Opportunity
This full-time position is responsible for house cleaning and interior maintenance of private residences in West Michigan. Location will primarily be in Ada, MI, but will also include assisting with similar responsibilities in Holland, MI. 

Culture of Care
As an employee of RDV Staffing, you will experience an organization that is founded on the respect and well-being of others - our employees, their families, and the families that we serve. Our goal is to simplify the life of the family we serve and facilitate each household working effectively together to make a positive impact in all of their communities, near and far. We are a team of highly competent professionals who are gracious, trustworthy, and the best at what we do.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Daily Cleaning: vacuuming, dusting, fixtures, bathrooms, office, family kitchen, coffee maker, exercise room, mirrors, doors, making beds, changing bedding according to schedule, emptying trash, etc.
  • Detailed Cleaning: great attention to detail and extreme care when handling and cleaning memorabilia, fine items, delicate chandeliers, screen porch, baseboards, etc. 
  • Deep Cleaning: organizing common area cupboards, washing interiors windows, completing spring and fall cleaning lists.
  • Consults and works closely with other home detailers and maintenance staff of homes.  Receives direction from the Estate Manager.
  • Launders and irons household linens and towels, occasionally personal clothing.
  • Greets vendors, contacts Head of Household if needed, answers telephone, and accepts delivery of packages.
  • Monitors inventory levels of cleaning supplies and personal care products, reporting to Household Assistant when items need to be ordered.
  • Refreshes floral arrangements as needed.
  • Assists with seasonal decorating of homes, especially at Christmas.  Assists with wrapping Christmas gifts.
  • Communicates effectively and efficiently with Estate Manager, Property Manager, Household Assistant, other cleaning staff, and maintenance staff. 
  • Properly reports household maintenance issues/repairs.
  • Efficiently and confidently communicates verbally, via text and through email.  Listens, asks questions, works well with others, and demonstrates a desire to be part of a team.
Elements of Success
  • Maintains a professional and well-kept appearance.  Uniform (polo shirt) is clean, nails are maintained, no cologne/perfume, hair is pulled back as needed.
  • Responsibilities are conducted in the homes of the client of RDV Staffing.  While an employer/employee relationship exists, it is important that employee is genuinely committed to being part of the household staff team whose goal is to positively contribute to a Christian home environment.
  • Preservation of a quiet and peaceful household atmosphere is essential.  Cleaning of the home must be conducted around family’s activities, with sensitivity to privacy of family members at all times.  This requires flexibility to determine which rooms to clean at what time in order to be least intrusive to presence of family, i.e. if bedrooms are occupied by family members.
  • Equipment will be provided by employer, i.e. brooms, dusters, extendible dusters, vacuums, clots, gloves, carts, kneepads, step stools, ladders, etc. Cleaning solutions and methods of operation will be overseen by the Estate Manager.  If a question arises as to how or when an item should be cleaned the Estate Manager will provide guidance.
  • Must be responsible, flexible, dedicated, and dependable person of highest integrity; neat and tidy in appearance; willing to dress in required uniform; organized and reliable; positive in attitude; and one who demonstrates pride in service which he/she provides.  Flexibility in scheduling is essential to meet seasonal and staffing requirements.
  • Must be attentive to details to assure the private residences and presented to “Five Star” quality standards.
  • The family’s privacy is of critical importance, and the highest level of confidentiality must be exercised at all times.
Essential Physical Demands
  • Ability to work at a physically demanding pace.
  • Ability to work in various temperature ranges and in specific areas of humidity.
  • Ability to lift thirty (30) pounds to a maximum height of six (6) feet.
  • Ability to remain standing on feet for lengthy periods of time; climb steps and stairs; stooping, bending, and kneeling.
  • Ability to stand on small step stool in order to accomplish cleaning tasks.
  • Ability to push/pull vacuum cleaner and operate household maintenance equipment for lengthy periods of time.

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