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Private Housekeeper
Summary
Title:Private Housekeeper
ID:2323
Location:Chicago, IL
Job Type :Full-time
Company:RDV Staffing
Description
The Opportunity
This position is responsible for housekeeping, interior maintenance, and other daily duties at private residences in Chicago, IL.

Culture of Care
RDV Staffing provides domestic, household and property related positions predominately in West Michigan. We recruit only the most skilled and dedicated people who are service-oriented, collaborative, adaptable, and who possess the highest level of integrity. Our employees experience a meaningful workplace where they can make a valuable and appreciated impact in the household(s) that they serve. Full-time employees of RDV Staffing are eligible for a robust healthcare program, 401(k) plan with a generous 7.5% match, time off, and other meaningful benefits.

Duties and Responsibilities
Housekeeping Duties
  • Cleans, vacuums, and dusts floors, ceilings, furnishings, hallways, fixtures, lavatories, ovens, refrigerators, mirrors, and empties trash containers.
  • Polishes metal fixtures, banisters, ornaments, silverware, serving pieces, floors, and surfaces.
  • Washes interior windows at reachable levels.
  • Monitors inventory levels of household cleaning supplies, food supplies (snacks), beverages, personal products, and other basic supplies, and reports needed supplies to supervisor.
  • Cleans interiors of drawers, cabinets, and cupboards.
  • Exercises extreme caution to ensure safety of all family pets when in proximity to cleaning supplies and household products.
  • Assists in maintaining cleanliness of the dog area (i.e. cleans the floor and washes the dog beds as needed).
  • Assists in caring for the family pets as needed.
  • Performs basic household duties including filling and emptying dishwashers, wiping down kitchen counters, taking out trash, refilling beverage coolers, and keeping any staff areas clean.
  • In addition to routine housekeeping responsibilities, specific projects related to general residential upkeep will be required periodically, including but not limited to scrubbing tile floors, cleaning/organizing drawers, removing window screens in order to thoroughly clean between windows and screens, etc.
  • Reports maintenance/repair problems to maintenance staff. 
Other Household Duties
  • Changes bed linens and towels; makes beds as necessary.
  • Launders and irons household linens and towels; occasionally personal clothing and other miscellaneous items as necessary.
  • Occasionally greets vendors, answers telephone, and accepts delivery of packages.
  • Exercises open communications with other household staff.
  • Assists with crucial duties of other household staff if they are unavailable.
  • Performs special projects as assigned by supervisor.
Elements of Success
  • Previous housekeeping/house cleaning experience required.
  • Ability to work at a physically demanding pace.
  • Must be a responsible, dedicated, and dependable person of highest integrity; neat and tidy in appearance; organized and reliable; positive in attitude; and one who demonstrates pride in service which he/she provides.
  • Must also be self-motivated, demonstrate ability to prioritize work, and work with limited oversight.
  • Efficiently and confidently communicates verbally and through technology.  Comfortable with sending photos and communicating via text, phone, and email.   
Additional Requirements 
  • Responsibilities are conducted in private home(s). While an employer/employee relationship exists, it is important that employee be genuinely committed to being part of the household staff team whose goal is to positively contribute to a collaborative home environment.
  • Preservation of a peaceful household atmosphere is essential.  Sensitivity to privacy of family members should be exercised at all times.
  • Equipment and cleaning products will be provided by employer.  If a question arises as to equipment operation or product utilization, the supervisor will provide guidance.
  • The family’s privacy is of critical importance, and the highest level of confidentiality must be exercised at all times. 
Essential Physical Demands
  • Lifting thirty (30) pounds to a maximum height of six (6) feet.
  • Ability to remain standing on feet for lengthy periods of time.
  • Climbing steps and stairs; stooping, bending, and kneeling.
  • Ability to stand on small step stool in order to accomplish cleaning tasks.
  • Pushing/pulling vacuum cleaner and other household maintenance equipment.
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