Housekeeper – Part-Time 1st Shift – Richmond, KY 40475

Looking for a part-time housekeeper.

Summary of Responsibility: :
The Housekeeper is an important position within the housekeeping team, which maintains a clean, safe, and comfortable environment in all areas of the community including, but not limited to, residents’ rooms, public restrooms, offices, common areas and exterior of the community.

Duties::

  • Performs the day-to-day housekeeping functions in accordance with established housekeeping procedures and as assigned by supervision.
  • Follows established safety precautions when performing tasks and when using equipment and supplies; reports all hazardous equipment or conditions and accidents/incidents to the supervisor, no matter how minor they may be.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships and two-way communication with residents and resident representatives; observes residents for significant changes and adverse reactions or conditions on an on-going basis and submits information for resident records on an informative and timely basis.
  • Keeps the Maintenance Director informed regarding any unusual incidents or issues regarding residents, team members, or the community.
  • Prepares for the shift by reviewing information/reports.
  • Turns off exterior lights upon beginning the shift and turns on all inside lights and lamps in all public areas, including the library, dining areas, and all sitting rooms.
  • Cleans the front entrance.
  • Cleans floors, to include sweeping, dusting, damp/wet mopping, stripping, waxing, buffing, and disinfecting.
  • Cleans carpets, to include vacuuming, shampooing, deodorizing, and disinfecting.
  • Cleans and polishes any furnishings in the hallways, stairways, and elevators.
  • Cleans resident rooms (includes stripping and remaking the bed; vacuuming carpet; mopping, dusting, disinfecting, and sanitizing bathrooms and kitchenettes; and cleaning mirrors and pictures; checking and cleaning vents, overhead lights, baseboards, doors and handles, handrails, and blinds; checking flood drains).
  • Collects all trash from resident rooms, offices, lounges, and bathrooms daily.
  • Cleans all common area restrooms and replenishes all restroom supplies.
  • Cleans walls, windows, handrails, ceiling fans and overhead lights, air vents, and baseboards by washing, wiping, dusting, spot cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing, etc.; keeps all windows, cabinets, doors, mirrors, smudge free and clean.
  • Waters and maintains indoor and outdoor plants.
  • Assists in setting up the dining room, activity areas, and living rooms, as necessary.
  • Reports any needed repairs to the Maintenance Director; fills out work order forms and places them in maintenance box.
  • Keeps all housekeeping equipment, storage areas, closets, and carts clean and uncluttered throughout and at the end of the shift.
  • Responds to resident needs when noticed or requested.
  • Launders community and resident linens as needed.
  • Keeps the supervisor informed of all supply needs and issues of concern.
  • Ensures that cleaning schedules are followed.
  • Turns in all articles found to the supervisor.
  • Assists the Maintenance Director in keeping within budget by controlling waste.
  • Assists other departments with programming and activities as needed.

Education, Experience, Licensure/Certification, Age Requirement::

  • High School diploma or equivalent is preferred.
  • Prior similar housekeeping experience is preferred.
  • Experience with seniors and especially cognitively impaired seniors (those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia) is preferred.
  • Approved criminal background check, physical, drug screen and TB skin test is required.
  • Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.

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