Managing independent living, assisted living and memory care apartments throughout the Minneapolis-St.Paul Metro area

Housekeeper

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Job Description

Perform custodial and housekeeping tasks. Maintain the facility in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner. Perform all tasks to assure that the facility reflects a high quality of care and appearance.

Job Location

Eden Prairie Senior Living

Duties and Responsibilities

Job Function: Perform housekeeping tasks.

Tasks:

  • Clean all common areas and rooms by sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, scrubbing, waxing and polishing.
  • Empty and sanitize trash containers in common use areas.
  • Move, rearrange, and dust furniture and fixtures.
  • Wipe and polish exterior apartment doors, polish brass doorknobs and other fixtures.
  • Vacuum the dining room and wipe tables and chairs after use during daytime shift.
  • Mix and blend cleaning solutions to proper concentrations for each task and assure that the lasting odor or solutions do not cause any irritable conditions to people or pets.
  • Clean and polish all entryway and lobby glass, doors and furniture; vacuum and mop entryway floor as needed; dust drapes and mini-blinds as needed.
  • Buff and polish highly visible and heavily used areas needing extra attention as needed.
  • Perform miscellaneous light repairs, e.g. plunging toilets.

Job Function: Perform other support functions and tasks.

Tasks:

  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and keep information confidential as appropriate.
  • Maintain a team approach toward all staff and be a strong team member as part of the maintenance staff.
  • Perform and assist in other assignments as needed and directed by the Maintenance Supervisor or the Housing Manager.

Position Contacts:

  • This position reports to and is supervised by the Housekeeping Supervisor.
  • Develop good working relationship with entire on-site staff.
  • Support the Mission of Arbor Lakes Senior Living and establish good working relationships with executive staff and the Board of Directors.
  • Establish positive relationships with tenants and build confidence and rapport through the activities and services performed.

Working Conditions:

  • Exposure to chemicals and cleaning solvents.
  • Work within multiple work environments and unsanitary conditions.
  • Exposure to illnesses and frailties of tenants.
  • Subject to frequent interruptions and changes in priorities as urgent needs arise that require immediate attention.
  • Works among tenants, family members, visitors, and staff in a variety of situations.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma
  • Physical ability to perform manual work.
  • One year prior cleaning and custodial experience.
  • Ability to meet physical requirements of position as determined by a pre-employment physical performed by Arbor Lakes Senior Living’s designated medical provider.

Other Specialized Knowledge and Abilities:
This position requires incumbent to have:

  • Knowledge of safe cleaning chemicals that are non-allergenic.
  • Ability to understand and relate well to senior adults.
  • Must be flexible and able to work within a diverse team.

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