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Full-Time Housekeeper: $60K+ and Benefits

Landings • Fort Lauderdale, FL Full Time

Family living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is seeking an experienced, organized and detail oriented Full-Time Housekeeper. Schedule is on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00am-5:00pm or 8:00am-6:00pm. Housekeeper is required to work additional days and varying hours occasionally. Flexibility with hours and scheduling is required. The ability to work around the family’s schedule while at the same time cleaning and organizing in an efficient manner is important. Candidates must be comfortable working around children and small dog. Applicants need to be honest, trustworthy, understand the importance of maintaining discretion, collaborative and experienced working with other domestic staff and family office, experienced working with Principals that are at residences often (discreet and staying out of the way is important), adept at organizing and general cleaning, knowledgeable with cleaning various surfaces and artwork, experienced assisting with entertaining at family’s residences, skilled with laundry and proficient with ironing. Candidates with many years of private full-time housekeeper experience working in large square footage residence is required. Uniform is provided and required. Start date is ASAP, but flexible for the right candidate. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Clean specific to Housekeeping Manager’s suggested methods and schedules 

• Thorough disinfecting and cleaning of homes using organic, natural and eco-friendly products 

• Strong knowledge of proper care for various surfaces

• Cleaning and preparation of guest bedrooms

• Sweep, scrub, mop and polish floors

• Vacuum carpets, rugs and draperies

• Dust and polish furniture and fittings

• Knowledge of cleaning artwork and antiques

• Clean metal fixtures and fittings

• Empty and clean trash containers

• Dispose of trash in a sanitary manner

• Clean wash basins, mirrors, tubs and showers

• Wipe down glass surfaces

• Wipe down refrigerators, wine fridge, mini fridges, etc.

• Make up beds and change linens as required

• Tidy up rooms

• Organize closets, storage, etc. 

• Keep cleaning supply and household inventory (use inventory for creating lists to run errands)

• Keep light bulb inventory

• Change light bulbs

• Sort, wash, load and unload laundry

• Iron and press clothing and linens 

• Sort, fold and put away clean laundry

• Maintain all cleaning equipment and materials in a safe and sanitary working condition

• Report need for major contractor cleaning such as blinds, windows, window treatments or carpeting

• Ensure that all equipment, furniture and furnishings are maintained, checked and kept in good working order in accordance with correct procedures and report all relevant faults to Housekeeper Manager, Maintenance Crew or Estate Manager

• Wash dishes and clean kitchen according to agreed hygiene standards

• Clean appliances

• Manage dry cleaning, dry cleaning inventory and inspect clothing upon return

• Run errands (e. g., dry cleaner, seamstress, grocery store, dropping off donations, etc.)

• Declutter and organizational projects 

• Take items for donation, as directed by Principals and/or Estate Manager 

• Clean entryway of home

• Care for indoor/outdoor plants

• Care for fine silver, china and other precious service utensils and dining ware

• Cleaning up and organizing outdoor living spaces (e.g., pools, patios, decks, etc.)

• Assistance with entertaining (e.g., preparing for event, helping during event with meal serving, clean up, etc.) 

• Follow and memorize daily changes in procedure when made 

• Work with groundskeeping department to keep outdoor gathering areas clean 

• Ensure that special requests from Principals and guests are carried out in a timely and cost effective manner 

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Understand the importance of maintaining discretion (confidentiality agreement is required) 

• Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos along with ability to write simple correspondence

• Technology proficient and comfortable with computers (e. g., email and text messages for communication, search engines for choosing resources, etc.)

• Physical stamina and mobility including ability to reach, kneel and bend

• Professional with good attitude, hard working and pleasant to be around 

• High energy level

• Active and fit 

• Discreet and calm demeanor 

• Non-smoker

REQUIREMENTS:

• 2-5+ years of full-time housekeeper experience with one consistent family 

• Minimum of two-three references

• Eligible to work in the United States

• Seeking longevity (e.g., 2-5+ year commitment) 

• Fluent in English 

• Driver’s license and clean driving record

• Willing to run extensive background checks, motor vehicle checks, drug tests and psychological evaluation

• Comfortable with small dog 

COMPENSATION: 

• $60K+ gross annual salary (based on background and experience) 

• Health insurance (provided after 90 days) 

• 401K plan (provided after 90 days) 

• Paid vacation days 

• Discretionary annual bonus and raise (performance evaluation required) 

 

Please read the job description carefully and kindly apply with your cover letter, resume, references (email address and phone number), letter(s) of recommendation and professional photo if you feel that you meet all of the requirements. Submit through our website at www.strollersandstilettos.com/job-opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Position: Full-Time Housekeeper: $60K+ and Benefits

Location: Landings • Fort Lauderdale, FL

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