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Part-Time Housekeeper: $35+ per hour

Gold Coast • Chicago, IL Part Time

Family living in Gold Coast of Chicago with baby boy due in March 2019 is seeking an experienced, organized and detail oriented Part-Time Housekeeper who will efficiently clean a 6,000 square foot condo in newly built high-rise. Schedule is on Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9:00/10:00am to 5:00/6:00pm. Family is flexible for housekeeper’s preferred hours (e.g., 20-30 hours per week). 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 two dogs (Yellow Labs). Applicants need to be honest, trustworthy, understand the importance of maintaining discretion, collaborative to work with domestic staff, experienced working with Principals that are around residence 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 residence, skilled with laundry and proficient with ironing. Candidates with many years of private part-time and/or full-time housekeeper experience working in a 4,000+ square foot or larger residence is required. Parking is limited in the neighborhood, so it is preferred that housekeeper takes public transportation to work daily. Uniform is required (e.g., white or black collared shirt, black or khaki pants, house shoes, etc.). Start date is January 7, 2019. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Strong knowledge and 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

• 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.

• Dispose of expired food in refrigerator, freezer and pantry

• Make up beds and change linens

• 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, fold and put away laundry

• Iron and press clothing and linens 

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

• Monitor and report necessary domestic repairs and replacements

• 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, dropping off donations, etc.)

• Declutter and organizational projects, as directed by Principal 

• Take items for donation, as directed by Principal 

• Clean entryway of home

• Care for indoor/outdoor plants

• Polish silver

• Clean up and organizing outdoor living spaces (e.g., rooftops, decks, etc.)

• Assistance with dogs (e.g., letting them out, walking, feeding, cleaning dog run, etc.)

• Minimal assistance with entertaining (e.g., setting up/preparing for event, helping during event, clean up, etc.) 

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 (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 part-time and/or 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) 

• Live a close proximity to family’s residence in Gold Coast 

• 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 two dogs 

COMPENSATION: 

• $35+ per hour gross (based on background and experience) 

• One week (5 days) paid vacation (coinciding with family vacation)

• 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: Part-Time Housekeeper: $35+ per hour

Location: Gold Coast • Chicago, IL

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