• Housekeeper

    Location US-MI-Livonia
    Job ID
    Varied Weekdays, Includes Every Other Weekend and Holiday Rotation
  • Overview

    Provide service excellence to the residents and staff by maintaining a clean, neat and safe environment


    * Indicates that this task is considered high risk for exposure to bio-hazardous materials.  Standard Precautions must be followed in all job duties.

    • Stock cart with cleaning equipment, supplies, and trash receptacle ensuring that all chemicals are labeled and supplies are replenished according to job assignment guidelines
    • Keep cleaning solutions changed according to job assignment
    • Follow cleaning schedule abiding by Standard Precautions, hazardous waste handling and cleaning agent use policies and procedures
    • Follow cleaning schedule as outlined for the department (subject to change)
    • Clean assigned areas, furnishings, and fixtures including furniture, floors, walls, sills, closets, and doors according to established housekeeping procedures
    • Floors:  Dry mops, wet mops, disinfect where and when necessary
    • Clean movable and stationary furnishings and fixtures:  Dust, spot clean or wash, disinfect when necessary, polish where required; this includes the cleaning of ledges, shelves, vents, etc.; empty, clean and reline wastebaskets; straighten or rearrange furniture as directed; inspect furnishings for wear and defects and report to Supervisor
    • Spot clean carpeting and rugs:  Vacuum, carpeting and rugs; has small rugs laundered
    • Wash and remake beds as scheduled
    • Straighten resident belongings and remove unwanted items as directed by the resident
    • *Clean resident toilets (inside and out), sinks (inside and out), mirrors and soap dispensers 
    • Dining Rooms: Wash tables, chairs, mop floor, and clear tables after meals when needed
    • Bathrooms (resident, private, public):  Clean and disinfect all fixtures, floors, and walls as directed; wash windows and mirrors; replenish bathroom supplies including, but not limited to, refill soap dispensers, towel dispensers and replenishes toilet paper
    • Clean walls, windows, and doors; spot clean between washings, wash, disinfect when necessary; walls and ceilings and ceiling fixtures are cleaned as scheduled
    • Clean all handrails, window ledges, and all horizontal surfaces daily or as required, removing dust, dirt, or greasy film, using disinfectants where necessary such as in patient care areas
    • Perform terminal cleaning duties according to established procedure in resident rooms when patient has been discharged or transferred, and prepare room for new occupant
    • Chang light bulbs, remove waste and dispose of waste and trash, water flowers in resident rooms and throughout Ministry Site
    • *Empty wastebaskets from both bathrooms and resident rooms, and common places as directed; replacing with clean plastic bag and one extra bag at the bottom of the wastebasket
    • Report observations concerning structural and equipment wear, defects and malfunctioning to Supervisor including inspecting for and reporting soiled curtains or drapes
    • Report supply and equipment needs to Supervisor for replenishing
    • Inspect hallway floors, walls, ceilings, waste containers and laundry containers and clean as needed
    • Defrost and clean refrigerators according to assignment schedule
    • Clean general common areas, dining, office, and employee areas according to assignment schedule
    • Assist with laundry duties as necessary
    • Perform emergency housekeeping where accidents occur
    • Maintain equipment used in performing duties


    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
    • Prior housekeeping experience is helpful, but not essential

    **Keywords:   Wellspring Lutheran Services, Housekeeping, Service Workers, Skilled Nursing, Livonia Woods**


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