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companyCatholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
locationNew Orleans, LA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description


Housekeeper has the primary responsibility for cleaning the center in such a way to promote health and safety while reducing the spread of infection. It is the role of the custodian to follow daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedules, but not limited to, the classrooms, kitchen, office areas, bathrooms, storage areas and entrances. The Housekeeper follows the cleaning schedule when the children are not in the center so no interference with their care occurs. The Housekeeper may also be responsible for performing additional duties not stipulated below. If so, these duties are specified as an addendum to this description. These additional duties may include general building and grounds maintenance, laundry, maintaining cleaning supplies, etc. The Housekeeper if under the direct supervision of the Center Director and Health and Nutrition Coordinator.

Minimum qualifications

It is preferred that the Housekeeper have training in the custodial field and a high school diploma/GED. Experience in the custodial field desirable. Knowledge of proper cleaning methods required.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

This position requires the ability to maintain the assigned area in a clean and sanitary condition. It requires the skill necessary to communicate with the Supervisor and other personnel. This position requires the ability to follow simple written and oral instructions.

Essential Functions:

  • Follows and completes the center's daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedule. These duties include:
  • Collects and bags all garbage from the center, placing the tied bags in a closed dumpster.
  • Disinfects and cleans garbage and trashcans, and changes bags daily.
  • Washes and sanitizes bathrooms fixtures daily with germicidal solution.
  • Using germicidal solution, wet mops all washable floors daily including kitchen, bathroom, office and classroom.
  • Washes bathroom, kitchen, classroom and other windows (inside and outside) and walls using germicidal solution as scheduled or needed.
  • Vacuums and steam cleans all carpeting as per schedule.
  • Sweeps and clears entrance spaces, daily.
  • Dusts, washes and sanitizes other surfaces as specified in schedule.
  • Cleans, sanitizes, sweeps and mops (if necessary) cafeteria chairs, tables, and floors after each use.
  • Performs other cleaning duties as specified in schedule.
  • Refills paper towel, tissue, toilet paper and hand soap in all dispensers.
  • Changes light bulbs, as needed.
  • Reports the following to the Director, or designated staff person:
  • Presence of animals, vermin or insects.
  • Need for cleaning supplies or equipment repair in advance.
  • Water leaks, and other maintenance needs.
  • All other health and safety hazards noticed.
  • Participates in emergency drills and environmental safety activities, as requested.
  • Attends and participates in center pre-service and in-service trainings.
  • Performs other duties as specified in job description addendum or as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to pass a physical exam and TB (Tuberculosis test) yearly.
  • Must be able to comply with background check, including fingerprints, as required by the agency and/or Louisiana Licensing Agency.
  • Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community.
  • Visual acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed.
  • Must be free of communicable diseases and breathing impairments.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to: manipulate cleaning supplies and equipment. Must have effective organizational, problem solving, and time management skills.
  • Ability to learn and comprehend information from Procedures Manuals and other materials.
  • Must be able to physically move through the center and classrooms. Ability to lift 55 pounds is required.
  • Successful experience working as an effective member of a team desirable. Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff & clients also desirable.
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