Housekeeper Part-Time North Aurora, Illinois | Greencastle of North Aurora
Embrace Living Communities is a certified “GREAT PLACE TO WORK” and is one of the top 5 “BEST WORKPLACES IN AGING SERVICES”. We are a 125+ year-old, faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to support seniors and people with disabilities by helping them age with dignity in affordable and welcoming communities that embrace living.

Job Summary

The Housekeeper I cleans all public and common areas in the housing community, cleans vacant units prior to move in of households, and contributes to the team effort of providing quality, welcoming homes to all residents.

To complete this job successfully, each essential duty listed below must be performed properly. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Creates a respectful living environment for all residents that is aligned with the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
• Promote harmonious relations among residents, guests, team members, vendors, and local area partners. Accepts role of Lead Manager as workplace mentor and cooperates accordingly.
• Supports a wellness culture that encourages active aging and living well.
• Cleans, disinfects, sweeps, mops, scrubs, dusts, vacuums, washes, polishes, and wipes walls, floors, and surfaces in common areas, such as hallways, stairs, laundry rooms, and office spaces in compliance with standards and established schedule. Empties and removes trash. Cleans refrigerators and ovens in common areas.
• Cleans public restrooms to maintain proper sanitary condition and maintains adequate supplies of soap, toilet paper, paper towels, and any other necessary supplies.
• Cleans vacant apartments after a resident move-out and assists in completing routine maintenance work prior to the move-in of a household.
• Performs light maintenance duties such as replacing batteries as needed.
• Removes litter from building grounds.
• Reports damage or areas of safety concern to management and maintenance.
• Follows the policies and procedures in the Plant Operations and Procedures Manual.
• Maintains Safety Data Sheets for required products and adheres to OSHA safety requirements.
• Maintains an inventory of supplies.
• Works cooperatively with team members to ensure the housing community is maintained to its highest standard in the most cost-efficient manner possible.

• Commits to organizational growth and sustainable building practices, energy efficiency, and green product use when prudent.
• Performs all other duties as assigned.

To qualify for this job, the skill sets listed below must be met.
• Education and/or Experience – High School diploma or GED.
• Language Skills – Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to residents and other team members.
• Mathematical Skills – Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
• Computer Skills – Proficient in computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, and routine database activity.

To perform this job effectively and efficiently, the competencies listed below should be met.
• Confidentiality – Maintains all work communication and information confidential as per code of ethics and organizational policies.
• Professionalism – Reacts well under pressure, follows through on commitments, and treats others with respect and consideration regardless of status or position.
• Teamwork – Works with others to achieve a desired result by finding common ground and practicing attentive and active listening.
• Attention to Detail – Focuses on one task at a time ensuring proper completion the first time and every time.
• Time Management – Prioritizes work and uses time efficiently.
• Organizational Support – Knows and follows policies and procedures and supports the organization’s mission, vision, and values.

To complete the duties of this job, the physical demands listed below must be met.
• Stands or moves throughout the facility regularly.
• Handles or feels with hands and reaches with hands and arms frequently.
• Climbs, balances, stoops, kneels, crouches, or crawls occasionally.
• Moves up to 25 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally.

To perform this job, the work environment includes the considerations listed below.
• Encounters frequent exposure to wet or humid conditions (non-weather).
• Performs some duties near moving mechanical parts.
• Experiences exposure to fumes, airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
• Completes tasks in an environment with a noise level that is usually moderate.

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