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Filled: Housekeeper

Updated: Apr 23

Location: Carmel Valley, CA. USA

Salary: $25 - $30/h, D.O.E.

Type: Full-time

Days: Monday – Friday

Hours: 8 hours per day.

Start Date: Mid-April

Min. Experience: 3+ years

Accommodation: live-out.

Family dynamic: Husband & Wife

Requirement: Must live local and be able to commute.


Handgraaf Estates is a privately held luxury company based in La Jolla, CA. that provides the highest level of Private Staffing and Estate Management. We tailor our service to the exact needs of every client and strive for nothing less but the highest level of service.



Family of 2 is looking for a happy and go-lucky Full-time housekeeper for their 6,000 sq/ft Carmel Valley home. Responsibilities include laundry, ironing, cleaning and general housekeeping . The ideal candidate is a self-starter and must be experienced working in upscale homes. Must have a positive personality.

The ideal candidate furthermore has extensive knowledge on how to clean high-end materials such as copper, brass, silver, wood and marble. Lastly, principals will ask candidate for occasional weekend work so flexibility is required.


● Can show flexibility and go the extra mile when needed to get the job done.

● Has deep knowledge and experience in the care of fine finishing’s, special. surfaces.

● Understands clearly which cleaning products work and which ones are not appropriate.

● Must have experience with steaming, ironing and caring of fine linens and delicate fabrics.

● Able to respond to requests timely and follow through until completed.

● Can graciously accept feedback and apply lessons learned.

● Physical stamina and mobility including ability to reach, kneel, squat, crouch, bend and crawl.

● Ability to lift, push and pull required load (approximately 30 lbs).

● Able to stand for long periods of time.

● Able to work in both large and confined spaces.

● IS flexible and can work occasional weekends


● Actively observes and reports anything requiring immediate attention.

● Seek to find solutions independently first.

● Inspection of all linens and towels regularly making notes and reporting when items need to be replaced or are damaged.

● Ensure all housekeeping storage areas are clean and organized and shelves are clearly labelled.

● Inspect cleanliness of residences from top to bottom; inspecting all. furniture, carpets, upholstery, floors, blinds, windows, curtains, etc. and report any damage or concerns/issues to the principals.

● Check the consistency of all rooms and ensuring all items are in the appropriate places and standards are met.

● Clean furniture and fixtures as directed while using only approved products.

● Organize personal items and closets as directed.

● Perform and manage laundry needs.

● Sort and wash laundry using machines or by hand as required.

● Iron, fold and distribute clean laundry.

● Assist as needed with changing and making the bedding, adhere to time schedule.

● Gather, empty and clean trash bins daily.

● Dusting furniture, walls, machinery, and equipment.

● Carry linens, towels, bathroom items and cleaning supplies from room to room.

● Maintain a professional appearance.

● Ensure assigned areas are clean and sanitized.

● Wash, dust, polish, vacuum, and sweep assigned areas.

● Clean sinks, tubs, showers and toilets according to prescribed sanitary standards.

● Polish cutlery, fittings and fixtures, clean mirrors and windows.


● Must be Fluent in English with exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.

● Minimum of 3 years of related professional experience working in a private home in a similar role or capacity.

● Excellent verbal references required from both current and previous employers.

● Valid Driver’s License

● Must agree to and pass a thorough background and reference check.

● Must be legally able to work in the United States.


Principal’s First

Ability to stay focused on meeting and exceeding the Principals needs

● Learn from mistakes

Able to admit mistakes upfront and seeks the truth. Learns and grows from mistakes. Makes thoughtful choices and provides solutions to avoid future mistakes.

● Conscientious

Finishes duties mindfully, effectively and promptly.

● Dedication

Shows a deep commitment to the role and people.

● Accountable

Takes ownership of tasks and time for due diligence.

● Independent

Thinks, acts and finds solutions independently.

● Resilience

Does not complain or shy away from assigned work. Confronts difficulties with a positive outlook.

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