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Hiring: Housekeeper / House manager

Location: Pismo Beach, CA. USA

Salary: $30 - $35/h

Type: Full-time

Days: Monday – Friday

Start Date: May / June

Min. Experience: 3+ years

Accommodation: live-out.

Requirement: Must live local and be able to commute.


ABOUT US

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.


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SUMMARY

We are looking for a reliable and experienced individual to join our client's household as a Housekeeper/House Manager. The ideal candidate will be versatile and able to handle a variety of tasks including cleaning, cooking, preparing for dinner parties, manage vendors and eventually move into some admin as directed. This is a great role that would start as housekeeping and grow into house manager.


If you are a dedicated and versatile individual with a passion for maintaining a well-organized and welcoming home, we would love to hear from you.


PRIMARY DUTIES

● Perform general cleaning tasks to maintain the cleanliness and organization of the household.

● Light cooking for principals

● 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.

● Handle delicate cleaning tasks with care and attention to detail

● Assist with organizing and preparing for dinner parties and other events, including setting up tables, arranging decorations, and ensuring everything runs smoothly

● Manage household inventories and supplies, ensuring that all necessary items are stocked and organized

● Run errands and perform other tasks as needed to support the smooth operation of the household

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

● 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.

● Is flexible and can work occasional weekends


TASKS

● 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 residence 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.

● 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.


REQUIREMENTS

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

● Minimum of 3 years of related professional experience in either housekeeping, household management, or personal assistance roles

● Strong attention to detail and a proactive approach to tasks

● Ability to work independently and efficiently

● Excellent organizational and time management skills

● Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed for parties and events.

● 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.


OUR CORE VALUES

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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