Filled: Housekeeper, Part-Time
Updated: Jun 30, 2022
Location: Rancho Santa Fe – 8,000 sq ft. home.
Hours: 9 am – 4 pm
Type: 4 days, 7 hours per day (5 days per week after renovation complete)
Benefits: Health insurance, Vacation after 1 year of employment, Government Holidays, Sick Pay
Days: 4 days per week, plus 1 day per month at second residence in La Jolla
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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Lovely family in Rancho Santa Fe is looking for an experienced housekeeper for household cleaning duties and 1-2 days a month cleaning and organizing the family’s second home in La Jolla (condo). The ideal candidate has a great eye for detail, is discreet, has worked in high-end homes before and is pet (dog & cat) friendly.
Although the position starts out as part-time, it will turn into a 5 day a week role once renovation is complete. The family is looking for a candidate who can be flexible when needed, e.g. working extra hours as needed, during dinner parties, some holidays and special events
PRIMARY DUTIES & EXPERIENCE
Experience in cleaning luxury home; European-style cleaning
Experience in the care of fine furnishings, antiques, handmade rugs
Understands clearly which cleaning products work and which ones are not appropriate
Actively observes and reports anything requiring immediate attention
Ensure all housekeeping storage areas are clean and organized and shelves are clearly labelled
Ensure all cleaning equipment & housekeeping tools are maintained and in good working order
Maintain cleaning supply inventory
Physical stamina and mobility including ability to reach, kneel, squat, crouch, bend
Able to stand for long periods of time
Maintain a professional appearance.
DAILY TASKS & GENERAL DUTIES
Home is currently undergoing renovation - keep the areas not under renovation dust-free, as much as possible
Make beds daily
Wash and dry dirty dishes, empty dishwasher and put all away in accurate locations
Laundry and ironing - perform and manage laundry needs
Care for aging cat
Gather, empty and clean trash bins daily
Clean furniture and fixtures as directed while using only approved products
Wash, dust, polish, vacuum and sweep assigned areas
Polish fittings and fixtures, clean mirrors
Assist with food preparation if needed - wash and chop vegetables, fruits
Clean outdoor furniture
Minimum of 10 years of related professional experience working in a high-level private home
Must be Fluent in English with exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
Must agree to and pass a thorough background and reference check
Must be legally able to work in the United States
Very strict rule - no working while sick from any illness
Vaccines not required
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.
Finishes duties mindfully, effectively and promptly.
Shows a deep commitment to the role and people.
Takes ownership of tasks and time for due diligence.
Thinks, acts and finds solutions independently.
Does not complain or shy away from assigned work. Confronts difficulties with a positive outlook.