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Updated: Jun 20

Location: La Jolla, CA. USA

Salary: $32 - $35/h D.O.E.

Type: Part-time

Start Date: ASAP

Property size: 11,500 sq./ft.

Min. Experience: 5+ years housekeeping in high-end properties.


Days: Two (2) to three (3) days per week (flexible), Mon - Fri

Hours: 8-hours per day

Accommodation: live-out.

Pets: Cane Corso


Family Dynamic

Active household -- family of six (husband, wife and 3 boys (Ages 8, 13 & 17) & 1 large male dog (Cane Corso). Extended family relatives are known to often stay at the home throughout the year during visits. Home is staffed with House Manager, two (2) Full-Time House Keepers, 2 Nannies and Part-Time Chef).


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.


PLEASE SEND CV & REFERENCES TO

info@HandgraafEstates.com

 

SUMMARY

Seeking one (1) part-time, live-out, seasoned, professional housekeeper in La Jolla, CA. with experience working in large luxury properties. This candidate will be supporting an already existing team of two (2) housekeepers.


Ideal candidate has extensive knowledge and experience in the care and upkeep of high-end furniture as well as caring and maintaining various materials (fine woods, stones, metals, upholstery, silk rugs, curtains, windows, and floor care).

Wardrobe care and maintenance is a plus.


Candidate will be mainly responsible for the common areas in and outside the home as well as laundry and ironing.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Perform daily routine cleaning duties throughout entire home interior and exterior areas (pool & spa decks)

  • Maintain all floors/carpets/rugs (sweep, scrub, vacuum, mop & polish)

  • Maintain furniture & upholstery

  • Maintain bedrooms, bathrooms & common areas

  • Wash dishes & appliances

  • Load/unload dishwashers

  • Keep home edited of debris & clutter – home should be set & staged always for guests & entertaining

  • Scheduled deep cleanings of interior household (upholstery, appliances and fixtures) as required during family travels.

  • Assist during holidays and private events as needed.

  • 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 and how to work around high-end artwork and antiques.

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

  • Maintain clothing, washing, steaming, ironing and caring of luxury fine linens and delicate fabrics.

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

  • Can graciously accept feedback and apply lessons learned.


 

TASKS

● Actively observes and reports anything requiring immediate attention.

● Seek to find solutions independently first.

● Research and recommend the best options for cleaning and minor repairs and seeks approval before taking action.

● Ensure all cleaning equipment & housekeeping tools are maintained and in good working order and are being properly cared for.

● Update, track and schedule maintenance for any cleaning related services or         equipment when needed.

● 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.

● Listen well, take notes and respond timely to requests.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be be able to speak English.

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

  • Valid Driver’s License; confident and responsible driver.

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

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

  • Housekeeping experience in high-profile, multi-million-dollar private residences or 5-Star luxury hotels.

  • A dynamic and flexible candidate with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Wardrobe experience a plus.

  • Experience in the care of high-end furniture, carpets & rugs, stone, marble, metals & wood materials.

  • Strong laundress experience.

  • A liking for families with young children and the ability to relate in a patient and professional manner.

  • Must love animals. Occasionally will be responsible for caring for the family dog.

  • A positive attitude and commitment to high standards of house keeping while maintaining the needs and wishes of the residents.

  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritize work schedules.

  • Good communication skills.

  • The ability to work as part of a team and to promote harmonious working relationships.

 

 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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