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Job Title: Head Housekeeper
 
Posted By: David N. Youdovin
Reference ID: HK-238
Live In/Out: Live-In
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Montecito, CA US
Salary Offered: $75,000-$85,000 per year
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full benefits package effective after 90 days of employment; 2 weeks paid vacation; 401K
Experience Req: 5-7+
 
Description:

Private California family of four seeks an experienced and “take-charge” Live-In Full Time Head Housekeeper on a 5 Day Flex schedule to provide cleaning and care for their Montecito, CA residence. Ideal candidate is driven, motivated and self-starting who accomplishes with perfection any and all tasks set forward by the family. The Head Housekeeper must be able to work as part of a team and interact with various other household staff, both working side by side but also directing other staff as necessary. The candidate must also be willing to travel up to 50% of the year with the family to their secondary residences in NYC and Connecticut. Private accommodations will be provided. All housekeeping duties will be assumed, with a “no task to big or too small” attitude. Additional Head Housekeeper duties to be completed upon request and as needed.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• General housekeeping, upkeep of residence and organization throughout the home on a full time basis
• Procurement of household supplies, including grocery shopping, running family errands, etc.
• Laundry and ironing duties; superb knowledge of sheet press, ironing, etc.
• Providing constant attention to the bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchen; ensuring in clean and immaculate condition at all times
• Ability to perform museum-quality cleaning with proficiency in special surfaces (wood, glass, leather, furniture, antiques, silver, brass, etc.)
• Ability to craft and implement a cleaning schedule throughout the home
• Comfortable working with small children
• Pet-friendly environment, the family has 3 dogs that will require care from staff members
• Cooking skills a PLUS but not required
• Any and all duties and responsibilities related to the Head Housekeeper as needed and upon request
 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language; excellent communication skills both written and verbal
• Fluency in Tagalog REQUIRED
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers; longevity ideal
• Minimum 5 - 7+ years related experience working in a private home in a similar role or position
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; able to work with and oversee additional Housekeeping staff
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; over-achieving attitude
• Proficiency in both Mac and PC operating systems, familiarity with the use of smart home systems
• Flexibility in scheduling; willingness to work long hours and over time as needed
• Valid Driver’s License; clean driving record with zero points on license. No car necessary, a vehicle will be provided for use
• Valid Passport; willing and able to travel with the family to their secondary residence 50% of the year – overriding flexibility with scheduling; willing to work long hours and overtime as needed/upon request
• Legally able to work in the United States for any employer
 
 
Keywords: Live-In, Housekeeper, California
 
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