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Job Title: Housekeeper / Laundress
 
Posted By: Annie Whitney
Reference ID: EHK-59
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Miami, FL US
Salary Offered: $27 - $35 per hour
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full benefits package, effective after 90 days
Experience Req: 5+
 
Description:

Private Palm Beach professional family seeks an efficient Full-Time Housekeeper / Laundress to assist with the overall cleaning, care, upkeep and overall management of their primary Miami residence. Laundry is also a primary responsibility of this role as both the Lady and Gentleman of the Residence have extensive wardrobes. This position consists of a regular Monday through Friday schedule, although weekends are required when guests and extended family members are visiting. Formal service skills, greeting guests, running errands and fulfilling special requests as needed is very important to the role as the family values service-oriented individuals. The ideal candidate will have worked in a home as the sole housekeeper with experience jumping in to assist in additional roles as needed.

The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for exceptional cleaning and laundry skills, as well as the ability to seamlessly manage a newly constructed primary residence, in tandem with understanding when to be ‘present,’ and when to become ‘invisible.’ MOST IMPORTANTLY, the ideal candidate will learn to ANTICIPATE THE PRINCIPAL’S NEEDS in advance, and act with discretion, professionalism and poise at all times!

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Full charge Housekeeping and Housekeeping maintenance
• Changing sheets and towels, as well as laundry for the Mr. and Mrs. including washing, pressing and ironing sheets and clothing as necessary
• Managing items that have been sent out to the dry cleaners for professional care; arranging pick-ups and drop-offs
• Maintaining tidy and orderly closets throughout residence; extensive organization throughout the home including cupboards, cabinets, closets, storage areas, etc.
• Overseeing all vendors and contractors in and around the residence;
• Management of stock levels throughout the home, including groceries, medications, etc.; ensuring NOTHING is expired; shopping and restocking supplies as needed
• Providing light cooking ONLY as needed including sandwiches, omelets, salads, etc.
• Overseeing all amenities within the home, as well as renovations, construction projects, service providers, etc.
• Running errands and carrying out special requests for the Lady of the Residence
• Assisting with entertaining on a very minimal basis only upon request on an occasional Saturday throughout the year
• Additional Housekeeping, Laundress and House Management-related tasks as needed
 
 
Requirements:

• Fluent in English with exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
• Minimum 5+ years of related professional experience working in a formal private home as a Housekeeper / House Manager
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Experience with museum quality cleaning and care for: antiques, silver, fine art, etc.
• Exceptional organization skills and multitask management; willing to spearhead organization of a newly renovated home
• Ability to seamlessly and cohesively manage a an expansive residence singlehandedly
• Must be exceptional with laundry services and feel comfortable handling fine garments and laundry for the principals; knowledge of sheet press, hand-washing garments, etc.
• Must be active, hungry and able to move about the home with ease and agility
• Valid Driver’s License; confident driver with zero points on license; willing and able to drive for errands and shopping
• Legally able to work in the United States for any employer
 
 
Keywords: Miami, Housekeeper, Laundress
 
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