Housekeeper Job Description – Housekeepers/maids are responsible for making sure all assigned areas of the home are clean, neat, and tidy. This includes any indoor household cleaning and organizing tasks assigned by the employer and may regularly include cleaning “projects” (e.g., cleaning and organizing a messy closet). Typical responsibilities include vacuuming, dusting, laundry, mopping and waxing floors and changing and laundering linen. Some housekeeper/maid positions also require cooking or food preparation and heavy cleaning, like cleaning windows and furniture. The responsibilities should be specified early in the interview process to ensure the candidate is willing to tackle the tasks required.
Typical Salary – The salary range for housekeepers is typically from minimum wage to $15 or more per hour. Housekeepers may have hourly or flat rates for occasional and scheduled cleaning. Rates also vary depending on whether they are live-in or live-out, what other benefits are offered (e.g., room and board, etc.), experience and geographical locations of the family. Families are encouraged to SEARCH our database for FREE to see the salaries requested by candidates registered on our site.
Benefits – While offering benefits to an employee is not required by law, doing so can make your position more attractive to candidates. Housekeeper may or may not expect benefits, depending on if they are full-time or as needed employees.
Schedules – All domestic personnel position types registered at GoNannies.com must indicate their availability. They may be available part-time or full-time or both, and may also indicate whether they are available during the week, evenings, or on an occasional or as needed basis. Look for how a candidate has answered the “When Available” question to best determine their availability.