Cypress Palms
  • Largo, FL, USA
  • Full Time


The primary purpose of this position is to perform the daily activities of the Housekeeping Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations governing our facility, and as may be directed by the Executive Director, and/or the Director of Housekeeping, to assure that our facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner.

Essential Job Functions Duties and Responsibilities

Housekeeping Functions

  1. Ensure that work/cleaning schedules are followed as closely as practical.
  2. Coordinate daily housekeeping services with applicable departments when performing routine cleaning assignments in resident living and/or common areas.
  3. Follow established safety precautions when performing tasks and when using equipment and supplies.
  4. Ensure that assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe, comfortable, and attractive manner.
  5. Dispose of refuse and personal protective equipment in accordance with our established sanitation procedures.
  6. Ensure that an adequate supply of housekeeping supplies to perform daily tasks is maintained in utility/janitorial closets.
  7. Assist others in lifting heavy equipment, supplies, etc. using proper safety measures.
  8. Perform daily housekeeping functions and tasks as assigned.
  9. Clean/polish furnishings, fixtures, ledges, room heating/cooling units, etc., in resident rooms, recreational areas, etc., daily.
  10. Clean, wash, sanitize, and/or polish bathroom fixtures. Ensure that water marks are removed from fixtures.
  11. Clean windows/mirrors in resident rooms, common areas, bathrooms, and entrance/exit ways.
  12. Clean floors, to include sweeping, dusting, damp/wet mopping, disinfecting, etc. Clean carpets, to include vacuuming.
  13. Clean walls and ceilings by washing, wiping, dusting, spot cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing, etc.
  14. Remove dirt, dust, grease, film, etc., from surfaces using proper cleaning/disinfecting solutions.
  15. Clean hallways, stairways, elevators and vacant apartments.
  16. Ensure that work/assignment areas are clean and that equipment, tools, supplies, etc., are properly stored at all times, as well as before leaving such areas for breaks, meal times, and end of the work day.
  17. Perform disinfection cleaning procedures in accordance with established infection control procedures.
  18. Attend and participate in service training programs to meet state and federal requirements.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, follow instructions, and accept constructive criticism.  Must be able to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.  Must be able to work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and potentially hostile people within the facility. Must be able to speak, write and understand English in a manner that is sufficient for effective communication with supervisors, employees, residents, and families.

Education and Experience

Training in environmental control practices and procedures preferred, but not required.




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