Housekeeper in Fort Washington, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 1/29/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Housekeeper is responsible to perform ongoing facility upkeep of the building and grounds ensuring the building/grounds are safe, clean, sanitary, pleasant, orderly and compliant with governmental standard and codes, contractual obligations, and expectations of site leadership.


  • Cleans classrooms, hallways, lobbies, kitchen, cafeteria, lounges, restrooms, offices, corridors, stairways, est.'s necessary and determined.
  • Disposes trash, waste, and other disposable materials. Empties wastebaskets and transports trash and waste to disposal areas daily
  • Dusts furniture, light fixtures, window sills, etc. daily. Vacuums daily.
  • Dusts Wet mops floors in all areas,   bathrooms, corridor, cafeteria, kitchen, classrooms, lobby and offices etc. as necessary and determined. .
  • Cleans sinks, mirrors, toilets.
  • Polishes furniture and equipment.
  • Cleans rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, using vacuum cleaners and shampooers.
  • Keep storage areas and carts well-stocked, clean, and tidy. Ensure students do not have access.
  • Sweeps, scrubs, waxes, or polish floors, using brooms, mops, or powered scrubbing and waxing machines.
  • Maintains facility in a sanitary and infection-free condition through washing, cleaning and replacement of equipment and furnishings. Promotes sanitary conditions which prevent the spread of infection and odors.
  • Operates various mechanized cleaning equipment, such as vacuums, polishers, buffers, etc.
  • Follows the required procedures for handling, cleaning, disposing, or moving of objects/materials and/or the clean-up of potentially infectious materials.
  • Handles various cleaning solvents, chemicals, etc.
  • Checks and cleans unused or vacant rooms to keep fresh.
  • Cleans all air vents as necessary and determined..
  • Checks entire area for spills, water, etc. periodically, especially in bathrooms and cafeteria. Promptly cleans.
  • Repairs or promptly reports any needed repairs to supervisor (such as leaky faucets or toilets, loose tile, broken window panes, missing nuts or screws, busted or broken furniture etc.
  • Moves cabinets, furniture, and equipment to clean areas.
  • Removes stains from such surfaces as rugs, walls, and floors using chemicals and cleaning solutions. Sweeps walks, rake leaves, cut grass, remove snow or perform other seasonal outdoor tasks
  • Washes interior windows as scheduled.
  • Completely strips and may recoats all floor areas when necessary and as scheduled.
  • Uses safety precautions in all housekeeping work.
  • Follows ongoing cleaning schedules, and special cleaning instructions.

Physical demands/work environment:

  • Exposed to indoor and outdoor working environment and seasonal weather conditions which can be extreme.
  • Exposed to fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, vibration.
  • May work in small cramped spaces perform tasks in high places such as on a roof or tall ladder or stand for long periods at a time.
  • May need to carry, lift or move heavy objects and equipment; operate machinery or other equipment.
  • Will need to bend, stretch, twist or reach with body, arms or legs.
  • The physical demands and work environment described is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Exposure to the elements and the physical standards of the job demand that the employee is in good physical condition. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Participates in meetings to ensure priorities are clear and communication is open.
  • Cooperates and communicates as a multi-disciplined staff team member through formal meetings, informal discussion and committee participation.
  • Models traits of a responsible team member, executing job responsibilities, open communication, good follow through while supporting team members to do the same stakeholders.
  • Interactions with clients/students, family members, other employees, community members, and
  • Responds promptly to the concerns and interests of the students, parents, guardians and funding entities as well as Fairwold staff.
  • Ensures compliance with all Fairwold’s policies and procedures, including confidentiality and reporting suspected abuse in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Follows all documentation requirements, reports are complete, thorough, timely and follow prescribed format.
  • Prepares and delivers reports to outside agencies as appropriate; ensures reports are maintained in an accessible manner.


  • Minimum 3 years housekeeping experience.

Education Requirement:

  • High School diploma/GED. Meet all regulatory agency requirements and comply with all Fairwold policies regarding child abuse, criminal, medical, and other clearances.


  • Commensurate with education and experience.

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

  • This position is classified as salaried non-exempt in accordance to FLSA standards.