Housekeeper in Cape Coral, FL at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 3/24/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Full Time, Non-Exempt

Cape Coral, FL

Gulf Coast Village

Monday - Friday, Rotating Weekends with some holidays



Performs housekeeping duties throughout the community in accordance with established guidelines as required in community policy and procedures.




The following duties are normal for this position.  This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.


  • Performs cleaning duties according to schedule (daily, weekly, monthly) in assigned areas such as apartment homes, common areas, lounges and offices.
  • Sweeps, dusts, dust mops, and wet mops all floors and stairways; spot cleans and vacuums floors, rugs, carpets and runners. Rotates runners in hallways and entryways.
  • Collects trash and refuse from work areas and places in designated pick-up areas.
  • Cleans, sanitizes, and polishes both lavatory, shower and sink fixtures and facilities; stocks dispensers as necessary.
  • Dusts, washes, sponge mops, sanitizes and hand shampoos furniture; dusts desk and floor lamps, cleans and polishes glass surfaces, woodwork, walls, and windowsills.
  • Scrubs bath and shower room tiles, wood work, window frames, windows and windowsills.
  • Maintains equipment and materials needed to perform work in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Reports any needed repairs to the Housekeeping Supervisor.
  • Reports supply and equipment needs to Housekeeping Supervisor for replenishing.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.


Job Requirements

Educational Requirements and Experience:

  •  High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Previous housekeeping experience preferred.


 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Language Ability:
    • Ability to communicate effectively speaking the primary language of the residents.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.   
  • Cognitive Demands:
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Competencies:
    • Must demonstrate an interest in working with a senior population.
    • Interacts with guests, residents and staff in a courteous and friendly manner.
    • Ability to respond promptly to resident needs.
  • Supports organization's goals and values.
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities.
    • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
    • Ability to perform tasks with frequent interruptions.
    • Service vision – courtesy, attention to detail, responsiveness and enthusiasm.


  •  Works primarily indoors in a climate controlled setting.
  • Team Members may be exposed to blood and/or body fluids with potential exposure to hazardous materials and infectious diseases.
  • Possible exposure to unpleasant odors.
  • Possible exposure to chemicals as identified in the MSDS Manual.
  • Continuous exposure to residents who are ill, confused, irritable and irrational.


EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled