Full-Time Shelter Housekeeper


•Maintains health and sanitation standards of the shelter building by utilizing checklists provided and amended by the Director of Shelter Services.
•Performs daily cleaning of the shelter building, including pod living, bath, and laundry rooms;exterior patio and porch areas; interior common areas such as the foyer, dining room, galley,playroom, etc.; and the staff work area, front desk area, advocate offices, staff bathroom, and staff laundry room.
•Assists with the completion of kitchen and house laundry.
•Empties all recycling bins and trash receptacles.
•Assists the Shelter Cook with the set-up, serving, and clean-up of meals as needed.
•Prepares meals, supervises meal service, and cleans up after meals when the Shelter Cook is not on duty.
•Sorts and puts away all exited client belongings in a timely manner.
•Assists in cleaning and preparing client bedrooms when clients exit.
•Identifies minor maintenance issues and communicates them to the Director of Shelter Services.
•Maintains inventory of cleaning supplies and materials used by clients. Alerts facilities department when supplies need to be restocked.
•Follows all Hope House service philosophies, policies, and procedures.
•Performs other duties as requested.

REQUIREMENTS – The Shelter Housekeeper must have the ability to:
•Maintain appropriate boundaries when working with shelter residents and staff;
•Maintain confidentiality, neutrality, and professionalism in role;
•Multi task and work in a fast paced environment;
•Work effectively with persons who have diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and backgrounds;
•Demonstrate basic computer skills ;
•Demonstrate general knowledge of the dynamics and causes of domestic violence and a commitment to end domestic violence as a social problem;
•Adapt to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned;
•Arrive to work promptly and regularly;
•Concentrate and perform accurately;
•Clean up after other people;
•Operate cleaning equipment such as vacuums, mops, sweepers, and brooms;
•Follow proper procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and dispensers;
•Understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions;
•Perform repetitive manual tasks that require agility and manual dexterity; and
•Sort, stack, and arrange items in an organized manner.

Post offer, pre-employment screening requires successful completion of a Children’s Division screening, criminal background check, and motor vehicle record report.


•18 years of age or older; and
•Possess or have the ability to obtain a City of Independence Food Handlers card (manager’scourse) within 30 days of employment.

•Previous experience cleaning in either a residential or commercial setting

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to:

•Stand for extended periods of time
•Move around the facility, stoop, kneel, bend, crouch, and reach repeatedly
•Climb ladders and work over head occasionally
•Climb and descend stairs
•Lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds routinely and 75 pounds occasionally
•Tolerate exposure to cleaning agents on a daily basis
•Tolerate exposure to all weather conditions
•Tolerate exposure to noise and heat in a kitchen/cafeteria environment
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• Utilize a keyboard
• Meet specific vision abilities to include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to focus.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Hope House is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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To Apply:  Email or send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:
Human Resources
PO Box 577
Lee’s Summit MO 64063