Household Assistant

Household Assistant

Household Assistant

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Job Description

Housekeeping / Cleaning - Full-time

The Opportunity
This position will provide cleaning, laundry and other housekeeping services to assist in maintaining effective household and general operations of private residences in Ada, MI.

Our Unique Benefits 
We are intentional about enriching our employment experiences through a unique blend of benefit offerings that include:

  • Robust health insurance options with competitive employer contributions.
  • 401k retirement plan with a generous employer match of up to 7.5%.
  • Paid time off programs including vacation time, sick time, and paid holidays.
  • Training reimbursement programs.
  • Discounted memberships to MVP Sportsplex.

What You’ll Do


  • Cleans, vacuums, and dusts: countertops, appliances, sinks, floors, ceilings, furnishings, hallways, fixtures, lavatories, mirrors, and empties trash containers.
  • Washes interior windows at reachable levels.
  • Scrubs floors and polishes as required.
  • Cleans interiors of drawers, cabinets, and cupboards.
  • Thoroughly cleans and maintains organization of the caterer’s kitchen in the Loft in coordination with the Chef.
  • Washes dishes and cleans and polishes silverware and glassware at the Chef’s request.
  • Prepares assigned locations for social gatherings, events, or meetings as requested.
  • Assists household and property staff with preparations for special events as assigned.
  • Monitors inventory levels of household cleaning supplies, and reports needed supplies to the Lead Housekeeper.
  • Reports maintenance/repair problems to the Property Manager.
  • May accept FedEx and UPS deliveries.
  • May notify Property Manager when contractors arrive at the property.
  • In addition to routine housekeeping responsibilities, specific projects will be assigned regularly related to deep cleaning and general upkeep, including but not limited to scrubbing tile floors, cleaning/organizing drawers, removing window screens in order to thoroughly clean between windows and screens, cleaning behind appliances, etc.
  • Receives guidance and regular communication from the Lead Housekeeper regarding daily tasks and assignments.
  • Exercises open communications with the Property Manager and other household staff.


  • Maintains cleanliness, orderliness and safety of laundry area.
  • Sorts articles by color and fabric and carefully adheres to care instructions.
  • Changes and launders bed linens regularly.
  • Adjusts washing and drying machine settings to ensure efficient and safe temperature, water level, and duration of operating cycle.  Determines appropriate cleaning products and amount of product necessary. 
  • Removes articles from washer; sorts items for automatic dryer or manual hanging; loads dryer or hangs items to dry as appropriate.
  • Sorts, irons/steams, hangs and/or folds dried articles.  Inspects clothing and reports damaged items to owner.    
  • Returns linens/clothing and household items to appropriate storage areas.  Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of storage areas, including closets.   
  • May be asked to pack and unpack clothing on as-needed basis.
  • Receives incoming dry-cleaning; checks articles of clothing to ensure articles are ready-to-wear; places items in appropriate storage areas.

What You’ll Bring

  • Ability to work independently and confidently while making routine decisions
  • Ability to work at a physically demanding pace.
  • Lifting thirty (30) pounds to a maximum height of six (6) feet.
  • Ability to remain standing on feet for lengthy periods of time.
  • Climbing steps and stairs; stooping, bending, and kneeling.
  • Ability to stand on small step stool in order to accomplish cleaning tasks.
  • Pushing/pulling vacuum cleaner and other household maintenance equipment.
  • Responsibilities are conducted in private home(s). While an employer/employee relationship exists, it is important that employee be genuinely committed to being part of the household staff team whose goal is to positively contribute to a Christian environment.
  • Preservation of a peaceful household atmosphere is essential.  Sensitivity to privacy of family members should be exercised at all times.
  • Equipment and cleaning products will be provided by employer.  If a question arises as to equipment operation or product utilization, the Property Manager will provide guidance.
  • Must be a responsible, dedicated, and dependable person of highest integrity; neat and tidy in appearance; organized and reliable; positive in attitude; and one who demonstrates pride in service which he/she provides.
  • The family’s privacy is of critical importance, and the highest level of confidentiality must be exercised at all times.
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