Benchmark Senior Living - Ridgefield, CT

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The Housekeeper is responsible for keeping the community clean and safe for residents, staff and visitors, as well as laundering towels, bed linens, and resident personal laundry. S/he will also be responsible for cleaning resident apartments.

  • Advises supervisor when supplies diminish for reorder
  • Communicates effectively with supervisor

  • Maintains a clean laundry room in an orderly manner and stores chemicals in accordance with product or supervisor instruction
  • Follows standards and practices for the use of specific chemicals and is familiar with emergency procedures if chemicals are misused
  • Follows emergency procedures effectively when chemicals are accidentally misused
  • Understands the practices surrounding proper handling of biohazardous waste

Facilities and Maintenance
  • Thoroughly cleans all assigned resident apartments as scheduled by supervisor
  • Cleans bathrooms completely: swabs toilet bowl, cleanses sinks and bathtubs, wipes countertops, cleans mirrors, and sterilizes floors
  • Vacuums all exposed areas completely, including edges
  • Empties and rinses (if necessary) wastebaskets
  • Cleans kitchen area completely: wipes counters and under objects, mops kitchen floor
  • Washes inside of windows as needed
  • Dusts flat surfaces that are uncluttered and demonstrates care of residents' belongings
  • Cleans all common areas according to standards and practices including elevators, halls, landings, stairs, resident activity areas, lobbies, and model units and cleans other flat surfaces as scheduled or requested by supervisor
  • Checks and touches up vacant units according to assigned schedule
  • Maintains housekeeping and laundry carts in a clean and orderly manner
  • Maintains the cleanliness of public restrooms
  • Washes and dries all laundry, including resident’s personal laundry using cleaning products appropriate to the type of wash.
  • Folds linen and returns to appropriate location


Understands the practices surrounding proper handling of biohazardous waste


  • Washer/dryer (commercial or residential).
  • Wet/dry vacuum.
  • Housekeeping and laundry carts.
  • Chemical cleaning supplies.
  • Iron
  • Scrubbers
  • Window squeegee
  • Gloves
  • Buckets on wheels
  • Trigger pray bottles
  • Dust pans, brooms and mops.
  • Sprayers
  • Scrub brush; scouring pads.


Demonstrates appropriate physical stamina to assist or lift residents when needed and in emergencies


The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

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