Camp Housekeeping/Laundress Supervisor
The Salvation Army - Lexington, MS

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Plans, schedules, instructs, supervises, and monitors the day-to-day general housekeeping of the camp facilities; ensures all rooms and offices are well maintained and cleaned; ensures all housekeeping equipment remains in proper working order and in compliance with standard operating procedures and safety standards; maintains an inventory of all Salvation Army cleaning supplies. Leads other housekeepers in the proper methods and procedures for performing housekeeping work; cleans bedrooms, washes, stores and distributes linens; ensures the cleanliness of the camp daily.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This position summary should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this position summary.

Plans, schedules, assign, and supervises the work of housekeeping personnel; trains and instructs employees in the proper methods and procedures; monitors work in progress and upon completion to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established policies and procedures;

Inspects and cleans buildings and grounds daily to ensure the floors, walls, stairwells, walkways, halls, windows, bathrooms, offices, trash cans, etc. are clean and well maintained;

Reports maintenance problems and repairs to Camp Manager;

Supervises and monitors the washing and drying of linens and/or donated clothing; Reports needed repairs for washers and dryers;

Stocks and maintains inventory of all linens, towels, janitorial supplies, etc.; Maintains an adequate and organized inventory of housekeeping supplies; orders needed supplies and materials in accordance with policy; retrieves supplies from the warehouse and distributes supplies to appropriate departments.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participate enthusiastically as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights and other all-camp activities and camp functions;

Sit with camper tables during meals and serve as a table monitor when needed;

Keep personal living quarters neat, clean and ready for inspection;
May drive Salvation Army vehicle to pick-up housekeeping supplies or items;

Be available to participate and assist with camp programs and activities as directed by the Camp Director.

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT:
General Office Equipment
Housekeeping Cleaning Supplies
Appliances and Equipment

Required Experience:
Knowledge of the general principles and practices of housekeeping management;

Knowledge of the general principles and practices of effective supervision;

Knowledge of effective cleaning and sanitizing practices as well as proper safety precautions;

Ability to maintain an adequate inventory of cleaning supplies;

Ability to schedule and assign work to staff and/or volunteers in an effective manner;

Ability to communicate effectively with campers and camp staff.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff;

Ability to observe camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques;

Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity;

Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers;

Ability to work with children outdoors in various conditions;

Ability to observe children and youth and ensure their safety;

Ability to meet attendance requirements;

Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Some physical requirements of the Housekeeping Supervisor position could be endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate housekeeping equipment and activities are required. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Have a willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering a program in the facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions.

Required Education:
Three years’ experience performing housekeeping work with at least one year lead worker or supervisory experience preferred, OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
CPR and First Aid Certification

Compensation:
Salary - $300.00 per week

Additional Comments:
PLEASE NOTE: This is a seasonal/summer position only. Starting and ending dates for employment: June 10 - July 26, 2013

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

To apply, please complete our on-line application using the apply button at the bottom of this posting.

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