Brookdale Senior Living Director, Housekeeping in Redwood City, California
Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here you’ll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, there’s a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.
Manages all housekeeping operations within a community to ensure a high standard of cleanliness both inside and outside the community. Supervises the housekeeping staff, directly or through subordinate managers/supervisors, and may be required to supervise other positions.
Manages housekeeping staff and coordinates staffing schedules to ensure the proper cleaning of offices, public spaces, residential apartments, and community grounds. Conducts regular inspections of all resident and public areas.
Plans and schedules cleaning programs, including but not limited to annuals, move-in preparations, and carpet cleaning.
Oversees inventory control systems for all supplies, chemicals, and equipment. Monitors inventory levels and may order all equipment and supplies needed for department. Ensures the safe handling and storage of equipment and supplies.
Develops and monitors department budget including purchasing and staffing expenditures. Approves equipment and supply orders to maintain proper levels of inventory. Routinely monitors budget compliance and recommends changes as needed to maintain operational quality and resident satisfaction.
Schedules and conducts training sessions and department meetings for housekeeping personnel.
Ensures staff is trained on the safe handling of cleaning chemicals in accordance with department guidelines and ensures compliance with local, state, and federal safety standards, MSDS, OSHA, EPA and other applicable rules and regulations.
Informs Resident Services Director and/or Executive Director of any resident issues or concerns.
Prepares resident charges/billing for housekeeping services, when applicable.
Hires, trains, disciplines, and terminates department employees, in accordance with company policies. May consult with the Executive Director regarding these decisions.
May assist housekeeping staff with cleaning duties, including cleaning floors, restrooms, kitchens, and other areas as needed.
Strives to maintain a safe working environment through the prevention of accidents, the preservation of equipment, and the achievement of safe working practices.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) and a minimum of two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous supervisory/ management experience required.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these.
Knowledge and Skills
Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has working knowledge of a functional discipline. Need to be flexible with schedule and time deadlines. Ability to supervise and schedule staff.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
Reach with hands and arms
Climb or balance
Stoop, kneel, crouch crawl
Talk or hear
Ability to lift: up to 50 pounds
Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage
On-Call on an as needed basis
Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
Exposure to latex
Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from equipment
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
Schedule: Regular Full-Time