Housekeeping Aide

Company Details

BRIA of Palos Hills

Basic Function

Provides a clean and sanitary environment for staff and residents using proper policies and procedures.

Essential Duties

  • Wet mops resident rooms and bathrooms daily.
  • Uses “Wet Floor” signs and other cautions as indicated.
  • Dusts in assigned work areas.
  • Cleans draperies and privacy curtains.
  • Cleans resident beds and closets per schedule.
  • Sanitizes resident unit using proper policies and procedures.
  • Washes windows and mirrors per schedule.
  • Cleans vaporizers per policies and procedures.
  • Properly sanitizes resident utensils in a timely manner.
  • Shampoos and cleans carpeting per schedule and prn.
  • Labels all compounds and chemicals properly and stores them in locked storage areas.
  • Follows user directions for all compounds and chemicals.
  • Uses proper body mechanics
  • Follows proper infection control practices.
  • Follows proper hand washing practices.
  • Washes walls and ceilings.
  • Keeps ash trays and wastebaskets emptied.
  • Adheres to cleaning duties and schedule for area assigned.
  • Disposes of garbage safely, promptly, and in a sanitary manner.
  • Reports promptly any indication of rodents and other pests.
  • Maintains clean storage area.
  • Stores cleaning rags in closed metal containers.
  • Observes for resident safety when in resident care areas.
  • Maintains fire aisles when using cleaning cart.
  • Observes, reports, and intervenes in potential fire/safety hazards.
  • Ensures one chair with arms per resident per room.
  • Returns folding chairs to proper place when not in use.
  • Treats residents and staff with respect and dignity.
  • Adheres to all facility and department safety policies and procedures.

Supervision Received

  • Receives supervision from Housekeeping Supervisor.


  • No records for abuse, neglect or mistreatment or for misappropriation of property.
  • Prompt and regular attendance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to read, write and make simple calculations and follow oral and written directions.
  • Knowledge of principles and requirements of sanitation and safety in handling housekeeping tasks and equipment.


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