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In-House Staffing's Client Published: September 20, 2018
Woodside, CA
Job Type
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm flexible on start and end time
Salary Amount or Range
$35/hr on payroll, health care stipend, paid vacation and holidays
two young children
Bay Area region
South Peninsula


Sweet and kind Woodside family is seeking a great new team player to join their household staff.  The family is seeking a experienced housekeeper to provide cleaning for their 6000 square ft house.  The house has several levels with many stairs so candidate should be comfortable going up and down holding laundry baskets etc.  The family has two dogs so must be okay working with pets.

Experience Requirements

-3 or more years in working in a private home with verifiable references

Educational Requirements

Fluency in English


· Experience working in a private home
· Excellent judgment and decision-making abilities
· Ability to understand owner preferences/expectations
· Ability to communicate effectively with house manager
· Trustworthiness and integrity, always acting in the best interests of the owner
· Respect for, and emphasis on, confidentiality and privacy in regard to the owner’s
private life


Weekly Deep Cleaning: dusting, vacuuming, polishing, scrubbing bathrooms

Daily cleaning: Clean up breakfast/lunch dishes, take out garbage/recycling/clean trash bins when needed, make beds, clean bathrooms, put away toys, and generally organize house on a daily basis.

Laundry and Ironing: launder and iron sheets, table linens, and children's clothes.

Keep up household inventories, liaise with house manager to arrange for ordering more supplies when needed.

Understand the general care taking and maintenance of household appliances: washing machines, dishwashers, vacuums, etc.

Assisting with occasional parties and day-after party cleanup as needed.

Fetch packages from front gate and put away as necessary.

Engage in extra spring and fall cleaning projects: wipe down pantry shelves, wipe out kitchen drawers, wipe down bathroom and bedroom drawers, organize clothing, towels, deep clean in playroom, etc.


Experience working in a higher end home and working under the guidance of a house manager.

High attention to detail and recognition of the importance of respecting the furnishings and spaces of the house.

Understanding of “green” and fine furniture and rug cleaning techniques - very little use of bleach, must understand which cleaner to use where.

Strong laundry skills: Ironing fine linens, reading labels, folding and sorting clothes. Efficient.

Able to keep linens together (read labels about what linens go on what bed)

Strong organizational skills: sorting toys, putting game pieces back into games, cleaning and organizing fridge.

Asks questions when unsure of how to clean an item/where to put item away-takes notes for questions.

Careful and considerate worker, attention to detail a must.

Cellphone limited house.

Must be legal to work in US.

High energy. House has many flights of stairs and candidate will need to walk between main house and pool house/guest house carrying heavy items.

Discreet and trustworthy. Must sign confidentiality waver.
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