Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • St. Mary's Residence
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Part time with benefits

Title: Part time Housekeeper

Saint Mary's Residence

247 South 5th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106


Responsible for the cleanliness and working order of the building with the exception of resident rooms and the kitchen unless assigned. Responsible for reporting any maintenance deficiencies. Other duties as assigned.


  • Clean rooms when assigned, hallways, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker and storage rooms and other work areas
  • Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and/or draperies, using vacuum cleaners and/or shampooers.
  • Empty wastebaskets, empty and clean smokers' areas, and transport other trash and waste to disposal areas.
  • Sweep, scrub, wax, and/or polish floors, using brooms, mops, and/or powered scrubbing and waxing machines.
  • Dust and polish furniture and equipment.
  • Keep storage areas and carts well-stocked, clean, and tidy.
  • Polish stainless steel accessories and metalwork such as appliances, fixtures and fittings.
  • Remove debris from grounds.
  • Replace light bulbs.
  • Replenish supplies such trash bags, and bathroom items.
  • Wash shower curtains every two weeks and rehang.
  • Wash mop heads and cleaning cloths weekly.
  • Wash windows, walls, ceilings, and woodwork, waxing and polishing as necessary.
  • Request repair services.
  • List needed supplies and submit a request.
  • Hang shades, and dust window blinds.
  • Move and arrange furniture, and turn mattresses; replace mattresses as needed.
  • Observe precautions required to protect property, and report damage, theft, and found articles to supervisors.

Job involves working:

  • under variable temperature conditions (or extreme heat or cold).
  • under variable noise levels.
  • outdoors/indoors.
  • around fumes and/or odor hazards.
  • around dust and/or mite hazards.
  • around chemicals.
  • around bio-hazards.


High school graduate.

Knowledge of proper chemical handling.

Ability to:

  • perform job functions with attention to detail, speed and accuracy.
  • prioritize and organize.
  • be a clear thinker, remaining calm and resolving problems using good judgement.
  • follow directions thoroughly.
  • work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team.
  • work with minimal supervision.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, lift, climb a ladder, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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