Maids are responsible for the cleanliness and neatness of the environment they have been tasked to take care of, whether it is a private home or a hotel. They may have laundry and cooking responsibilities in addition to cleaning.
When you are writing your maid job description, you should point out that being a maid takes physical stamina, as all of the work is done standing or walking. A maid should also have the strength to lift, push and pull equipment and supplies throughout the day as well.
It is desirable to have a maid who is competent in time management so all assigned tasks will get done. Good interpersonal communication skills are important as well, as maids work around people at least part of the day. Consult the maid job description template to get ideas of how to write your own job description.
Maid Job Summary
Do you like to be on the move and help others maintain a pleasant home environment? You can get paid for helping homeowners keep their homes neat and clean in our maid position. Variety is built into this job because the home of each client is unique and has an individualized cleaning plan. This position will work in a small team in order to keep homes in top condition. With always changing surroundings you will never get bored. You will report to your team leader who will guide you through your first weeks as you learn the maid position. If you are a hard worker with great time management skills, we would love for you to apply for our open maid position.
- Work as a team with other maid staff, coordinating housework to get the best possible job done as quickly as possible and communicate any work environment issues to supervisory staff
- Dust all furniture, wall hangings and window blinds, periodically vacuuming drapes
- Deep clean the kitchen and all bathrooms and empty all wastebaskets and take refuse to the trash disposal for a healthy home environment
- Vacuum all carpets and rugs and occasionally shampoo them at the direction of the client
- Sweep and wash floors with a mop or powered scrubbing tool and wax if necessary to make them sparkle
- Change bed linens and towels, wash and dry them, and make beds to create cozy bedrooms
- Pick up extra cups, glasses, newspapers and books and put them in their proper areas to tidy the house and present an organized environment
- Wash windows, ceilings, and walls and wash and polish woodwork as needed
Job Skills & Qualifications
- Customer Service oriented
- Legally authorized for work in the United States and have a clean background check
- Dependable and hard working
- Able to lift up to 30 pounds
- Comfortable working in homes with pets
- Available occasional Saturdays
Maid Job Responsibilities
It’s time to clean house on your inbox by improving your applicant pool. You don’t need a feather duster; you just need a maid job description that attracts better candidates while sending the washouts down the drain. The best job descriptions use action-oriented writing that begins every sentence with an action verb and infuses the job description with a sense of vitality. This vitality engages jobseekers with a sense of personal investment, allowing them to see themselves as someone involved in this role and committed to a career with your household or company.
The main thing focus of your maid job description is specifics. Let jobseekers know the scope, general hours required, an overview of duties and any details that might be a “make or break” scenario. Just as you have certain criteria in an applicant, jobseekers have certain criteria in potential employers, and for the best fit both your criteria should match for a happy employer/employee relationship. Break down these specifics using succinct bullets that get right to the point, allowing candidates to quickly make a decision.
Here’s an example of effective maid job responsibilities:
- Provide top-to-bottom housecleaning services three times weekly in two-story, four-bedroom family home with two cats and three children
- Dust, wipe and sanitize all wood, tile and stone surfaces
- Sweep and mop hardwood floors; beat and vacuum rugs
- Remove household trash and debris; dispose of accordingly
- Organize shelving and racks in kitchen and living room
- Wash window interiors and exteriors
Maid Job Specifications
Hiring a maid can be a tricky business when maid service is so personalized; every client or company has very specific and particular requirements about how a space should be cleaned. Trust is also essential and is often found by working with agency-affiliated maids. Consider your personalized needs when creating a list of job specifications to append to your maid job description. Will you supply cleaning products, or will they? Will they be dealing with pets? If so, what kind, and will they be expected to do full pet cleanup or just clean around pet-specific messes? Will they be dealing with sensitive matters?
Ask yourself all of these questions before defining the core criteria of your maid job description and anything else that might be personal to you. Maybe you have an issue with the maid touching your bedding. Maybe a room in the house or office is off-limits due to confidentiality. Because allowing a maid into your home or office is so deeply personal and yet still such a professional matter, it’s imperative to list all practical considerations that might disqualify a candidate for the job.
Take a look at our maid job specifications:
- Must be affiliated with bonded and insured agency
- Expected to bring own cleaning supplies
- Confidentiality in family affairs and business matters mandatory
- Pet-friendly and non-allergic required; must be able to remove cat fur
- Experience cleaning large family home
- Willing to work under direct supervision for trial period