Durham Rescue Mission Housekeeping Supervisor

Durham Rescue Mission Housekeeping Supervisor

Job Location: Durham, NC 27701

Primary Function:

Principle Function:

  • The primary function of the Housekeeping Supervisor will be to oversee the work activities of a team of housekeepers to ensure clean and orderly facilities including assigning duties, inspecting work, and investigating complaints regarding housekeeping service.
  • In addition to maintaining our vision by adhering to our values, this position must provide the highest level of service to Durham Rescue Mission staff, clients, guests and vendors while maintaining a professional and friendly demeanor.
  • Under the general supervision of the Facilities Director.
  • STATUS: Full Time- Non-management
  • Hourly Non-Exempt

Job Responsibilities:


  • Oversee Housekeeping department on a daily basis.
  • Responsible for the following properties: Men’s Chapel, Center for Hope, Clegg Dormitory, Ball Dormitory, Building 3, Good Samaritan Inn, Training Center and Thrift Stores
  • Develop and train custodial personnel by instructing them in the proper methods and use of materials and equipment for safe and efficient work performance.
  • Develop training materials to be used to train custodial personnel.
  • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment in order to prevent damage or injury.
  • Coordinate with Lead Supervisors any schedule changes and arrange for replacements in cases of absences.
  • Establish and educate staff and clients on cleanliness, tidiness and hygiene standards.
  • Ensure compliance with safety and sanitation policies in all areas.
  • Ensure that all rooms and common areas including stairways are kept clean and free of hazards.
  • Advise the Facilities Director on the condition of DRM facilities by conducting regular inspections of those areas and reporting the results of the inspections with particular emphasis on needed repairs.
  • Track deep cleaning check lists to insure completeness.
  • Supervises the duties and tasks of laundry staff.
  • Assist in special cleaning requests.
  • Receives, investigates, and handles complaints regarding housekeeping service and equipment, analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Provides continuity of custodial services under emergency conditions or unique circumstances by performing custodial duties directly related to the emergency conditions or as the situation dictates.
  • Ensure that custodial personnel have the equipment and supplies necessary to perform custodial services by issuing supplies as needed and submitting requests for replacement items to the Purchasing Agent.
  • Identify the developmental needs of custodial personnel and coach, mentor, or otherwise help clients improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Ensure that administrative records and reports regarding custodial personnel are accurate and current by reviewing employee time cards and monitoring employee absences.
  • Motivate team members and resolve any issues that occur on the job.
  • Make recommendations to improve service and ensure more efficient operation.
  • Provides a high level of customer service at all times; remains professional.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager or other management.
  • Attend Staff meetings.
  • Keep phone, radio, email and text communications responsive

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • Work an 8 hour day
  • Lift medium amount of weight
  • Stamina to handle the physical demands of the job
  • Driver’s license
  • Interact with staff, clients and the public
  • Work overtime if necessary
  • Ability to use industrial cleaning equipment and products.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer skills (MS Office-Word-Excel)
  • Problem Solving, decision making and prioritizing
  • A good understanding of sanitation regulations and team management abilities
  • Exhibits the ability to teach others how to do their jobs in a friendly, courteous and effective manner
  • Ability to convey information and ideas clearly
  • Ability to follow directions thoroughly and work with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow schedules and multi-task
  • Analytical/troubleshooting skills to assist in diagnostic procedures to improve efficiency
  • Excellent organizational and team management skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Training and Experience:

 Training and Experience:

  • 2-3 years of housekeeping experience and/or training in custodial work.
  • 1-3 years of experience in leading or supervising the activities of other staff preferred.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.

Special Requirements:

Temps to the Rescue
PO Box 11858
Durham, NC 27703

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