Camp Head Housekeeping/Laundress - Camp Hidden Lake
The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith based organization, has a temporary job opening for a Camp Head Housekeeping/Laundress for Camp Hidden Lake located in Lexington, MS.
Plans, schedules, instructs, supervises, and monitors the day-to-day general housekeeping of the camp facilities; ensures all rooms and offices are well maintained and cleaned; ensures all housekeeping equipment remains in proper working order and in compliance with standard operating procedures and safety standards; maintains an inventory of all Salvation Army cleaning supplies. Leads other camp housekeepers in the proper methods and procedures for performing housekeeping work; cleans bedrooms, washes, stores and distributes linens; ensures the cleanliness of the camp daily.
Essential Functions: Plans, schedules, assign, and supervises the work of housekeeping personnel; trains and instructs employees in the proper methods and procedures; monitors work in progress and upon completion to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established policies and procedures. Inspects and cleans buildings and grounds daily to ensure the floors, walls, stairwells, walkways, halls, windows, bathrooms, offices, trash cans, etc. are clean and well maintained. Reports maintenance problems and repairs to Camp Manager. Supervises and monitors the washing and drying of linens and/or donated clothing; Reports needed repairs for washers and dryers. Stocks and maintains inventory of all linens, towels, janitorial supplies, etc. Maintains an adequate and organized inventory of housekeeping supplies; orders needed supplies and materials in accordance with policy; retrieves supplies from the warehouse and distributes supplies to appropriate departments. Participates enthusiastically as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights and other all-camp activities and camp functions. Sits with camper tables during meals and serve as a table monitor when needed. Keeps personal living quarters neat, clean and ready for inspection. May drive Salvation Army vehicle to pick-up housekeeping supplies or items. Be available to participate and assist with camp programs and activities as directed by the Camp Director.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the general principles and practices of housekeeping management .Knowledge of the general principles and practices of effective supervision. Knowledge of effective cleaning and sanitizing practices as well as proper safety precautions. Ability to maintain an adequate inventory of cleaning supplies. Ability to schedule and assign work to staff and/or volunteers in an effective manner. Ability to communicate effectively with campers and camp staff. Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.Ability to observe camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity. Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers. Ability to work with children outdoors in various conditions. Ability to observe children and youth and ensure their safety. Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.
Education and Experience
Three years’ experience performing housekeeping work with at least one year lead worker or supervisory experience preferred OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Licenses and Certifications
CPR and First Aid Certification
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Some physical requirements of the Camp Housekeeping/Laundress Supervisor position could be endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate housekeeping equipment and activities are required. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Have a willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering a program in the facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions.
Camp Staff Orientation will be held 06/12/2023 – 06/18/2023 and participation is required.
The 2023 summer Camp program will be held 06/19/2023 – 07/22/2023. If you
are unable to work the entire program session, please let us know on your
All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
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Application Submittal Period: January 9, 2023 - April 30, 2023.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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- Job Family ALM-EXEMPT
- Job Function Camp
- Pay Type Salary
- Employment Indicator Seasonal
- Job Start Date Monday, June 12, 2023
- ALM - Lexington, MS 626 Oregon Road 39095, 626 Oregon Road, Lexington, Mississippi, United States of America