Senior Housekeeping – Responsibilities


Duties and responsibilities according to the job description from the department:

  • supervision of staff
  • Stocktaking
  • Responsibility for the welfare of boarders
  • Neatness and cleanliness in the hostel
  • Ensure the learners are on time for school
  • That learners are in proper, clean and ironed uniforms.

Responsibilities that need to be done but not mentioned by department:

  • Has a responsibility to take care of disabled learners after school and at night
  • Assist young disabled learners with feeding, bath, toilet training, grooming and dressing
  • Maintain safety in the hostel in terms of drugs, sexual abuse, physical abuse and general safety and cleanliness
  • Apply basic communication skills in interacting with the children
  • Supply and sort out clean linen and clothes for learners
  • Observe children all the time and take care of them when they are sick
  • Observe children at all times during meal times. Check for choking, fair quantities served per boarder
  • Staff to ensure they eat before their duty or when another staff member supervises the children. g. prep.
  • Marking of all children’s clothing
  • Promote and uphold the rights of children
  • Maintain neatness and cleanliness in the hostel
  • Promote welfare of learners
  • Make sure that learners are on time for school and are in proper clean and ironed Uniform
  • See to it that during meal time food is dished for learners
  • Escort learners to hospital/clinic and town
  • Keep registers and files for all learners under your care
  • Assist learners with mobility and orientation
  • Reception of parents and visitors to the hostel
  • Transport the children to school when necessary
  • Correspondence with the parents
  • Staff meetings
  • Committee Meetings
  • Meetings with parents
  • Sign off the register
  • Leave forms
  • Discipline of the staff
  • Discipline of the children
  • Supervision of prep teachers