Position title
Housekeeper (PT) - Weekday & Weekend Shifts!

The Housekeeper cleans and services Gracedale building areas, performing a variety of routine housekeeping duties.  Specifically, this position is responsible for heavy cleaning duties and lifting heavy objects.  This position is required to work every weekend.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must successfully submit a completed application prior to the posting deadline. Applicants who submit incomplete applications will be disqualified from consideration.  Candidates will be contacted directly by a Hiring Manager at Gracedale Nursing Home in order to schedule an interview.

Equal Employment Opportunities – It is the policy of Northampton County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or any other status protected by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any other state, federal, or local law.

For questions regarding this posting, please contact Sherry Christman, Human Resources Analyst, at schristman@northamptoncounty.org or 610-829-6382.


Job Description

The Housekeeper is responsible for cleaning and servicing Gracedale building areas, performing a variety of routine housekeeping duties. Specifically, this position is responsible for heavy cleaning duties, and lifting heavy objects.

This position reports directly to the Housekeeping Manager.

This position is not responsible for the supervision of other employees.


Receives instructions as to designated area and specific work assignments. Assembles necessary cleaning supplies and equipment for transporting to the designated area.

Sweeps, mops, and wet washes floors.

Washes walls and trims, ceilings, and inside windows using water, cleaning solutions, sponges, and cloths.

Gathers and disposes of trash. Washes wastebaskets and large refuse containers.

Cleans and changes mattresses, and makes beds.

Puts away resident clothing after laundering.

Washes doors and doorframes.

Washes elevator doors, walls, and trim.

Cleans air outlets and return grilles.

Vacuums rugs, and spot cleans when/where necessary.

Dusts desks, tables, chairs, shelves, cabinets, sills, ledges, etc.

Cleans toilets, urinals, and mirrors. Washes sinks and other plumbing fixtures.

Dusts and waxes handrails, and other woodwork.

Cleans and disinfects beds, wheelchairs, commodes, etc.
Cleans louver drapes.

Sweeps, mops, and waxes floors as necessary. Polishes floors using buffer machine.

Moves furniture, as needed, to clean rooms and areas.

Cleans lighting fixtures, tops of windows, doorframes, and other high places using a ladder, when necessary.

In case of inclement weather, the housekeeper is responsible for the shoveling of snow, clearing sidewalks to make entering the building more accessible for the next shift.

Replenish supplies as needed.

*An employee assigned to this title shall perform a majority, but may not perform all, of the duties listed in this job description. Conversely, minor level duties performed on the job may not be listed. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.



EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE - Completion of a high school, or general equivalency diploma; AND

Any training or experience which has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities cited below.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS - Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and present valid proof of vaccinated status, in order to be eligible for hire at Gracedale Nursing Home. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series (such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines), or two (2) weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine).

Upon hire employee must have a drug screening and COVID-19 testing. Employees may also be periodically tested for COVID-19 as required or recommended. In addition, Gracedale Nursing Home will follow The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements with regard to booster(s) needed for workers in health care settings.

Ability to perform the above duties.

Physically capable of lifting and carrying heavy objects.

Ability to learn assigned tasks.

Ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in English to perform the duties of this position.

Housekeeping equipment and supplies that are required to perform daily work assignments.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to one hundred (100) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderately noisy.

Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check as well as job related tests may be required.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

PAY GRADE:            GU-02

Job Benefits
Full-time employees of the County of Northampton are afforded a package of benefits which includes the following:
Medical Insurance
Vision and Prescription
Life Insurance
I. Medical Insurance
Coverage begins for the employee the first of the month following full-time employment for employees and their eligible dependents.  Cost to the employee to participate in the plans varies by the coverage selection and number of dependents; and may be subject to collective bargaining, if a union member. The employee may also elect to opt out of the County's medical insurance if proof of coverage through the spouse's employer is provided. Under this arrangement, the employee is provided with an annual $1,500.00 opt out payment.
II. Vision and Prescription
Coverage begins for the employee the first of the month following full-time employment for employees and their eligible dependents. Copayments may vary, subject to collective bargaining, if a union member. Coverage under the vision plan varies and depends upon the employee's choice of doctor and frame selection.
III. Dental Coverage
Coverage begins for the employee the first of the month following full-time employment for employees and their eligible dependents. Copayments may vary, subject to collective bargaining, if a union member.
IV. Life Insurance
A life insurance policy is afforded to full-time employees beginning on the first day of employment, unless specified differently in a collective bargaining agreement. It remains in effect as long as the employee is actively employed and terminates upon resignation or retirement. $20,000 is afforded to all eligible employees.
V. Retirement
All full-time employees and part-time employees working more than 1000 hours per year qualify for County of Northampton retirement benefits, in which employees must contribute 5% of their earnings, and employees may choose to add additional voluntary contributions, not to exceed an additional 10%.   Additionally, employees may participate in an optional deferred compensation plan [457(b)] which may provide present tax advantages and future retirement savings. Such arrangements are made directly with the providers and the County will administer payroll deductions only.
Employment Type
Job Location
2 Gracedale Avenue, Nazareth, PA, 18064-9213, USA
Base Salary
$14.03-$17.77 Per hour
Date posted
March 8, 2022
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