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Housekeeping Attendant

Aliases: Housekeeper, Housekeeping Cleaner

Industry/Sector(s): Tourism and Hospitality


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Housekeeping Attendant is expected to perform include:

  • Identifying housekeeping requirements
  • Adapting correct procedures for housekeeping work
  • Cleaning the property and common areas by sweeping, mopping, wiping, etc.
  • Completing assigned housekeeping tasks
  • Monitoring and maintaining cleanliness and tidiness at the workplace
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It requires physical activity
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Individual usually works for 5/6 days a week and 10/12 hours everyday. The organization or institution remains open and functional for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, Primary Education
  • Certified training for Housekeeping Attendant (programme aligned to THC/Q0203 released by Tourism and Hospitality Indian Skill Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of housekeeping standards required at the workplace
  • Well-versed with site layouts and obstacles
  • Proficient in inspecting a work area to decide what cleaning it needs and the best way of carrying it out
  • Knowledge of the various levels of personal hygiene and the importance of maintaining them during work
  • Well-versed with storage, service and upkeep procedure for housekeeping equipment and consumables
  • Proficient in cleaning the work area in the correct sequence
  • Adept at identifying the signs of pest infestation and the right action to take to deal with it
  • Knowledge of the types of containers in which to put dust and debris
  • Well-versed with types of problems one might come across while cleaning toilets and the ways to deal with it
  • Proficient in effective cleaning that helps with infection control
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Physically fit
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Service-oriented
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

For further guidance, contact your nearest Common Service Centre or Contact NCS Call Centre (Toll Free Number: 1800-425-1514)

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/main.do

 

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1, 4, 5

Housekeeping Attendant → Room Attendant → Housekeeping Supervisor → Housekeeping Manager → Executive Housekeeper → Hotel Manager

The progression is indicative

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 3

For candidates with experience – Rs 8,000 to Rs 16,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Generally, 1 year experience as Housekeeping Trainee is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3
  • Hotels and motels across India
  • Restaurants across India
  • Cruise liners
  • Travel agencies across India
KEYWORDS 
  • Housekeeping Aide
  • Housekeeping Assistant
  • Housekeeping Staff
  • Housekeeper
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 5151.0201 Housekeeping Attendant
ISCO 2008 5151 Cleaning and Housekeeping Supervisors in Offices, Hotels and Other Establishements
NIC 2008 81210 General cleaning of buildings
QP Reference THC/Q 0203 Housekeeping Attendant (Manual Cleaning)
NSQF 2 Not available

 

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