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Bearer, Domestic

Aliases: Domestic Servant, Domestic Help

Industry/Sector(s): Tourism and Hospitality


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Bearer, Domestic is expected to perform include:

  • Laying tables and serving meals and beverages in private house
  • Preparing tables for meals by spreading clean linen or plastic cover
  • Placing glasses, condiment-holders, flower vases, plates and cutlery over it
  • Placing dishes on table in front of persons
  • Serving food and supplies additional food and water when required
  • Removing soiled dishes from table
  • Performing other domestic work
  • Maintaining ward-robes and dressing persons
  • Cleaning clothes, polishing shoes and making beds
WORK ENVIRONMENT 3, 1, 2
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need to handle a team
  • Local travelling is a part of this job role
  • 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 is available
  • Overtime may be required
  • Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for people with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), Blind (B), Low Vision (LV) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 6

Preferably, diploma in any specialization

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Proficient in cleaning and household maintenance
  • Efficient in washing clothes and linen
  • Proficient in ironing clothes, folding and putting them away in closets
  • Competent in maintaining kitchen in terms of decorum and cleanliness
  • Equipped to ensure that dishes are washed, dried and put away
  • Competent in mopping and sweeping household floors
  • Ability to prepare food and clean utensils
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Flexibility and attentiveness
  • Hard-worker
  • Good team leader
  • Courteous 
  • Maintain personal hygiene
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • Amrapali Institute of Hotel Management, Haldwani
    http://www.amrapali.ac.in/

  • Institute of Hotel Management
    http://www.ihmsrinagar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=245&Itemid=67

  • ITC Hospitality Management Institute
    http://www.itchotels.in/itchmi/

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 

http://www.nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/files/House%20Keeping%20Supervisor%20Curriculum%20Q%200201.pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 5

Bearer, Domestic → Head Servant

The progression is indicative

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 3, 4

For candidates with experience – Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Generally, 2 years of experience required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3, 4, 1
  • Households across the country
  • Self-employed
KEYWORDS 
  • Domestic Servant
  • Domestic Worker
  • Domestic Cleaner
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 5131.0300 Bearer, Domestic
ISCO 2008 5131 Waiters
NIC 2008 97000 Activities of households as employers of domestic personnel
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available

 

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