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Housekeeping Specialist

We offer competitive pay, medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability, dependent care reimbursement, pet sitting reimbursement when traveling for work, flexible spending account

Posted September 16, 2022

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile
Kanab, UT
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Not only do we take pride on cultivating a welcoming and supportive community and culture for our employees, but we also offer competitive benefits that make it easy to see why we were granted such an awesome award!

Compensation

start at $15.00 per hour.

About This Job

Position Summary: Housekeeping specialists will be expected to perform routine manual tasks to maintain cleanliness, sanitary conditions, and appearance inside and outside of guest rooms and common areas while also interacting regularly with the guest, their accompanying pets, and other Roadhouse and Best Friends team members.   

Culture Statement and Responsibility:  

Treat people around you as our most valuable resource by leading with Kindness and Compassion in all your actions, build trust by demonstrating authenticity and following through on your commitments, encourage self-care and work-life balance through your own example, and work to build strong relationships with your team by creating communication loops to share and receive honest feedback. You are responsible and accountable for the culture of your team.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate kindness and the Golden Rule in our everyday actions by practicing inclusion and respect for every person for the value they bring to the table. Be a role model for the spirit of authenticity, kindness and positive influence with each other, our visitors, and volunteers as well as to the animals every day. This includes listening, being present, being supportive of others and demonstrating compassion and curiosity in conflict.
  • Participate in all housekeeping-related tasks such as sweeping, mopping, and washing windows and walls, dusting, vacuuming, stripping and making beds  , assisting in our on-premises laundry, trash removal, and scrubbing of floors and bathrooms. 
  • Maintain public areas and ensure guest rooms are well-stocked with toiletries and supplies.
  • Perform routine basic maintenance in guest rooms such as changing bulbs, tightening toilet seats, cleaning up after pets, TV/cable troubleshooting, plunging toilets, cleaning microwaves and coffee makers.
  • Respond to special requests from guests, such as fresh towels, sheets, light cleaning, early check-ins, or late check-outs, etc. 
  • Supports sanctuary housekeeping team as assigned.  

Skills and Experience:  

  • Demonstrates personal accountability to ensure that all responsibilities are completed effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to apply effective independent judgment and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to professionally advocate Best Friends’ positions on issues.
  • Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills and customer service oriented in all contacts with guests and staff.
  • Work with a positive outlook, upbeat, energetic, and takes initiative. 
  • Collaborative nature and willingness to work with various colleagues.   

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to routinely lift 40 to 50 pounds.
  • Must be ok with exposure to various animal allergens
  • Must be able to perform strenuous physical activity on a frequent basis, including, but not limited to: walking up/down stairs, lifting and carrying, reaching, stooping, squatting, cleaning and bending.
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About this Employer

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile

30 North 300 West
Kanab, UT 84741

Telephone (435) 644-2001
Reservations (435) 644-3400

40 Room Hotel

bestfriendsroadhouse.org

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About Best Friends Animal Society

The Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile is an extension of the longstanding hospitality experienced at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with thousands of animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has operations in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Salt Lake City and Northwest Arkansas and runs the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary.

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from an estimated 17 million per year to about 347,000. Best Friends runs lifesaving programs all across the country, as well as the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary. Working collaboratively with a network of more than 3,300 animal welfare and shelter partners, and community members nationwide, Best Friends is working to Save Them All®. 

While you are in Kanab, we welcome you to learn more about our lifesaving work, schedule a tour of the Sanctuary, and consider becoming a member of Best Friends Animal Society

Who We Are 

For over 30 years, Best Friends Animal Society has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and building effective programs that reduce the number of animals entering shelters.

The Best Friends Roadhouse Story

Your southern Utah vacation experience just got better: Welcome to the Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile, the latest (and greatest) lodging option among Kanab’s fast-growing hotel and motel offerings.

Located in the heart of Kanab, Utah, just five miles south of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile welcomes pets and their people. For visitors to the Sanctuary and nearby national parks, it provides a pet-friendly place to stay.

The Roadhouse features 40 rooms as well as a variety of dog- and cat-friendly amenities and services, such as built-in cubbies for snuggling, dog washing stations, pet walking and a fenced dog park area with a splash zone. It’s an animal lover’s dream come true! We can’t wait to welcome you to the Roadhouse, where you can experience the warmth of Best Friends hospitality.

Just for Pets

At the Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile, pets are just as much guests as their people are. For their comfort and happiness, we are pleased to provide:

  • Personal pet welcome
  • Complimentary self-serve pet washing facilities
  • Complimentary cleaning products, located in the service building
  • Pet walking service provided in half-hour increments by Best Friends volunteers and staff (a fee applies)
  • Pet visits by our staff during the day (a fee applies)
  • Fenced pet-park area with splash water feature (for pets of lodging guests)
  • Pet treats, beds and retail items in the mercantile building
  • Built-in cubbies and snuggling areas in select guest rooms

Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.