Job Description

At Mercy Circle, a housekeeper is responsible for cleaning and sanitizing common areas as well as residents’ apartments. This important role not only ensures a safe and healthy environment for residents and staff members, it also sets the stage for guests to enjoy the community’s hospitality synonymous with Mercy Circle.

Housekeepers are expected to communicate any concerns, issues and needs including those regarding safety to the department supervisor. They also may be asked to tackle special projects and other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

Residents Apartments and Rooms

  • Collaborating with residents to thoroughly clean their homes according to their preferences including but not limited to
  • Dusting furniture, windowsills and vents
  • Vacuuming
  • Sanitizing bathrooms including bathtubs, showers, sinks and toilets using prescribed cleaning agents
  • Sanitizing kitchens including counters and appliances using prescribed cleaning agents
  • Emptying trash baskets and relining them
  • Wiping down walls
  • Shampooing carpeting as necessary

Common Areas

  • Vacuuming, dusting and scrubbing as necessary all common areas including reception desk, living rooms and other gathering places, dining rooms, nurses’ stations, therapy rooms, hallways and stairwells when they are not in use
  • Disposing properly all trash including biohazardous waste and other materials that require special handling as defined by Mercy Circle
  • Cleaning offices throughout the building as scheduled or requested by staff members who occupy them
  • Completing monthly deep-cleaning for all common areas including scrubbing and buffing or waxing floors and shampooing carpeting


  • Previous experience preferred, but not required
  • Demonstration of importance of customer service


To be reviewed based on work schedule

All new employees of Mercy Circle must be fully vaccinated before they start their first day of employment.

Mercy Circle is an equal opportunity employer for all candidates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability or genetics. Mercy Circle is a drug-free workplace. All job candidates undergo background checks before they can start working.

Please contact if you have any questions or would like assistance completing our application process.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awards the top ranking—5 stars for its overall rating and 5 stars for quality staffing—to Mercy Circle. This not-for-profit provides the full continuum of care from an independent living lifestyle to skilled nursing care and has a no-entrance-fee policy.

Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Mercy Circle is the only faith-based retirement community on Chicago’s southwest side. Located at 3659 West 99th Street in Chicago, the campus features spacious residences at all levels of care, along with thoughtful amenities, life enrichment programs and social and friendship opportunities.