Housekeeping Training

Housekeeping Training Are you changing your career path and need a new job to be excited about? What about a housekeeping job? Self-Help for the Elderly provides housekeeping training to teach students basic and advanced skills in all areas of housekeeping and cleaning. Through this job training program, students are taught best practices and ways to be environmentally friendly. Housekeeping students go through a nine week training course to become a housekeeper, starting in either February, August, or November of each year. Students will learn all of the necessary and required skills that it takes to professionally clean a residential home.

Training includes:

Practical training in cleaning residential facilities
Practice proper and safe use of chemicals in the home
Improving ability to clean effectively and efficiently
How get get a job as a housekeeper
Paying attention to detail

Once students graduate from the housekeeping training program, they become certified housekeepers accredited by City College of San Francisco. They will then either work for Self-Help for the Elderly, or be placed in another housekeeping job. Self-Help for the Elderly provides weekly, bi-weekly, or one time cleaning services to residents in the San Francisco area.

Housekeeping services include:

  • Ceiling fans
  • Wall lights, lamps, and lampshades
  • Mirrors and pictures
  • Air vents
  • Blinds and drapes
  • Door and window frames
  • Furniture
  • Cabinets, shelves
  • Floors (wood and carpet)
  • Stairs and banisters
  • Sinks and counters
  • Showers, tubs, toilets, and fixtures
  • Wastebaskets
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Large and small appliances
  • Stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher
  • Washer and dryer

Are you ready to become a certified housekeeper? Call Self-Help for the Elderly to get started and register for classes!


Department of Disability and Aging Services