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FT 4 Days/Week Family Assistant needed in Oak Park, to begin in December

FT Family Assistant/Housekeeper Needed in Oak Park, to begin early January

  • Dual profession household with school age children is seeking a new family assistant to join their team.
  • Hours are Monday through Thursday 7:30 am - 6 pm , 42 hrs/week guaranteed. Potential for  additional hours on Friday mornings, Family occasionally needs family assistant to stay late and do some overnights while parents travel.
  • $765-$850/week; paid holidays, vacation, sick/personal days. Compensation package is flexible for the right applicant.
  • Family Assistant should drive and have a safe driving record. He/She should be able to provide a clean, safe, serviceable vehicle with proof of insurance. Parking is available for the family assistant's car.
  • Family has a dog and a cat. He/she should like animals and not have allergies (or live with someone with allergies). Walking the dog and animal care are part of the job.
  • Both parents work some days on premises, but in a separate building. He/she should be comfortable with this arrangement. 
  • Family Assistant must be comfortable with responsibilities that are related to housekeeping, childcare, household management, cooking and family assistant roles.
  • The ideal candidate is very reliable, flexible and proactive. Responsible and honest. Healthy; fit and active; able to keep up with the demands of a very busy household. 
  • Family assistant would also need to have a thorough knowledge of all housekeeping, e.g. knowing which laundry items would require dry cleaning or special care; knowing how to care for fine things. 
  • Must be able to take initiative, e.g. changing light bulbs; keeping track of both kids' and vendor schedules; keeping a running list of groceries and supplies needed; grocery shopping; meal preparation; cooking easy healthy meals for the family. 
  • Family is hoping to find someone who will be with the them for a long time. Cool, even in stressful situations; mature, good English.
  • Each day will be different. Some days most responsibilities will be household related: cleaning; organizing; preparing dinner; grocery shopping, etc. Other days more responsibilities will be related to transporting the children to and from activities, managing after-school responsibilities, or supervising outdoor play, etc. Applicant must be flexible. 

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