Family Assistant

Family Assistant
Live Out, Part Time
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Job ID: 16456630
Recruiter: melissa

Busy Family Looking for a Friendly, Experienced Family Assistant/Household Manager for their home in Chicago, IL! 

About The Family: They are a warm and welcoming family with two energetic and delightful children—a 9-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy. The home is a bustling place where Mom works full-time and Dad is mostly home with the kids. They are looking for a friendly, organized, and proactive Family Assistant to join their team and help keep the household running smoothly. They also have a sweet medium-sized dog who is very friendly.

Job Description: As their Family Assistant, you will play a vital role in ensuring the household operates efficiently. Your responsibilities will include managing the children’s schedules, driving to/from activities as needed, handling household laundry, light housekeeping, meal planning and prep (cooking is a huge PLUS), running errands, and assisting with various organizational projects. A reliable and flexible individual who can be a "third set of hands" to support this wonderful family.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Children’s Schedules: Coordinate and manage the children’s activities, play dates, and after-school programs.
  • Laundry: Handle laundry for the children and the household’s towels and sheets.
  • Meal Planning & Prep: Plan and prepare meals; cooking skills are a great bonus!
  • Errands: Run errands such as grocery shopping, post office trips, and pharmacy. Use of a car will be provided.
  • Transportation Assistance: Help with school drop-offs/pick-ups and after-school activities, and stay with one child when needed.
  • Travel Coordination: Assist with planning and organizing family trips and occasionally travel with the family.
  • House Sitting: Oversee the house when the family is traveling if not accompanying them.
  • Organizational Projects: Organize the pantry, children’s closets, seasonal clothing, and the basement playroom.

Additional Information:

  • The children are in school from approximately 8:30 am to 3:30/4:00 pm during the school year, with activities following.
  • A deep cleaning crew handles all deep cleaning weekly, including changing sheets and making beds.
  • Flexibility to stay later when Mom travels for work is appreciated.
  • The family will be traveling intermittently during the summer, with the kids attending various camps.
  • Occasional help with party planning 


  • Prior experience in a similar role preferred.
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Ability to cook and prepare meals is a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Reliable, trustworthy, and great with children.
  • Comfortable with pets, particularly dogs.


  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Use of the family car for errands and driving children.
  • Opportunity to travel with the family.
  • Supportive and friendly working environment.

If you are a proactive, organized, and caring individual who loves working with children and managing household tasks, we would love to hear from you! Please apply with your resume and a brief cover letter detailing your experience and why you would be a great fit for this family.

Requested Duration: Indefinitely 

About the Family

Adults: 2
Children: 2
Dogs: 1 (Sweet, friendly Mutt)
Current Staff: Family has cleaning professionals that come every week.

Position Responsibilities

  • Occasional Childcare: 02 Children, Ages 9 years (G), and 7 years (B)
  • Housekeeping: Light Housekeeping Required, Shared Housekeeping Required
  • Cooking: Help Start/Prep for Dinner, Family Meal Cooking HUGE PLUS
  • Laundry: Family Laundry
  • Errands: 2/3 times a week Grocery Shopping, other errands, as needed.
  • Driving: Car Available for Position
  • Travel: The family would love someone open to traveling with them occasionally

Position Requirements

  • Work Hours: M-F, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3-5 Years of Experience in a similar role in a private home
  • References: Minimum of 2 References
  • Background: Pass stringent background checks and drug testing upon offer of hire
  • Personality Traits: Friendly, honest, kind, upbeat, organized, flexible, reliable, and a good communicator. 

Position Compensation

  • Salary: $35+/hour, on payroll, DOE, Negotiable for the right candidate
  • Living Accommodations: Live Out
  • Vacation: Yes
  • Additional Benefits: Paid Major Holidays

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