$1,000.00 - $1,000.00 weekly
Private Household Wellington, FL, USA
Jun 21, 2021Full time
I am looking for an assistant/caregiver/house manager. If you are motivated, have a high degree of emotional intelligence, the ability to accomplish tasks with minimal to little supervision, are organized, and have a positive attitude, please read below for the full job description. Bilingual English/Spanish speaking preferred. Thank you. I am a 30 something business executive with a significant physical disability (no use of my arms or legs). I work from home in a three bedroom/bathroom gated community. I have staff working in my home all the time for various reasons. I am looking for an assistant to facilitate my needs and serve as a contact for the various vendors with whom I work. Your role is broken into four categories: 1 house chores/upkeep 2 vendor interfacing/coordinating 3 errands/restocking 4 personal care Of course, there may be things outside of this. At bottom, the job is being my assistant. So, whatever I need in my life you are expected to assist me. If I need you to do something outside of these four categories that must be understood up front. I am not looking for someone who is restricted by a job description. You are taking on a role as part of my life, and things in my life will change based on my needs. Keep that in mind always. ==================================== 1 House Chores/Upkeep This is laundry, ironing, vacuuming, steaming my floors, blowing leaves, garbage, dishwasher, taking the dogs to bathroom, feeding the dogs, preparing my food (not feeding, not cooking, but getting it ready to be cooked). NOTE I have a housekeeper who is responsible for a weekly deep clean. NOTE I have a gardener who is responsible for the general upkeep of my extensive landscape. HOWEVER, YOU will also have to water plants/garden, and YOU will still have to clean things on a limited basis or otherwise upon my request. To be clear, while I have a housekeeper and a gardener, your role also includes housekeeping and gardening – on a limited scale. ==================================== 2 Vendor Interfacing/Coordinating Again, I have a housekeeper and gardener. I also have other vendors who are here throughout the week. An IT person, a pool man, a handyman, a wheelchair repair man, a repair company, etc. I also have appointments with various business ventures/investors that need to be made, Doctor appointments that need to be made, appointments for my hair/nails etc., appointments related to my dogs, and scheduling various events/items as needed in my life. Your role includes interfacing with all these people and coordinating all these things. You must be able to assume the responsibility to get things accomplished without me getting involved. So, if I have an issue with the housekeeper for example, I tell you and you tell them and figure it out. You are my relay. But you are also my eyes and ears for these people. YOU, not me, need to make sure that the gardener did what they are supposed to do, for example. You need to make sure things are getting done to my high expectations. I am looking for someone whom I can give an issue and who can find a solution. You must have effective communication skills and the ability to follow through/schedule. Additionally, having interpersonal skills is critical; as the way you speak to people that work for me is a representation of me. You are representing my interests with all vendors/contractors and other personnel who work for me/in my home. Your role also includes paying my bills for me, as necessary. ==================================== 3 Errands/Restocking I go through a lot of supplies/items. Every week you need to make an Amazon order list. You need to keep track of all my supplies and make sure I am never out of anything (this includes personal supplies as well as supplies for the home in general). I also have a lot of medical supplies that need to be reordered monthly through a specialty pharmacy. You oversee that and interfacing with the supply companies. You are also in charge of restocking things that are low at the end of each week. Additionally, you are required to go to the grocery store for me and get food for the week. Sometimes I go with you or go on the weekend – it just depends on my schedule. I also have my dogs groomed every three weeks and you oversee making the appointment and taking them. You are also in charge of whatever other errands I need. That includes package delivery/drop-off, dry cleaning drop-off/pickup, gas, car wash, etc. You will have to drive me in my car as necessary to take me places upon my request or as needed based on my schedule. NOTE Special training for how to properly drive me in my vehicle is critical training for this position; you will always need to drive slowly when I am in the vehicle because of my physical disability. ==================================== 4 Personal Care When you arrive, I will already be in my wheelchair and ready to go for the day. In terms of personal care, I am unable to do anything physically for myself. Your role during the day includes setting up drinks/snacks, minimal feeding as necessary, washing my face, and sometimes adjusting me in my wheelchair if I am uncomfortable/minor wheelchair adjustments. You also need to be comfortable with giving me the urinal. You will receive special training for how to assist me with this, and all other personal care needs. You are also responsible for getting my food ready to eat. I usually do not need you to cook the food, but instead your role includes getting it ready (marinating/chopping, etc.) so that when your reliever arrives it can be made fresh. ==================================== Other things that are important -You must be a non-smoker (including E cigarettes)/drug-free; I do not tolerate any illegal drug use, or alcohol consumption -You must sign a confidentiality agreement, which will be in effect even after your employment -You must give me your full name and Social Security number and a copy of your driver’s license for a background check and for my records -You must always be on time – there are pay deductions if you are not on time -You must ALWAYS have your phone by you when you are working, and you must be reachable within reason outside of working hours because I rely on you for a lot, and you will end up having knowledge of a lot of things that are important -You must have a high attention to detail and even an “OCD” attitude when it comes to cleanliness; I am hyper clean – I like everything to be always spotless in my home; so even if the housekeeper is not there for the day, you must assume the role and make sure nothing is ever out of place, this is particularly important to me -Comfortable/casual attire is expected -Your job is to be HELPFUL with my personal life and coordinating other people in my life; that is paramount to this role -I am looking for an assistant, not a messenger who can tell me problems; I need an assistant who can find solutions/take care of things so I can focus on working my own job -I do not have set days off for vacations; so, you must be a committed person as I am heavily relying on you; if you are looking for days off for flexibility with your schedule, I cannot offer you this; you must be here every day for your shift ==================================== HOURS Monday to Friday 10 AM to 6 PM Biweekly pay: $2000 You are classified as a 1099 employee. I do not pay by cash. You must use Zelle. That is the only option for payment. Minimal of one year commitment required – employment contract offer; bonus eligible upon contract renewal. ==================================== If you are interested in the position, please provide me the following info: -Any previous experience/relevant work/about yourself -Why you think you would be a good fit for this role -Other time commitments -A recent picture of yourself -Three references/contacts -How far you live from the VillageWalk of Wellington -Any other information that you think would be helpful in my decision-making If you simply send me a resume with no other information your application will not be considered. Thank you for your interest. I look forward to hearing from you.