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Job Title: Family Assistant / Companion
 
Posted By: Giuliana Bianchini
Reference ID: PA-123
Live In/Out: Live-In or Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Newton, MA US
Salary Offered: $80,000 - $100,000 per year
Potential For Bonus:
Benefits: Full benefits package, effective after 90 days
Experience Req: 3-5
 
Description:

Private family seeks an energetic, proactive, and responsible Family Assistant / Companion to provide care and assist with daily activities for their young adult daughter with disabilities. This position will take place out of the family’s primary residence in Newton, Massachusetts. This position consists of a five-day flex workweek, Monday to Friday, with overriding flexibility to work additional hours and weekends when requested. This position will require to live-in as needed upon request. Occasional travel will be required with the family over the summer. Private accommodations will be provided when living-in. The candidate will be responsible for assisting the daughter with daily routines including driving, cooking meals and recreational excursions while also being attentive to any other needs.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Overseeing and coordinating busy calendars; assisting in scheduling appointments and/or social activities
• Assisting in daily care and supervision of young adult daughter
• Providing transportation both to and from classes, appointments, and activities, etc.
• Must strive to create a fun and supportive environment for the home, as well as nurturing and trusting relationships with child
• Assisting daughter in preparing healthy meals
• Maintaining household inventory; ensuring household is stocked with necessary supplies
• Assorted Family Assistant / Companion duties as needed (retrieving dry cleaning, grocery shopping, errands, light pet care etc.)
 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language; outstanding communication skills both written and verbal
• 4-year degree from an accredited College or University
• Minimum 3 – 5 years of experience working in a private home in a similar role
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Experience working with young adults with disabilities HIGHLY PREFERRED
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; above and beyond attitude
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; willing and able to take directions
• Light cooking skills PREFERRED; able and willing to prepare meals with daughter
• Polished, poised and professional in both mindset and manner; use of utmost discretion and confidentiality at all times
• Physically agile; able to navigate an expansive residence
• Flexibility in scheduling with willingness to work long hours, overtime as needed
• Comfortable and willing to work in a home with small and medium-sized dogs
• Computer savvy with proficiency in both Mac and PC systems, including Office, Internet and email; proficient in ordering online groceries, household products, etc.
• Valid Drivers License; confident driver with a clean record; owns vehicle
• Legally able to work in the United States
 
 
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