Family Personal Assistant

Household Staffing Scarsdale , NY 10583

Posted 2 months ago

Private family in Scarsdale, New York is in search of a Family Assistant to work in their home Monday through Friday from 11AM to 7PM, but hours could be flexible.
The ideal candidate will be able to maintain the home. A deep cleaner comes once a week but duties will include;
A family of four (including 2 daughters, ages 13 & 11).Both parents work, one running an investment management business (usually commuting into NYC, but working from home at the moment), and the other an interior design business (operated out of our house, with two full-time employees).Thehe are an active, fun, outgoing, and busy family.In addition to someone being nice and polite, we value intelligence, confidence, flexibility, competence, and a positive disposition.About the role: We have a long history of forming close relationships with our past household employees (a nanny (with us for 7 years) and 5 au pairs). We hope to do the same with the person in this role!Among other tasks, the person we are seeking will be asked to do the following:General Household:
  • Make beds daily
  • Tidy bedrooms & bathrooms daily
  • Laundry on Monday/Wednesday/Friday for entire family
  • Tidy all common spaces, with a focus on family room, kitchen, mudroom and garage. In warmer weather this will also include porches/patios, as well as the lawn and pool areas
  • Keep closets and drawers neat and organized
  • Ensure trash and recycling is put out and taken in per town collection schedule
  • Note that we also employ a weekly housecleaning service
  • Grocery shopping as needed (1-2x a week)
  • Family meal preparation (dinner) 2-3x a week
  • Ensure breakfast/lunch food is available for all, pick up lunch/takeout as needed
  • Ensure dishes are washed and put away dishwasher should be empty before dinner
  • Clean all kitchen surfaces as needed to keep clean
  • Keep refrigerator, pantry, and other food storage neat and clean. Discard outdated/stale/old food.
  • Keep kitchen drawers pots, pans, utensils, etc. neat and organized
  • Keep bar stocked
  • Ensure children have necessary clothing, uniforms, equipment, drinks and snacks for after school & evening activities
  • Drive either alone or in car pools to get children to/from those activities
  • Drive children other places as needed (for example, to meet friends, to the doctor or dentist, to buy school supplies, go shopping, etc.)
  • Be a resource for homework questions, helping as needed (this is not a tutoring role, so it is really just acting as someone they can go to if they have a question)
  • If children are home, prepare breakfast/lunch for them
  • Be a good role model
Personal Assistant:
  • Sort & file household bills
  • Assist with calendars & scheduling
  • Run errands (for example to CVS, post office, hardware store, to fix and wash cars, etc.)
  • Assist with present buying and wrapping
  • Assist with oversight of housecleaners, gardeners, pool maintenance, handymen, plumbers, electricians and other service providers
  • Assist with travel planning and preparation
  • Assist with party planning and preparation
  • Assist with planning and execution of a move into a new home (currently under construction) in 2021
  • Assist with staging and de-cluttering for sale of existing primary home in 2021
  • Assist with opening, closing, and general maintenance of Westbrook home (1.5 hour drive northeast of Scarsdale)
Please note: this is not intended to be an exhaustive list! Lots of things come up in life, and we need you to be flexible, open-minded, and ready to pitch in no matter what the request is!

Position Requirements

  • Work Hours: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM - could be flexible as long as its a 40 hour work week
  • References: Minimum of 2 References
  • Background: Pass stringent background checks and drug testing upon offer of hire

Position Compensation

  • Salary: $25-$28+ DOE
  • Living Accommodations: Live Out
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