Domestic Helper Job Descriptions

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Domestic Helper Job Description

A domestic helper is a service worker who helps out around the home. They provide families with a number of services, including: cooking, cleaning, childcare, and assistance with elderly house members. A domestic helper may also help outside of the home for a family. This can include running errands like grocery shopping or picking up needed supplies, among other things.

Domestic helpers typically live separately from the family that they work for. But some families provide lodging for domestic helpers in partial exchange for the services that they provide. But domestic workers who aren’t interested in this arrangement need not pursue jobs that ask for it.

Domestic helpers need to be reliable and physically fit enough to perform common housekeeping tasks for most of the day. They don’t generally need any special education but do benefit from having previous experience in a similar role.

Domestic Helper Job Description Template

Our family is looking to hire a domestic helper to assist us with tasks around the house. In this role, you will be asked to do many different things depending on what’s needed on a particular day. For example, some of your tasks will involve cleaning. You’ll sweep up, clean countertops, and help us with our laundry, among other things. You’ll also spend some time helping us with childcare tasks, such as preparing food for our children and cleaning up after them. We also may ask you to go outside of the home to help us complete needed tasks. You might be asked to do things like pick up groceries or go to the store and grab needed supplies on some days.

To do well in this role, you’ll need to be good with children, capable of working well with minimal supervision, and able to complete a wide variety of domestic tasks. If you’d be a good fit for this role, send us your resume. We’d love to hear from you.

Domestic Helper Responsibilities:

  • Perform domestic cleaning tasks like sweeping, vacuuming, and scrubbing countertops
  • Help us do the laundry
  • Care for our children
  • Help to prepare meals and snacks for family members
  • Venture outside of the house to run errands for us
  • Assist us with other home-based tasks as needed

Domestic Helper Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a similar role is preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience with working with children
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Willingness to work a variety of hours and days, including weekends
  • Physical ability to remain standing for most of the day

Domestic Helper FAQ

What tasks does a domestic helper complete?

A domestic helper completes tasks around the home for the family that hires them. They spend most of their time cleaning, but may also be asked to prepare meals or even to help the family’s children with their homework. Domestic helpers also sometimes go to the grocery store or pick up supplies on behalf of their employer.

What should I include in my domestic helper help-wanted ads?

When creating your domestic helper help-wanted ads, make sure that you highlight the parts of your job that you think will appeal most to candidates. Start with a few paragraphs that talk about these components of the position. Then, create two lists that provide a more comprehensive look at the responsibilities and requirements of the position below it.

Can I use your domestic helper job description template?

Absolutely! You can use our job description templates however you see fit. Just make sure that you add to what we’ve written so that your position stands out from the others that your candidates may also be considering.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Domestic Helper

What is the best way to find and hire a Domestic Helper near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Domestic Helper applicants. Employers posting their Domestic Helper job on Indeed get about 11 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Domestic Helper applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Domestic Helper are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 7 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Domestic Helper positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Domestic Helper role?
SMS has 84% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Domestic Helper job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Domestic Helpers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 156% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Domestic Helper applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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