Full-Time Housekeeper in Oak Park

Full-Time Housekeeper in Oak Park
Family: 176857
Location: Oak Park, IL 60302
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Monday-Friday 8/9am-2/3pm, 30 hours guaranteed
Pay Rate (pre-tax): $30-35/hr


  • 15 days of Paid Time Off annually
  • 8 Paid Holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
  • Possible travel stipend (depending on commute length)
Job Description

A couple in Oak Park is interested in hiring a housekeeper who will work with the principal and estate manager on all aspects of household care and management. The principal has multiple sclerosis and will need assistance with some tasks (no medical care).

Duties will include:

  • Every morning: clean kitchen, prepare breakfast for principal, food and water for dogs, fill bird bath and feeder as needed
  • As needed, prepare or fully cook simple lunch and dinner foods, under direction of principal. Note sensitivities to gluten, egg, and dairy
  • Organize principal’s supplements, keep inventory, and consult principal about restocking.
  • Laundry, minimal ironing
  • Clean as necessary to supplement work of hired weekly cleaners. May include sweeping, vacuuming, making beds, cleaning bathrooms, emptying trash cans
  • Keep inventory of household supplies and groceries, and consult principal about restocking.
  • General organizing and sorting
  • Bring in mail and packages, sort as directed
  • Run errands, including grocery shopping
  • Occasionally drive the principal to appointments
  • May be asked to take dogs to vet or groomer occasionally
  • Prepare house for guests
  • Assist with holiday preparations and/or special events hosted at the house

The ideal housekeeper will be:

  • A clear communicator, with a sense of humor
  • Detail-oriented and conscientious
  • Proactive, taking initiative to solve problems and keep the household running smoothly
  • A team player, working in cooperation the principal, estate manager, and others involved in the household
  • Willing to accept specific direction about how to perform tasks
  • Friendly toward the family’s two affectionate, hypoallergenic Havanese dogs, both under 20 pounds
  • Respectful of people with disabilities
  • Comfortable not wearing scented products (including laundry detergent and fabric softener), as principal is highly sensitive to synthetic fragrances
  • Comfortable with classical music in the background

Other details about the household:

  • The atmosphere of the household is efficient and friendly, with mutual respect and a sense of humor
  • The principal runs the household and is present most of the time. Her husband works full-time at an office and often travels for work. The couple has two adult children who live nearby
  • The estate manager works at the house Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
MBF Agency 2022-09-28 Oak Park IL 60302 $ 30 - 30 / hour FULL_TIME