A family assistant offers personalized support to the family and/or the individual they support. Responsibilities will often include making travel arrangements, organizing events/engagements, running errands, managing appointments or calendars, making reservations, placing orders, answering/returning calls, and many other similar administrative, clerical and support duties. Additionally, family assistants will provide one-on-one care and meet the physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs of the children.
All job information and job descriptions are offered as guidelines to help you understand the general responsibilities for each type of Care Provider offered on Nannyology.com. Please note that every family’s job is unique and each position may have different responsibilities. The specific duties and responsibilities of each position should be discussed during the interview process, confirmed upon the extension of a job offer and reaffirmed in a written work agreement.
Full-time family assistants work 40 to 60 hours per week. Scheduling requirements will depend on the family.
Part-time family assistants work 20-25 hours per week. Schedules vary depending on the family’s needs but often include working either mornings or afternoons, assisting the family a couple of full days per week, working weekends, or providing after-school care. Your family assistant is likely fitting her work schedule around other jobs. A pre-determined set schedule is recommended as flexibility with part-time family assistants is limited.
We will work with you to develop a competitive compensation package based upon your family’s needs. Rates vary greatly depending on the family assistants’ experience, expected duties, and schedule. Current rates for family assistants are between $25-$40 per hour. Additionally, while offering benefits to an employee is not required by law, doing so can make your position more attractive to candidates. Typical family assistant benefits include paid vacation, paid sick days, paid holidays and partial or full contribution to the family assistants’ health insurance premium.