• Job Title:          Aging Services Homemaker Services Specialist
  • Position:          Part-Time – .5 FTE
  • Benefits:          Not Eligible
  • Location:         Chisago and Isanti
  • Reporting:       Lise Arseneau Lee
  • Salary Band:   $14.00/hr
  • Revised:          3/7/17


Family Pathways, a 501(c)3 non-profit agency, celebrated 35 years of service in 2013. Family Pathways’ service area includes the City of Forest Lake, the counties of Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine in Minnesota, and Polk County, Wisconsin.  Programs include Hunger Relief Services, Aging Services, Youth Services and Refuge Network (Domestic Abuse program).  The Thrift Stores are a strong component of this organization, generating over 65% of the funds necessary to operate the programs. Mission Statement: To work with communities to develop supportive, caring relationships to help people meet their basic needs.


Position Summary:

Help seniors stay safe in their homes as long as possible by performing light housekeeping and homemaking services for seniors in need of such assistance and who are receiving other services through Family Pathways Aging Services.



  • -Light housekeeping, dusting, sweeping/light vacuuming (not heavy duty vacuuming that requires moving large furniture or major cleaning such as window washing, etc.)
  • -Periodic assistance with home management and/or activities of daily living such as menu planning, meal preparation and cleanup; simple household repairs; assistance with laundry (non-heavy items); opening/sorting mail; balancing a checkbook; making a grocery list/occasional help with getting groceries and putting them away, etc.
  • -Monitoring the person’s well-being in the home, including home safety, alerting others as needed
  • -Maintaining documentation and data as needed
  • Personal Attributes:
  • -Embody the key traits of Family Pathways’ employees: honest, dependable, excellent attitude, friendly, team player, self-sufficient, respectful, flexible, and tactful. Responsible steward of community resources
  • -Administrative: excellent time management, self-management skills required. Demonstrate timely, concise, accurate documentation and reporting, as needed. Participate in team and/or agency meetings

Homemaker Services Specialist Qualifications:

  • -Minimum of high school diploma or GED
  • -Proven successful experience in homemaking, housecleaning, light meal preparation, etc.
  • -Experience with and passion for working with senior adults and/or other vulnerable populations
  • -Experience working in the home of others; ability to respect that others may have different ways of living, different standards for keeping house, etc.
  • -Ability to adhere to schedules and respond with flexibility to changes
  • -Oral and written fluency in American English; ability to complete necessary documentation of activities, timesheets, etc.; ability to do simple math for tasks such as helping clients balance a checkbook
  • -A strong sense of respect for aging populations
  • -A visibly apparent personal commitment to maintaining hygiene, cleanliness, etc.
  • -Clear professional boundaries and ability to adhere to agency ethics and standards for performance
  • -Demonstrated job stability, dependability, and ability to accept and follow directions/supervision
  • -Ability to pass a background check
  • -Reliable transportation and ability to drive on rural roads


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. The employee must have ability to lift up to 25 pounds, to reach overhead, to stoop and bend over and other physical attributes generally needed to perform light housekeeping duties.

How to Apply:

Applicants should complete an agency job application OR send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Position will be open until filled.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a criminal background check.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran.