Homemaker Aide

Senior Center · Marquette, Michigan
Department Senior Center
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $12.22

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of our senior citizens? The City of Marquette has two part-time positions available for a Homemaker Aide with the Marquette Senior Center. Homemaker Aides play a vital role in helping seniors maintain their independence and remain in their own home. Candidates accepting this position will create a set schedule determining the days and hours they want to work (Monday through Friday). No nights, weekends, or holidays. The hours can range from 12-29 hours per week, based off the candidate’s preference. The hiring rate is $12.22/hr. with step increases. Paid time off after 90-day probationary period. Holiday pay available after candidate works 1,000 hours in a calendar year (January-December). The duties include housekeeping services and occasional errands for multiple seniors.  Must be capable of meeting physical demands of job and applicants must have a valid Michigan driver’s license and a reliable vehicle. Mileage is reimbursed. Applications will be accepted until the positions have been filled.


Homemaker Aide


Social Work Coordinator


September 1, 2008


Non-Exempt / Regular Part-Time


The Homemaker Aide is directly responsible for providing housekeeping services to senior center clients in their homes. This position does not include personal care services, outside chores or transportation.


An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following:

  • Perform light housekeeping chores for assigned clients (vacuuming, mopping, dusting, cleaning bathroom and kitchen, etc.).
  • Assist client with light meal preparation when authorized to do so by Social Work Coordinator.
  • Perform laundry services, including ironing.
  • Provide grocery shopping.
  • Participate in periodic client review.
  • Complete neat and legible daily client records.
  • Refer clients to caseworker when client problems and special needs arise.
  • Keep all information discussed between client and self confidential with exception of caseworker.
  • May provide social/emotional support of client while providing other allowable tasks as above.


  • Perform other related functions as assigned.


  • Standard cleaning supplies and equipment.


  • Must have valid Michigan's driver's license and use of a reliable personal vehicle.
  • Must have ability to perform physical labor.
  • Previous housekeeping experience preferred.
  • Experience and desire to work with an elderly clientele.


  • Lifting 75 lbs maximum without the assistance of another person, frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Frequent standing and walking.
  • Occasional sitting and driving. - Must be capable of using hand(s)/feet for repetitive single grasping, fine manipulation, pushing, pulling and operating controls.
  • Frequent bending, twisting, squatting, climbing, reaching and grappling.
  • Ability to communicate orally in a clear manner.
  • Ability to distinguish sounds at various frequencies and volumes.
  • Ability to distinguish people or objects at varied distances under a variety of light conditions. - Ability to withstand temperature changes in the work environment.

This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated on this job description.

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  • Location
    Marquette, Michigan
  • Department
    Senior Center
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
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