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Personal Assistant for recently retired couple

Company: Personal/ Family
Location: Santa Fe
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Are you naturally organized? Do you have good social intuition? Can you keep a cool head when a doctor's office loses medical records, or the HVAC contractor shows up on the wrong day? Do you enjoy helping older people manage this crazy modern world?Hi. My name is Shane and my parents moved from New Jersey to Santa Fe 28 years ago. My step-father, now 87, was a newspaper reporter for more than 40 years. My mother, now 78, closed her tax advisory business in October after more than 30 years focused on helping self-employed people take control of their financial lives.They're amazing people, but as they get older, they need a personal assistant for errands, scheduling appointments, light office work, and help managing the house. I and my three siblings live in Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Germany. It's hard to run errands for them from the east coast : )At the beginning, you'll help with things like food shopping or a post office run. My mom drives, but her Subaru stick shift is hard on her so expect to take her or my step father to some doctor appointments too.At their home, you'll schedule appointments and make sure the plumber or electrician shows up. My mom is pretty tech savvy for a 78-year old, but she forgets how to use some of her smartphone features. She gets annoyed at all the password resets for the cable company (who doesn't?). So you'll also help them handle light "tech" issues like these. They have a house clearner, so no need for that, but if you're comfortable doing it, they could use occasional help making coffee, a snack or sandwiches.You'll need to do a lot of on-the-job learning when it comes to handling my folks. They don't need home health care. But for example, my mom can be demanding. Not crazy-like-the-movies, but she has high expectations. And she struggles to deal with my step-father's needs as he gets older. Finally, my mom is dealing with significant hip and shoulder pain. One of the reasons we're looking for help is so she can fly east to get the best medical care.I would be your "manager" but since I live in Boston, we'll initially have weekly check-ins so I can help you learn the ropes. These calls are paid, of course.Initially, the job is two four-hours shifts per week. There is opportunity for growth here. The more you take off their plate, the more things you can help them solve, the more hours and higher pay I can negotiate for you.Finally, you need your own car. We reimburse 62.5 cents per mile, not including your commute.Job Type: Part-timePay: $30.00 per hourWork Location: One location

Keywords: Personal/ Family, Santa Fe , Personal Assistant for recently retired couple, Professions , Santa Fe, New Mexico

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