Organization Summary:

Family Pathways is a 501©3 nonprofit dedicated to working with communities to develop supportive, caring relationships to help people meet their basic needs through the provision of Hunger Relief Services, the Refuge Network (Domestic Abuse Program), Aging Services, Youth Services and Thrift Stores.  

Job Title, Location:

Homemaker Services Specialist – Mille Lacs area

Half Time (20 hours/week)                    


Information about the role:

In collaboration with Family Pathways’ Aging Services Team and under the supervision of the Aging Services Assistant Manager, the Homemaker Services Specialist will perform light housekeeping and homemaking services for seniors in need of such assistance and who are receiving other services through Family Pathways’ Aging Services.

Key responsibilities:

Light housekeeping, dusting, sweeping/light vacuuming (not heavy vacuuming that requires moving large furniture or major cleaning such as window washing, etc.)

Assistance with home management and/or activities of daily living such as menu planning, meal preparation and clean up, making a grocery list/help with getting groceries and putting them away, simple household repairs, assistance with laundry (non-heavy items), opening/sorting mail, and balancing a checkbook.

Monitoring the person’s well-being in the home, including home safety, alerting others as needed.

Maintain documentation and data.

Required skills and abilities:

  • Proven successful experience in homemaking, housecleaning, and light meal preparation etc.
  • Experience with working with older adults and/or vulnerable adults
  • Experience working in the homes of others, ability to respect other ways of living and different standards for housekeeping etc.
  • Ability to adhere to schedules and respond with flexibility to changes
  • A visibly apparent personal commitment to maintaining hygiene, cleanliness etc.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds, to reach over head, to stoop and bend over and other physical attributes generally needed to perform light housekeeping duties.



  • Oral and written fluency in American English
  • Ability to do simple math for tasks such as helping clients balance a checkbook
  • Clear professional boundaries and ability to adhere to agency ethics and standards for performance
  • Demonstrate job stability, dependability, and ability to accept and follow directions.
  • Minimum of high school diploma or GED
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Reliable transportation and have a good driving record



This is to affirm Family Pathways policy of providing Equal Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action laws, directive and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies.  Family Pathways will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.  Family Pathways also takes affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment protected veterans.


How to apply:

For more information visit  Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to Lise Arseneau Lee, Aging Services Assistant Manger at 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.