Live-In Housekeeper & Caretaker

Koмпания: Tellus Origo Lda.
Тип работы: Полная занятость
Жалование: 700 EUR/в месяц
Жалование коментарии: We offer housing (private room), all bills paid (water, gas, electricity, internet) and use of a car.
Отрасль: Услуги
Территория/Район: Santarem

We are currently hiring for one person for the position of Live-In Housekeeper & Caretaker

There are 3 main responsibilities:

1) House care - this means daily house cleaning. With six dogs and one cat, we have lots of hair and sand everywhere. We need daily cleaning. Also, we need you to tell us what is missing in the pantry, we need ironing, and washing clothes, and making beds, and making food. 

2) Dog (and cat) care - We have 6 dogs with lots of energy and demanding lots of attention and love, caring for them, sitting when we are not at home (or when we are working from home), checking if they have water, food, ticks, if they lost their collars, if they are all accounted for at night, and a lot more. This might sound like "Oh, I love dogs, I will love this job!", but this is a high responsibility-high maintenance task. They are our family. 

3) Farm tasks - we don't have a farm exactly, but we do have some trees, lots of plants, a pool, and some land. All of this needs care: cleaning leafs, gathering wood, composting, cleaning the pool, picking up dog poo, and general tidying around.

What do you get?
Salary + lodging (private room)+bills paid + food. Also, you get to live on a beautiful farm, with a great pool, a nice fireplace in front of a big sofa.Often, we have meals together, and enjoy the cultural exchange with our workers and volunteers. We have become friends with many of them. 

Hours 
We are not very rigid about this, especially because the task of dog-care, as sometimes we need help out of the "normal" hours for work.

We request 7 daily hours 5 days per week

Starting time can vary and can be adjusted, as well as the days off. Also, some of the tasks cannot be done if, for example, it is raining too much, or if it is too hot (temperatures can reach 42 degrees Celsius).

Who are we looking for?
To begin with, if you are not excited about the prospect of sleeping with some dogs in your bed, this is not the job for you.You need to be proactive. This means you need to tell us what needs doing, not the other way around. You enjoy and are able to work under minimal supervision. You have to enjoy a rural setting, and be comfortable with all types of animals. We don't kill spiders, and we rejoice with the life growing around us.You are hands-on, enjoy physical work, but also enjoy some quiet time reading a book by the fire. You must have cleaning and cooking skills, and be willing to learn. But above all, you love animals, especially dogs and cats. You enjoy their presence, you recognize their intelligence, and how much we can learn from them.

You need to speak either english or portuguese.

Availability
We need someone to start as soon as possible.Minimum stay is 9 months.
If this interests you please reach out to us: [...] or +351 915 152 185

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