Domestic Helper Job Description

By on August 20, 2013

When working as a domestic helper abroad, individuals should be knowledgeable and experienced in a number of tasks to maintain good relations with their future employer. Recruitment agencies will also be asking about specific skills and open job opportunities based on your current capabilities.

1.     Cook food. 
  • Domestic helpers need to know how to cook a number of meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks.
  • The task will also entail preparation approaches for the best-tasting dishes.
  • It is ideal to learn how to cook local dishes in the place where you will be working.
2.     Clean the car.
  • Domestic Helper
  • Learn the basic techniques in cleaning different types of cars like sedans, SUVs, pickup trucks and even motorcycles.
  • Some of the related tasks will include waxing, tire cleaning, engine washing, glass cleaning and vacuuming the interior.
  • You should be knowledgeable about the tools and basic car-cleaning products.
3.     Clean the house.
  • The job will include cleaning the different parts of the house such as bedrooms, bathrooms, the kitchen, dining area, living room and outdoor areas.
  • Learn the basic methods like mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, wiping, dusting and waxing.
  • Also learn how to change bed sheets, curtains and clean carpets and countertops.
4.     Buy household groceries.
  • The task will also entail preparing the grocery list or buying groceries.
  • You also need to know proper food storage techniques and the best preparation methods.
  • Be acquainted with the different food groups and relative prices of stocks.
5. Take care of children.

  • The job will require bathing, feeding and taking them to school.
  • You might also be required to care for infants and toddlers.
  • Learn a number of interactive games and developmental activities for kids.

6. Tutor kids on school works and assignments.

  • It is recommended to have good communication or language skills so you can help in their homework and school projects better.
  • Teach them how to understand the day’s lessons and coach them in school tasks.

7. Drive employer’s car.

  • Driving may also be required where you will take your employer to work and other places or kids to school.
  • Driving will be useful when running errands or taking guests to specific destinations.
8. Do the laundry.
  • Just like cooking and cleaning the house, doing the laundry is one of the most basic tasks of household workers
9. Feed the pets
  • Some employers have pets such as dogs and cats domestic helpers need to groom and feed.
  • On many occasions, part of domestic helper’s task is to walk the dog outdoors.

10. Attend to the garden.

  • If the employer has garden, domestic helpers may also tend to it, although in general a separate gardener may be hired
  • Task includes trimming flower leaves, watering and moving plants into pots.
Always be accountable for all the things you’re tasked to accomplish and report the specifics to your employer as needed. Also be familiar with the local customs and practices to avoid violations.