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Domestic Couples

Domestic Couples occupy a unique place in the constellation of private service, providing each service required to run a household and maintain a home. In addition, hiring a domestic couple can provide you with hassle-free enjoyment of your home so you can spend time doing what you love with the people you enjoy.

The responsibilities of a Domestic Couple are as varied as the homes they serve.  If your needs are more than one person can handle, a couple may be a great solution.

A Domestic Couples’ responsibilities often include:

  • Ability to seamlessly fit into a harmonious work environment.
  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal
  • High level of discretion, loyalty, integrity & honesty
  • Highly organized & an excellent eye for detail.

Person 1:

  • Everything on your Job Description that Person 2 can’t do.

Person 2:

  • Everything on the Job Description that Person 1 can’t do!

Here are a couple of things for you to consider when contemplating hiring a domestic couple.  This is taken from personal experience as a Private Service Professional who worked as a Domestic Couple in two marriages.

The Good:

  • 100% coverage for most homes.
  • A tag team, when one can’t, the other can step in.
  • 30% – 50% more economical than hiring two single professionals.  Not only salary-wise, but benefits costs are more appealing to Principals.

The Bad:

  • If you lose one employee, you lose both.
  • If there is disharmony in the couple’s relationship, it can sometimes be felt at work.
  • No 7-day coverage.  They are going to want at least one day off together.
  • Vacations and PTO can be difficult to schedule if they are your only staff members.

Things to avoid:

  • Their marriage needs to be on SOLID footing!  Being around each other 24 hours per day can strain a fragile relationship.
  • Have one report to the other.  They should be treated as equals.

Next Steps

If you are looking to hire a Director of Residences or would like to talk to us about our other services please call us at (214) 605-7286.  You can find out more about our other services by following the links below.

If you are looking for a position, please check out our EMS Domestics job board for a complete list of our open positions.