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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

24630 Homemaker

Advises family in private home in how to deal with problems, such as those concerning nutrition, cleanliness, and household utilities. Advises and assists family members in planning nutritious meals, purchasing and preparing foods, and utilizing commodities from surplus food programs. Assists head of household in training and disciplining children, assigns and schedules housekeeping duties to children according to their capabilities, and encourages parents to take interest in children's schoolwork and assists them in establishing good study habits. Explains fundamental hygiene principles and renders bedside care to individuals who are ill, and trains other family members to provide required care. Participates in evaluating needs of individuals served, and confers with a caseworker to plan for continuing additional services.