Seasonal Gentle Move Assistants for Older Adults

Gentle Transitions of California - Palo Alto, CA
$17 - $25 an hour

Gentle Transitions is a nationally recognized pioneer in the senior relocation industry. We are NOT a moving company.

Our company assists seniors when they are moving typically from a home of many, many years usually to a much smaller place often a retirement community. Most of our clients find the idea of moving downright daunting and overwhelming.

We are seeking caring individuals to work directly with our older clients and their families in our clients’ homes to assist with floor planning, sorting and downsizing, packing, unpacking and resettling at the new place (including putting things away, making beds, picture hanging). Positions are available as Move Assistant.

Gentle Transitions has been serving California seniors for 25 years, has performed moves at over 400 retirement communities, and is again expanding its staff in this area. The company has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Good Housekeeping Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. (

Position Details:

- Position is hourly

- Position is seasonal

- Position could move into part-time, IRREGULAR and as available

- Hourly pay rate Starts at $17.00; once seasoned, Move Managers to $25.00 per hour

- Overtime paid for 40+ hours in a week and 8+ hours in a day

- Health insurance available to employees who regularly work full time hours

GENERAL Employment Requirements:

  • Valid California driver's license
  • Pass a pre-employment background check
  • Willingness to travel to client homes in the area
  • Comfortable with a physically taxing job
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds of household possessions or moving supplies
  • Our staff DO NOT MOVE FURNITURE, we hire movers for that task.

Move Assistant Responsibilities:

- packing client possessions efficiently

- unpacking client possessions quickly

- resettling a client’s home (items in cupboards, closets, etc.) completely

- comfortable working as part of a team, under the direction of the Move Manager

Move Manager Responsibilities:

- space planning skills to develop floor plans

- “home décor” sensibilities

- organizing skills to assist client downsize a lifetime of possessions

- interpersonal abilities to manage “family dynamics”

- ‘wedding coordinator’ skills, as applied to moving

- supervisory skills for fellow staff members

- directing skills for moving companies and other third party services

- willingness to pack, unpack, and resettle alongside your team

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $17.00 to $25.00 /hour


  • Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)
  • senior volunteer or caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Palo Alto, CA (Preferred)


  • California Drivers' (Required)


  • English (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Required travel:

  • 25% (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Tips

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Flexible schedule

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative
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