Finding the perfect substitute for yourself to help you manage your life
That is what we do at Alter Ego Concierge     |    

Our approach is simple - we believe in relationships.
From the beginning, we believe that developing a strong relationship is vital in order to properly understand your needs, preferences, and to help you find the candidate who is going to best suit your needs. We prescreen every candidate we represent, personally speak with all of their references, and our accredited background investigator performs a thorough check on social security, motor vehicle, and criminal history. After every successful placement, we believe in ongoing communication with our clients and candidates to continue to build on every relationship. Clients have the benefit of knowing that our candidates truly are the best of the best, and we will see you through every step of the process of finding your own Alter Ego.

Positions We Staff
A nanny is employed by a family in either a live-in or live-out basis. The function of a nanny is to essentially be responsible for all care of the children in the home typically in an unsupervised setting. Duties are typically focused on childcare and any household chores or tasks related to the children. A nanny may or may not have any formal training; however, many have significant actual experience. A nanny typically works full-time of at least 40 hours a week.
Baby Nurses
Professionally trained, a baby nurse's role is to offer newborn care and assistance for new parents.
Labor doulas provide the mother with physical and emotional assistance before, during, or after childbirth. Doulas are geared toward support and education to new parents.
A Housekeeper is in charge of running the home, which may include overseeing other employees, cleaning, doing the laundry, ironing, dusting, silver polishing, vacuuming and running errands. Housekeeper duties may also include some meal preparation and/or childcare duties. Housekeepers can live-in or out.
Private Chefs
A private chef is responsible for menu planning, shopping, and overall care of the kitchen.
Private Drivers
A driver is responsible for the every day transportation for the employer.
Estate Managers
The estate manager typically is hired to oversee a large home and staff, whether at one residence or several. The estate manager is the senior most member of the household staff.
Personal Assistants
A Personal Assistant is responsible for keeping up with the social and professional demands of an employer. Duties may include keeping track of the family agenda, arranging for reservations of various events, travel bookings, event planning, secretarial responsibilities, shopping and running errands.
Personal Organizers
Whether decluttering, organizing, moving, downsizing, or simply undergoing a home makeover, our organizers can clean out the chaos and bring restoration to your home.
Temporary Domestic Staff
Whether you need a babysitter in a pinch, a housekeeper for a deep cleaning, a chef for a dinner party, or a travel nanny--we have the best candidates ready to work.
Temporary Personal Assistants
Travel planning, personal errands, automotive care, shopping - our assistants can (and have!) done it all.
Eldercare Assistants are available hourly and/or overnight to offer care and non-medical aid. From running errands, preparing meals, arranging appointments and providing transportation - our eldercare assistants are there to show support and companionship for your loved ones.

Areas We Staff
No matter where you are . . .

. . . Enjoy the break you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions
There are so many staffing agencies. What sets you apart?
We are your one stop staffing and concierge company. We operate as your private home human resources--from background checks salary negotiations, bonus reviews, to after-placement consulting--we are here every step of the way.
Where do you find your candidates?
Our strongest network is word of mouth--referrals from past candidates placed, clients, and friends. We are also active members in local nanny networks, schools, and charitable organizations that provide us with a great pool of the best candidates around!
Why are your fees higher than many agencies in the area?
We maintain the highest standards, and we are not a resume house. We are here to listen to your needs, actively screen for the most experienced candidates, and ultimately help you to make a truly important decision in allowing someone to work in your home. Our job is not done when the fee is paid. We continue to build relationships with our candidates and clients, and always welcome dialogue after the hire.
Who are your candidates?
We represent the most professional, experienced and loyal staff one can find. All candidates must have a minimum four years of experience at the position they are applying for. All candidates that come through our elite agency are U.S. citizens or are legally authorized to work in the United States. All of our candidates use English fluently as a native or as a second language. The majority of our candidates are high school graduates and a large number have a university degree.
How long does the process take?
The search can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks, depending on the requirements and specifications. We strive to make the process as simple and quick as possible, so that you can enjoy having your time cleared!
What does your background check cover?
We run a very thorough background check, which covers criminal, social security, and motor vehicle both state and nationwide. All clients are provided with a copy of the background check upon formal hire.
Do you check references, or are letters of recommendation suitable?
While a reference letter is a great starting point, we require the ability to speak with a minimum of 2 professional references.
Are you a licensed agency?
Alter Ego Concierge is licensed, bonded, and insured in accordance to Illinois State Employment Laws. Alter Ego Concierge is an equal opportunity employment agency and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability status, martial status, or sexual orientation. Alter Ego Concierge staff may not ask job applicants questions about their age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability status, marital status, or sexual orientation. Complaints of discrimination may be brought to the attention of the Illinois State Attorney General's Office, Civil Rights Bureau.

How To Register
Please contact Alter Ego Concierge at 312.802.2337 or to receive all new client forms and to register.

Concierge Services

• Dry Cleaning & Laundry
• Post Office/Fed Ex
• Spa Reservations
• Grocery Shopping
• Housecleaning
• Personal Security
• Pet Services
• Moving Services
• Interior Decorating
• Banking Services
• Relocation Services
• Landscaping
• Automotive Services
• Realtor Services
• Car Washing & Detailing
• Personal Trainer
• Eldercare
• Party Ideas & Gifts
• Special Milestones: Anniversaries & Birthdays
• Travel Arrangements
• Private Drivers & Chauffeurs
• Wedding, Birthday, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Graduation Coordination & Planning
• Decoration Rentals
• Floral Arrangements
• Custom Invitations
• Specialized Chefs, Bartenders & Servers
• Catering
• Photographers
• Vacation Home - Preparing For Seasonal Arrival, Stocking, Cleaning, etc.
• VIP Arrangements
• Social & Recreational Activities
• Social Media Maintenance & Marketing
• Private Cooking Classes
• Locate Hard-to-Find Items
• Holiday Shopping/Buying, Wrapping, etc
• Personal Shopping & Consulting
• Client Gifts & Services For Business
• Hotel & Resort Arrangements

Rates vary by request.

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