Position Filled: Full-Time Infant Nanny Near Knapp’s Corner

By May 30, 2018Uncategorized

The Michigan Nanny Authority: Grand Rapids is now interviewing for the following position:

A loving family near Knapp’s Corner is looking to hire a Full-Time Infant Nanny for 35 hours a week!

First-time parents are looking to hire an experienced, professional career Nanny with extensive experience working with infants to provide top-notch loving care for their infant son.  Mother is planning to return to work on Monday, July 30th when Baby Boy is 3 months old.

Flexibility is key for this position, as the father’s work schedule changes constantly and working hours will vary by day.  Nanny will always know her schedule three months in advance.  Nanny will be asked to work 3-4 days a week for 4-11 hours each day, depending on when the parents’ schedules overlap.  The working hours will fall between 6:30am and 5:00pm Monday-Wednesday, 8 am and 5pm on Thursday, and 6:30am and 2pm on Friday.  Nanny will be paid a guaranteed 35 hours per week, even if she works fewer, and will be paid for every hour she works above 35 hours in a week.  Overtime will be paid for every hour worked over 40 in a week, which may happen on occasion.

The Nanny will partner with the parents to care for the emotional, social, developmental, and educational needs of Baby Boy as he grows.  The ideal nanny will have a minimum of 2 years of infant and toddler experience, including a minimum of 1 year of experience working with infants in a professional setting, and excellent references.   She will have knowledge of and/or experience with various approaches to infant care, and be able to adapt to the parent’s desires for the baby as he grows and his needs change.  She will be welcome to give her input and share advice and experiences, but parents want to take the lead in making any changes to the babies’ schedule and routine.  The ideal nanny will also have experience successfully teaching and using Baby Sign.  The family would like Nanny to help with Baby Boy’s socialization, and Nanny will be encouraged to take him to story times, play dates, and field trips starting when he is around 6 months old.  Nanny will use her own car for transporting the baby, and mileage reimbursement will be provided for all miles driven with the baby in her car.

The Nanny will also be responsible for light child-related housekeeping, including doing the baby’s laundry, tidying and maintaining organization in their room and play areas, washing bottles, and cleaning up after meals, activities, and other messes.

The ideal Nanny for this family has an easy-going demeanor and attitude towards life, is competent and confident in caring for babies, and will be able to keep the baby on his schedule & meet his needs without daily instruction from his parents.  She is a maternal and loving caregiver and believes in laying an early foundation for learning by engaging Baby Boy with books, songs, conversation, toys, and exploring the world around them.  She is professional, and can guarantee her employers punctuality, reliability, and flexibility.  Her knowledge of infant care will be a valuable resource for the parents, and will give them confidence in her ability to handle anything that comes her way.  While neither is a requirement for the position, preference will be given to a candidate with a college degree and/or a candidate who speaks a second language that she can share with Baby Boy.

This position requires a long-term commitment to the family, and preference will be given to a candidate who is able to stay for more than two years.  Pay will start at $17-18 per hour depending on experience and education, and Nanny will have guaranteed pay, paid time off, paid holidays, mileage reimbursement, and other standard nanny benefits.  Details will be discussed with qualified nannies at an in-person interview.

The right candidate:

  • Will have AT LEAST two years of part- or full-time nanny experience, or at least two years in a daycare or classroom setting. Experience raising children of one’s own is considered appropriate experience.  Babysitting experience only will not be considered appropriate experience for this position.
  • Will have AT LEAST one year of proven childcare experience with infants, will know how to interact with the infants to support learning and encourage their development, and will be able to use her knowledge and experiences to be a support and valuable resource for the parents.
  • Must be at least 21 years old and legal to work in the USA.
  • Will have her own reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record.
  • Must pass a thorough background check and drug test before starting the position.
  • Must have current CPR/First aid certification or agree to complete a class within 90 days of start-date.
  • Must have flu shot and DTaP vaccine, or be willing to get both before her start date, and must be willing to get a flu shot annually (parents will pay for any immunizations.)

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online today!  Have your childcare resume and at least 3 childcare references ready to submit along with your application.

Already registered with The Michigan Nanny Authority?  Send an email of interest to jaynie@minannyauthority.com.

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