The Michigan Nanny Authority: Grand Rapids is now interviewing for the following position:
A busy professional family in Ada is seeking a full-time Nanny/Household Manager for 50 hours per week!
Parents are looking to hire an experienced, professional, and self-motivated Nanny/Household Manager to join their parenting team and help them care for their children and their home. The family has two girls who are 7 and 4, and an infant son who will be 3 months when Nanny starts. Hours are 7am-5pm Monday through Friday for a total of 50 hours per week. These hours are guaranteed at 50/week and overtime will be paid for every hour over 40. The family is moving to Ada in December and the mother returns to work in February, so ideally the Nanny will be able to start mid-late January.
The Nanny’s primary responsibility is the daily loving care of the family’s 3 children. For the two girls, she will help them get up and ready for the day including dressing, grooming, and breakfast, pack a lunch for the 7 year old & prepare her backpack, and provide transportation to/from school. She will have all 3 children at home on school breaks, snow days, and sick days. After school, Nanny will oversee snack, homework, extracurricular activities, and playtime.
For the infant, Nanny will partner with the parents to make sure all his needs are met, including focusing on his physical, social, and emotional development and meeting his milestones. Infant is a preemie, so experience working with preemies is encouraged but not required as parents can educate Nanny on everything she needs to know to provide top-notch care of the baby. When the infant is around 6 months old, he will attend ½ day daycare a few times a week to allow Nanny more time to get Household Manager tasks done.
In addition to meeting each child’s physical, emotional, social, developmental, and educational needs, Nanny will provide daily transportation to/from school and activities for the children. She will take the 7 year old to and from first grade daily, will take the 4 year old to and from afternoon preschool three times a week, and will take the infant to and from daycare. The older girls will also be enrolled in some activities after school & on weekends, so Nanny will be asked to provide transportation for activities that happen during her work shift. Nanny will also be able to plan play dates, outings, and special trips, especially on school breaks. A vehicle will be provided by the family if the hired Nanny’s vehicle cannot accommodate 3 car seats. If the Nanny’s vehicle is large enough, family will reimburse all mileage at the federal reimbursement rate.
The Household Manager portion of the Nanny’s job will help the family with tasks related to the care of the family’s children and maintenance of the home. This includes meal-planning, weekly grocery shopping (and/or using Shipt), errand running as needed/requested, light housekeeping to keep common areas tidy between visits from the family’s cleaning person, maintaining cleanliness and organization in the children’s bedrooms and play areas (including older girls in chores as age-appropriate), all of children’s laundry and parent’s laundry within reason including weekly trips to the dry cleaners, making the beds daily, overseeing contractors in the home, and any other activity/job that the Household Manager and/or family deems necessary for the maintenance of the home. The Nanny will have access to a debit card to make all purchases for the family & to pay contractors as needed.
The family’s current Nanny/Household Manager functions like an extension of the mother and has “the other half of” her brain, so they are seeking a similarly self-motivated Nanny who will naturally step into the role, take over the daily and weekly routines for the children and keep their schedules straight, keep order and organization in the home, and accomplish what needs to be done without waiting for instructions. She will so assimilate herself into the home and the family that she will be able to anticipate needs and take care of everything that comes up as it happens. This will allow the parents to focus on quality time with the children when they are home on evenings and weekends, which is very important to their family!
The ideal Nanny/Household Manager will have at least 2 years of professional childcare experience, including at least 1 year of experience working with infants. She also has experience working as a Nanny/Household Manager or as a mother who has balanced care of her children with care of her home. The family is willing to consider someone without specific Household Manager/mom experience if they have a personal or work history of being motivated, accomplishing tasks quickly and efficiently, and needing very little day-to-day input to get work done. The family’s ideal candidate will be friendly and out-going and have a positive attitude and a “What else can I do to make your lives easier?” outlook on providing care for the entire family. She will have an excess of common sense as she will often be responsible for several tasks concurrently that she should be able to accomplish with ease. She should have impeccable work ethic and be reliable, flexible, responsible, and trustworthy. Most importantly, she will quickly feel like a member of the family! The family prioritizes open, honest communication, so she should feel comfortable communicating throughout the day with the mother and immediately addressing any issues that come up so they can be settled right away!
This position requires a long-term commitment to the family, and preference will be given to the candidate who is willing to stay for more than two years. A minimum of 1 year commitment is required. Pay will start at $18 per hour, with an overtime rate of $27 per hour. Other industry-standard benefits will be discussed at an in-person interview for those qualified for the position.
As a reminder: The Michigan Nanny Authority NEVER takes money from nannies upfront or on an ongoing basis! The hourly rate she is quoted will be what she takes home!
The right candidate:
- Will have AT LEAST two years of part- or full-time nanny and/or household manager experience and at least 1 year experience working with an infant. Experience raising children of one’s own is considered appropriate experience. Sorry, your own children are not able to come with you for this position!
- Will have her own reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record.
- Must be legal to work in the USA
- 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.)
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