Now Interviewing: Part-Time Infant Nanny in East Grand Rapids

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

A loving family near East Grand Rapids is looking to hire a Part-Time Infant Nanny for 30 hours a week!

First-time parents are looking to hire a Professional Career Nanny with extensive experience working with infants to provide top-notch loving care for their infant daughter.  Mother is planning to return to work in early-October when Baby Girl is 12 weeks old.

Flexibility is key for this position, as the mother’s work schedule changes from week to week.  Nanny will be asked to work a minimum of 3 days a week for 10 hours each day, from 8am to 6pm.  Nanny may occasionally be asked to work 4 days per week, depending on the mother’s work schedule.  Nanny will always know her schedule for the following month at least one month in advance.  Nanny will be paid a guaranteed 30 hours per week, even if she works fewer, and will be paid for every hour she works above 30 hours in a week.  Overtime will be paid for every hour worked over 40 in a week, which will be a rare occurrence.

The Nanny will partner with the parents to care for the emotional, social, developmental, and educational needs of Baby Girl as she 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 will be able to adapt to the parent’s desires for the baby as she grows and her 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 baby’s schedule and routine.  The family would like Nanny to help with Baby Girl’s socialization, and Nanny will be encouraged to take her to story times, play dates, and field trips starting when she 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 helping with baby’s laundry, tidying and maintaining organization in her room and play areas, washing bottles, and cleaning up after meals, activities, and other messes.

Nanny must also be comfortable providing basic daily care for the family’s two dogs, letting them into the fenced-in back yard for potty breaks and occasionally feeding and refilling water bowls.

The ideal Nanny for this family has many years of experience caring for infants and is confident in her ability to maintain Baby Girl’s schedule without daily input from the parents.  She is environmentally conscious and will be willing to take a family-paid online training on working with families who want to go green.  She is a maternal and loving caregiver and believes in laying an early foundation for learning by engaging Baby Girl 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.  She will be comfortable and confident in keeping open lines of communication with the parents, including keeping track of the day’s events and the baby’s milestones in a daily diary.  Preference will be given to a Nanny with a 2- or 4-year degree in education, child development, or family studies.

This position requires minimum of a one-year commitment to the family.  Pay will start at $17-19 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, however, nanny’s own child(ren) will not be able to go to work with her.
  • 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 at http://grandrapids.minannyauthority.com/nannies/application/!  

Have your childcare resume and at least 3 professional childcare references in .doc or .pdf  format 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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