Position Filled: Part-Time Mother’s Helper in Ada

By January 28, 2020Uncategorized
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The Michigan Nanny Authority is now interviewing for the following position:

A growing family in Ada is looking to hire a Part-Time Nanny/Mother’s Helper for one day per week!

This loving family is expecting their second son at the end of February, and are looking to hire a loving, maternal Nanny/Mother’s Helper to help the stay-at-home mother balance care for her newborn and 2-year-old son, from 8am to 5pm, one day each week.  While the family is flexible as to which day each week the Nanny works based on her availability, they would prefer it to be mid-week and that the day be consistent from week to week.  Nanny will be given first right of refusal for any additional weekly hours and any evening and weekend babysitting opportunities.  The family would like Nanny to start at the end-of-March/early-April.

Nanny’s primary responsibility will be to support the mother in the care of her children and to be a loving, maternal, and invested playmate and caregiver.  She will primarily be providing care for the newborn during her shifts, so her knowledge of and experience with newborn care and infant development will be a wonderful support for the parents.  The 2-year-old attends full-time daycare, and Nanny may be asked to help with transportation to and/or from daycare on occasion, using the family’s vehicle, and will help provide care for him when he’s home sick or when daycare is closed.  She will assist the mother with light child-related housekeeping, including the children’s laundry, hand-washing bottles and other newborn items, loading/unloading dishwasher, and helping tidy and maintain cleanliness and organization in the children’s play areas and bedrooms.  When the newborn is older, Nanny will be welcomed to encourage his social development with story times, play dates, and other outings.

The ideal Nanny for this family is warm, loving, friendly, and outgoing.  She has experience working with newborns and infants professionally, and has a very maternal approach to providing care and passion for investing in their development.  She has a warm personality, a positive outlook on life, and is an open and honest communicator, maintaining an easy friendship with the mother as they work in tandem to love on and care for the family’s children.  While the family wants Nanny to feel like she is a treasured part of the family and valuable member of the parenting team, she will also have a professional mindset and solid work ethic, and will be prompt, reliable, responsible, and trustworthy.  She will have a minimum of 2 years of professional childcare experience with at least one year of infant-specific experience, and excellent references.  Her knowledge and experience 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.

This position requires a long-term commitment to the family, and a minimum commitment of one year is required.  Pay will start at $17-18 per hour, and nanny will have guaranteed pay, paid time off, paid holidays, 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.  A minimum of one year of newborn/infant-specific experience is required.
  • 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 must be willing to get a flu shot annually (parents will pay for any immunizations not covered by nanny’s health insurance.)

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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