Position Filled: Full-Time Infant Nanny in South Portage

By July 16, 2018Uncategorized

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

A loving family in Kalamazoo is looking to hire a Full-Time Infant Nanny for 40 hours a week!

Parents are looking to hire a professional, experienced, and flexible Career Nanny for their two children, a 9-year-old girl and a newborn boy, who will be just over two months old when Nanny starts.  Nanny’s schedule will be 7am to 5pm Monday through Thursday, for a guaranteed 40 hours per week.  She will also be asked to work every third Friday each month.  Overtime will be paid for every hour worked over 40 in a week.  Slight schedule changes may occur in the first few months, as the Mother is starting a new position when she returns to work from maternity leave, and the schedule has not been finalized, and flexibility on the start and/or end time may be needed.  Mother will be returning to work in mid-October, so ideally, Nanny will start no later than Monday, October 8.

Nanny’s primary responsibility will be the care of and interaction with the infant boy, and before-and-after-school care for the 9-year-old girl.

Nanny will partner with the parents to care for the emotional, social, developmental, and educational needs of the baby boy.  The ideal nanny will have a minimum of 2 years of experience working with children in a professional setting, with 1 year of consecutive care of an infant (ideally from birth to age 1), 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 child 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 baby’s schedule and routine.  Nanny should be engaging and attentive, comfortable using and teaching baby sign language, able to plan gross and fine motor skills activities and sensory activities, and should be fostering a love of and excitement for learning and exploring the world around them from day one.

The family’s oldest child, who will be going into 4th grade this fall, may need transportation to and from school, will need light supervision and homework and chore help after school, and Nanny may also be asked to take her to/from sports, activities, and tutors on occasion.  On sick days, snow days, and school breaks, the girl will be home with Nanny.  She is a sweet, well-behaved girl who is extremely excited to have a new baby sibling.  Nanny will be her authority figure, friend, and role model, so it is important that Nanny and the girl have a close, mutually-respectful relationship.

The Nanny will also be responsible for light child-related housekeeping, including: doing the kid’s laundry, washing bottles daily and other dishes used, tidying and maintaining organization in the baby’s room and play room, and tidying up after herself and the baby in the common areas (living room, kitchen, etc.)   She will also make sure the 9-year-old picks up after herself and completes her daily assigned chores. The parents would appreciate if the nanny would take on some of the errand running for the family, such as weekly grocery shopping and trips to Target & Costco as needed.

The Father will work from home from his in-home office on occasion, so Nanny should be comfortable sharing her days with a parent who might pop in and out from time to time. The Father will stay in the office as much as possible when home and intends to have minimal interaction with the children, and will reinforce that Nanny is the authority whenever she’s on duty.

The ideal Nanny for this family is friendly, reliable, active/energetic, a strong communicator, and an engaged and engaging caregiver.  She is also well-organized, tidy, and knows the value of a tight routine.  She is a maternal and loving caregiver, giving each child love, patience, acceptance, and discipline when needed.  She is polite and well-mannered with a wonderful heart and good character, and she will be a positive & valuable role model for the family’s oldest child.  Her knowledge and experience working with infants 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 preference will be given to the candidate who is willing to stay for 4+ years.  A minimum of 1 year commitment is required.  Pay will start at $15 per hour, and nanny will have guaranteed pay, six weeks of paid vacation annually (five weeks of parents’ choice and one week of nanny’s choice), 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.
  • Will have AT LEAST one year of proven childcare experience with infants, will know how to interact with the infant to support learning and encourage his development, and will be able to use her knowledge and experiences to be a support and valuable resource for the parents.
  • Will have her own reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and 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.)

 

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.