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

A loving family in Dowagiac is seeking a Full-Time or Part-Time Nanny/Private Educator!

Parents are looking to hire an experienced and reliable Nanny/Private Educator to provide high levels of loving care and assist with the online education of the family’s three children, two girls aged 10 and 6, and an 8-year-old boy.  The Family is open to full-time (8:30am to 4:30pm for 40 hours per week) or part-time (10am to 3pm for 25 hours per week) Monday through Friday, and can be flexible on hours and days with the right candidate.   Nanny’s primary job responsibility will be to oversee the children’s virtual education through their private school system.  The family is planning to keep the children at home for the 2020/2021 school year.   Desired start date is late August 2020.

The Nanny will partner with the parents to care for the emotional, social, developmental, and educational needs of the family’s three children.  Nanny and the Stay-at-Home Mom will work in daily collaboration to tend to the children’s care and education and the needs of the household.  Because Nanny’s primary job responsibility each day will be assisting with the children’s elementary-level education, she should be prepared with ideas for creating a daily routine and structure for learning, creating and maintaining in-home learning environments for each child, and encouraging eager ongoing participation with virtual learning.  She should also work well in collaboration with the mother and be flexible and adaptable in sharing and shifting responsibilities each day, be comfortable communicating with school teaching staff as needed, and be willing to tutor children in addition to the school lessons if they need extra education and support in some subjects.  The Family is asking that their Nanny/Private Educator have at least one year of experience teaching professionally in a classroom setting, and preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Elementary Education.

Nanny will also help the mother maintain light child-related housekeeping, including helping with the children’s laundry, helping the children maintain tidiness and organization in the their rooms and play areas, and doing dishes and other clean up after meals and activities. The family may ask Nanny to run errands and/or do light grocery shopping for them on occasion.  The family has one small, friendly dog who won’t need any additional care, but Nanny should feel comfortable having him underfoot and not have any allergies!

The ideal Nanny for this family is a natural and patient educator, who is friendly, helpful, and self-motivated, and has good sense of humor and a positive outlook on life.  She is a maternal and loving caregiver who will naturally become an important part of the family and love and invest in the children in her care as if they were her own.  She will work well in tandem with the mother and be flexible and adaptable to help her meet the family’s needs.  Nanny will be open, honest, and a person who is accepting of and compassionate toward all other humans.  She should be tidy, well-organized, and overall just a helpful and happy person!

This position requires a commitment to the family for the 2020/2021 school year.  Pay will start at $16-20 per hour depending on Nanny’s experience and education, and Nanny will have guaranteed pay, paid time off, paid holidays, mileage reimbursement, and other standard nanny benefits.  Overtime will be paid for every hour worked over 40 hours in a week, and Nanny will be given first right of refusal for any additional weekday, night, or weekend hours.  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. Family is also requesting at least one year of professional teaching experience in a classroom setting.  Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Education.
  • 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.

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.

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