Position: Caregiver “Nanny” Full time
Job Duties: Supervision and full-time care for twin girls that are 6 years old, plus occasional care of a 12 year old boy during school holidays. Children are in school full-time so hours are split to support childcare before and after-school.
Before school support (7.30-10.00) includes helping the children dress for school, provide breakfast, prepare a healthy lunch for school, and walk the children to school (0.7 km from house) for 8.45 am start.
After-school support (2.30-8.00 pm) includes picking children up from school, preparing and feeding dinner to children, walking children to any afterschool activities and/or playdates, engaging children in physical activities (e.g., walks, biking, etc.), supervising any homework, and bathing children in preparation for bed.
Reading books to children is a daily activity. Instruct and aid children in personal hygiene, social development, and discipline according to parent guidance. Tend to the emotional well-being of the child according to parent guidance. Prepare nutritious meals and snacks with an interest in exploring new ways to introduce a healthy variety at mealtime. Maintain a safe and healthy environment in the home. Perform light housekeeping and organizational duties and perform cleaning duties as assigned. (Note, additional time has been added to the morning schedule to enable some of these light duties after-school drop-off, but could alternatively be added to the afternoon schedule before school is out). Carry out small household errands as required.
One twin has Autism Spectrum Disorder (non-verbal) so requires additional guidance in dressing, feeding, etc. She responds well to positive reinforcement and a fun-loving, energetic attitude, while also seeking a regular schedule.
Terms of employment: This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) with some occasional overtime and willingness to work on snow days and sick days.
Optional: live-in can be accommodated
Wage: $13 dollars an hour.
Language of work: English
Tagged as: childcare in the home