Info for Nannies, Family Assistants and Caregivers

 

 

Welcome!  We are happy that you are interested in position placement through Necessary Nannies and Caregivers. 

 

There are many benefits of working with a placement agency like Necessary Nannies and Caregivers.  We want to get to know you and what kind of placement would be just right for you.  We maintain relationships with many of our nannies and caregivers over the years.  When they complete one position successfully, we are pleased to refer them to a new family to assist.  The families we work with are pre-screened, usually through personal interviews in their own homes.  It’s important to us to facilitate a good match between candidates and families.  We help families prepare a realistic job description and plan for competitive compensation for their new household employee. 

 

Once you’ve accepted a position with a family client, we’ll prepare an employment agreement so that you have a clear picture of your responsibilities, and you can be confident that the family understands their obligations as your employer.  As a nanny, family assistant or caregiver, you will work as a household employee of the family that hires you, but even after that, you can count on us for ongoing support and respect for you as a professional.  

 

 

What are the requirements for seeking a position through Necessary Nannies?

To be referred by our agency, we require that you:

  • Be 20 years of age or older and possess a genuine desire to nurture children or provide compassionate care to elders

  • Have a current childcare or caregiver resume with excellent childcare/caregiver references  and verifiable experience

  • Have a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance and registration

  • Have Current CPR and First Aid Certification or willing to update certs

  • Possess the physical and emotional stamina to provide care for others

  • Related education in the area of child development is a plus, though not required

  • Clean criminal background check and  a motor vehicle driving record that indicates safe driving habits

  • Non-smoking  per request of our client families

  • Respect each child or adult client as an individual and endeavor to create a safe and healthy environment promoting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual well-being of children / adult clients

  • Completion of a letter introducing yourself to potential families and completion of our Nanny Essay Questions, if applicable

  • Willingness to submit to pre-employment drug screening, willingness to enter into a written work agreement with the hiring family/client, and willingness to obtain legal employment (not cash under the table) as a household employee

  • Signed statement agreeing to our placement policies (provided at interview or upon request)

  • PLEASE NOTE:  We are not able to refer nannies or caregivers desiring to bring a child or family members to work with them.

 

What does it cost to locate a position through Necessary Nannies?

 

The only expenses a candidate has are the cost of completing your background checks and CPR and First Aid Certification and any additional childcare training that you may choose to complete.  If you haven’t had a criminal background check or driving record check recently, you’ll be asked to update it.  Our referral service to you is free of charge.  The families we serve contract with us to find wonderful nannies, assistants, and caregivers, and we work to find just the right position for the qualified candidates that seek positions through our agency.  We look forward to meeting you!

 

 

I meet (or am able to meet) the above requirements and would like to seek a position referral through Necessary Nannies and Caregivers.  What do I do next?

 

As a first step, please email your updated childcare / nanny – related resume and two recommendation letters to karla@necessarynannies.com.  We will review these items and be in contact about next steps if your qualifications meet our standards.  You may contact us by phone or email if you have specific questions.

 

 

What kind of salary might I expect?

 

The salary you can expect depends upon your experience, education, and the specific responsibilities of your position.  Taking these things into account, you might expect to earn a gross pay rate in the range of $17-21 per hour.  Many families offer paid time off, and some full-time positions offer a contribution to health benefits.  We strive to work with families that value the unique contribution a nanny or caregiver makes to their family and are prepared to pay a sustainable wage. 

 

Contact Information:  Phone:  208-631-2544, call or text

Email:  karla@necessarynannies.com             Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 444   Meridian, ID  83680

                    

 

 

Children are not things to be moulded but people to be unfolded.     -Jess Lair