by admin on 06 Jun, 2015
STEP 1: SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE
If you meet our minimum requirements, we invite you to submit your application online! We have tried to make the application as succinct as possible (including a place to upload your resume), but the more information you can provide about your background, the better!
STEP 2: PHONE SCREEN
Once we receive your application, we will send you an email to set up a brief phone screen. If the phone screen indicates a good match, and that we have the type of jobs you’re interested in, you will be invited to meet with our Director of Recruiting for a face-to-face interview.
STEP 3: INTERVIEW
As you prepare for your interview (conducted via Zoom!), be sure to upload into your portal any documents that help exemplify your employment history. Some examples include training certificates, letters of reference, a resume, volunteer experience, transcripts, etc. Be sure to have handy your previous employers’ names and telephone numbers, along with your dates of employment. Finally, we will also need to collect your social security card, driver’s license, and car insurance information (if applicable).
STEP 4: WE REFER YOU FOR JOBS
Upon completion of a successful interview, we will reach out to your references to verify your employment. In the meantime, you can review and apply for any one of our active job listings on our job board that you are interested in! We will review the potential fit and refer you to those that you are qualified for. You may be interested in one job, or several! You may also be interested in working temporary child care and babysitting jobs while you look for your next long-term position.
STEP 5: INTERVIEWS WITH THE FAMILY
After parents review your application, they will reach out to schedule an interview. Be sure to check your voicemail and e-mail regularly and reply to parents promptly. Most families will meet you at their homes, but some will choose another location. If your initial interview goes well, you may be asked back for a working interview. This will allow for some additional interaction with the children, and you should be paid for your time.
During the process of your interviews, we will keep an open line of communication with you to help ensure your questions are answered.
STEP 6: OFFER CHECKLIST + NANNY FAMILY AGREEMENT
When a family is interested in offering you the job, they will complete an offer checklist to review with you to ensure that the terms of employment are agreeable for all. You should feel free to ask for clarification and/or negotiate different terms if you feel the offer does not match your qualifications.
Once the offer checklist has been agreed upon, we ask you to sign it and then we will order your background check. If the background check results come back satisfactorily, you will then sign a Nanny Family Agreement that will lay out all of the details for working for your new employer.
A NOTE ON YOUR COMMITMENT
Unless otherwise stated by the family, most positions will require a one-year commitment. Common exceptions would be long-term or short-term temporary assignments which last anywhere from one-day to six-months.
We provide our families with a Nanny Family Agreement to complete with their nannies. This agreement is mutual and simply outlines what you are agreeing to do for the family and vice versa. The Nanny Family Agreement allows for up-front, clear communication and addresses many issues that are often overlooked until they become a problem. It also discusses salary, vacation, etc.
We find that a clear understanding of expectations is a vital part of ensuring a good relationship with your employer and makes it easier to fulfill a commitment.