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Job Description

Caregiver - Full-time

The Opportunity
Are you passionate about providing top-tier care to young children in a private home? We seek a dedicated individual who thrives on engaging young minds and promoting educational growth. In addition to childcare duties, this role also involves offering support to ensure smooth daily household operations.

This position is in Grand Rapids, MI. Normal work hours would be 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., with up to 40 hours per week. Flexibility is needed to work outside of the regular hours on occasion. Weekend and travel work will be required.

Our Unique Benefits 
We are intentional about enriching our employment experiences through a unique blend of benefit offerings that include:

  • Robust health insurance options with competitive employer contributions.
  • 401k retirement plan with a generous employer match of up to 7.5%.
  • Paid time off programs including vacation time, sick time, and paid holidays.
  • Training reimbursement programs.
  • Discounted memberships to MVP Sportsplex.

What You’ll Do
Join our team as a dedicated nanny, where you will have the rewarding opportunity to tend to children’s daily physical, emotional, and safety needs with knowledge, experience, and a genuine love for their well-being. You’ll engage with children in assisting them with homework and school projects, as well as coordinating appointments, activities, and play dates. With a focus on educational development, you’ll carefully plan and propose engaging lesson plans and extracurricular activities to encourage learning and creativity. As a trusted caregiver, you’ll enforce good manners and discipline while fostering open communication with parents and household staff. In addition to these responsibilities, you must have a valid driver’s license and be comfortable driving the family vehicle to transport children to and from various activities and appointments; this may include school, extracurricular activities, playdates, and other events as needed. You may also travel with the family as a childcare provider, ensuring the safety and well-being of the children during trips.

You will be an essential part of our household support team, responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment for the children. Your tasks will include loading, running, and unloading the dishwasher, wiping down surfaces after activities, snacks, and meals, organizing children’s rooms and play areas, and ensuring that toys and games are in good condition. You’ll also assist with meal preparation, grocery shopping, packing lunches, and running errands as needed. Your proactive and attentive approach will help anticipate the family’s needs and ensure their daily routines run smoothly. Additionally, you’ll provide care for our pets, help with household organization, and assist with any special projects that may arise.

What You’ll Bring
The ideal candidate will be a tech-savvy nanny passionate about creating a harmonious home environment. In this role, you will provide exceptional care for the children, be adaptable to unexpected changes (including those outside regular work hours), and be willing to help with household tasks as needed. Your commitment to the children’s holistic development, from emotional well-being to intellectual growth, will be vital in building a trusting and impactful relationship. If you are a reliable, cheerful, and organized individual with a genuine love for children, dedicated to maintaining the highest level of privacy and confidentiality, we invite you to apply and become an integral part of the family’s support system.

Education and Experience

  • A degree or equivalent experience in education or child development is required, and previous nanny experience is preferred.
  • Previous experience planning creative play and educational learning activities for children.
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