Summer job opportunity

| May 22, 2018
Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 8.30am-7pm until September (with option to transition into after school care)
Rate: $16/hour
Contact: Nanika at <33brooklyngirl at gmail dot com>

 
 

Description: 

We take our daughter’s thoughts, feelings, & opinions seriously. Our discipline style involves setting kind, firm limits & helping her understand appropriate behaviors while speaking to her gently & respectfully. We feel that she learns best through self-directed play. Her social-emotional development is far more important to us than teaching her colors, numbers & letters at this age.

We are looking for a punctual, reliable, & generally healthy (rarely gets too sick to come to work & rarely calls out of work for personal reasons) caregiver willing to be trained in non-punitive respect/connection-based childcare for our 2-year-8-month old child.

Our child goes outside every day, rain or shine – unless the weather is dangerous, so our caregiver needs to be a lover of the outdoors, + energetic/fit enough to keep up with a gross-motor-loving kiddo.

Ideally you’ve already heard of Magda Gerber’s R.I.E. approach to caregiving (https://www.rie.org/educaring/ries-basic-principles/) but it’s not required – particularly if you are interested in enhancing your caregiving skills by being trained to care for children from this perspective. Training will require reading books & articles about child development/respectful caregiving & having regular discussions with us about these readings. We want to work with someone who really “gets it” – who understands the importance of helping a child feel felt, seen and heard.

The perfect candidate is someone whose career plan involves working in child development, child psychology, progressive education, psychotherapy, or mindfulness.

Qualifications:

1) Previous experience providing full care (feeding, bathing, diaper changes, etc) for a 2-3 year old.

2) At least 3 checkable references

3) Current child CPR/First Aid certification

In your reply, in addition to your relevant experience/background, please explain:  

1) your experience with or interest in the R.I.E. approach or respectful caregiving.

2) what you hope to get out of working with a family like ours.

3) the qualities that make you a particularly good match for this position.

4) how you would handle this situation: You are with my toddler at the playground, and you’ve just given her a snack (that she finished all of). She wants more to eat & begins to have a screaming, crying meltdown.