We have a wonderful family on the LES who is returning to the search after working with their third long-term SmartSitter over the summer! They are looking for an afterschool sitter Monday through Friday, 2:45 PM to 7 PM. They have a truly multi-faceted and cool 8-year-old girl. She's a happy, creative kid who loves to sing, dance, draw, write, read, scoot, make up games and be silly. She takes ballet, chess, and stop motion movie/comic book making classes. She has several food allergies so are looking for a sitter who can closely monitor all food-related scenarios and take the proper precautions to ensure her safety. Someone bubbly, creative, and fun is ideal for them. It's $23-25/hour gross for 21.25 hours/week guaranteed. The position will start as soon as possible. They have worked with several SmartSitters long-term who can vouch for this family and their amazingness since she has been working with them for ages!
The Ideal Sitter for this Job
Someone who will continue to foster the growth of the girl through imaginative play, setting up playdates, reading, doing crafts, encouraging writing, and taking trips to the library or museums. An interest in music and if you play an instrument are a huge plus! They encourage their SmartSitter to dream up your own activities to enjoy on a daily basis. They will gladly provide any supplies or other support to make your ideas happen. Creative and artsy types have always clicked well with them! They are looking for someone open to arranging playdates, super responsible, artsy, into imaginary play, engaging, warm, loving, motivated and wants to get outside, comfortable on public transportation, and who knows when to be serious and when to be fun. The girl responds to physical play, arts and crafts, making up projects, someone active and engaging, jokes, and humor. Because the girl has serious food allergies, they are looking for a SmartSitter who can carefully monitor all food-related scenarios and take the proper precautions to ensure her safety. The girl is fully aware of her allergies, wears a medical bracelet, and has an epipen with her at all times. She can be her own advocate, but she does need someone to watch over her and double check foods she is eating. She will usually asks before taking any food to be sure.
The schedule is Monday to Friday, from 2:45 PM to 7 PM. Someone flexible to work full days on occasion is a plus! There are times when the SmartSitter will be on call during these hours rather than with the girl if she is in an activity, etc.
About the Children
girl, 8- She is a happy, creative kid who loves to sing, dance, draw, write, read, scoot, make up games and be silly. After school, she takes ballet, chess, and stop motion movie/comic book making classes. She loves to sing, dance, play her ukulele, do crafts, play games, scoot, and read lots of books. She loves going to school and is a happy kid. She is a loving kid, frequently giving hugs and holding hands. She has a lot of love to give and forms very close bonds with people in her life.
The SmartSitters duties would include picking her up from school (and camp in the summer) at 2:45pm and either taking her to her afterschool classes or enjoying another activity with her at home, at the park, or on a playdate, until we return from work. School and camp are not far from the apartments on the Lower East Side. Household duties include keeping the girl's room and toys clean and organized and generally help out around the apartment to keep things tidy. Some light food prep may be requested for the girl's dinner. Please note that the parents are recently separated and live close by in separate apartments on the LES.
She is allergic to Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Mustard, hummus, and Sesame. Needs epi-pen and benadryl with her at all times. Their homes are 100% allergen free, so they ask that sitter not bring in any food that is not safe for girl, but they can walk the new person through this at beginning to go over everything. and it's quite easy once you get used to it. They are a very warm and open family and looking for an extension of their family.
through at least June 2019, ideally longer
Total Hours per Week
21.25 guaranteedApply Now