Do you love working with babies and have experience with special needs and circumstances?! This family come referred from another long-time SmartFamily and live on the UWS. They recently welcomed their adorable baby bot 4 months ago and are looking for a new SmartSitter to join them on this journey as mom goes back to work. While the boy was born with Craniosynostosis which is when the baby's skull fuses closed before the brain is fully developed in the womb, he is a happy and fun little guy. They are looking for someone warm, open, communicative, proactive, and truly understandning to join their team! It's $25-30/hour for 40 hours/week guaranteed! The position will begin in March when mom is back to work!
The Ideal Sitter for this Job
Someone who is comfortable working alongside therapists and understands that this is not your typical nanny position. Having the ability to follow and implement the therapists strategies on their own and keeping mom and dad updated. Learning and training on how to feed him and use his g-tube. Someone comfortable working alongside mom and dad occasionally who work from home on Fridays. Someone who can separate his syndrome from who he is as a great kid and still makes sure he is having fun while being safe. A second language is great, though not required.
Monday to Thursday, 8-6/6:30 PM. Flexibility to assist on Fridays
About the Children
boy, 4 months- He is a happy and wonderful little baby boy. He was born with Craniosynostosis which is when the baby's skull fuses closed before the brain is fully developed in the womb. He will need several more surgeries in his life. Though they have not seen any learning disabilities present themselves, he does qualify for and participates in early intervention. He has a g-tube to eat, so he often switches from a formula bottle to his tube. He is currently hitting all of his milestones which is great and a real celebration for the family and one they hope to keep up with their new nanny!
Coming in when mom goes back to work. Grandma will be around for the first few weeks while mom is transitioning back into work. His day to day typically has his early intervention therapists coming to the house and working with them together. he gets up and eat, then has therapy. They practice after his nap some of the strategies. Then they eat, play, and get outdoors if they can. His feeding can be a bit more challenging and one must keep up with his therapies, etc. He drinks normal formula. If he has a surgery, there may be more specialized care which they can go over with their person. They don't anticipate any in the next year to occur, though they wanted to be very forthcoming about this.
at least one year, ideally longer
Total Hours per Week
40 hours/week guaranteedApply Now