Posted 11 months ago by a parent
One day per week; child is home schooled; hours are approximately 11 - 5 unless there's a break in school, then hours are 8-5. Ideally, I am looking for a commitment at least through the 2017 ./ 2018 school year. I really don't want "just a sitter." I want someone who understands that all of the adults in a child's life play an important role in instilling healthy attitudes, good manners, respect for others, etc. Must be active and enjoy going swimming, hiking, playing outside. Must be a good and wholesome role model for child with good instincts on what is and is not appropriate to discuss in front of a child. Child does not watch TV, movies, or video games and we don't discuss TV shows or movies with child - there's too much else to do, like being outside. Must be tidy and pick up things after playing with them (and definitely enlist child to help and take responsibility for that as well). If you go out in the car, can drive ours (manual transmission) or yours and I will reimburse mileage. You must have experience working a long shift and you must have experience with school aged children. You must be someone who takes initiative... initiative to get to know who his friends are, arrange playing with other children (we are in a network of other home schooling families), have a plan for each day when you arrive (not "what do you want to do today." but instead, "today we can go to the Marine Mammal Center or the Bay Model, which do you prefer?") Things that are pluses... if you have some skill or sport that you do and that you teach to children (for instance, if you're a swimmer and you've taught swim lessons, that's excellent experience and a plus) Or, you happen to be an avid hiker / camper / outdoorsy person. Or, if you speak Spanish, for instance, and you might be interested in teaching some words to child. Or if you are in college / or graduate school and you are studying to be a teacher, or an OT, or a nurse and you will eventually work with children in your profession. Or, if you have any other experience with chide, like you taught Sunday school, or a sport, or tutored after school, etc. I am willing to go up in rate for someone with genuine experience and commitment.