type - compatibility with family lifestyle
a family decides to utilize the services of a care professional, it
is extremely important that both parties feel comfortable with all
aspects of the arrangement. Depending upon the family, the nanny or
companion can be treated as merely an employee, a family member or
a close and greatly appreciated friend. It is essential that you both
start with realistic and clearly defined expectations
Before your new "family member" starts to work, you should agree upon
a very specific job description including work hours and time off.
Living accommodations must be mutually acceptable if you plan to have
your new employee live with you. Explain all "house rules" thoroughly
including family or individual likes and dislikes. A thorough understanding
of each other will help you to feel more comfortable and your new
employee to feel more a part of the family.
the right person…
are many ways to go about finding the right person - you can use newspaper
advertisements, ask friends for referrals or even post notes on area
bulletin boards. But, when you invite someone to come in and share
your home and family, you want to make certain that the person is
reliable and trustworthy.
Selective Nanny and Companion we not only screen and evaluate each
candidate, but we also confirm every candidates' references before
we will introduce them to you as a prospective employee. Our counselors,
personally, check all references. We also check State Criminal history
and driving records.
also goes to great lengths to maximize the potential for a mutually
rewarding relationship by ascertaining compatibility or personality,
lifestyle and interests.
needs for a care professional are not just relegated to a nine-to-five
slot. You may have to call your Selective counselor at any time… and
you want to be sure that they will be there when you need them. With
Selective Nanny and Companion our counselors check their voice mail
after hours and on weekends. You can call anytime, day or evening,
and someone will be there to answer your call for assistance.
When you need help to care for someone you love, you need the caring
help of a Selective counselor.
Remember… At Selective you are only a