Employment

Employment

The agency currently operate with 3 different arms int he business.  These include the In Home Care program, private nannying and cleaning.  We have a ddedicated team for each are of the business and pride ourselves on matching up our carer and our clients.  Our jobs are in suburbs all around Australia, and range from full-time to part-time and casual work.

Please take the time to read the criteria listed below prior to calling the office or completing the application form.

The Minimum Criteria for Nannies are:

  • Current First Aid Certificate Level 2
  • Current CPR Certificate
  • Working with Children’s Check employee status
  • Police Check completed in the last 12 months
  • Three childcare related referees that are not from family and friends
  • Own car and licence
  • Letter from your doctor stating you are fit and healthy to work with children (if required)
  • Can make a 12 month commitment to work with our agency

The Minimum Criteria for Cleaners:

  • Three domestic cleaning related referees that are not from family and friends
  • Police Check completed in the last 12 months
  • Own car and licence

Minimum required weekly availability:

  • Nannies – 3-4 full week days (plus additional casual work).
  • After School Carers – 4-5 afternoons per week.
  • Baby Sitters – 7 nights per week.
  • Cleaners – 4 full days per week

All applicants must be prepared to complete:

  • Phone interview
  • Individual behavioural interview
  • Induction

If you meet all of the above criteria please fill out the application form.

For more information about opportunities with THE AGENCY, please call the office on (03) 9576 7000.

Registered Training Organisation

The Agency has a strong relationship with Suzan Johnston, a Registered Training Organisation that is committed in providing high calibre training courses. As our preferred childcare qualification provider we recommend all our carers to complete their qualification through Suzan Johnston. Our affiliation has increased the number of carers with childcare qualifications, promoting growth and development. Together we are working to create informative and interesting professional development workshops to encourage continual up skilling.

Professional Development

We are committed to providing Nannies a platform to get together learn new skills and develop current expertise. Below we have a list of the wide range of topics we cover in our different professional development workshops. Like us on Facebook for more information about the up and coming workshops.

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

THE AGENCY is offering the following topics to nannies on a rotational basis through training and development workshops and seminars:

Health and Safety

SAFETY
  • Hazard Protection
  • Water safety
  • Safety around the house
  • Sun smart
  • Car and road safety
  • Outdoor safety
  • Cot safety
  • Bike and scooter safety
COLIC AND REFLUX
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Physical/emotional ailments
  • Unsettled behaviour
  • Distressed behaviour
FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOPS
  • Post natal depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bullying in the playground
  • Cyber bullying
  • Detecting and reporting abuse


SPECIAL NEEDS
  • Hearing
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Spectrum analysis
  • Asthma/Eczema
  • Aspergers
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Physical disorder
  • Learning disorder
  • Dyslexia
  • Sleeping disorder
  • OCD
HYGIENE
  • Sickness
  • Exclusionary illnesses
  • Handling of bodily wastes
  • Food contamination, preparation and storage
  • Pets

Children Development

CHILD DEVELOPMENT STAGES
  • Newborns
  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
SPEECH DEVELOPMENT
  • Age appropriate language development
  • Introducing words
DUNSTAN BABY TALK
  • Crying babies
  • Baby language
EDUCATING CHILDREN
  • How to read to children
  • Counting with children
  • Stimulating an enquiry mind
  • Story time / engaging a child


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Age milestones
  • Age appropriate physical activities
DISCIPLINE
  • Different discipline techniques
  • Managing tantrums
  • Distract and divert
  • Approaching parents
  • Using time out effectively
  • Maintaining children’s self esteem

Food and Play

FOOD
  • Introducing solids
  • Dietary planning for the family and kids
  • Experimentation with new foods
  • Psychology of food
  • Easy family cooking recipes
  • Feeding infants
  • Bottle sterilization
HEALTHY EATING
  • For babies
  • For toddlers
  • For preschoolers
PLAY
  • Creating successful outings and excursions
  • Interactive outdoor play


SWIMMING
  • With babies
  • Safety around the pool
CHILDREN EXERCISE
  • Sports
  • Ball
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
ARTS AND CRAFT
  • Age appropriate activities
  • InteMaking play dough, bubbles and clay
  • Fun recipe ideas

Babies

TWINS AND TRIPLETS
  • Creating routines
  • Effective feeding strategies
  • Time saving ideas
  • Outings and excursions
  • Recording activities
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Difference between day andnight
BABIES AND SLEEP
  • Sleep routing development Sleep settling
  • Sleep cycle
  • Preparing sleeping area
  • Age expectations
BATHING
  • For babies
  • For toddlers
  • Safety hints and tips
  • Preparing for bathing time


NAPPY
  • How to wipe
  • Use of cream
  • Hygiene
  • Cleaning methods
  • Medical
  • Stool consistency
  • Thrush
  • Nappy rash
  • Liquid intake and output
  • Cloth diapers vs. Disposable diapers
BABY MASSAGE
  • Digestive relaxation
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Mind, body and soul
  • Connectivity with children

Planning and Assistance

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
  • Managing your finances
  • Book keeping
  • Doing your taxes
  • Superannuation
  • Submitting your tax return
REPORTING
  • How to report abuse
  • How to approach authorities/police
  • How to report insurance claim


HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT
  • Implementing family routines
  • Laundry management
  • Panty management
  • Food management
  • Wardrobe management
  • Ironing
  • Washing clothes
  • Getting rid of stains