Now registering for the September 2017 session!
Today’s household staffing field continues to grow by leaps and bounds and the need for qualified family assistants continues to grow. Many of today’s families don’t need a traditional nanny or a full-time housekeeper, personal chef, household manager, or personal assistant. Instead they need someone who can perform key tasks from those roles, creating a hybrid job description that meets the family’s unique needs.
This training is for you if…
• you want to set yourself apart from your competition in this emerging market.
• you want to earn a higher wage and enjoy long-term job security.
• you’re a nanny who wants to stay with your current family for years to come even as your kids head into preschool or school.
• you love being a nanny but you’re ready for a change. You want a learn a new way to put all the household skills to use.
The 7 Lessons Included In The Series
New information has been added to each lesson!
Introduction to Working as a Family Assistant
This session will introduce you to the ins and outs of a family assistant position including the unique advantages and challenges of the job.
Essential Skills of the Family Assistant
Although every job is different, there are common skills that most family assistants need. We’ll take a detailed look at those skills and explore real world strategies for filling in any skill or experience gaps you may have.
Working With Older Kids
In most family assistant positions, you’ll be working with the school aged set. In this session, we take a look at tried and true tools for connecting with older kids – even when they’re in school for most of your shift – and for handling common behavior challenges.
Creating a Long Term, Successful Relationship with Your Employers
A good relationship with your employers is essential to being happy on the job. In this session you’ll learn tried and true techniques for understanding and working with your employers’ style, setting and maintaining real world boundaries to ensure that you don’t get overwhelmed and burnt out.
Developing a Job Description and Contract That Works for You and Your Family
Since there is no “standard’ family assistant position, it’s up to you to ensure that you have a clear, fair, and balanced job description and contract without sacrificing the flexibility your employers hired you for. This session will walk you through customizing your job description and contract to align with the needs and wants of both you and your employer.
Managing Other Household Staffers and Vendors
Part of every family assistant’s job including working effectively with other staff members and vendors. This session will help you hone your communication and management skills while maintaining your unique style.
The Insider’s Guide to Getting Hired
This session will focus on using all that you’ve learned to land you your next great family assistant job! We’ll walk through your family assistant resume and portfolio, interviewing, and finding the right match. And you’ll have plenty of time in the discussion group to customize everything to fit your unique needs!
How the Class Works
The 2017 fall training series begins Monday, September 18th and ends December 17, 2017. This gives you plenty of time to view all the lessons, join in on the live group coaching calls or review the recorded ones, and develop your job search documentation in the discussion group. During the 3 months of the class, you can move through the program at your own pace and still get the personalized support you need.
This class features 7 on demand lessons which are accessible 24/7. Each lesson includes a video and/or audio recording. You can watch or listen whenever it’s convenient for you.
All video recordings will be available through Vimeo, a premium service that supports all devices including Apple products. All audio recordings will be in MP3 format so you can easily load them onto your phone or i-pod and go!
Group Coaching Calls
To provide you with personalized support during the training program, there will be 10 group coaching calls scheduled during the training session. This calls aren’t required but they’re a great way to support your learning. With each call, you’ll have the opportunity to “meet” me and other classmates in a live call to review and discuss the lessons, to fine tune the new skills you’re learning, and get feedback on the real world situations you’re facing. These calls will be recorded and available for replay. Please note, the first 7 calls rotate between 7:30 PM PT and 7:30 PM ET to ensure no matter what time zone you’re in, you’ll find calls that work for your schedule.
Sept 26th, 7:30 PM PT (LA time) / 10:30 PM ET (NYC time)
Oct 3rd,, 4:30 PM PT (LA time) / 7:30 PM ET (NYC time)
Oct 11th, 7:30 PM PT (LA time) / 10:30 PM ET (NYC time) NOTE: Wed date
Oct 17th, 4:30 PM PT (LA time) / 7:30 PM ET (NYC time)
Oct 24th, 7:30 PM PT (LA time) / 10:30 PM ET (NYC time)
Nov 7th, 4:30 PM PT (LA time) / 7:30 PM ET (NYC time)
Nov 14th, 7:30 PM PT (LA time) / 10:30 PM ET (NYC time)
NOTE: 3 additional calls will take place in November and/or December to provide support during the document development part of the training. The dates and times will be determined by the availability of those attending.
Past students have suggested having a way for students to develop their job search documentation as part of the class. Great suggestion and it’s been added to this session! Starting November 13th we’ll have focused group exercises in the discussion group to help you develop your resume, portfolio, job wanted description, interview questions, and contract outline. We’ll also work on on-the-job tools like a household book, staff checklists, and other things that are essential to successful family assistants.
You’ll also have access to a discussion group for current and former students. Here you can ask questions, share resources, and get support as you put to work the many things you’re learning.
Certificate of Completion
You’ll find passwords embedded in each lesson video. At the end of the class simply email me the 7 passwords and you’ll receive your certificate.
Becoming a Top Notch Family Assistant is $285 (3 payment option available) for:
* 7 on demand video lessons with accompanying handout
* 10 group coaching calls to give you the individual support you need to be successful
* focused exercises, feedback, and support to help you create your family assistant resume, portfolio, job wanted description, and contract outline
* discussion group only for students
* interviews with successful family assistants and an agency who specializes in placement of family assistants
All registrations are final.