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The 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
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 Winter 2020 training session starts January 27th and ends May 4th. During the session, you’ll have 24/7 on demand access to all the video, audio, and written resources along with priority access to coaching through our group calls and discussion group. After the session, you’ll continue to have lifetime access to all the video, audio, and written resources and standard access to coaching through the group calls and discussion group. No matter what your schedule or what pace you’re comfortable working at, this training will fit your needs.
This class features 7 on demand lessons which are accessible 24/7. Each lesson includes a video. and detailed handout. 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
There will be 2 to 6 calls scheduled each month depending upon members’ needs so you’ll have the opportunity to “meet” me and other classmates in a live format to review and discuss lesson material, to fine tune the new skills you’re learning, and see how to apply the ideas to your job search and on the job. Calls will be recorded and available for replay. Attending group coaching calls is not needed to receive your certificate of completion however they are a valuable resource.
The call schedule will be developed around the needs of those participating. Generally calls happen during the week at 8 PM PT AND 8 PM ET so everyone has the opportunity to participate.
Throughout the training, the discussion group will be available to help you develop your resume, portfolio, job wanted description, interview questions, or other documents you need. 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. This part of the training will be guided by the needs of those in the group so we’ll focus on what you feel is most important.
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 a statement around what you learned in each session to receive your certificate.
Becoming a Top Notch Family Assistant is $295 for:
* 7 on demand video lessons with accompanying handout
* bonus Creating Your Housebook” tutorial with customizable forms
* 12 or more 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
* exclusive discussion group for students
* bonus content like interviews with successful family assistants and agencies who specializes in placement of family assistants to give you real world information around the role
All registrations are final.