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Local Childcare Coordinator


Job Duties and Responsibilities

Screen host family applicants

  • Conduct an in-home interview for all new host families to ensure their suitability and to provide a program orientation.
  • Check 2 host family references by telephone.

Support host families and au pairs during their placement year

  • Place a welcome call to the host family and au pair within 48 hours of the au pair’s arrival into the home.
  • Conduct an in-home orientation within 2 weeks of the au pair’s arrival into the home.
  • Introduce the au pair to her new community by creating a welcome packet of information and identifying educational opportunities.
  • Contact all host families and au pairs by telephone once a month and submit a status report documenting your calls.
  • Create and facilitate monthly au pair meetings.
  • Conduct two host-family-day events per year.
  • Conduct mediations as needed to help resolve placement difficulties and facilitate positive outcomes.
  • Serve as a helpful resource to your host families and au pairs.
  • Occasionally house au pairs who may be in transition.

Monitor and maintain all related Department of State regulations

  • Live within one hour’s drive of all host families you service.
  • Ensure Department of State regulations are maintained throughout the placement.
  • Immediately report any Department of State violations or concerns to your manager.

Grow the program in your community

  • Recruit new host families by actively promoting the program in your community.
  • Plan and implement grass roots marketing strategies in your community.
  • Provide exceptional service that results in repeat customers and host family referrals.