1. How much do Specialized Nannies charge?
Depending on their experience, Specialized Nannies we work with charge anywhere between $450 - $800 a week for full-time (40 + hours a week). PFC assists in negotiating the rates between families and nannies.
2. How does PFC recruit Specialized Nannies?
Many of our Candidates find us online themselves and apply on their own. We also utilize professional recruiting efforts and work within our special needs network throughout the country. Most of our Candidates have been special education (or regular education) teachers, therapists, social workers, speech pathologists, and mental health clinicians. We have a vast database of Candidates currently available throughout the country with a variety of skill sets. When families apply, we search our database first to see if there is a suitable match based on our knowledge of special needs and the family's requirements. If a Candidate is not readily available, we utilize professional recruiting efforts to source qualified Candidates. We contact roughly 10% of the Candidates that apply for positions through our company. We are highly selective and only contact those Candidates that have meet specific requirements.
3. What is the matching process like?
We employ a holistic matching process that takes into consideration the dynamics of the entire family. We focus on deeply understanding the family's needs and the child's special needs. We seek to understand the family's goals for the placement and the development of their child. After a full family evaluation, we begin evaluating current and potential Candidates for the position. Each Candidate is extensively vetted and personally interviewed to ensure a perfect match. We look for similar personality traits, strengths and weaknesses, and specific skills and education that meet the needs of the child.
After the Candidates are fully vetted, we contact the families and coordinate interviews. All the family has to do is provide their availability and we ensure the Candidates are ready and able to interview at the selected times.
4. What happens after I hire someone?
After the family selects their Specialized Nanny, PFC takes care of the offer letter, background checks, reference and employment checks, and other pre-employment activities. The family is provided with a packet of information detailing the Candidates background. The offer letter is sent to the Candidate on the family's behalf and is contingent on a successful background check. PFC also provides an employment agreement and performance evaluations for the family to use.
After the Specialized Nanny begins employment, PFC remains involves with the family and the Nanny. PFC keeps the Nanny abreast of training opportunities in their area and ensures that both the family and the Nanny is satisfied with the arrangement.