Free service to you. This is a completely free service to our caregivers. We do not require that you pay for anything while working with us. You do not owe us a fee, you do not pay for your own background check, nor do we take a cut of your pay! We are compensated by the families that employ Southern Home Staffers looking for qualified nannies like you!
Candidate screening process. Candidates are required to fill out an extensive application followed by a face-to-face interview with a Southern Home Staffers placement specialist. As part of the fully documented interview, we evaluate professionalism and character. If the candidate is approved by our agency, we will conduct a thorough background check. This will include reference checks, past employment verification, social security verification, civil court, criminal, driver's license, most wanted lists, professional licenses (if applicable), sex offenders, and terrorist lists. Candidates are required to provide our agency with 3-4 childcare references, recommendation letters (if available), drivers license and insurance, and an up-to-date CPR/First Aid certification.
Respect and Protections for Domestic Workers. We insist that nannies be provided a fair, living-wage in Austin, overtime, and legal "on-the-books" pay. We also require upfront, clear communication about job expectations and foreseen flexibility so that misunderstandings are avoided. We do not screen or bar applicants based on legally-protected classes, so long as the applicant is fit for a job's requirements and family's childcare philosophy.