In the USA and Australia, apex is the only agency specializing in professional live-in childcare and has a reputation for sourcing high quality social care professionals from Europe. Host families come to apex to find the best care for their family – in fact, we have received several prestigious awards in the USA and internationally for the quality of our care. This is why apex social is a great fit for social workers and special needs care workers who want to use their professional experience while living abroad on the apex social program.

Approximately 70% of our host families have children with special needs (including autism, learning disabilities, genetic or neurological disabilities, and developmental delays) providing ample opportunity to put your career experience into practice.  This is why apex social is a great fit for social workers and special needs care workers to want to use their experience while living abroad on the apex social program.

Common Care Needs:

  • Working with family to achieve developmental milestones and other goals
  • Taking children to therapy appointments
  • Helping children to adapt fully to school and social situations
  • Therapeutic stretching and exercises
  • Administering feeding tubes
  • Hygiene care and feeding
  • Adapting the home environment
  • Modifying tasks
  • Improving mobility and function

In addition, you may also be responsible for the following types of care, relevant to children with or without special needs, including:

  • Introducing children to your language and culture
  • Preparing healthy meals
  • Administering medication
  • Helping with bathing children and bedtime routines
  • Assisting with potty training
  • Packing school lunches and getting ready for school
  • Managing children’s laundry
  • Introducing age-appropriate activities (art, outdoor play, reading time)
  • Helping with homework and providing tutoring assistance
  • Managing children’s busy schedules (play dates, appointments, activities)
  • Driving children to activities and school
  • Doing special outings and activities