If you are a pediatric nurse, your specialty is working with infants to provide the care they need to thrive – while also giving parents useful information and guidance. As a pediatric nurse on the Apex Social program, you will have an opportunity to use your work experience to benefit the children of your host family.
Many of our host families have an infant (or multiples!) and are looking for an extra set of capable, professional hands with direct experience in this area. Additionally, as 80% of our host families have children with special needs, it is not uncommon for some families to have an infant with special needs.
Common Care Needs:
Working with family to achieve developmental milestones and other goals
Supporting special feeding requirements
Therapeutic stretching and exercises
Taking children to therapy appointments
Helping with colic, teething or other common infant-related conditions
Age appropriate activities such as tummy time, holding objects, etc.
Helping baby to establish a routine
Maintaining communication with parents about baby’s daily activities
Managing baby’s laundry and other tasks such as bottle sterilizing, etc.
In addition, you may also be responsible for the following types of care, relevant to children with or without special needs, including:
Preparing healthy meals
Helping with bathing children, toileting and bedtime routines