Newborn Care Specialists & Postpartum Doulas
You may have heard them called “night nurses” or “baby nurses.” Though these individuals aren’t nurses by trade, Newborn Care Specialists (NCS) do have specialized training and certification and have obtained extensive experience in newborn care and parental support. A Newborn Care Specialist’s primary role is to provide infant child care and educate parents once their little one is home from the hospital – serving as a wealth of knowledge in newborn care and development and acting as a resident “baby whisperer.” But these individuals can easily navigate both infant care and support of the mother as well — fulfilling a postpartum doula role in tandem. Newborn Care Specialist responsibilities most often include assisting with feeding, maintaining a detailed log, lactation support, gentle sleep training, and child-related light-housekeeping.
CPN Newborn Care Specialists most commonly manage overnight care with 8-hour (minimum) shifts for the first three months of a child’s life; however, a NCS may be hired as a family’s needs arise for 4-hour (minimum) daytime shifts. And NCS engagements can vary from a few weeks to temp. engagements up to ninety (90) days or more.
Are you a new family to Capitol Park Nannies?
|Newborn Care Specialists & Postpartum Doulas|
|Hours||Daytime Shifts: Minimum of 4 hours per scheduled assignment
Overnight Shifts: Minimum of 8 hours per scheduled assignment
|Typical Salary||$25-$30 / Hour
(depending on experience and scope of duties/responsibilities)
|Commitment||Assignments are temporary by nature. Can vary from 1 day engagement (min. of 4 hrs) or an overnight engagement (min. of 8 hrs), up to several months.*|
|Annual Registration Fee||$100 (Registration Fee paid annually)|
|Agency Fee||Fee based on 15% of the NCS’s gross compensation for the engagement with a $25.00 per day minimum, billed weekly and per engagement.
A $25/hr experienced Newborn Care Specialist works for your family for a day engagement on Thursday and an overnight engagement on Friday. The nanny works 4 hours on Day 1 (Thursday), and then 8 hours on Day 2 (Friday).
Gross Newborn Care Specialist compensation per day:
Agency Fee per day:
Total Agency Fee for the engagement: $55
|Newborn Care Specialists & Postpartum Doulas|
|Reference Screen||Detailed Check of References (provided to family for review as well)|
|Work Legality Screen||Social Security check and legal-to-work in the United States verification|
|Education Screen||Education Verification|
|Newborn Care Specialist Certification||Verification of complete and current Newborn Care Specialist certification|
|Trustline Registration Screen||Verification of Trustline registration
(*As Required By California State law for all Nanny Agencies referring candidates)
|Fingerprint Screen* of California Department of Justice’s California Criminal History System
|Full screen of the California DOJ California Criminal History System – one of three Trustline background checks authorized by state law that the general public, including private investigators and private background check companies, cannot access.|
|Fingerprint Screen* of the Child Abuse Central Index of California
|Full fingerprint screen against the California Child Abuse Central Index – one of three Trustline background checks authorized by state law that the general public, including private investigators and private background check companies, cannot access.|
|Fingerprint Screen* of the FBI Criminal History System
|Full fingerprint screen of the FBI Criminal History System- one of three Trustline background checks authorized by state law that the general public, including private investigators and private background check companies, cannot access.|
|Criminal Screen||Thorough processing and background check of Criminal record across each county that the candidate has resided in|
|Sex Offender Screen||Screening against National Sex Offender databases|
|Driving Screen||Thorough review of Driving Record|
|Social Media/Online Presence Check||Thorough screen across online sources and social media sites|
|1st Aid & CPR Verification||Verification that candidates are Adult and Infant 1st Aid & CPR certified|
|Tuberculosis (TB) Screen||Verification of clean TB Test (Negative result)|
|TDAP Screen||Verification of TDAP vaccination|
|Vaccinations Verification||Additional Vaccinations available upon request|
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