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Walker, Sitter & Trainer
Similar to many people, I am a big animal lover. I have been surrounded by dogs my whole life, and several species of marine mammals in recent years. I have various experience owning and pet sitting breeds such as Golden Retrievers, Great Danes, Huskies, Pointer/Labs and Australian Cattle Dog/Border Collies. In college, I spent a year volunteering at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, which gave me good experience working with not only large dogs, but small ones. I had to learn about the various challenges of working with different breeds, as well as potential difficulties encountered when walking them. Not only do I have experience with dogs, but with marine mammals such as sea otters, seals and sea lions. I am currently a research assistant at Long Marine Lab, and help train the seals and sea lions there. I am a hard-worker, and spend a lot of time outdoors - no matter the weather.
1 yr of exp.
Companion Care For Seniors
Recently I was a companion for a man that not only had Alzheimer's but also Glioblastoma. He sadly passed at the end of August 2019. In addition, my mother who had dementia needed extra care that my sister and I provided for years. She passed at age 94 this year. I now have time to devote to another person who needs extra care. It could be outings, playing cards, talking, assisting with meal prep and feeding and going to appointments.
2 yrs of exp.
Hi! My name is Sierra and I am currently enrolled in my second year at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I am double majoring in Psychology and Biology and have a passion for working with children. I have consistently volunteered in elementary school classrooms, specifically grades Kindergarten - Second, and have cared for children ages 4 months - 10 years.
3 yrs of exp.

New jobs posted by families:

Need a nanny to Hanging out, games and sometimes out in the community
time Full Time
Starts 10/12
Transportation Required
We are looking for a great nanny for 1 child in Santa Cruz. We would like one date night on Saturday and another day during the week. The day during the week is flexible. So, please reach out and let us know if you have a certain day that will work for you. More care days are possible in the future. We would prefer someone who could help out with meal preparation. We would prefer a nanny who has their own car, who does not smoke, who is willing to drive children, who is comfortable with pets and who is CPR certified.
time Part Time
Starts 10/18
Transportation Required

New jobs posted by businesses:

Job number: 6919 Location: Santa Cruz, CA Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 pm; position will start late October Children: 2-year-old girl and 7-month-old boy Duties: Childcare, light tidying, family meal preparation, laundry for children, errands, attending classes with children, driving children Requirements: Ideal Candidate has experience with at least two other families, is energetic yet calm and nurturing. College educated is preferred. Family prefers a bilingual candidate who speaks both English and Spanish fluently. Candidate who will follow the parents lead and team with them, as they are both working from home. The family has a high energy dog, no pet allergies or fears please. Must have current vaccinations, such as MMR. Dtap and annual flu shot. Family prefers that the candidate can travel domestically with family.
time Part Time
Starts 09/23
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