What do Au Pair Agencies feel like from the inside?
I know that I was delighted when I got to meet the folks at InterExchange face to face — it was clear that they genuinely care about the experiences of their Au Pairs and Host Families. It seems like people there enjoyed their jobs and enjoyed each other.
But I never thought to ask– what’s it like to work for them as an LCC?
Future LCC asks —
I am considering taking a job as a Local Counselor for an au pair agency and I came across your blog. It’s really informative and I love your laid back wisdom and insight.
(I know– aren’t the commenters on here great! ~ cv note.)
I’ve been fortunate to be able to stay home with my two sons for the last 18 years but now that one is graduating high school and the other is a busy 9th grader, I’m looking to re-enter the workforce.
My background is in counseling and community service and the fact that the metropolitan area in which I live is flooded with families needing au pair services, has led me to research agency LC jobs.
My question is about those agencies. Are there any that you would say have good to excellent support services (LC’s and management)? I’m looking at Au Pair In America, Au Pair World and InterExchange.
My ideal agency would be one that truly values their employees and provides them with excellent support and education.
If there are any LCs who’d like to send a private message to Future LCC, please email it to me and I will forward it along.
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