highly experienced and reliable, ever cheerful, diligent and kind.
"Jani is Mary Poppins meets Mrs Doubtfire meets Nanny McPhee"
UK trained: NHS 'Care in the Community'
15 years as caregiver to senior family member
25 years Chinese Medicine Physician, Lic Ac MBAcC (UK)
TCM Paediatric diploma
Doula, 30 years
University & International Lecturer
Integrative Medicine Campaigner/Chairperson/Executive Committee
Founder & Creative Director @ nonprofit
I'm a Canadian who has been living in the UK for 30 years. Covid has extended my sabbatical, and I have decided to remain here in very safe Beautiful BC.
I am seeking a live-in post;
looking for a position in the Greater Vancouver area, and happy to consider the Fraser Valley, Bowen Island or Squamish.
Canadian Criminal Background Check
Working as a Behavioural Interventionist, I have had a recent background check, in April 2021
100% Clean Driver's License
Caring for Young & Old
I have recently been working in a 4 generation home, caring for the 87 year old great-grandmother who is bedridden after a catastophic stroke, as well as working with her 3 great grandchildren, ages 13, 9 and 5.
I helped with the home schooling and had a principal role as Behavioural Interventionist for the 5 year old with ASD & ADHD.
My 21 years experience as a university lecturer, both undergraduate and postgraduate, has been a tremendous asset in taking on the role of nanny/tutor.
My current role has been as a Housekeeper/Caregiver for a couple in their 80's. My principle role is to support him by managing all the household chores, shopping and cooking, as well supporting her with her 5th stage Parkinson's needs.
My main task here has been to begin preparing for the couple to downsize from 5000 sq feet - There has been a lot of closet clearing and the paring down of the stuff of 60 years of life together.
As a de-clutterer I can give Marie Kondo a run for her money!
I Am a Parent
Perhaps my greatest qualification.
And I am a daughter, a daughter-in-law, a (was)wife, a mother... aunty, sister, godmother... co-worker, compatriot, collaborater... pet carer nature lover walker gardener chief cook and bottle washer barista baker extraordinaire sports sidelines cheerer-on-er builder of forts kiss-er-better-er bedtime story-er Queen of the dress-ups Master of the Laundry receptionist keeper of the schedules bookkeeper / bill payer organiser of all things paperwork handy with a hammer can paint your house jam maker beekeeper Arts addict theatre goer friend companion wake-er-uper-er tucker-iner-er
I'm a Mom.
I am unflappable.
There is no sort of work I cannot handle,
AND I really do make the best buttermilk biscuits...
I bring a youthful energy coupled with 5 decades of experience and maturity.
I look forward to hearing from you, and to have the opportunity for us to explore if I might be a good fit for your family.
My whole career has been steeped in caring. I have a wide experience, from gynaecology & fertility to obstetrics, 30 years as a doula, TCM paediatric certification, plus my long experience of working with the elderly.