A Heilerziehungspfleger or “HEP” for short, is a Special Needs Care provider who has completed a five-year advanced degree in assisting, caring, educating and helping children and adults with disabilities and special care requirements. They provide personal and hygiene assistance including toileting, bathing, lifting, feeding (including feeding tubes) and other daily support needs. They make
Apex Addresses US Families' Need for Live-in Special Needs Care During Covid with the Addition of American Care Professionals
Today, Apex Social, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting education, travel and cultural exchange, announced an expansion effort focused on matching American students and graduates trained in special education, occupational, physical or speech therapy with carefully vetted American host families for a professional gap year, where they are able to play a lead role in guiding
PROaupair was established to provide a professional opportunity for young social care workers while also helping families find specialized childcare. But these women and men are coming from Europe, where the education and job titles are a bit different then in America. So how can you tell which professional skills you need for your family?
Runner-Up for the Professional Au Pair of the Year AwardIt can be hard to find just one, of all the exceptional women and men in our program, to become our PROaupair of the Year! We want to highlight all of those deserving of the award, and take a moment to appreciate their professionalism and dedication to
We are thrilled to announce the winner of PROaupair’s 2018 Professional Au Pair of the Year competition: Verena Held, a 26-year-old Occupational Therapist and professional au pair who graduated from the Döpfer Schule in Munich, Germany. Read on to learn why Verena is the 2018 winner! When we were doing the interviews to hire a