The Mixon’s are missionaries in Costa Rica with 2 children. The purpose of this Teacher/Nanny opportunity is to bring in help for our children’s education, child care, and domestic needs for 3-6 months so the family can focus on their service to the ministry and other family responsibilities. Applicants will submit an application form with information about their Christian life, experience, and so forth.
We do not charge the applicant for their service, housing, or meals during scheduled working hours, however, all applicants must cover their costs of airfare to the country (San Jose, Juan Santamaria Airport), in country personal expenses/transportation costs, and food expenses while outside of the designated working hours (~$500/month).
We will inform you when we approve your application, and begin discussions about your arrangements.
- 18 years of age or more.
- University enrollee/graduate in good health
- Active in their Christian Faith
- Citizen of the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, or New Zealand.
- Commit to a minimum of 3 months
- Agree to the “Guidelines for Teacher/Nanny”
- Understand this is not a paid position
- Lodging and some meals included
- Agree to raise ~$500/month
Guidelines for Teacher/Nanny
- Applicants should be guided by the Fruit of the Spirit. (Galatians 5:22)
LOVE – makes sure that love permeates everything that is done.
JOY – cheerful and adventuresome
PEACE – good communicator, submits to authority (i.e. defers to the family’s wishes and ways), is a team player.
PATIENCE – willingly performs large and small tasks.
KINDNESS – helpful, diligent, non-intrusive, and has a willing spirit.
GOODNESS – supportive and encouraging
FAITHFULNESS – keeps confidences, has a servant attitude, is loyal, and is a growing student of the Word.
GENTLENESS – accepts the way the family operates, and is flexible
SELF-CONTROL – communicates, keeps confidences, is organized.
2. Terms of Service
- A Teacher/Nanny should constantly strive to be of good cheer, have a good attitude and be ready to encourage the family to serve the Lord through their ministry.
- A Teacher/Nanny should have a daily time in God’s Word. It should be organized and sufficient enough to receive spiritual nourishment.
- A Teacher/Nanny should seek to mature as Christians each day, working out what they have learned.
- Domestic work includes housecleaning, cooking, childcare, homeschooling and/or other duties in the home requested by the family.
- Sometimes the work day may increase in hours and maybe even include more days depending on the activity of the family in the ministry. Running a home is different than an office/school and the volunteer might have duties morning and night.
- A Teacher/Nanny will receive a minimum of one day off for rest.
- A Teacher/Nanny should not discuss the family’s problems with anyone except the Lord. Anything private or sensitive that is said or done in the family or about the family that the Teacher/Nanny is exposed to should not be discussed with anyone. Confidentiality is essential. Prayer is more important than openly speaking about situations.
If you have read the above information and are still interested in applying for the Teacher/Nanny Position in Costa Rica, make sure to have the following items ready:
- A recent photo of yourself
- A brief resume of your related experience
- Contact information for the church leader who knows you best
- Contact information for three references, not family (Personal, Professional, Pastoral)