It can be hard as a working mom, to find a job that you love that offers the flexibility you need. This is even more so if your child requires a little extra support. You’ll need even more flexibility, and to be able to make changes at short notice.
Here are a few things to look for in any jobs you may consider:
Here’s a look at some of the best jobs to fit these specifications.
Working in a School
School working offers great hours, long holidays, and quite good pay. Those that work in schools are generally very kind and understanding, and could make great friends. Don’t worry if you’re not a teacher, or don’t want to qualify to be one, there are many other options for school-based work. These include administrator, lunchtime assistant, caterer, classroom assistant or school bus driver. If any of these jobs interest you, check for vacancies at your local schools.
There are many options when it comes to freelancing. Some of the easiest to get into include writing, design or photography. For these, you can find work using online freelance sites or forums. Other options for freelance work might require more qualifications. If you are interested in working as a freelance management or marketing consultant, consider an online MBA. Don’t worry if you haven’t got a GMAT, substitutions may be considered, so look into online MBA no GMAT options.
Childminding from your own home can be great business for any mother. You can decide your own opening hours, and look after your own child, or children, at the same time. Other advantages are that your child will spend time with other children, and you won’t need to find autism-friendly childcare for while you work. Childminding is a business, so you will need to promote yourself and do all of your own accounting, so you should again consider an MBA no GMAT course. It’s also important to make friends with other childminders, to build a support team you can turn to for help and advice.Working can be brilliant for all mothers. It allows you to contribute financially, and regain some independence. Being the parent of a child on the autism spectrum will have made you an incredibly strong woman. Use this strength to help build the right career for you and your family.