Seeking advice on care for teen during weeknights and overnights
As my professional life becomes more busy/involved, and my ex-husband increasingly unhelpful in co-parenting, I'm realizing I need more help at home, but I don't know what type of help I should be looking for. Most critically, I need reliable and safe care for my 13-yr-old when I travel for work (1 - 2X/month). But I'd also like help during a couple of nights in the mid-week for dinner prep, shuttling teen to activities, and straightening up the house. And my teen would probably benefit from having another adult who is kind and supportive, now that my ex is becoming less present. I guess I could find different people to fill each of these roles, but what I think would be great is one person who can do it all.
How do I find such a person? It's not really a full-time position and not exactly a nanny position -- my ideal would be someone who would help a couple of evenings a week and then be "on retainer" for overnights when I travel. I'd especially like them to be caring and able to connect with my teen. A grandparent-type might be ideal -- I only wish my own parents were available.
Any suggestions about how to find this kind of support?