Two Great Special Needs Nanny Positions Available in Chicago!

Position: Full-time Specialized Nanny (30 + hours a week)

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Hours: Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 8:30 am and 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. The children are in after-school programs until 6pm 3 days a week so during those times the Nanny will help out around the house with errands, possibly start dinner, and/or pick up the kids from their activity. The hours will vary a bit during the summer so flexibility is important. 

Salary: $15 - $20 per hour

Children: There are two children, a 9yr. old boy and a 7yr. old girl. The 9yr. old has ADHD and is currently on medication. The 7 yr. old is typically developing. Both children are active in after-school activities, summer camps and are are full of energy. The Nanny would be expected to engage in creative play, take the kids to the park, and become a part of the family. 

Needs: The 9 yr.-old has ADHD and exhibits challenging behaviors. He has difficulty socializing and does not interact well with his peers. He needs consistency, structure, and someone who is skilled in behavior modification. He has trouble transitioning between activities and tests boundaries. 

Skills: The Nanny must be skilled in behavior modification and have direct experience working with children who have ADHD or some other behavioral challenges. The Nanny must have strategies for redirecting children, engaging in positive and negative reinforcement and have an understanding of child development and consequential behavior. The Nanny should have a degree in a helping profession such as social work, child and family development, psychology, education or a similar field. The Nanny should be able to physically play with the children and encourage positive behavior. The Nanny should be able to make a long-term commitment. 

Interested: Professional Family Consultants, LLC is a domestic staffing agency that works exclusively with families who have children with special needs. PFC is recruiting Candidates to interview for the position. Interested Candidates should fill out the Candidate Application through the website: Qualified Candidates will be contacted for an initial screening interview with a Consultant in Atlanta. The top Candidates will then interview with the family. If you have any questions, please call us at (404) 919-6626.

Position: Part-time Special Needs Nanny

Hours: 2:45 pm to 5:45(ish) pm Monday - Friday

Pay: $15 - $20 per hour

Position Details: The family has one seven year old boy. The nanny would be expected to pick up the child from school at 2:45, transport home and begin homework, offer a snack and give medication between 3:00-3:45. The child is allowed to play a video game (time based on daily report card points) after homework and other activities (legos, playdates, board games) are encouraged. The nanny will assist in preparing dinner between 5:15-5:45. 

Details: Both parents work and commute. They are a creative family: the mother am working on a documentary, and the husband is in a band. You will often find the child creating drawings, 3D projects, inventions, doing math problems, playing games, etc. The family values open communication and would request the same of their nanny. 

Special Needs: The child is a fun, gifted, 7 year old with sensory issues, ADHD and anxiety. He attends family therapy and takes medication for ADHD and anxiety. The child has a 504 plan at school, gets good grades and loves participating. He has some difficulty navigating large social activities that have a physical component, but little structure (dance class, recess). He can play organized sports with good coaching. He has played 6 seasons of soccer with success. He likes to perform well and responds well to structure and patience; he can be a bit of a perfectionist. He can exhibit challenging behaviors when frustrated with himself, for instance, when forgetting his homework at school (only happened once in 6 weeks). He does not respond well to angry tones. Often times, his meltdowns can be avoided and reduced through creative redirection, a calm voice, and complimenting what he is doing right in the moment. ie."I see that you are frustrated; you made a great choice by going to the couch and staying safe/taking a break." 

Qualifications: The Candidate must understand gifted children with ADHD and anxiety and have a degree in social work, special education, ABA therapy, occupation therapy, behavior modification, or a similar discipline. The Candidate should have a calm demeanor and be able to develop a personal relationship with the child. A flexible, creative, and curious personality is desired. 

Candidates: Qualified Candidates should complete their Candidate Application through the website ( Interested Candidates will be contacted immediately for screening interviews. Please give us a call if you have any questions.