Special Needs Nanny Position Available in Long Island, NY

Professional Family Consultants, LLC (PFC) is a national domestic staffing agency working exclusively with families who have children with special needs.  We specialize in recruiting highly qualified caregivers and nannies who are skilled in working with children who have different challenges.  We are currently working with a wonderful family in Great Neck, NY on Long Island and have the following position available.  Interested candidates should fill out the Candidate Application through the website: www.professionalfamilyconsultants.com.  Qualified candidates will be contacted immediately.

Position: Part-Time Special Needs Nanny (with opportunity to become full-time for the right candidate) 

Hours:  Monday - Friday (7:30 am -8:45 am and then 3:40pm - 7:40pm) Flexibility during the week and weekend is very important! 

Compensation: $18 - $25 per hour

Special Needs Child: A seven year-old girl with ADHD and hypotonia which effects her speech and language, auditory processing, fine motor skills (writing) and gross motor skills.  She is at a kindergarten level in some areas even though she is in second grade. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have experience working with children who have ADHD and have an understanding of hypotonia and gross and fine motor development.  The candidate should have a lot of energy and be very creative with activities, especially homework in order to make it fun. The child responds well to caregivers that are very animated and outgoing. Candidates should have a specialized degree in a child-focused discipline and some behavioral training either through coursework and internships or direct care as the child has behavior challenges. Experience in a classroom setting is preferable and experience knowing how to use visual schedules, improving reading skills and writing skills is desired given the child's tone deficit. The candidate must have their own car be comfortable driving their own car to various activities (yoga, hebrew school, ice skating etc).  The child takes medication in the evening and the candidate should be comfortable administering medicine orally. 

Information: A fun-loving and easy-going family who's main focus is the well-being and development of their child.  They currently implement consistent time outs for bad language, aggression or inappropriate behavior and prefer engaging play activities when at home and limit electronics.  They are open to collaborating on new ideas and approaches with their child. The enjoy taking their child ice skating, skiing (when possible), on weekend getaways/vacations, horseback riding and yoga. 

Interested Candidates: Please fill out a Candidate Application through the website: www.professionalfamilyconsultants.com.  Qualified Candidates will be contacted immediately!