Professional Special Needs Nanny Position Available in Boston, MA

Location: Brookline, MA

Hours: Morning Nanny – Mon - Fri 6:45 am - 1:00 pm

             Afternoon Nanny – Mon, Fri 11:00 am - 6:30 pm; Tues, Wed, Thurs 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Compensation: $20 - $25 per hour with yearly performance bonuses

Benefits: $300 per month contribution toward health insurance, 9 paid holidays per year, 15 paid vacation days (taken when family is away on vacation), 3 paid sick days, taxes withheld by family

Children: There are two children, an 8 year-old boy and a 5 year-old girl.

Special Needs: The 8 year-old has Smith Magenis Syndrome (please see www.prisms.org for details).  He has difficulty with transitions, managing disappointment and defiance. He also has challenges with potty training and focusing, and he has inverted sleep rhythms. He is very social and loving but emotionally he operates at a younger age than his cognitive or physical age.

Position Details: The morning position focuses on getting the children ready for school and then household management tasks such as cooking for the kids and family two times a week, food shopping, buying clothes for the kids, etc. The afternoon responsibilities include picking up the children from school and taking them to activities, helping with homework, and getting them prepared for dinner.  There are times when extra assistance is needed, especially at night until kids are asleep (e.g., when one parent is travelling or there is a doctor appointment outside of normal nanny hours.  The family has lake home in Northern MI and the Candidate is expected to travel to lake home during the summer with family.  The family spends 9 weeks at the lake house.  The Candidate will be paid for all 9 weeks but only asked to work 4 weeks.

Nanny Requirements: The Candidate must have a background in working with children with special needs, especially behavior challenges and autistic-like tendencies.  The ideal candidate will have experience working directly with children who have autism along with an educational background in special education, social work, psychology, or a child-related discipline.  At least 2-5 years of professional experience is required.  Additionally, the Nanny must have high energy, have a proactive attitude and be unflappable.

Interested Candidates:  If you meet the above qualifications and are interested, please fill out the Candidate Application form through our website: http://professionalfamilyconsultants.com/candidate-application/

Qualified Candidates will be contacted immediately.  Positions start the end of September.