Full-Time Live-In Special Needs Nanny Position Available in Hinsdale, IL (Suburb of Chicago)

Professional Family Consultants, LLC is a national domestic staffing agency working exclusively with children who have special needs. We are currently recruiting for a full-time live-in nanny position for a family with an autistic child. See below for details. Interested candidates should complete the Candidate Application through our website (www.professionalfamilyconsultants.com). 

Location: Hinsdale, Illinois

Hours: Full-time Live-In (35-40 hours per week) Occasionally a few hours on Saturday and Sundays off. One full weekend off per month and 2 weeks paid vacation per year. 

Start Date: August 14, 2015. 

Compensation: $400 per week plus room and board in a private coach house over the garage that has a queen bed, living room and private bathroom. The coach house has wifi and cable TV. The family will also provide transportation and pay for car insurance for the individual. (This is a shared family vehicle). The family lives a few blocks from down town Hinsdale and two train stops into Chicago. 

Child Details: The focus of the position is to work with and care for the 15 year-old non-verbal autistic child. The child attends a private school year round. The bus takes her to an from school. She uses an Ipad to communicate her wants and needs. She is very smart but is not always able to demonstrate her skills and needs someone to stay by her side when she is awake. The child needs help with snacks preparation, needs reminders to use her utensils, use the bath room, getting dressed, taking baths and taking her medication. The child does exhibit occasional temper tantrums aggressive behaviors including hitting her head, lying on the floor and hitting others. These behaviors are infrequent and do not last long. 

Position Requirements: The Candidate must have direct experience working with autistic children in some capacity. The Candidate should have nannying and/or childcare experience, preferably in a home setting and be comfortable caring for children with special needs. Strategic skills for interacting with autistic children are required as well as the ability to de-escalate situations and use therapeutic interventions when needed. A degree in a child-focused discipline is highly desired. The child is starting to learn sign language so the ability to work on communication skills is also highly desired. 

Interested? Please fill out the Candidate Application through our website: www.professionalfamilyconsultants.com. A Placement Consultant will be in touch immediately with qualified candidates. Please call 404-919-6626 with any questions.