Full-time Special Needs Nanny Needed for Autistic Child

Hours: Full-time 40+ per week (Live-In or Live Out) The schedule would be 7am to 9:30am and 1:30pm to 7pm Mon through Thursday. Friday 1:30 to 5pm and some weekend hours. Typically around 40 hours per week during full school weeks but the family also need coverage for school holidays and for the summer. The kids attend some camps during the summer but not every week.

Compensation: Negotiable, depending on living arrangement

Location: Dunwoody, Georgia

Special Needs: The family has two children, a 13 year old and an 11 year old. The 11 year old is non-verbal autistic with some hearing impairment. The 11 year old is a sweet boy but has no verbal communication skills and limited receptive skills. He is also big - about 150 pounds. He is not aggressive. The family needs someone to care for the child and take him to school and pick up both kids from school.  

Qualifications: The Candidate must be experienced in working with children who have special needs, specifically autism. A degree in a child-focused discipline is preferred. The Candidate should be able to reinforce the child's school goals at home and be comfortable preparing dinners nightly as the children eat early as well as helping to straighten around the house as needed. Experience with ABA therapy or ASL is also preferred. 

Next Steps: Interested Candidates should complete the Candidate Application through the website: http://professionalfamilyconsultants.com/candidate-application/. Qualified Candidates will be contacted immediately for further consideration. Any questions, please call 404.954.6969.

    New part-time position available in Wilmette, IL

    Location: Wilmette, IL

    Hours: 20-25 hours a week

    Compensation: $15 - $20 per hour.  Taxes withheld by Nanny. 

    Special Needs: The position is focused on working with two children, ages 6 and 3.  The 3 year old has global developmental delays. He is three years old chronologically but developmentally he ranges from 1 year to 3 years. He cannot feed himself or dress himself. He also is not potty trained. In addition, his communicative language is not yet developed. He is capable of a moderate amount of words (40 words) and phrases but would be unable to say for example, “I am thirsty I would like milk.” Instead he says, “I some milk.” He is unable to do this with food at this point. Most of his language is mimicking what the family says.  When he gets frustrated, he does scream and will stiffen his body, however, he is not aggressive.  He also can be distracted easily which helps in calming him down. He does know and utilize some sign language. The family is in the process of learning ASL to help him further, so experience with ASL would be helpful. 

    Family Details:  Very loving and laid back family.  The father works long hours and the mother works from home.  The family enjoys the outdoors and spending time together.  

    Candidate Requirements:  The Candidate should have an educational background in a child-focused discipline such as psychology, child and family development, social work, or special education.  The Candidate must have direct experience working with children who have special needs in either a childcare capacity, or in a professional setting.  Work with children who have global developmental delays is preferred.  Other experience working children who have autism, or a similar challenge is helpful.  The Candidate must be a native English speaker since language development is a challenge. 

    Interested?  Interested Candidates should submit their Candidate Application through the website: www.professionalfamilyconsultants.com.  Qualified Candidates will be contacted immediately for interviews.  Please call with any questions. 

    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. 

    Great new position working with an eight year-old autistic child in Atlanta, Georgia

    Position: Professional Family Consultants, LLC is currently accepting applications for a Full-time Live-In Specialized Nanny skilled in working with autistic children. The position is with a wonderful high-profile African-American family in Atlanta, Georgia. The mother and father work full-time between Atlanta and Los Angeles. There are two children, ages eight (8) and seven (7). Both children attend private school in southwest Atlanta. The family travels nationally and internationally for work and the Nanny would be expected to travel with them to help care for the children.

    Hours: Live-In position; 40 + hours a week

    Schedule: The schedule varies depending on the mother's work schedule. During busy seasons, the Nanny's two off days will vary. During non-busy seasons, the Nanny's schedule will be M-F. Flexibility is key and the Nanny must be a self-starter who is able to anticipate the family's needs.

    Pay: Commensurate with experience. The Nanny will receive a weekly salary of $650 a week plus room and board in a private suite in the home. The Nanny will also be provided a vehicle to use during working hours. 

    The eight year-old boy has a speech-delay, apraxia and complex partial seizure disorder and Sensory Integration disorder. He's well behaved, fun loving and needs very little redirection from the Nanny. He responds well to ABA therapy and the mother tries to maintain an ABA approach to parenting and caregiving. The boy shy and needs help interacting appropriately with peers. He's in special education classes and has seizures at night, which would need to be monitored by the Nanny. He needs help with life skills like getting dressed, hygiene and brushing teeth as well as help with homework in the evenings. The seven year-old girl is typically developing but has signs of ADHD and needs some redirection. 

    Candidate must have a background in ABA therapy and/or speech therapy and experience working directly with children on the autism spectrum. Candidate should also have experience providing positive reinforcement and knowledge of reward-based systems. Candidate should be knowledgeable of conflict resolution techniques and have the ability to mediate behavior issues. A Certified Nursing Assistant or medical background in seizure attendance is also a plus (but not required). The ideal Nanny is someone who is well-qualified and knowledgeable of autism and the various coping strategies and techniques for engaging children with special needs. The Nanny would also be expected to cook various meals and assist with keeping the house tidy as it relates to the care of the children. The Candidate should have a degree in special education, social work, psychology, or a similar field and have direct experience working with children who have special needs. 

    Interested? Interested Candidates should fill out the Candidate Application through the website (www.professionalfamilyconsultants.com) and submit your resume through that portal. Qualified Candidates will be contacted immediately. The position starts ASAP.


    Frequently Asked Questions - PFC

    1. How much do Specialized Nannies charge? 

    Depending on their experience, Specialized Nannies we work with charge anywhere between $450 - $800 a week for full-time (40 + hours a week).  PFC assists in negotiating the rates between families and nannies.  

    2. How does PFC recruit Specialized Nannies? 

    Many of our Candidates find us online themselves and apply on their own.  We also utilize professional recruiting efforts and work within our special needs network throughout the country.  Most of our Candidates have been special education (or regular education) teachers, therapists, social workers, speech pathologists, and mental health clinicians.  We have a vast database of Candidates currently available throughout the country with a variety of skill sets.  When families apply, we search our database first to see if there is a suitable match based on our knowledge of special needs and the family's requirements.  If a Candidate is not readily available, we utilize professional recruiting efforts to source qualified Candidates.  We contact roughly 10% of the Candidates that apply for positions through our company.  We are highly selective and only contact those Candidates that have meet specific requirements. 

    3. What is the matching process like? 

    We employ a holistic matching process that takes into consideration the dynamics of the entire family.  We focus on deeply understanding the family's needs and the child's special needs.  We seek to understand the family's goals for the placement and the development of their child.  After a full family evaluation, we begin evaluating current and potential Candidates for the position. Each Candidate is extensively vetted and personally interviewed to ensure a perfect match.  We look for similar personality traits, strengths and weaknesses, and specific skills and education that meet the needs of the child.

    After the Candidates are fully vetted, we contact the families and coordinate interviews. All the family has to do is provide their availability and we ensure the Candidates are ready and able to interview at the selected times.  

    4.  What happens after I hire someone?

    After the family selects their Specialized Nanny, PFC takes care of the offer letter, background checks, reference and employment checks, and other pre-employment activities.  The family is provided with a packet of information detailing the Candidates background.  The offer letter is sent to the Candidate on the family's behalf and is contingent on a successful background check.  PFC also provides an employment agreement and performance evaluations for the family to use. 

    After the Specialized Nanny begins employment, PFC remains involves with the family and the Nanny.  PFC keeps the Nanny abreast of training opportunities in their area and ensures that both the family and the Nanny is satisfied with the arrangement. 


    Awesome Specialized Nanny Position Available in Hong Kong

    PFC currently has a fantastic opportunity available for the right person.  We are working with a loving family in Hong Kong who is looking for a full-time Specialized Nanny to work with their 4 year-old who suffered a traumatic brain injury nearly two years ago.  The details of the position are below.  Please get in touch with us if you are interested in learning more about the position!


    Position:           Full-time Specialized Nanny

    Location:           Hong Kong

    Hours:               40+ Hours per week (schedule varies according to therapy schedule)

    Salary:              $3,500 - $4,500 per month + full room and board (no taxes).

    Benefits:         Full room and board, insurance coverage, relocation costs, living expense

    Family Details:       This is an exciting opportunity to work for a loving family in Hong Kong.  They are seeking a full-time Specialized Nanny to work with their 4-year-old son who is now non-verbal after suffering a traumatic brain injury nearly two years ago.   The family has hired a full-time therapist from the U.S. to also work with the child in therapeutic intervention and is now seeking a Specialized Nanny to work alongside the therapist. 

    The mother is originally from Sydney, Australia but has lived in Hong Kong since she was a child. The father is Dutch and runs an    international business.  The family also has homes in Thailand and   Switzerland, so the Nanny would be required to travel around the world with the family as needed. The Nanny would share an apartment with the therapist near the family’s home. 

    The family considers themselves formal and well-organized.  They have two house maids who cook and clean, as well as a driver.  They eat formally prepared meals each day and expect their employees to perform their jobs well.

    Children:       There are three children in the home: an 8-year-old boy, a 7-year-old girl, and a 4-year-old boy.  The older two children attend school; they mind well and are easy to manage.  The 4-year-old will be the primary focus of this position.

    Special Needs:       The 4-year-old boy has a traumatic brain injury which has significantly delayed his development.  He is currently working with a therapist from the U.S. who is trained in neurodevelopmental disorders.  The child is nonverbal and struggles to communicate.  He exhibits challenging behaviors, has trouble transitioning between tasks, and has meltdowns occasionally.  The child also has trouble potty-training due to his brain injury.

    Nanny Qualifications.:      The Nanny must be skilled in behavior management and intervention strategies.  The Nanny should be able to develop behavior modification plans and address the child’s negative behavior while increasing positive behavior.  The Nanny should also be comfortable implementing potty training techniques.

    Experience and education in the field of special needs is essential.  Ideally, the Nanny will have experience working with children with behavioral challenges, and/or neurological deficits and have education in a related field, such as special education, child and family development, speech and language pathology, social work, occupational therapy, or psychology.

    The Nanny will act as a team with the therapist, who provides therapy for the child 6 hours a day.  During the times the child is receiving therapy, the Nanny will have personal time.  The Nanny and the therapist will collaborate to ensure a consistent level of care for the child.

    If a suitable candidate is secured prior to July 6, the family may want the Nanny to attend a training session in Roswell, Georgia at a Neurodevelopmental Therapy Center.

    Interested Candidates:  Interested candidates should send their  resume to trobinson@professionalfamilyconsultants.com and submit a Candidate Application through our website at    www.professionalfamilyconsultants.com.  Selected candidates will be interviewed either in person or via Skype.  Successful Candidates will then be interviewed by the family via Skype.  PFC will make all the      arrangements for the interviews.

    If selected for the position, PFC will assist with candidate with the transition to Hong Kong.  If you have any questions, please give us a call at 404-788-1391.