Location: Amherst, MA

Position: Full-time Special Needs Nanny

Living Arrangements: Live-in is an option as the family has a full basement with private entrance. Otherwise, the position will be 40-50 hours per week. If the candidate chose the live-in option, the family would provide some money to renovate and and decorate the apartment. The candidate would use one of the family vehicles.

Compensation: $25 - $30 per hour for live-out. Live-in would include a salary plus room and board. Guaranteed raises each year for the first 2-3 years. Either arrangement would include family travel. The family would withhold taxes. Insurance and retirement savings not included. 

Family Details: Loving and energetic family in Amherst, MA seeks a full-time special needs nanny to become a part of their family and work with their two special children, a 9-yr-old boy and a 12-yr-old girl. The family lives in a classic New England college town on a cul-de-sac with many children and a lively sense of community. The home is walking distance (3 miles) from downtown and adjoins a wooded conservation area that is basically a public park. 

Special Needs: The boy has an autism diagnosis. He is verbal, has an unusually high IQ, and he has significant social, emotional, and sensory challenges. The family is seeking a nanny who can help him with sensory regulation, provide consistent social feedback, create visual supports and social stories to help him navigate life events, support his independence in personal care, organize and structure therapeutic play groups, help support him in peer interactions, and keep him safe. He would be the nanny's primary charge. The girl is a gifted, strong-willed pre-teen with some Aspie tendencies, though no formal diagnosis. She needs firm boundaries and some support and advice in social situations.

Qualifications: The Candidate should be trained in positive behavior modification and have experience with high IQ children with Autism and Asperger's. We are seeking a candidate who can help the boy with sensory regulation, provide consistent social feedback, create visual supports and social stories to help him navigate life events, support his independence in personal care, organize and structure therapeutic play groups, help support him in peer interactions, and keep him safe. The Candidate should have experience with ABA therapy and working directly with children who have autism. 

Interested Candidates: Please complete the Candidate Application through the website: (www.professionalfamilyconsultants.com). A consultant will be in touch qualified candidates for further evaluation. The position starts as soon as possible. Any questions please call 404-919-6626.