Professional Family Consultants, LLC is recruiting for a full-time live-in special needs nanny to work with a lovely family who has a six year-old with autism and a typically developing 3 year old. Interested candidates must complete the Candidate Application through our website (www.professionalfamilyconsultants.com) for further consideration. Details of the position are as follows:
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Compensation: $800 per week plus room and board
Hours/Living Arrangement: Live-In position. Monday - Friday: 5:30-6:00 am - wake up, breakfast, bath (time permitting) get dressed. Leave for school at 7:45 am. School runs from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm. The six year-old has in-home therapy 2-3 days per week from 3:45 pm - 6:45 pm. Dinner is at 5:30 pm and the kids are in bed by 7:30 pm. The Nanny will have her own separate bedroom and bathroom on a separate level from the rest of the family members. There will be downtime during the day while the children are in school and the family will create a schedule that respects the Nanny's days off.
Children: the six year-old is non-verbal Autistic and will be the primary focus of the position. She does communicate using some sign language and a communication device (pro-lo-quo) and understands much if not all of what is communicated to her. She is pleasant and good natured, loves the outdoors and the pool but can get frustrated easily due to trouble communicating her needs (or simply not getting what she wants). She also has insomnia issues and is occasionally up during the night, or wakes up really early for the day (as early as 3:30 am). The other child is a typical high-energy 3yr old, highly social and creative.
Qualifications: A degree in a child-focused discipline plus direct experience working with children who have autism. Experience with ABA therapy a huge plus. The candidate should be energetic (especially in the morning!), creative, and passionate about making a difference in the life of a child with autism. The Candidate should be able to make at least a year commitment.
Interested Candidates: Please complete the Candidate Application through our website (www.professionalfamilyconsultants.com) for further consideration. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews and the position starts immediately.