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The Watson Family - Hiring in Chicago
The Watson Family
Chicago, IL
2 kids
A little bit about us…I am currently looking for someone to assist with caring for my 2 children. My middle child is seven and has cerebral palsy; and I have a five year old daughter who is very helpful . My son who has cerebral palsy has many needs including: eating through a g/j-tube, suctioning as needed, taking medication three times a day, having his diaper changed, etc… I will fully train you to ensure you are able to assist with his daily needs.
Nanny Job Responsibilities:
Provides customized and personalized childcare for my children in my home.
Administers one-on-one care and meets the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs of the children.
Contributes to a safe, caring, nurturing, and stimulating environment in which the children thrive and develop.
Keeps the children’s areas neat and tidy.
Transports children to and from activities, grocery shops for the children, and plans the children’s daily schedule.
May include additional household tasks, such as cleaning, cooking, housekeeping, and laundry.
The schedule will vary. I need support with caring for my son when he is not in school. Once I return home, I may need additional support to prepare dinner and get children prepared for bed. Support may also be needed on the weekend to support grocery shopping, cleaning and laundry. Weekend hours will vary. There will also be a need during childrens’ school vacation, such as spring break. If our family is going on vacation, we may ask you to join, all expenses paid for.
Nanny Qualifications/Skills:
Creating a safe, nurturing environment
Growth Mindset
Willing to learn
Excellent communication skills
Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:
Must be 18 years old or older.
High School Diploma or GED preferred
CPR Certified (If not, I will work to ensure you get this certification.)
Minimum one (1) year of professional or personal experience supporting children with disabilities or challenging behaviors a plus

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What is a Special Needs Nanny Job in Chicago,IL

A special needs nanny focuses on caring for children with special needs. You’ll be responsible for creating individualized care and activities that combine both consistency and stimulation. The family you’re caring for will have schedules and preferences to share with you to ensure that their child receives the best care possible.

Preparing for a Special Needs Nanny Job Interview in Chicago,IL

Once you start connecting with prospective employers, the next step is a special needs nanny job interview. Here is a list of some infant nanny interview questions to prepare for:

  • What is your specific experience with this diagnosis?
  • Can you tell us about your experiences with children with special needs?
  • Do you have any special training in Chicago,IL?
  • What would you do if an emergency arises?
  • How strictly do you usually follow a schedule with children with special needs?

At this stage, you should come prepared with references from past special needs nanny jobs. It is a great opportunity to see how you fit in with the family and ask any questions about the responsibilities or compensation. To ensure everyone has a shared understanding of the role and responsibilities; we recommend asking for a job offer or a nanny contract.

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