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The Demercurio Family - Hiring in Portland
The Demercurio Family
Portland, OR
1 kid
A little bit about us…Lovely family in Portland, OR is in need of a fun, engaging, responsible nanny OR manny for their two children aged 9 and 5 years of age. There are two other children(16 and 13 years old) who live in the home but they are independent and do not need supervision. The nannies main priority is to provide care and engage the 5 year old boy (special needs) in fun activities. He is a very happy and curious little boy who likes to go on adventures outdoors therefore must be highly supervised at all times and engaged in various activities as he likes to mix things up. He has many words but is a bit delayed in conversational speech.

The little 9-year old girl also loves to play and will join on her own in activities. She is pretty much independent, aside from needing little reminders like doing her homework and taking a shower.

The parents ideal nanny has:
Experience with kids on the autism spectrum,
Is young at heart, loves to play, fun, responsible, bubbly and knows how to engage in various fun activities.
Tutoring skills are a plus!
Additionally, a nanny who can travel with them 2 times per year and stay overnight when the parents travel without the children.

Supervise, provide care, and play with sweet 5 year-old boy on the autism spectrum who has many words but is delayed in conversational speech and is at risk of elopement.

SCHEDULE: Monday- Friday 3:00PM-7:00PM. Occasional Saturdays (2 per month) and occasional travel with the family (2x per year). The parents will also like to take some time to travel without the kids and will need the nanny to take over during this time, therefore, full-time, live-in childcare will be needed.

• Experience with children on autism spectrum
• Have First Aid and CPR
• Light cleaning (related to the children)
• Excellent Swimmer
• Be available to travel
• Commit to a minimum of 12 months; ideally 2-3 years
• Weekend and/ or evening childcare
• Meal preparation for the children
• Be fully vaccinated

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How to Find a Special Needs Nanny Job in Portland,OR

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What is a Special Needs Nanny Job in Portland,OR

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 Portland,OR

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 Portland,OR?
  • 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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