Compassionate + Patient Special Needs WEEKEND Nanny NEEDED for 14-year-old boy in Woodland Hills. Schedule is Saturday AND Sunday from 2pm-6pm (8 hours/week). Rate is $40/hr gross. He has a caregiver from 10am-12pm whom they love, but mom needs a little more time to do things around the house, and out of the home while dad is working.
This teen was diagnosed with Down syndrome shortly after birth, and has autistic tendencies, ADHD, and sensory processing sensitivities. He is minimally verbal (can primarily only express needs/wants), and therefore they need a caregiver who is incredibly thoughtful, attentive, and experienced for this role.
He currently attends a private autism school during the week but has no solid schedule for weekends. He is a happy kid most of the time, but does get upset and throws tantrums. He does sometimes exhibit aggressive and impulsive behaviors (scratching, pulling hair, throwing things), so they try to avoid public places unless it’s an outdoor event and quiet, like the farm or petting zoo (more therapeutic). He does need assistance using the toilet, and possibly bathing, so this is something you must be comfortable with.
The family has 2 small dogs so please be pet friendly, and they are only considering candidates who are vaccinated and boosted for Covid. If you are looking for a great weekend job with a super special young man (with the sweetest parents and older sister), don’t wait – apply today!