Special Needs Nanny Job, Putney, London.
Lovely family based in Putney are looking for a kind, patient and pro-active Special Needs Nanny to join their family. You would have sole charge of their 6 1/2 year old who has Autism and ADHD, previous experience and expertise in this field is essential. He is not cognitively delayed, but is anxious and needs preparing for transitions - a nanny who has the ability to stay calm is imperative.
Because of his needs, the position requires someone energetic - he is very active and outdoorsy, so the family are looking for a nanny who can keep up, and organise things to keep him busy.
As the school run and various activities are not local, a confident driver is a essential. An automatic car will be provided.
The family are looking for someone to become part of the family and work as a team alongside them. The nanny will be able to follow and support the treatment plans determined by the parents and treatment professionals. The right candidate will "muck in" with family life, running errands etc. A genuine interest in working with children with autism is a must.
The current nanny will be there to give a handover before she leaves and this job comes highly recommended by her.
Household duties (to include ironing, keeping playroom clean and tidy, washing etc)
School pick up and drop offs.
Helping with homework and occupational therapy exercises.
Preparing social stories when necessary.
Taking to and supporting, at various scheduled activities (horse-riding, swimming, martial arts)
Being pro-active and organising/liaising with other nannies/families to schedule play-dates and days out with friends.
Use initiative and muck in with daily errands (post office, cleaning car etc.)
· Days and hours – 36 hours per week during term-time and 42 hours per week during school holidays; Monday 3pm-6.45pm, Tuesday 1pm - 6.45, Wednesday 7.45am- 8pm, Thursday 1pm - 6.45pm, Friday 7.45am - 6.45pm.
During school holidays the Nanny will be required to work 8am-6.30pm on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or five shorter days.
These hours can be discussed and agreed with the right candidate.
· The family would also be able to offer extra hours for babysitting, overnights and travel.
· Language - English to a native level
· Start date – End of May
· Salary – £567.69 pro rata Gross per week
Consultant: Mary Ayininuola