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  • 8 years paid experience
  • Age 30
  • Babysitter in Elmwood Park, IL 60707

Meet Jennifer

  • Speaks Portuguese and Spanish
  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

My name is Jennifer! I love working with kids! I’m a nationally certified paramedic and recently resigned from my full-time 911 position to focus on my education. With that I am seeking occasional and part time employment in caring for children and youth. I am one semester away from completing my bachelor’s degree from SIU-Carbondale in Public Safety Management. I plan on continuing my education by focusing on Pre-Med Curriculum and taking the MCAT, so I may apply for med school in the next couple of years. I currently work part time for Oakton Community College as an EMT Mentor where I aid in teaching EMT Students. I also volunteer weekly at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls as a Job Lab Tutor for youth age 16 to 22. I have not nannied in recent years with a full-time work schedule, part time work schedule, and full-time college courses. But, Read more in past years I nannied and babysat for children age 3 to 14 years old. I also worked for Chicago Public Schools as a Child Welfare Aid, for the Chicago Park District as a year-round Lifeguard, and for Advocate Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center as a Medical Assistant. So, although I thankfully did not encounter children frequently in emergencies as a full-time paramedic, I have a lot of experience working with children and I’m passionate about helping the children in our community to flourish. My interests include modern art, live music, and exercising. I also have basic language skills in Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish.

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  • Generally available mornings, afternoons, evenings, late nights and weekends
  • Daytime care availability during summer months
  • Before and after school care availability


  • Willing to consider a part time position
  • Seeking Short-term (1 to 3 months) employment
  • Start date is flexible
  • My availability is valid through 1/1/20

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Willing to care for 4+ children per sitting

$18-$21/hr for the first child, $1 for each additional child

  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)
  • Pre-teen/ Teenage age (12+)
  • Special needs expand

    • Cognitive Disabilities
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
    • Social/Emotional
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
    • Cancer
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Down Syndrome
    • Dyslexia
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Mental Illness
    • Mobility Challenges
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Premature Newborn
    • Seizures
    • Administering Medication
    • Assistance With Transportation
    • Bathing
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Grooming and Hygiene
    • Injection Assistance
    • Positive Behavioral Support
    • Recreational Music or Art Therapy
    • Respiratory Care
    • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)


Bachelors in Public Safety Management

Southern Illinois University Carbondale 2020

Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Travel with Family
  • Willing to run errands as needed
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework expand

    • Finishing homework
    • Checking answers
    • Studying for a test
    • Proofreading
    • Basic math
    • Elementary science
    • Science
    • English
    • Essay writing

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