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“Within 24 hours after posting a job, parents usually get an average of 17 replies. No one in America ever has the excuse of ‘I can’t find a babysitter’ again.” — Today Show
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At Sittercity, we know caregivers for special needs children are very special people. If you have experience caring for children with special needs, join Sittercity for free and start connecting with families who are looking for someone just like you. First, create a profile listing your skills, including CPR and first aid training, as well as a background check. Then you can also browse our job listings. You’ll find families who need caregivers who can care for children who have ADD, autism, Asperger syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder; children who have health issues related to diabetes, epilepsy and visual impairment; as well as children with Down syndrome.

What does being a special needs caregiver mean? Special needs caregivers can be nannies, babysitters or both, but the key factor is their additional experience that helps them watch over children with special needs. How much should you charge as a special needs caregiver? The average hourly rate varies, but look up your area on Sittercity’s rate calculator for some general guidelines.

Many special needs caregivers find their jobs through personal connections, but sometimes it’s good to widen your circle. When you want to improve your chances of finding a special needs caregiving job, Sittercity is ready to help you find families that are perfect for you.

Look through our job posts and special needs families that might be a good fit for you — and you can narrow your search based on factors such as your neighborhood. Be sure to also review our Safety for Sitters page to stay safe while you job search.

Get started for free and find your next job caring for special needs children today.

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