My name is Rachael and I am a Care Specialist with Care.com assisting Sharlene and her family in their search for a caregiver for their 13 year old autistic son. Typical hours are 3 pm to 8 pm Monday through Friday, with flexibility desired for days off school, early release days, and some mornings with notice. Primary duties are watching their 13 year old son after school. On days another caregiver is available to help with him, they’d like assistance with light housekeeping, occasionally driving their 12 year old child to extra-curricular activities, running errands, and meal prep. The ideal candidate has at least 2 years of experience caring for children with special needs and is calm, patient, active, and enjoys being outside. Preference given to candidates with experience with children on the spectrum!