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Find special needs caregivers in Chicago, IL that you’ll love

553 special needs caregivers are listed in Chicago, IL

The average rate is $18/hr as of July 2024

The average experience for nearby special needs caregivers is 5 years

Special needs caregivers in Chicago, IL

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Martina B.


Chicago, IL

$20/hr10 yrs exp

Special Education Teacher

Hired by 2 families in your neighborhood

Greetings! I am a current high school Special Education teacher with experience teaching adolescents on the autism spectrum and children with ADHD, cognitive impairments, learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, and sensory processing disorders. My teenage daughter has cerebral palsy and is visually impaired and is...
5.0
"I wish I could give Martina 10 stars! From the moment we interviewed, she was so respectful and knowledgeable about caring for people with special needs. Martina is so kind, thoughtful and fun! My brother has enjoyed several days with his "new friend" as he now...

Melissa D.

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Keesha H.


Chicago, IL

$15-25/hr9 yrs exp

Hired by 2 families in your neighborhood

As a mother of a child with special needs I have experience caring for children with Down Syndrome, Autism, Emotional Disabilities, Opposition Defiance Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder. I am employed by Chicago Public Schools as a aide for children with special needs and by the Chicago Park District as an Inclusion Aide...
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Paige K.


Chicago, IL

$22-50/hr10 yrs exp

Patient/Enthusiastic Educator/Coach/Extra Support

Hired by 1 family in your neighborhood

Hello! My name is Paige. I'm a certified ADHD/Executive Function Coach and licensed special education teacher. I have over seven years of experience and I want to assist in supporting your family and we continue to transition back post pandemic. I'm posting here because I'm able to take on some more kiddos on to my caseload....
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Erica M.


Chicago, IL

$22-35/hr2 yrs exp

Part-Time Companion/Care Provider Available

My experience includes two years working with adults with physical and mental disabilities including TBI's, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, and Down Syndrome in a group home setting. I have also worked with children with Autism and have experience in behavior therapy.
5.0
"Erica is reliable and always shows up on time. She's been working for six months with my autistic daughter and things have gone really smoothly. She's confident and comfortable with special needs kids"

Laurence L.

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Maren B.


Chicago, IL

$35/hr6 yrs exp

Let's Get It Done With Fun!

Hired by 1 family in your neighborhood

Just graduated from the Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program. I also worked as an Optometric Vision Therapist for about 4 years. I love working with kids but I have experience working with people of all ages. I can help with school work/zooms, laundry, dishes, pets as well as things like Stimming Attendance,...
5.0
"Maren joined us during a difficult time in our home. She and immediately launched a Therapeutic Support Plan which has been successful . While she is juggling her larger scope aspirations we are being flexible in order to have here as often as possible . We are...

Mary G.

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Cynthia B.


Chicago, IL

$15-20/hr6 yrs exp

Experienced Chicago Caregiver/CNA Available Part-Time.

Hired by 1 family in your neighborhood

I have worked with children and adults at Misericordia Home for six years. Some duties were: changing diapers, re-positioning, temps, set up and priming of Ng/Og feeds, emptying foleys, etc. I have taken them on outings, programing and other activities. I love working with children of all needs; I especially love the smile on...
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Meghan S.


Chicago, IL

$20-30/hr2 yrs exp

Hired by 1 family in your neighborhood

I am a gen ed teacher with a minor in special education. I currently have eight students in my class with special needs and each of them brighten my day in more ways than I can count. When I attended Miami University, my brother was studying special education and it opened many new doors for me. I joined an organization called...
5.0
"Meghan was great with my two girls! She helped me last minute when I really the needed the help! My nine year old loved her and looked forward to her coming! I would for sure hire her again!"

Anne O.

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Rosaura C.


Chicago, IL

$22-30/hr8 yrs exp

Full Time Caregiver

Hired by 2 families in your neighborhood

ROSAURA Objective: Certified Nursing Assistant since 1998. Specialize in Dementia, Parkinson's, MS and Austism. Working homecare since 2015 Experience: A. B 02/21- Present Personal Support Worker Help around his apartment Errands, Walks M. H 09/2019-Present CNA Companionship, ADL, Groceries, Errands Custom Home...
5.0
"Rosaura helped me with wound care after I had to have an emergency surgery. I had an abscess removed from my tail bone and had to have surgical packing changed daily for almost three months. Rosaura had never used foam medical packing prior to this and was...

Natalie S.

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Kimberly R.


Chicago, IL

$10-25/hr10 yrs exp

Certified Caregiver

Hired by 1 family in your neighborhood

Hi. I am dependable and love to have fun with kids. I love kids to be themselves and to enjoy life. I took care of a 56-year-old man who has Epilepsy. He has seizure attacks a lot of times and I make sure that he take his medication, meals, took him to his doctor appointments, shower, light housekeeping and laundry. Also, I...
5.0
"Kimberly is an incredible caregiver. She has been working for us for over two years and she has provided excellent care of our special needs daughter who is cognitively impaired and has a seizure disorder. She is loving, caring, thoughtful , trustworthy and she is...

Adrienne N.

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Rashawnda P.


Chicago, IL

$20-30/hr10 yrs exp

Helpmate

Certified nursing assistant for 12 years. I have training in many settings for nursing homes, memory care & private home care. I have cared for people with special need-independent clients to total care. I have experience in feed/gtube. I have training in transportation lifts(Hoyer, Stand lift). Personal care- ( pri-care,...
5.0
"Rashawnda is absolutely wonderful. My kids adore her. She is definitely like a member of our family."

Veronica C.

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Natacha P.


Chicago, IL

$20-30/hr2 yrs exp

Hired by 1 family in your neighborhood

I am a recent graduate looking for an income and I have 5 years experience working in healthcare. Thank you.
5.0
"Natacha was a great conversationalist and was helpful when I needed assistance going to a medical procedure. She's very dependable and I would recommend her to anyone in need of services."

Yulanda C.

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Maria C.


Chicago, IL

$22-40/hr10 yrs exp

Experienced Caregiver Looking For A New Private Client.

Experienced caregiver with an illustrious track record spanning over 20 years of providing personalized and heartfelt care to diverse individuals in need. This multifaceted exposure has not only enriched my skills but also instilled in me a creative approach to delivering compassionate care. My journey in caregiving has been an...
5.0
"Maria is an outstanding caregiver. Kind, dedicated, knowledgeable of the issues that come with old age and disability. She was very calm and understanding even when my mother (95 and diagnosed with dementia) was irascible and difficult to deal with. Maria had...

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Danielle S.


Chicago, IL

$32/hr10 yrs exp

Part-Time C.N.A./Caregiver Available

Hired by 4 families in your neighborhood

I am an Operations Supervisor at an Adult Day Care and also an in home care provider. I am also a Certified Dementia Practitioner as well as an C. N. A. I have been in the field of caring for individuals for over 13 years. I have a gift of patience with people and consideration for individuals who require more attention than...
5.0
"She helped me during recovery from shoulder replacement surgery. I was VERY restricted in mobility and could not lift anything. It was very reassuring for me to have her on "stand-by" when I first showered by myself. She remembered how I liked things done and...

Caroline W.

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Dina S.


Chicago, IL

$15-25/hr5 yrs exp

I cared for my cousin's husband for several months. He has Lewy Body Dementia. I helped with feeding, dressing, exercise, recreation and toileting. He and I became fast friends and have a close bond. I have also worked with children with autism and ADHD. My best friend from High School has Muscular Dystrophy, and my best friend...
5.0
"Dina is family and during my husband's illness she was his caregiver/companion during the day thereby giving me much needed time away from constant caregiving. She was reliable, responsible, and creative in thinking of ways to engage my husband. She provided...

Karen O.

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Jordan B.


Chicago, IL

$10-15/hr7 yrs exp

Part-time Caregiver Available

Hi! I recently moved from Louisiana to Chicago. I have years of experience in babysitting, daycare facilities, and some college education in Child and Family Studies and Elementary education. Working with kids brings me a lot of joy and fulfillment!
5.0
"Jordan came to our house and was so kind to the children. She played with them, talked to them about what their interests were, communicated very well with me when making arrangements for the interview... Jordan seemed to really care about who my children were and...

Jocelyn G.

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Kimberly J.


Chicago, IL

$13-18/hr5 yrs exp

Hired by 1 family in your neighborhood

I was blessed to take care of my special needs daughter and my Mom. It was an honor to serve them. I didn't see them as burdens I saw them as blessings. This is my passion, love Is the key because everybody responses to love. I strongly believe that your job should be centered around your gift.
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Meghan M.


Chicago, IL

$20-30/hr10 yrs exp

Caregiver Extraordinaire And Autism Expert

Hired by 1 family in your neighborhood

Hello and welcome to my profile page! Call me Super Nanny! Below is a list of my experience and qualifications. If you have questions, I'm happy to answer. I've been working as a special needs caregiver since I was 15 years old. I tend to work with families who need a well-seasoned caregiver. I love my work because it's hands...
5.0
"Meghan was so attentive to my son. She went above and beyond to problem solve with us how to make him successful at school (in his remote learning) and with social interactions at home. I would recommend her in a heartbeat! My son is at a therapeutic high school...

Julie B.

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Patricia H.


Chicago, IL

$20-30/hr10 yrs exp

Patricia -- Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Life Coach

Hired by 1 family in your neighborhood

I've had nearly a decade of experience coaching, tutoring, nannying, caring for and babysitting kids from infants to preteens. My goal is to support the families I serve by making learning and movement enjoyable for kids, and finding creative ways to incorporate this into their daily routine. I desire to empower those I work...
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Katherine K.


Chicago, IL

$22-30/hr2 yrs exp

Hired by 1 family in your neighborhood

Hi Parents! I'm finishing up my 2nd year as a Special Education teacher in CPS. I've got years of experience babysitting children with and without disabilities from 2 months to 13. I love doing tummy time with babies, taking walks to the park, and so much more!
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Felicia O.


Chicago, IL

$15-25/hr6 yrs exp

Are you searching for someone special and taking all precautions related to COVID to attend to your love ones needs: You and your family are special, so it takes a special kind of person to be a your home caregiver. I am compassionate , caring, sincere, experienced, patient and attentive: these are just some the qualities...

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Recent special needs caregiver reviews in Chicago, IL

Martina B.

5.0

I wish I could give Martina 10 stars! From the moment we interviewed, she was so respectful and knowledgeable about caring for people with special needs. Martina is so kind, thoughtful and fun! My brother has enjoyed several days with his "new friend" as he now sweetly refers to her. And my family...

- Melissa D.

Erica M.

5.0

Erica is reliable and always shows up on time. She's been working for six months with my autistic daughter and things have gone really smoothly. She's confident and comfortable with special needs kids

- Laurence L.

Maren B.

5.0

Maren joined us during a difficult time in our home. She and immediately launched a Therapeutic Support Plan which has been successful . While she is juggling her larger scope aspirations we are being flexible in order to have here as often as possible . We are very fond of her. She has diffused...

- Mary G.

Meghan S.

5.0

Meghan was great with my two girls! She helped me last minute when I really the needed the help! My nine year old loved her and looked forward to her coming! I would for sure hire her again!

- Anne O.

Rosaura C.

5.0

Rosaura helped me with wound care after I had to have an emergency surgery. I had an abscess removed from my tail bone and had to have surgical packing changed daily for almost three months. Rosaura had never used foam medical packing prior to this and was comfortable learning how to pack and...

- Natalie S.

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Ratings for Chicago, IL special needs caregivers listed on Care.com

Average Rating4.7 / 5

Special Needs Caregivers in Chicago, IL are rated 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 218 reviews of the 553 listed special needs caregivers.