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60 special needs caregivers are listed in Lakeland, FL

The average rate is $14/hr as of February 2024

The average experience for nearby special needs caregivers is 5 years

Special needs caregivers in Lakeland, FL

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Joan S.


Lakeland, FL

$15-20/hr10 yrs exp

Per Diem Special Needs And Elder Care Provider

5.0

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I have 10 years experience as a special needs provider, QMDD. I have worked in both day habilitation and managed a residence for developmentally disabled adults. I am caring, professional and compassionate. I am currently retired but looking to supplement my income and to retain my skills.
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Kiersten B.


Lakeland, FL

$15-20/hr1 yrs exp

Great Listener, Compassionate And Caring Friend!

5.0

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I have worked with ESPN to coordinate and plan the annual Special Olympics. I have coordinated different events, sporting games, and even dances and crafts. I worked closely with hundreds of people over the last few years. I'm very passionate about making new friends and providing for people along the way.
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Shayna V.


Lakeland, FL

$15-20/hr3 yrs exp

5.0

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Experience with a variety of individuals both young and older who face physical and mental challenges. Worked personally for familied and professionally in medical nursing homes and schools.

Recent review:

5.0
Shayna has been amazing!!!! We have been using her for the last 7 months to watch our 1 yr old and I have been nothing but impressed. She is very knowledgeable about babies and you can tell she genuinely...

Reviewed by Shardae R.

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Keyshla Q.


Lakeland, FL

$12-20/hr4 yrs exp

5.0

(2)

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Hi! Three things I would love to share with you are, that for one I put my all when it comes to earning trust and love from a child as well as there family. I am very patient which I consider a gift, for I know it is a trait well needed when going through different stages in a child's life. I am so much fun and I adapt quickly...
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Brandy M.


Lakeland, FL

$20-25/hr7 yrs exp

Homemaking Companion Care-giving Personal Care

5.0

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I am a certified Home Health Aide. I am an approved provider with APD (Agency for Persons with Disabilities). I am certified in CPR/First Aid. I have worked with the elderly and people with disabilities for more than 10 years.

Recent reviews:

5.0
Brandy was super, and made a stressful day for me more tolerable. I hired her to take me to and from a medical appointment (I was not permitted to drive myself because I was getting anesthesia). She arrived...

Reviewed by Mary F.

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Alisha H.


Lakeland, FL

$15/hr7 yrs exp

Aye, Aye, Captain!

5.0

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Hi, my name is Alisha. I am a dedicated and experienced sitter/helper for errands, pets, senior care, special needs, infants, toddlers, children, and teenagers, with years of experience providing professional services. I am a nurturing, compassionate, and reasonably firm & resolute individual who enjoys helping you and your...

Recent review:

5.0
Alisha was an absolute pleasure to coordinate and work with. I hired her while on vacation. My son said she played with her, was nice to her and loved her. Friendly and professional. I am happy to be a...

Reviewed by Latasha M.

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Hannah T.


Lakeland, FL

$10-25/hr8 yrs exp

Fun, Caring And Hardworking Babysitter

5.0

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My name is Hannah and I am 26 years old. As the second eldest of five children taking care of all aged children is innate for me. I have babysat for families from 1 child to 5 children, aging from 1-16 years old. Over the course of my high school life, I was a "regular" sitter for 8 different families. One of the little boys I...

Recent review:

5.0
We used Hannah in July while visiting Orange Beach. Our kids loved her and she seemed to enjoy them as well. We would happily hire her again.

Reviewed by Jennifer G.

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Soleil T.


Lakeland, FL

$15/hr10 yrs exp

Experienced Sitter Who Is Intentional

5.0

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I have 10 years of experience. I can help with Swimming Supervision and Cooking/Meal Preparation. I started watching children at 12, with my first child having various special needs. I have volunteered with children in other countries, orphans, and foster children. Additionally, I have taken care of up to five children at a...

Recent review:

5.0
She was able to watch our daughter on short notice for a date night. She was delightful, respectful, fun, and reliable! We would absolutely hire her again. My daughter really enjoyed her. Thank you, Solei!

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Shayna V.


Lakeland, FL

$15-20/hr5 yrs exp

Shayna For Nanny Or Babysitter

5.0

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Hiya! My name is Shayna and kids have always been my focus since I was a kid myself. I am a Christian youth with experience in child care as well as pet care and people with physical special needs. I am CPR certified, PCA certified (on my way to becoming a CNA), fully vaccinated, drivers licensed and have my child care...

Recent review:

5.0
Although we were not able to align the times we needed with Shayna's availability, I did have quite a bit of communication with her and she had a play date with my daughter. She was on time, engaged,...

Reviewed by Leslie S.

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Lindy Z.


Lakeland, FL

$10-15/hr10 yrs exp

Part Time Caregiver Available

5.0

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I worked for comfort keepers for a year and received many credentials while there. I have experience with special needs and I can supply references if needed.

Recent review:

5.0
Lindy is amazing! My mother has dementia and Lindy takes care of her 3 nights/weekly. She assists with her showers, dressing, grooming, and dental hygiene. She even gives her foot rubs! My mother and the staff...

Reviewed by Kimberly M.

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Kenisha M.


Lakeland, FL

$10-15/hr1 yrs exp

Special Needs

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Most of my experience caring for special needs children comes from my externship training at LVIM. But I do have other relevant experience in working with the mentally disabled in several day cares and assisted living facilities that I volunteer at.
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Lauren M.


Lakeland, FL

$15-25/hr6 yrs exp

Occupational Therapy Assistant/ Special Needs Nanny

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I am an Occupational Therapy Assistant and work full time at a preschool for children with special needs. I love what I do and the hours I work (8am-3 p.m. with weekends, summer, and holidays off), but desperate times call for change. It's sad to say, but I do not make enough financially at my current employer to support myself...
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Morgan C.


Lakeland, FL

$10-15/hr1 yrs exp

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I am a studying Pediatric Occupational therapist who loves children! I have babysat and done swim lessons with many different ages and ability levels. Super comfortable with special needs kids science my brother is very low functioning autsitic.
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Amanda H.


Lakeland, FL

$18-30/hr6 yrs exp

Loving Honest Mom

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I've worked in 2 different group homes with both adults and children with special needs, including Parkinsons, Down syndrome, physical and developmental disabilities, both verbal and nonverbal clients ranging from assisted care to full care. I was the service planner for an amazing guy who was diagnosed with colon cancer while...
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Tanya D.


Lakeland, FL

$15-20/hr10 yrs exp

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I am a sweet, out going person. Always on time and enjoy the work I do. My clients become family so I deliver the best care possible. I am a mother, so patience and understanding is something I do well. I have many years of Alzheimer's/Dementia experience. Along with wheel chair bound/paralyzed patients. Helping others has been...

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I have worked for a couple of months as a work-study student in a special needs school and have loved being able to interact with the children there and help them in a patient, caring way. I want to make every person feel safe and cared for!
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Brittni L.


Lakeland, FL

$15-25/hr10 yrs exp

Part Time Caregiver

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I am a registered nurse with adult and pediatric hematology/oncology experience. I have taken care of individuals with autism, down syndrome, dementia, Alzheimer's, gross and motor delays, CP, ADHD, CF, etc. I also have experience taking care of people with medical devices, such PEG tubes, feeding tubes/pumps, insulin...
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Lindy Z.


Lakeland, FL

$12-17/hr2 yrs exp

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I have worked for comfort keepers and private individuals. I have experience and have taken numerous online classes to help better serve my clients with specials needs. I have lived in Lakeland for 20 years and have plenty of references.
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Emilliana K.


Lakeland, FL

$10-15/hr5 yrs exp

Full-Time Caregiver

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I am a caregiver with compassion and caregiving skills that is ready to assist people with special needs live a better life. I have over six years of hands-on experience as a caregiver to a family member with special needs. I'm well versed in designing and implementing activities to keep someone with special needs engaged. I'm...
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Dania L.


Lakeland, FL

$14-19/hr2 yrs exp

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Hello, my name is Dania, I am Cuban and I have all my papers in order. On several occasions I have taken care of disabled adults. I am a very patient and responsible person with my work. Please any question without problem I can answer you. Thanks.
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Maci B.


Lakeland, FL

$18-25/hr4 yrs exp

Fun Loving Nanny!!

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Hello there!! I am interested in helping you! I am in my second year at the University of Florida in Gainesville. I am majoring in Family, Youth, and Community Science so I know and am learning a lot about children! I had a full time nannying position last semester but unfortunately they did not need me anymore so I am looking...
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Aida P.


Lakeland, FL

$16-21/hr7 yrs exp

Personal Assistant

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I am a home healthcare worker!! I have Experience with Alzheimer's and dementia!! And also experience working with people síndrome down. Please Send me a I just read your request for a home health person to assist you with your love one .
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Jada P.


Lakeland, FL

$17/hr1 yrs exp

Fun, Energetic, And Engaging Sitter

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I have 4 years of experience. I can help with Light Housekeeping and Swimming Supervision, meal prep, tutoring, homework. I'm also good with younger children who need more attention such as babies or children with special needs. I love working with children and I'm an aspiring teacher.
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Gwendolynn B.


Lakeland, FL

$17/hr1 yrs exp

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Hi! I'm a second-year Speech-Language pathology graduate student with a background working with kiddos in Speech and language therapy, ABA, and special needs. I am open to working with ALL kids from infancy to 17 and I love being around and interacting with kids!
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Brianna S.


Lakeland, FL

$12/hr10 yrs exp

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My passion is working with children. I have a 10-year-old little brother that I have been baby sitting for his whole life. I have also worked with multiple families and baby sat up to three children at a time ages newborn to 12 years old. I have worked with children with autism, ADHD, tourette's, and other special needs children...
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Katie F.


Lakeland, FL

$22/hr3 yrs exp

Hello Parents!

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I'm currently an English teacher looking for some part time babysitting on the side. I love children and have experience teaching special needs preschoolers. I can provide cooking, cleaning, and tutoring if needed! I speak Spanish and also coach cheerleading! I'm certified in CPR, sports safety, and I have a bachelors degree in...
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Denise S.


Lakeland, FL

$10-15/hr10 yrs exp

Date Night Sitter Weekends Available

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I am a 50-year-old mother who has a grown daughter. I am a supervisor who has worked in Foster care for over 25 years. I've also babysat for babies and toddlers. Most of my experience comes with working with children who are hyperactive and have special needs. I have worked with Foster care agencies that have this population....
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Lydia D.


Lakeland, FL

$25/hr8 yrs exp

Fun And Caring

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I am currently an elementary teacher in Charlotte-Mecklenburg county. I love watching kids learn and explore. I have been babysitting since I was 15 and I have 6 years experience as a certified teacher. I have experience with children all the way from newborn to 13 years as well as children with special needs. Safety and...
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Callahan G.


Lakeland, FL

$10-15/hr10 yrs exp

Summer Camp Counselor Who Misses Hanging Out With Kiddos!

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I have been babysitting families in my hometown since I was 11 years-old and I have been a camp counselor at Covenant Harbor Bible Camp for the past four summers. I have also worked with children with special needs as a volunteer at Easterseals in Chicago, Illinois. I hope to create long-term relationships with families. My...
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Taylor M.


Lakeland, FL

$15-25/hr5 yrs exp

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I like working with kids because I love seeing them learn and grow into amazing people. I started working with kids when I was 11 years old and have been in professional settings since I was 18. In my spare time, I like to read, listen to music, and study for my college classes. One thing you should know about me is I have...

Recent review:

5.0
Highly impressed with Taylor's excellent communication, punctuality, and thoughtful questions. My two and four-year-old had a great time, and we'll definitely be booking her again!

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Recent special needs caregiver reviews in Lakeland, FL

Shayna V.

5.0

Shayna has been amazing!!!! We have been using her for the last 7 months to watch our 1 yr old and I have been nothing but impressed. She is very knowledgeable about babies and you can tell she genuinely enjoys them. He goes to her with a smile when we are leaving (even during a clingy phase)....

- Shardae R.

Brandy M.

5.0

Brandy was super, and made a stressful day for me more tolerable. I hired her to take me to and from a medical appointment (I was not permitted to drive myself because I was getting anesthesia). She arrived promptly, had clean transportation, was personable, and a safe driver. When my procedure...

- Mary F.

Alisha H.

5.0

Alisha was an absolute pleasure to coordinate and work with. I hired her while on vacation. My son said she played with her, was nice to her and loved her. Friendly and professional. I am happy to be a reference. Thanks for much needed mommy time.

- Latasha M.

Hannah T.

5.0

We used Hannah in July while visiting Orange Beach. Our kids loved her and she seemed to enjoy them as well. We would happily hire her again.

- Jennifer G.

Soleil T.

5.0

She was able to watch our daughter on short notice for a date night. She was delightful, respectful, fun, and reliable! We would absolutely hire her again. My daughter really enjoyed her. Thank you, Solei!

- Care member

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Ratings for Lakeland, FL special needs caregivers listed on Care.com

Average Rating4.9 / 5

Special Needs Caregivers in Lakeland, FL are rated 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 21 reviews of the 60 listed special needs caregivers.