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365 special needs caregivers are listed in San Diego, CA

The average rate is $20/hr as of June 2024

The average experience for nearby special needs caregivers is 5 years

Special needs caregivers in San Diego, CA

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Michelle T.


San Diego, CA

$23-25/hr5 yrs exp

My Special Needs

5.0

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I am very passionate about special needs children. Their complexities are intriguing and challenging to me. I am eager to learn and participate as much as I can. My care is comprised of infants and toddlers with Aspergers, delayed development, medically fragile, premature, sensory integration disorder, and speech delayed. I...
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Juliet F.


San Diego, CA

$22-26/hr2 yrs exp

Nonprofit Founder And Former Behavioral Technician/Direct Care Paraprofessional

5.0

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Hi, I'm Juliet! I'm 27, from North Carolina, and have my BA in Studio Art. In 2019 I founded Project, a nonprofit and photography series about people with Down syndrome, inspired by my 22-year-old sister. In addition to caring for my sister throughout her childhood, I worked for 2 years a Behavioral Technician for children...
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Lois S.


San Diego, CA

$14-19/hr2 yrs exp

5.0

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For approximately I worked within the school district for elementary, middle, and high school district. Over 70% of my duties entailed working with special ed children.
5.0
"I would like to give a high rank to Lois for her exceptional assistance in taking me to the hospital for a clinical procedure and staying with me throughout the process. Lois not only offered to pick me up from...

Reviewed by Mohammed J.

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Makenna G.


San Diego, CA

$18-23/hr1 yrs exp

Registered Behavioral Therapist

5.0

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I am a passionate and dedicated special education care provider with experience working with individuals with developmental, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities. As a Registered Behavioral Therapist, I am trained to provide evidence-based interventions to promote positive behavior change. My commitment to safety and...
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Melissa G.


San Diego, CA

$18-23/hr2 yrs exp

5.0

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I have experience caring for those with special needs. I love helping others and watching them achieve their goals. In addition to this in have also had multiple family members who have these needs as well.
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"Melissa is a sweet, dependable young woman who helps me with personal care (lifting, transferring, hygiene care, dressing, medicine administration, household care, etc.), because I have a physical disability....

Reviewed by Angie L.

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Natalie R.


San Diego, CA

$25-35/hr10 yrs exp

LVN

5.0

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Hi there! My name is Natalie and I've been a local to Mission Beach for the last eight years. I am an LVN but have recently decided to take a break from my nursing career after suffering from an injury in 2020. I've been a pediatric nurse since 2009 and have plenty of experience as a caregiver. I am familiar with special needs...
5.0
"I am a quadriplegic that travels alone. Natalie assisted with some of my personal care, along with helping me shower. She is professional, caring and compassionate. She is in my database and I will use her...

Reviewed by Chad H.

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5.0

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My name is Ellie and I have an associate degree in occupational assistant . I have worked with children with special needs at Poway unified school. I live with my family in Rancho Bernado . I have 2 boys on college now . I'm reliable , caring and trustworthy. I'm also CPR certified and passed back ground check .
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Wade P.


San Diego, CA

$50/hr5 yrs exp

Fun & Engaging Elementary SDC Teacher (Mild-Mod)

5.0

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Hello! I am a Special Education teacher and with a class of 16 kiddos aged K-3rd in the public school system in San Diego. Before moving to CA I worked as a tutor/ special needs caregiver in Salt Lake City. I have 5+ years experience of working 1 on 1 with students of all ages (pre-elementary to post graduate) in order to help...
5.0
"Our 6 year old son had a rough start with 1st-grade math so we decided to get him a tutor twice a week. He loves working with Wade and is very attentive to Wade whereas our son tends to get bored with us, his...

Reviewed by Michael M.

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Jessica G.


San Diego, CA

$30-31/hr6 yrs exp

Experienced Nanny, Teacher, And Special Needs Care Provider

5.0

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Whatever sort of family structure and flow you have in here to support it! I have been babysitting professionally for over six years, worked as a special needs respite worker (3-55 y/o), camp counselor (3-14 y/o), substitute teacher (infant to school age), and ran an after school program for a year (k-8). Most recently I...
5.0
"I have known Jess for long time and she is awesome. My son loves hanging out with her. She is responsible and reliable and very kind. She knows how to work with little ones and does a great job engaging with...

Reviewed by Care member

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Laura O.


San Diego, CA

$23-29/hr10 yrs exp

Committed To Meeting Children's And Parent's Needs. 20 Years Experience..

5.0

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Previous preschool teacher and childcare provider of 20 years with education and experience in special needs. Excellent references, AA in Child Development, CPR/First Aid certified, Covid-19 vaccinated, Child Nutrition Specialist, clean background and driving record, Non-smoker, and have experienced with ages 3 months-17 years....
5.0
"Laura O. What can I say. She's been working with our daughter over the last 20 years & is absolutely amazing! We take her any hours she has for us & she squeezes us in as often as she can. Laura is...

Reviewed by Tracy B.

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Monica A.


San Diego, CA

$35-45/hr6 yrs exp

Part-time Babysitter & Date Nights!

5.0

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Hi! My name is Monica and I am looking forward to seeing if I'm a good fit for your family :) I have a BA from San Diego State University and over 8 years of experience in childcare. I just finished working with a family in San Francisco, nannying for a little girl from 3 months to 18 months. I moved back to SD to start my own...
5.0
"Monica watched our 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son for a few months at the beginning of quarantine and we could not have been happier with her. She did a wonderful job of keeping both kids happy and...

Reviewed by Kevin M.

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Leanora S.


San Diego, CA

$24-27/hr10 yrs exp

Experienced Nanny And Yoga Teacher Available For Childcare

5.0

(4)

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Hello, San Diego parents! I am a 56-year-old Harvard-educated Nanny and yoga teacher with extensive childcare experience with children of all ages including 5-month-old twins, 18-month-old twins, toddlers, all the way up to 8 to 10 years old and teenagers. Overall, I am committed to helping each child grow and achieve while...
5.0
"Lea genuinely loves children. Lea took care of our little boy (14 months) with very little advance notice. She stayed attuned to his interests -- music/songs, playing at the park, learning to walk -- as well...

Reviewed by Brian N.

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Amber B.


San Diego, CA

$35/hr10 yrs exp

Experienced, Artistic And Caring Full/Part Time Nanny

5.0

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Hello families! It's that time again to search for another sweet family. Open to most ages but really enjoy growing with families from the beginning to build a strong connection and support system. I've nannied for 10+ years ( mostly full time) as well as worked in classrooms and specialized/ trained previously in behavioral...
5.0
"Amber was friendly, trustworthy, responsible and our daughter loved her! We are sorry to lose her as she moves on to her new life in Southern California but we know she will make another lucky family quite...

Reviewed by Elizabeth B.

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Sammantha B.


San Diego, CA

$15-20/hr2 yrs exp

Nursing Student Looking To Gain More Experience Of Care Taking

5.0

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Hi my name is Sam! I'm a navy veteran who is now attending Point Loma Nazarene university for nursing. I am recently married and my husband and I live in north park. Growing up my mother was a special needs teacher and care giver and I was right beside her caring and learning for the children. Personally, I'm an organizer,...
5.0
"Sammantha (Sam) is awesome with children! She is loving, caring and works so well with kids. She comes from a very loving family, it goes to no surprise that she has a huge heart for others. She's organized and...

Reviewed by Stacie B.

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Briana S.


San Diego, CA

$28-30/hr6 yrs exp

Patient, Kind, Silly & Professional!

5.0

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Hi, im Bri! I'm a behaviorial interventionist for an extensive sped 5th grade class at Poway USD. I am currently studying social-emotional learning facilitator techniques through mindfulness in childhood education. I am also in yoga teacher training learning how to teach trauma-informed yoga inclusive to those with special...
5.0
"Bri was the best with our 2 kids (2/8 years old). She is the sweetest and truly gave her heart to our babies. We are so grateful to have had her in our lives!"

Reviewed by Robyn F.

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Carol L.


San Diego, CA

$20-30/hr10 yrs exp

Loving, Experienced Care Provider

5.0

(5)

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I love helping families care for their children and senior parents! I have over 13 years of experience as a para-educator and receptionist/nurse in schools and worked with special needs children. I ran a small daycare when my children were young. I have over 15 years of nanny experience (both live in and live out) for numerous...
5.0
"Carol comes highly recommended from our family! She is the best!"

Reviewed by Melanie T.

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Sarah L.


San Diego, CA

$10-15/hr6 yrs exp

5.0

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Hey there! (: My name is Sarah, I have been a nanny for over 5 years now and have great home management skills. I am a very active and outgoing person. I love creating new connections with different families and children. I have experience with special needs kids, toddlers, and pre teens. I am very flexible when it comes to...
5.0
"I hired Sarah to watch my 5 year old and she absolutely loves her! My daughter always wants to know when she is coming to watch her. Would definitely recommend her to anyone with kids."

Reviewed by Care member

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Melanie N.


San Diego, CA

$49/hr10 yrs exp

Super Nanny

3.0

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- born & raised in Kansas - babysat starting at 11 years old - great with new born babies - 12-year-old helping with homework, emotional support, etc. - specialized in early childhood interventions - specialized in working with kiddos with Autism, and experienced with other special needs - specialized in integrating kiddos...
5.0
"Melanie has been great with our son! She is very patient and understanding. She is also very willing to listen to his particular needs and do her best to accommodate them."

Reviewed by Evan P.

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Kat C.


San Diego, CA

$23/hr6 yrs exp

5.0

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Hi!! I'm Kat! I'm 21 years old and attending college in San Diego. I have a passion for working with the youth. During high school and my first year of college, I was a student teacher aid at a summer school program for elementary aged kids with special needs. As well as babysitting during the school year, I also have a...
5.0
"Kat is such an amazing babysitter for our 3 yo daughter. F is always delighted when Kat is coming to babysit because Kat brings so much heart, warmth and fun! She's babysat for us about four times now and it's...

Reviewed by Davina M.

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Alexa R.


San Diego, CA

$25-50/hr3 yrs exp

Hello! My Name Is Alexa Messaged Me With Specific Inquiries :)

5.0

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My name is Alexa and I started working with kids about 6 years ago when I volunteered at my elementary school. That's where I started my journey working with children. Since then I've been working as a respite for kids with special needs for three years and am now studying psychology with a focus in child development. I like to...
5.0
"She was great! On time, comfortable, kids loved her, and kept us updated on how the night was going! We will definitely ask her to help us in the future with more date nights! We highly recommend her!"

Reviewed by Michelle M.

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Recent special needs caregiver reviews in San Diego, CA

Lois S.

5.0

I would like to give a high rank to Lois for her exceptional assistance in taking me to the hospital for a clinical procedure and staying with me throughout the process. Lois not only offered to pick me up from my home but also waited patiently for me during the procedure and drove me back home...

- Mohammed J.

Melissa G.

5.0

Melissa is a sweet, dependable young woman who helps me with personal care (lifting, transferring, hygiene care, dressing, medicine administration, household care, etc.), because I have a physical disability. She handles each task with care, professionalism, and compassion. I also admire her...

- Angie L.

Natalie R.

5.0

I am a quadriplegic that travels alone. Natalie assisted with some of my personal care, along with helping me shower. She is professional, caring and compassionate. She is in my database and I will use her every time that I go back to San Diego. I would highly recommend her professionalism to...

- Chad H.

Wade P.

5.0

Our 6 year old son had a rough start with 1st-grade math so we decided to get him a tutor twice a week. He loves working with Wade and is very attentive to Wade whereas our son tends to get bored with us, his mom & dad, much faster. I thought our son would tend to space out quickly with Wade, as he...

- Michael M.

Jessica G.

5.0

I have known Jess for long time and she is awesome. My son loves hanging out with her. She is responsible and reliable and very kind. She knows how to work with little ones and does a great job engaging with them. My older daughter loves her too. I am so grateful that I have someone as wonderful...

- Care member

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Ratings for San Diego, CA special needs caregivers listed on Care.com

Average Rating4.7 / 5

Special Needs Caregivers in San Diego, CA are rated 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 128 reviews of the 365 listed special needs caregivers.