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Autism Support Professional (Entry-level)

Company: North Shore Pediatric Therapy
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Our Des Plaines, IL center is looking for Behavior Therapists to join our team and play a key role in creating positive experiences for autistic children. New to the field? No worries! Your passion for working with children is what matters most! You'll learn and grow to become a skilled professional, as we provide the tools, training, and support needed for you to develop expertise in evidence-based interventions, helping you make a meaningful impact on the lives of the kids we serve. Evening hours (3 pm - 8 pm) & Saturday availability are a must.Why North Shore Pediatric Therapy?Deciding to work with us means choosing integrity, kindness, and patience. We prioritize character over experience; we believe in nurturing growth. Here's what you can look forward to:Career Path & Certification: In your first 60 days, we'll equip you with the skills to become an RBT (Registered Behavior Technician), cover the certification costs, and reward your accomplishment with a pay increase.Competitive Compensation: Earn $19/hr and up, with increased potential based on experience, education, and certification.Flexible Scheduling: Many of our kiddos need after-school, evening, and Saturday hours. You'll let us know the days and times you are available and we'll build your caseload!Professional Development: We are committed to your growth. Explore your future possibilities here, whether that's working towards becoming a BCBA or another opportunity in our organization.Team Building: Engage in our collaborative culture. Build strong relationships at our monthly social events.Wellness Subscriptions: Enjoy free Teladoc and a Calm app membership for you and up to 5 friends/family.Commuter Benefits Account: Save money with a tax-free account for eligible commuting expenses.Financial Academy: Be financially savvy with our monthly webinars.Open Communication: We don't just encourage open communication; we empower it. Join one or more of our committees to get involved in organizational initiatives. Be a part of our Experience Team, DEI Committee, Brand Ambassadors, and more!Who's our ideal ABA Behavior Therapist?Whether you have a background in child care, nursing, psychology, teaching, or coaching, or even if you're just inspired by our work, we invite you to apply. We appreciate those who can make learning fun and have an unshakeable sense of patience and compassion.As a Behavior Therapist, you'll work one-on-one with our kiddos, following a therapy plan from a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). You'll help them build essential skills and replace obstructive behaviors with constructive ones. When emotions run high, your empathetic and patient nature comes in.If you're looking for a fulfilling job that can progress into a long-term career, apply today and let us lay out the opportunities that await you at North Shore Pediatric Therapy.Requirements:You have prior childcare experience, especially with kids with developmental needs, or caretaking experience, such as a nurse or aide.You are studying or are interested in psychology or child development.You have a love of active play, and love to get on the ground, engage in children's games, and make learning fun!You have a friend or family member on the autism spectrum and can envision yourself in a caretaker role.You have a background or interest in other pediatric therapies, such as speech therapy, physical therapy, or occupational therapy. Our interdisciplinary approach means that you'll collaborate with Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Mental Health Practitioners, Physical Therapists, and Neuropsychologists.You have basic computer skills and pick up new technology quickly. We will teach you how to use our electronic medical system, where you will enter notes, assessments, and treatment summaries after each session.You've previously held one of the following roles or titles: childcare provider, teacher's aide, special education assistant, autism support professional, caregiver for children with special needs, behavior therapist, paraprofessional, child life specialist, aide for children with special needs, babysitter.You do not match the above but are inspired by the work that we do and the impact we have on children's lives.Physical demands: The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Required to sit, stand, bend, and walk regularly; lift and/or move up to 45lbs pounds; visual and auditory ability enough for written and verbal communication; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.Our interview processAt North Shore Pediatric Therapy, we understand that joining a team is not just about the role; it's about the people, the support, and the culture. Our interview process is carefully crafted to ensure you thoroughly understand who we are and the support system in place for your success. You'll discuss this role with multiple leaders in our organization, tour the center, and meet the incredible team you could be working with. We can't wait to get to know you!by Jobble

Keywords: North Shore Pediatric Therapy, Des Plaines , Autism Support Professional (Entry-level), Other , Des Plaines, Illinois

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