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Children's Therapy Program Aide

Company: AbilityPath
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

AbilityPath is hiring a Program Aide for our Children's Therapy Services Team!The Children's Therapy Program Aide supports Children Therapy services program and is responsible for assisting and achieving classroom goals and objectives for young children birth to 3. This is a great opportunity for students looking for future careers in Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Psychology, and Early Childhood Special Education! We also offer internships for students who are taking related course work and need to gain experience! We also have opportunities for candidates interested in supporting individual classes for Speech and Occupational Therapy!This position's shift would be: Mondays-Fridays 8:30am-1:30pm at our Redwood City clinic! Looking to hire now!ABOUT US:We are a non-profit organization that provides a variety of programs and a lifespan of services for individuals with disabilities. Our mission to accept, respect, and include people of all abilities extends to every member of our community. We are committed to the lifelong process of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) learning and application to build a more inclusive culture, where everyone plays a role in advancing DEI. We will always have work to do, and we look forward to doing it TOGETHER!WHAT WE VALUE:Passion for the missionInterest in working with children with intellectual and developmental disabilitiesTeamwork and collaborationEffective and open communication, thoughtfulness, and ability to adaptShared commitment to DEI in creating a community where all members can represent themselves authenticallyWe strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, and any multiply marginalized people to apply. AbilityPath is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse diversity among our staff teams.ABOUT THE ROLE:Participate in planning and implementation of classroom and group activities (including set-up and clean-up of class, organization of classroom and program materials)Provide documentation of interventions PC1 and classroom activitiesAssist Children's Services staff with paperwork, materials development, and curriculum planning, and special projectsAssist with tracking and ordering program supplies and materialsOther duties as assignedEDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:In our approach to inclusive hiring, we recognize that job qualifications within hiring policies have been used to exclude candidates from marginalized backgrounds. Below is a list of Education and Work Experience that would be helpful to have in this role, however, we encourage you to apply even if you may not meet all of the listed qualifications, as any combination of lived and learned education and experience can make you a successful candidate.Working towards or completed Associate's/Bachelor's in child development, early childhood special education or other related fieldsPreferred is core Early Childhood Education (ECE) units or Child development classBilingual in Spanish/English (preferred)HIRING REQUIREMENTS:Valid California Driver's License/IDClean Driving Record (if applicable)Proof of negative TB test resultsVerification of occupational physical clearancePass a criminal fingerprint clearance18 years of age or job permit clearanceProof of Covid-19 Vaccination + first boosterPHYSICAL ACTIVITY:Employees have the opportunity to share access needs during the interview process, upon hire, and ongoing throughout their employment. AbilityPath recognizes that each person has unique access needs and we are committed to an ongoing evaluation process to make our organization more accessible to meet the needs of our team members.Ability to physically respond to children with special needsAbility to lift at least 25 lbs. as neededAbility to sit, stand, stoop, and bend frequentlyAbility to sit and keyboard as neededEQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:AbilityPath is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. Our policy prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry (including language-use restrictions and possession of a driver's license), citizenship, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, genetic information, marital status, domestic partner status, family care status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, military or veteran status, or other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. AbilityPath will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination against, harassment of, or disrespectful or unprofessional conduct toward an employee based upon any of the protected characteristics listed above or based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.Via Services is now affiliated with AbilityPath, thriving together to provide a lifetime of opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. Learn more at abilitypath.org/affiliationFAQ.M-F 8:30-1:30 Redwood City

Keywords: AbilityPath, Redwood City , Children's Therapy Program Aide, Healthcare , Redwood City, California

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