Indian Creek Foundation
  • Souderton, PA, USA
  • 12.75
  • Hourly
  • Part Time


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We are actively recruiting for Therapeutic Aides for our 2021 Summer Program.


The Indian Creek Foundation Summer Therapeutic Activities Program, is designed for children with an Autism diagnosis ages 5-14, and is an interactive therapeutic environment that provides qualified clinical staff to work with each child on behavioral goals and social skills in a recreational setting. Specialized therapies include art, music, movement and horticulture.


2021

Summer Program Schedule

Monday- Friday from July 12 - August 20, 2021

Program Hours: 9:00am-11:30am or 12:30pm-3:00pm

Therapeutic Aide Responsibilities:

The Therapeutic Aide assists the lead clinician with implementation of behavioral interventions and classroom management techniques; participates in mandatory monthly trainings and monthly
supervision.

Education/Training:
Bachelor's degree or Associate's degree in related field (ex. Social work, psychology, special
education, etc.) or 60 credits towards degree.


Experience: A minimum of one-year experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a classroom setting is required.


Skill(s):

  • Friendly, outgoing personality, able to engage children in various activities.
  • Ability to comprehend, speak and write in English; moderate mathematical skills required
    proficient interpersonal skills; able to maintain composure and use critical-thinking skills during
    challenging situations; able to implement interventions using behavior plan designed by TASP Supervisor or TASP Clinical Assistant.


Physical Requirements: Ability to perform the physical duties required of Therapeutic Aide. Must
have adequate mobility that requires frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping, kneeling,
reaching (vertical and horizontal), using fingers, hands, feet, legs and torso in providing various care. The employee must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

Additional Requirements: Must be able to complete and pass the following:

  • Drug screen & physical
  • Child Abuse & FBI Clearance
  • Criminal Background check
  • Essential Duties:
    Works all authorized hours in accordance with classroom schedule.
    Assists lead clinician in facilitation and implementation of developed lesson plans.
    Collaborates with treatment team members in the development of goals and
    interventions.
    Provides accurate, clear documentation on progress notes for each session.
    Completes data collection at each session to assist in determining levels of progress.
    Participates in team meetings and group supervision meetings with TASP/STAP
    coordinator.
    Maintains communication with treatment team to report obstacles, progress and/or
    concerns about treatment.
    Monitors adequate staff to child ratio in room.

  • Other Duties:
    Demonstrates knowledge and implementation of CASSP principles.
    Demonstrates knowledge and compliance with HIPAA standards.
    Participates in trainings as required by Indian Creek Foundation.
    Participates in relevant trainings as they are available to help expand professional
    knowledge.
    Exhibits behavior as set forth by the Code of Conduct in the performance of their
    duties.

YOUR LIFE AS A THERAPEUTIC AIDE IN OUR SUMMER PROGRAM

As a Therapeutic Aide, you play an essential role in providing an interactive therapeutic environment where children with autism between the ages of 5-14 can work on behavioral goals and social skills in a recreational setting. Assisting the lead clinician, you implement behavioral interventions and classroom management techniques. The specialized therapies that you provide include subjects such as art, music, movement, and horticulture.

Over the course of our summer program, the most simple things excite you such as a child making unprompted eye contact, trying something new, or saying hi to a peer. These accomplishments may seem simple, but you understand the struggle that led to their success. During each session, you collect data and keep detailed reports to document progress and communicate any obstacles or concerns with the lead clinician.

You enjoy coming to work every day to interact and have fun with the kids in our summer program. That is not to say you never face challenges. Thankfully, you are provided with monthly training, supervision, and a highly supportive and collaborative environment where you are able to ask questions and work on finding solutions. If you are ready to put your education in social work, psychology, special education, or a related field to good use, apply now!

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