Therapeutic Assistant I -Odenton $1,000 Hiring Incentive
Overview:The Therapeutic Assistant I will implement instructional programs and evidence-based treatment protocols in a classroom (group, dyad, and 1:1) setting under the oversight of the Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, the MICC Teacher, or Speech-Language Pathologist. This staff member will interact with the children to encourage language, social, and self-regulatory development. The incumbent will also collect progress and treatment response data; assist with classroom organization; prepare teaching materials; and assist with parent communication and training.The Achievements Therapeutic Day Program offers four different intervention options, enabling us to provide individualized treatment in small-group settings to children under age six. Our comprehensive approach focuses on the most challenging areas for these children: communication, social, emotional, and self-regulatory development. Using best-practice approaches, including Applied Behavior Analysis and others anchored in developmental sciences, we make the classroom not only a place of learning, but also a place to form friendships.Responsibilities:Carry out instructional programs as outlined by the Speech Language Pathologists.Effectively implement behavior management strategies according to trained procedures.Assist in data management functions to include data collection and data entry.Provide basic care needs of students during groups and parent meetings.Prepare and lead specified activities during groups.Assist in the development of therapeutic materials.Clean, organize, and maintains the classroom.Support planning, preparation and staffing for supplemental programming.Participate in parent awareness and training activities.Complete medical, behavioral, and other in-service training as needed.Qualifications:EDUCATION:High School diploma or equivalent required.College classes in Psychology, Education, or related field preferred.EXPERIENCE:Experience working with young children preferred.Experience as a paraprofessional with young children with autism and implementing treatment protocols in a classroom or childcare setting is desirable.