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Developmental Paraprofessional

Positive Development

Positive Development

Northbrook, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

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Developmental Paraprofessional
Location: Northbrook, IL (and surrounding areas)
Job Type: Part-time (6-12 hours a week)
Salary: $20 - $26 dollars/hour (based on requirements/qualifications)
We are Positive Development: A New Model of Care in Autism
Positive Development is a leading provider of in-home care for children and teens with autism. Our progressive approach to care instills our clients with emotional and relational skills that enable them to thrive in the world.
As a Developmental Paraprofessional, you’ll work 1-on-1 with our clients in their homes using our developmental approach to care. You’ll be fully supported by our Clinical team on your journey to becoming an invaluable resource to a child and their family.
Why join us: A path toward a career with purpose
· Paid professional development: You’ll get paid while learning DRBI—a method of care rooted in play and personal connection.
· Make a difference: You’ll share in the joy of positive progress for a child while you grow as a care provider for people with autism.
· Career development potential: Upon receiving your college degree, you’ll have the opportunity to begin and grow your career as a Case Manager for Positive Development.
· Earn with advocacy: Get paid when you refer other Developmental Paraprofessionals. We’re always looking for more people like you.
What you’ll do as a Developmental Paraprofessional:
· Earn as you learn our unique method of care. Training pays $20/hr and takes approximately 20 hours.
· Provide one-on-one play-based care for a child or young adult with autism.
· Follow a personalized plan for your client—reporting progress each session through our custom mobile app
· Communicate thoughtfully and professionally with your client’s family so that they become an informed extension of our care program
· Attend clinical lectures and team meetings to aid in your development
· Join a joyful company culture that is invested in your success and the success of the families we serve
· Individuals with experience being: Teachers Assistants, Camp Counselors, Childcare Specialists, Special Education Teachers/Paraprofessionals, Direct Support Professionals and Personal caregivers are encouraged to apply!
About you:
We value what you want to become more than where you’ve been. We encourage you to apply if you can commit to the following:
· You are looking for a part time role consisting of 6-10 hours per week
· You have an interest in a career in child development. Previous experience working with children is a plus.
· You are at least 18 years old with a GED or high school diploma.
· You are able to commit to working for Positive Development for at least 12 months.
· You have the patience and the empathy required to work with a child that is deserving of both.
· You have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license or state ID. We offer work-to-work commute mileage reimbursement.
· You have the ability to lift heavy objects, regularly get up and down from the floor, and actively play with children.
· You feel called to contribute to the flourishing of individuals with developmental needs.
Benefits:
· Flexible schedule
· Flextime
· Mileage reimbursement
· Opportunities for advancement
· Paid training
· Referral program
Who we are:
Started in 2020, Positive Development is rooted in decades of experience with autism and other developmental differences. We are parents, family members, and clinicians who believe deeply
in the power of developmental care. We’ve seen firsthand how it transformed our lives and the lives of our loved ones, and we want for all families what we were lucky enough to experience.
For us, this is not just a job. This is our life’s work. Our goal is to expand access to developmental care to every family willing to put their faith in us.
We offer services in 8 states at 19 locations and are growing rapidly. Join us as we work towards a future where developmental care is the gold standard for autism therapy.
We embrace diversity and difference among our staff and respect you for who you are—just as we do our clients.
Interested? We encourage you to apply and look forward to meeting you.