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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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February 22, 2018

Paraprofessional-Autism Day Treatment

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Program Summary: The Autism Day Treatment (ADT) program at St. David's Center is for children ages 2-6 years, who have a medical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The program uses a mental health approach and leverages an interdisciplinary team of child therapists including licensed psychologists/mental health professionals, mental health practitioners, and music, occupational, and speech-language therapists.

Position Overview: We are now hiring a Paraprofessional for our Autism Day Treatment program. This position assists the Mental Health Practitioner and Mental Health Professional in implementing individual day treatment plans for children and their families.

Responsibilities include:
  • Promote skill development of children in day treatment as indicated by the daily program schedule. Individual children and/or groups will be assigned daily.
  • Assist the child in using age-appropriate self-management skills; including communication, self-regulation, self-help skills, motor skills, and cognitive development, play, and relationship skills.
  • Communicate effectively with the multi-disciplinary team, the child, and the child’s family.
  • Complete pre-service training prior to starting to work in the day treatment program.
  • Assist the mental health practitioner with daily set-up and clean-up of materials and activities.
  • Record observations on individual children related to treatment goals as assigned for assessment purposes.
  • Assist with classroom set-up at the beginning of the day and at the end of the program day.
  • Set-up materials and toys for individual skill work and groups as they occur throughout the program day.
  • Assist with daily self-help skills, such as diapering, toileting, washing hands, eating, etc.
This position offers the opportunity to work for an agency that is committed to inclusivity and diversity, employee wellness, the professional development of employees and the overall wellness of clients being served. St. David’s Center accomplishes these objectives through supportive & collaborative team environments, flexible work schedules and mission-inspired work.

Schedule: M-F, 40 hours per week.

Pay: DOQ. This position is benefits eligible!

  • Associates Degree with 4,000 hour experience
  • Knowledge of child development and childhood disorders
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services
  • Experience working with early childhood and children with special needs, particularly children on the autism spectrum

St. David's Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Keywords: Autism Day Treatment; Paraprofessional; Somali; Human Services; Autism; ASD
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