Contra Costa ARC is a nonprofit organization committed to providing quality services and supports to children with special needs and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are currently recruiting for an Early Intervention Specialist (Non-Credentialed Preschool Teacher) to work with preschool-aged children (18 mos to age three) with communication or social delays, developmental delays, and behavioral and/or emotional challenges in our early intervention program in Richmond near San Pablo.
ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and RBT (Registered Behavior Therapy) professionals are encouraged to apply, and will appreciate our steady, consistent hours and location. Experience as a preschool teacher and/or with preschool-aged children on the Autism spectrum is strongly preferred.
Our early intervention programs and preschools provide a well-structured environment and activities that are designed to meet the developmental and behavioral goals and needs of each child. Teachers lead activities that focus on the areas of speech and language development, fine and gross motor development, sensory integration, and social development.
Contra Costa ARC not only provides services to children, but maintains a family-centered approach providing family support, parent counseling, and parent education.
Responsibilities: Teachers conduct classes and evaluate children in class and program activities and prepare Individual Program Plan for each child. Plan and implement daily activities, including class, music and lunch. Participate in parent and staff meetings. Maintain close contact with parents and/or caregivers via personal contact, telephone calls and notebooks. Supervise the work of the teacher assistant. Write reports on children's progress toward goals.
Minimum Requirements include: Bachelor's Degree in Child Development or related field with experience teaching children with developmental delays. 12 Early Childhood Education units required, including 3 units of Infant/Toddler Care (or the willingness to obtain). Must meet State licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance including fingerprinting and background check. Experience working with children on autism spectrum helpful. Good written and verbal communication skills. Driver's license and good driving record required. Spanish speaking a plus.
Compensation: $16.50/hr + great benefits!
Contra Costa ARC's benefits package for these hours includes: Medical, Dental, Life and Long Term Disability Insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, Vacation, Sick Days, and 11 paid Holidays plus a paid "holiday" on the employee's birthday. Our vacation accrual rates are generous: 1st and 2nd year of employment = 2 weeks vacation a year; 3rd and 4th year of employment = 3 weeks vacation a year; 5th to 9th year of employment = 4 weeks vacation a year; the 10th year onward = 5 weeks vacation a year.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am - 2:30pm (32.5 paid hours per week)
Location: Richmond near Hilltop Mall/Contra Costa College
To Apply: Email resume or work history with dates of employment and cover letter to email@example.com or fax to (925) 370-2048.
All positions open until filled.
As an employee of Contra Costa ARC, you will join a team of people, and an organization, that has a mission. We are here to meet the needs of children and adults with disabilities so that they can reach their goals and realize their dreams.
Being part of a team with a mission is something very different than just having "a job." For people with a mission, it's not just a job. The focus and the priorities are different. The people we serve are the reason we are here -- to help each person become as independent and self-sufficient as he or she can be. These individuals are the reason we are here, and in that sense, their best interests are our first priority.
We are known for providing high quality, cost-effective services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. We serve over 1,000 children and adults in Contra Costa County every day.
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