Developmental Autism Specialist

Clinical Bethesda, Maryland


Description

Developmental Autism Specialist
Also known as Developmental Client Coach 

Location: Bethesda, Maryland 

Job Type: Part-time 

Salary: $20 - $26 dollars/hour (based on requirements/qualifications) 

Welcome to Positive Development, a new model of care in autism. 

Who we are: 

Our mission is to help children and adolescents with autism build more natural, meaningful connections with their families and communities as they achieve greater growth, independence, and joy. We believe deeply in the power of the developmental approach because we have seen firsthand the transformation our children and families experienced. 

People come to Positive Development for the cause and stay for the community. Few jobs provide the opportunity to change lives meaningfully while allowing you to work as your true, authentic self. We embrace diversity and difference among our staff and respect you for who you are – just as we do our clients. Best of all, we have so much fun together. 

We’re looking for: A paraprofessional, student, or individual who is passionate about helping children and/or young adults with developmental differences 

  • Two years minimum of undergraduate work or completed AA in fields related to Psychology, Education, Child Development, etc.
  • At least one year of experience working one-on-one with children and/or adolescents
  • A high level of dedication and can commit to 8-10 hours per week for at least 6 months
  • The desire to make a difference in the lives of the people you serve and have fun doing it!

Why you will love us: 

We believe in a joyful company culture that supports a place for you to grow professionally and encourages you to evolve personally. 

  • Flexibility to fit this role into your academic schedule while pursuing a degree
  • All required trainings, lectures, and supervisions are paid
  • Work-to-work commute mileage reimbursement
  • Supportive, transdisciplinary team environment (speech, occupational, and mental health therapy)
  • Regular supervision with a trained professional
  • Continuous opportunities to learn and build new skills
  • Referral program

What you will do as a Developmental Autism Specialist: 

  • Work one-on-one with children and/or young adults with autism by providing developmental therapy (We will teach you!)
  • Commute to and from clients’ homes (up to 20 miles)
  • Attend clinical lectures
  • Attend team meetings (Duration: ongoing throughout employment)
  • Play and have fun!

Qualifications: 

  • Previous experience working with children for at least one year
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 6 months to a client schedule
  • Reliable transportation/valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., get up and down from the floor easily, and actively play with children
  • Bilingual (not required but applicable)

Please note: Employment is dependent on passing a background check consistent with our company standards. 

If you would like to Start Here and Build a Career with Positive Development, we would love to hear from you!