Job Description

Lauren's Institute for Education is seeking Direct Support Professionals for our After-School Program to work with children with special needs in a fun, educational setting. 

During the After-School Program, the Direct Service Professional (DSP) is responsible for implementing a variety of interventions designed to maximize the functioning of the consumer within the structured program. Services may include but are not limited to: habilitative therapies, special developmental skills, behavior intervention and sensory-motor development. The DSP must be able to actively participate with the consumer(s) in a variety of activities and throughout their schedule including, but not limited to, collaboration with other members of the treatment team, habilitative therapies, special developmental skills, behavior intervention and sensory-motor development.

The DSP will take data on appropriate programming and will take daily notes on behaviors and activities; will follow all procedures and policies for paperwork and mandatory reporting; and must be able to work as part of a team and must be willing to take directions, feedback, suggestions and constructive criticisms from team, therapists and direct supervisor.

The DSP must be self-motivated, possess high energy, and good moral character; must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. or more. The DSP may perform other related duties as assigned, in a safe and prudent manner as directed by the clinical directors.

Education and experience in the same or related field is preferred; however, we do provide training for those who have a heart to work with children. 

After-School Program hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays - 4pm - 6pm

Wednesdays - 1pm - 6pm

The benefits for this position include:

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Paid time off up to 40 hours, even for part-time employees
  • Excellent training (through in-services, co-treats with experienced therapists, and 5-hour ABA online training; $350 value.)
  • Incentive programs available
  • Professional Growth Plans

$12-13/hr

Skills / Requirements

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Windows; clinical assessment and documentation; strong communication and presentation skills/ability to professionally promote direct support services.

Important Notes

Must have or be willing to quickly obtain current certificates or cards in;

  • CPR-Infant, Child and Adult with AED
  • First Aid
  • Article 9
  • Fingerprint Clearance Card.