Family Support Specialists/Paraprofessionals

Job description

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of some Acceptional kids? Do you want to have the opportunity to work for a family-friendly and flexible work environment? Do you prefer to work for an organization that ensures you have the resources to be successful? We have some fantastic opportunities for you!

Acceptional Minds LLC is a family focused support and mentoring program whose primary goal is providing assistance to families affected by autism and other mental health issues through mentoring and education. As our name implies, we value Acceptance and meeting people where they are at. Check out our facebook video for a picture of what it’s like to work at Acceptional Minds: https://tinyurl.com/52hpmydm

Acceptional Minds is currently seeking full-time and part-time candidates to willing to be trained in all of our programs, including our new Young Adult program, working a flexible rotating schedule to meet client and family needs. We are a family-focused company willing to work around your availability. Must work 1 Saturday a month. Our Full-time staff get a built in Mental Health Day every other week!

Our Programming:

Center Based After School and Non-School Day Program

Program runs 3pm-7pm M-F and 10-5pm on Saturday during the school year and 8-5pm M-F during the summer.

*Large and Small Motor Activities

*Structured Games, Arts, and Crafts

*Large and Small Group Activities

*Chores

Alternative School Placement Program – Acceptional Academy

Program runs 7am-3:30pm M-F

*Help students whose behaviors are inhibiting their ability to get a quality education in a traditional setting

*Build executive functioning, social, emotional, and self-regulation skills

Young Adult Program

*Support graduates of our skill-building and school program transition into adulthood

*Support the growth of life and daily living skills

*This is a new and growing program

In-Home Family Support

*Travel throughout Brown, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties to support families in their homes

*Support families and clients with activities that enhance existing programing and goals.

Candidate Requirements & Preferences:

*Must be over 18

*Must possess a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and auto insurance

*Must demonstrate a calm, kind, and open demeanor

*Previous experience working in a school setting or working with kids with special needs and behavior self-regulation challenges

*Acceptional Minds considers lived/personal experience and qualified previous experience and candidates who meet this criteria are encouraged to apply

*CPR, AED, and First Aid training is preferred, but will be provided upon hire if needed.

Physical Requirements:

*Must be able to safely perform a restraint under the training and guidance of Handle with Care training

*Prolonged periods of standing and walking.

*Must be able to kneel, sit, stand, crawl, push, and pull to assist children throughout the day.

*Must be able to lift to 10lbs routinely and up to 50lbs occasionally

Starting pay is $16.50-18/hr.

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