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ChildServe Autism Day Health Lead- STAR Program- Johnston- Full Time in Johnston, Iowa

Autism Day Health Lead- STAR Program- Johnston- Full Time

Direct Care (Respite/SCL, Childcare, Day Health, Homes) Johnston, Iowa



As a Day Health Lead, you will oversee and assist in implementing STAR lessons at our Johnston Centers. IAbout Autism Day HealthOur Autism Day Health program is the only one of its kind in Iowa. We offer specialized weekday care for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ages two through six years old). Children receive positive behavioral support from staff along with occupational, speech, and physical therapy on-site during the day to promote overall health and development. The STAR program is an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) instructional method of discrete trial training, pivotal response training and teaching functional routines form the instructional base of this comprehensive program for children with autism. The STAR Program includes detailed lesson plans, teaching materials, data systems and a curriculum-based assessment for teaching in the six curricular areas of receptive language, expressive language, spontaneous language, functional routines, academics, and play & social skills. Each child receives 20-30 minutes of one on one teaching each day. Schedule

  • Full Time: 40 hours per week

  • Monday-Friday between 7:30am-5:30pm

What You'll Do

  • Oversee implementation of STAR lessons at Johnston Center.

  • Assist as needed in implementing STAR lessons at Johnston Child Care.

  • Train staff on implementation and documentation of Functional Routines and PRT within the classroom.

  • Assist children in becoming as independent as possible through skill development and retention

  • Follows all aspects of the care plan, within scope, to include nursing, therapy, and behavior support

  • Provides a therapeutic environment for care and treatment

  • Maintains accurate, complete and timely records

  • Communicates with children, licensed professionals, ChildServe personnel, families, schools, and the public, in a courteous and professional manner

What You'll Need

  • Preferred: Four year degree

  • Required: Minimum of two years’ experience working with children.

  • Preferred: Experience working with children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Must complete and pass the National DCI fingerprint process, and child/adult abuse and criminal background check prior to hire and every two years thereafter; and complete the child abuse affidavit.

  • Must be able to pass a ChildServe physical examination at commencement of employment and thereafter as regulations require.

  • Be able to withstand exposure to the usual childhood diseases and conditions associated with children and disabilities.

  • Required to complete TB Test and annual flu shot

  • Lift up to 50lbs, be mobile within the clinic areas, and frequently bend, lift, reach, and stand.

  • Maintain a calm demeanor in an environment that can change quickly with elevated behaviors and different demands

  • Ability to communicate effectively in reading, writing, and speaking the English language

Who We Are

ChildServe has earned the title of Top Workplace every year since 2014. Here’s why employees love working here:

  • Our work matters. We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great

  • We’re not your average non-profit. We serve 4,600 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, and Iowa City areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.

  • Our team members rock. Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.

  • Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we’re proud to help many team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level, and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.

  • We’re moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.

Ready to leave work every day knowing you’ve made a difference for kids and families? Let’s move Forward Together - apply today!