Therapeutic Preschool Specialist

Summary

The Children’s Center is seeking a part-time Therapeutic Preschool Specialist to act as a group facilitator in our Therapeutic Preschool Program. Training and opportunities for learning and growth are provided. 

Responsibilities

  • Supervise small group of children in daily activities such as art, circle activities, snack, lunch, play time, gross motor play, and stories. 
  • Observe behaviors, reinforces positive behaviors, redirects negative behaviors, and provides positive modeling and reinforcement.
  • Provide structure and consistent limits and expectations. 
  • Encourage children to share, express feelings appropriately, and play without aggression. 
  • Respond quickly to keep children positively occupied and interested.  

The Children’s Center

The Children’s Center is a highly-respected nonprofit organization providing comprehensive mental health care to children and their families across the socioeconomic spectrum. The Children's Center is the recognized local expert in treatment related to childhood trauma for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. We offer a range of services based upon the mental health needs of each child and family, including outpatient family and group therapy, and therapeutic preschool services. Our expertise is sought after by professionals from throughout the nation. We are committed to excellence. We strive for best-in-class. 

The Successful Candidate

  • You are passionate about our work. You are excited to work with children. You enthusiastically take advantage of the opportunity to be trained and develop skills in evidenced based models for dealing with children who have mental health and trauma challenges.
  • You are empathetic. Being able to build a trusting relationship with each child is paramount. Being able to understand the child’s experience through a trauma lens is helpful. 
  • You are a team player. You are excited to work with your classroom lead, volunteers and the rest of the preschool team to provide exceptional care to our children.

Requirements

  • Experience in early childhood education, social work, psychology or other social science is strongly preferred. Training provided. 

Schedule

Approximately 25 hours per week. Monday-Friday 11:30-4pm  

Compensation

Starting pay is $11/hour with increases after 3 months, 6 months, and a year following performance reviews. 

Benefits

Paid sick leave, paid holidays, Employee Assistance Program. 

To Apply

Please email your resume to Sara Johnson at