Therapeutic Preschool Specialist PRN


The Children’s Center has openings for a part-time, PRN (Substitute) Therapeutic Preschool Specialist to fill in as a group facilitator in our Therapeutic Preschool Program as needed. Training and opportunities for learning and growth are provided.


  • 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
  • Engage physically with children, sometimes on the floor with them, lifting and carrying them, restraining them when necessary, etc.
  • 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.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Experience working with young children
  • High school diploma or GED. College coursework in early childhood education, social work, psychology or other social science is strongly preferred. Training provided
  • First Aid and CPR certification and Food Handler’s Permit required within 30 days
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands to supervise active preschool children: lifting up to approximately 50lbs, bending, restraining children, sitting on the floor, etc.


Substitute as needed. Morning shift is 9-12, Afternoon: 12-3. Salt Lake location.

Compensation: $12/hour


The Children’s Center (TCC) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any phase of employment. TCC values and encourages diversity. We serve a diverse clientele and recognize the importance and value of our team reflecting the wonderful diversity of our community. TCC participates in E-verify and we will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm eligibility to work in the U.S. All TCC employees are required to pass an annual background check. Employment is contingent on passing the background check.