VistAbility is a non-profit organization providing direct services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 13 locations throughout the Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.
Position: Preschool Assistant for Children with Disabilities
Location: Concord, CA
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 2:00pm, 30 hrs/week, year round
Compensation: $17/hr + great benefits!
Benefits for these work hours include:
Medical, Dental, 403(b) retirement plan, Life and Long Term Disability Insurance, Paid Vacation, Sick Days, employee discount program, 11 paid Holidays, and an additional holiday the week of your Birthday
Our vacation accrual rates are generous!
1st and 2nd year of employment = 2 weeks vacation a year;
3rd and 4th year of employment = 3 weeks vacation a year;
5th to 9th year of employment = 4 weeks vacation a year;
the 10th year onward = 5 weeks vacation a year.
Research has proven that early intervention services, like those offered at VistAbility, make a tremendously positive and impactful difference in the growth of a child with developmental delays-
be a part of their journey!
Early Intervention Assistants work with children 18 months - 3 years old with developmental delays, behavioral and/or emotional challenges, as well as those on the autism spectrum at our early intervention preschools. This position works one on one with students as well as in larger group settings in activities that help build gross motor, fine motor, social, and classroom etiquette skills. The Assistant works in support of the Specialist, who leads the classroom. In addition to hands-on experience working with children in a classroom setting, assistants will attend training on a variety of ECE topics - teaching strategies including Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), lesson planning, behavior management, visual supports in the classroom (visual schedules, PECS), communication strategies, etc.
Minimum Requirements Include:
- 12 Early Childhood Education units (or the willingness to obtain)
- Ability to meet state Licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance including fingerprinting and background check
- COVID-19 Vaccination and booster required - religious or medical exemption requests can be considered
- Indoor masking is required at all program sites when in contact with any staff and/or participants
Program: Early Intervention
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position