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Job Coach. PACTT Learning Center is seeking a Job Coach/DSP for its Supported Employment Program. This program assists adults with profound & severe autism in finding, learning and succeeding in jobs in the community. A PACTT Job Coach works one-on-one with individuals to build vocational skills, learn job-specific duties and thrive in a community employment setting. The Job Coach accompanies the individuals to their work sites and helps with on the job vocational tasks. In addition, while the participant is not at a job site, the job coach assists in building job specific skills at a workshop. The vocational program works in conjunction with PACTT Learning Center's school and transition programs to ensure the individuals have full lives in the community.
Special Education Teacher (Rogers Park). Full-time. PACTT’s School Program provides therapeutic day school services to students with autism. The Special Education Teacher works under the direct supervision of the principal, and is assisted by a team of paraprofessionals. The teacher’s role is comprised of five (5) main areas of responsibility: direct service of participants with autism; classroom leadership and educational planning; training and supervision of classroom team members; consultation with parents, related service providers, teaching team members, district representatives, residential program teams, and others; and reporting and record-keeping. (Salary based on experience.)
Paraprofessional (Rogers Park). Full-time. PACTT's Special Education Paraprofessionals provide assistance to individuals with autism in a fully integrated educational program in a private, therapeutic day school. Under the supervision of Special Education Teachers, paraprofessionals provide direct support to students in the areas of academics, socialization, communication, independent living, and vocational skills. Duties include goal implementation and documentation in accordance with students' Individualized Education Plans, assistance with curriculum implementation, support for activities of daily living, and community integration. ($15/hour)
Direct Service Professional / DSP (Elmwood Park, Oak Park, Rogers Park): PACTT's Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) provide assistance to individuals with autism in a fully integrated habilitative program in a community residential setting. DSPs provide a supportive and nurturing environment for residents in their home and community. PACTT DSPs implement specialized programs in areas of communication, socialization and behavior management. Other tasks include assisting with and teaching independent living skills, taking participants to various community activities, and enhancing participant’s leisure skills. Work hours require availability on evenings and weekends.