PLAY Project Consultant (Autism - Early Intervention)

Salary will be between $17.67 to $20.00 per hour (based on experience)

Part-time position working 20 to 25 hours per week

Easterseals Florida is seeking a dynamic individual for our PLAY Project Consultant position in Hillsborough County Florida.  The PLAY Project program serves families who have children (or highly suspect) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are in need of early intervention therapy.  The consultant will be responsible for providing direct PLAY intervention services to grant recipients, completing necessary assessments, coaching families, and generating billable service units to this contract.

A Snapshot of What You Will Be Doing:

  • Ensure compliance with clinical documentation and all contract requirements including program performance data, child assessments, reports, and documentation as required
  • Provide direct PLAY Project intervention services to grant recipients as needed to meet the grant unit and client served obligations
  • Document PLAY sessions and submit required reports within 24hours of session.
  • Complete grant reporting requirements timely and accurately
  • Provide family education using the PLAY Project model
  • Maintain an effective and professional working relationship with families, co-workers, and referral sources

What We Offer:

  • Live and on demand Professional Development opportunities
  • Easterseals Cares Wellness Program
  • Work Life Balance
  • The Opportunity to Make a Difference in the Community and the Organization

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in early childhood special education, early child development, licensed therapist, or a related field
  • Minimum of one year of direct hands on work experience with young children and their families.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish, English/Creole) preferred
  • Work independently and effectively with minimal on-site supervision
  • Experience (formal training and hands on) working with individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health and/or dual diagnoses preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, problem-solving skills and solution-focused behavior
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills, to include diplomatically addressing difficult situations and people (clients and staff alike), providing constructive feedback, and earning the respect of physicians, nurses, therapists and other personnel
  • PLAY Project certified within 3 months of hire
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal on-site supervision
  • Ability to meet Easterseals Florida Approved Driver requirements to travel to community meetings and to clients' homes

Easterseals Florida is an AA/EEO employer and Drug Free Workplace (DFWP) (including medical marijuana).

Easterseals Florida has been rated a 2020 and 2021 Great Place to Work by our employees! We provide services daily that make a profound, positive difference in the lives of people living with disabilities and their families.  We believe in the potential of each individual's ability to live, work, learn and play in their own communities.  Working at Easterseals is more than just a job - it's an opportunity to be part of something bigger!  If you want to translate your talent, your passion, and your commitment to help people with disabilities, families and the community, you might be exactly what we are looking for.