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Music Therapist

IMPACT Therapy is currently seeking a music therapist for 20-25 hrs/wk for a pediatric facility serving children ages 6 weeks through 21 years in age. This outpatient facility provides integrated services of PT, OT, ST, MT and art therapy. Our facility has on-site therapy, child care and a private school for children with special needs. Music therapy is integrated into all programs.

Job Duties:

  • Complete evaluations and treatment plans for children based on strengths and needs to develop individualized music therapy goals
  • Provide music therapy intervention to assist with cognitive, social, emotional, sensory, language, and/or gross fine motor needs using evidence based practices
  • Educate staff and families on music therapy best practices and intervention plans
  • Create daily notes and necessary documentation to provide treatment and discharge
  • Execute established internal music therapy programs for child care, after school, private school and camp
  • Collaborate with ST, OT, PT therapists as a team player with co-workers regarding the best treatment approaches and strategies for client’s best outcomes

Speech Language Pathologist

We are currently seeking a full-time speech therapist for a pediatric facility serving children 6 weeks up to 21 years in age. This outpatient facility provides integrated services of PT, OT, ST, MT and art therapy. Enjoy working with a dedicated multi-disciplinary team.

Job Duties:

  • Assessment of children with a variety of speech, language, and feeding needs.
  • Provide appropriate intervention for children and modify treatment approaches for best outcomes
  • Provide parent training and home education strategies for clients
  • Document progress in daily progress notes
  • Complete plans of care and discharges as required.

Requirements:

  • Florida Board of Speech Language Pathology
  • ASHA CCCs
  • Clinical Fellows are welcome to apply

Occupational Therapist

We are currently seeking a full-time occupational therapist for a pediatric facility serving children 6 weeks to 21 years in age. This outpatient facility provides integrated services of PT, OT, ST, MT and art therapy. Sign-on bonus up to $5,000 available.

Job Duties:

  • Assessment of children with a variety of needs.
  • Provide appropriate intervention for children and modify treatment approaches for best outcomes
  • Provide parent training and home education strategies for clients
  • Document progress in daily progress notes
  • Complete plans of care and discharges as required.

Requirements:

  • State of Florida Occupational Therapy License
  • Certificate of Insurance

Summer Camp Counselor

Summer Escape is a camp for children with special needs. We offer a fun, social setting for children of all disabilities. Our camp is modeled on a therapeutic approach that uses everyday opportunities to achieve skills in the natural setting. We provide occupational, physical, speech, and music therapy onsite.

Activities include game time, outside play, animal visits, weekly water days, music therapy groups, arts & crafts, drumming, sensory/gym room time and MORE!

We are looking for Summer Camp Counselors to engage with a group of 5 campers with various abilities ages 5 to 21 years old. Part-time and full-time positions available between the hours of 7:30am – 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. There may be some weekend hours required as well.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Follow plans and take initiative in planning new activities for campers weekly.
  • Take direction from therapists and incorporate therapeutic strategies.
  • Take care of children, keeping them engaged and on-task.
  • Change diapers & keep consistent bathroom schedule for all children.
  • Clean up throughout and at the end of your shift.
  • Lifting, sitting, squatting, exercising, feeding, and playing with children.
  • Providing excellent customer service at all times.

Afterschool Counselor

IMPACT Academy’s Afterschool Counselors are a part-time position and work 2:30pm-6:00pm Monday through Friday. Substitute opportunities during the school day for additional hours.

Our center needs an enthusiastic, proactive employee to work with our afterschool program. Afterschool counselors take care of our kids, keep them safe, and provide them with educational, enriching, structured and fun activities. Our employees must always provide our parents and families with excellent customer service. In addition, most of our children have special needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan new activities for children weekly
  • Take direction from therapists and incorporate therapeutic strategies
  • Take care of children, keeping them engaged and on-task
  • Change diapers & keep consistent bathroom schedule for all children
  • Clean up throughout and at the end of your shift
  • Lifting, sitting with, squatting, exercising, feeding, and playing with children
  • Providing excellent customer service at all times

ESE Assistant Teacher, K-12

Assist the Teacher

Help the teacher to run the classroom successfully. Tutor and assist students individually or in small groups to help each student master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by the teacher. Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive, flexible program and environment. Observe students’ performance, and record relevant data to assess progress. Assist the teacher in devising strategies to reinforce and differentiate learning based on each student’s individual needs. Maintain students’ records and documentation and file papers. Take class attendance as required by the teacher.

Prepare Materials

Prepare classwork as designated by the teacher. Type, file, duplicate, and laminate materials.

Supervise and Care for Students

Safety at all times is a priority. Supervise students in classrooms, halls, playground, trail, special areas, field trips, toileting and emergency drills. Assist students with feeding, bathroom, and changing. Create and follow bathroom schedules for those who need assistance. Model a calm demeanor for students and teach self-regulation through deep breathing and other Conscious Discipline strategies.

Support Students

Positively engage students to develop self-esteem. Support students with developing social skills and appropriately interacting with peers. Encourage students and assist them to implement goals of their Individual Developmental Plan (IDP).

Advocate for Students

Seek out knowledge to further understanding of each student in regards to functioning level, communication and academic abilities. Be aware of individual dietary issues, allergies and health concerns.

Organization & Cleaning

Maintain an orderly classroom through daily set-up, cleaning procedures and organization of materials and supplies. Clean toys/tables/mats/chairs, put chairs on tables, sweep floors, wipe down shelves/window sills/changing table/fridge, laundry, and wash dishes. Adhere to the cleaning schedule to ensure a healthy environment for children and families. Organize and label materials and display students’ work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills.

Playground Supervision & Safety

Play with children on the playground, extending play by planning games and following child’s lead. Maintain a clean playground by picking up trash, throwing away broken toys, and informing Director of any potential hazards. Organize playground toys prior to returning indoors.

Communication and Team work

Work as a team player, taking initiative to help with tasks, share space and materials, and offer support and constructive criticism for the benefit of the whole staff. Work as part of an academic team with the Teacher to communicate regarding student work, lesson plans, transitions, staff breaks, and safety issues.

Volunteer Supervision

Train and guide volunteers by giving explicit direction and correcting mistakes.

Meetings and Trainings

Attend weekly staff meetings as needed and required trainings. Seek out continuing education opportunities via publications, coursework and conferences.

Follow-through with Therapy

Accept and follow directives given by therapists to adhere to therapy goals.

Professionalism and Ethical Conduct

Approach problems in a constructive fashion, taking initiative to correct problems whenever possible. Treat every student with dignity and respect; serve all children without bias or favoritism. Adhere to the Code of Ethics at all times.

Physical / Environmental Factors

Perform job duties with the following attributes: Moderate/Medium Lifting and Carrying, Climbing, Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching, Crawling, Reaching, the ability to hear the conversational voice (with or without a hearing aid), the ability to see and read newsprint (with or without corrective lenses), to speak and be understood under normal circumstances. The employee is frequently exposed to communicable diseases.

Assistant Preschool Teacher

Multidisciplinary center seeks to hire a preschool closer for our childcare center. The position requires flexibility and adaptability. The individual will float between infants, toddlers, two year old’s, and preschoolers. Hours for the position are Monday through Friday 1:00pm to 6:00pm.

Early Learning Florida Courses or DCF (Department of Children and Families) 40 hours must be completed prior to hire. Level 2 background check required. Experience with children required. Preferred background in working with children with autism, CP, down syndrome and behavior issues. Experience in writing and following lesson plans preferred.

Responsibilities of an assistant teacher include, but are not limited to, working as part of a cohesive team to facilitate communication among coworkers and supervisors, following lesson plan laid out, assessing the needs and developmental levels of each child to properly care for children, documenting and informing parents of daily happenings and progress verbally as well as through electronic means, and providing a safe, clean, and encouraging environment.

Other duties will include:

  • Caring for and engaging children, including: Teaching self-regulation skills through deep breathing and other Conscious Discipline strategies
  • Helping with dressing/potty skills & adhering to diaper changing schedule
  • Ensuring each child has the assistance required to eat at mealtimes
  • Maintaining an orderly classroom through daily cleaning procedures and organization of materials and supplies
  • Attendance at monthly staff meetings

Lead Preschool Teacher

Multidisciplinary center seeks to hire a full-time lead teacher. The position requires a positive demeanor, flexibility and adaptability. Hours for the position are Monday through Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, minimum with a possibility to expand to 7:30 am – 6:00 pm.

DCF (Department of Children and Families) 40 hours must be completed prior to hire. http://ccrain.fl-dcf.com/documents/-99/2485.pdf.

Level 2 background check and drug testing required.

Experience with children required. Preferred background in working with children with autism, CP, down syndrome and behavior issues. Experience in writing and following lesson plans required.

Responsibilities of a Teacher include, but are not limited to, working as part of a cohesive team to facilitate communication among coworkers and supervisors, creating lesson plans, assessing the needs and developmental levels of each child to properly care for children, documenting and informing parents of daily happenings and progress verbally as well as through electronic means, and providing a safe, clean, and encouraging environment.

Other duties will include:

Caring for and engaging children, including:

  • Teaching self-regulation skills through deep breathing and other Conscious Discipline strategies.
  • Helping with dressing/potty skills & adhering to diaper changing schedule.
  • Ensuring each child has the assistance required to eat at mealtimes.
  • Maintaining an orderly classroom through daily cleaning procedures and organization of materials and supplies.
  • Attendance at monthly staff meetings.

Special Education Teacher

The Learning Center is seeking to hire a highly-motivated, certified teacher for our multi-disciplinary center where teachers collaborate with therapists to help each child maximize his/her potential. Candidates who apply must have a bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of teaching OR a current ESE teacher’s certification and extensive experience with children with special needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing a full day of classroom educational instruction
  • Completing, submitting, and adhering to lesson plans
  • Writing Individualized plans for each student in line with the standards or access points.
  • Utilizing various strategies and theories from evidenced based practice to elicit participation
  • Utilizing visuals for all students
  • Working as a team member to help each child maximize his/her potential
  • Documenting progress and consistently keeping up with data collection
  • Caring for and engaging children, including: helping with dressing / bathroom training, changing diapers and assisting in feeding
  • Positive communication with administration, teachers, assistant teachers, therapists, and parents
  • Development, organization, and maintenance of classroom lay out
  • Participation in meetings with staff members
  • Participation in training days
  • Seeking out continued education opportunities that relate to the students served

Required Qualifications:

  • Current teaching certificate OR bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of teaching
  • Relevant and related experience with children with special needs, including: autism, CP, Down syndrome, and developmental delays

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The positive energy the staff brings to the center every day, helps you know your little one is being well taken care of. Everyone at the center have truly become a part of our family now and we will be forever grateful for each and every one of them. Everything is so great that now we are also looking forward to their after school program!
Caitlin Huard
I can’t say enough great things about The Summer Escape program! Trusting people when you have a child with special needs is often a scary thing. You want to make sure the people surrounding your little one are kind, caring, and able keep them safe. We are so lucky to have found this program and love all of the people who help run things.
Caitlin Huard
The most comforting aspect as a parent, is knowing that my son is in an environment where he can learn and is understood. I am very thankful for the school's mission to educate kids with learning differences and the teachers and administrators that make this happen every day.
Shacarra Sigler
We struggled with the school placement decision, because we wanted to find the right school that would be a good fit for our son. I am so glad that we chose IMPACT; they are so helpful, caring, and understand my son’s specific needs. They have accommodated his needs on so many levels, which I believe would have been unmet at other schools.
Shacarra Sigler
Our son has a rare genetic syndrome, delayed development and learning disabilities. We have been bringing him to IMPACT Tallahassee since he was 1-year-old and he will soon be 10. The staff in the office, the teachers, the aides are all amazing with the children; I'm very impressed with their professionalism and compassion. I personally recommend IMPACT to people on a regular basis.
Teresa Corbet
IMPACT Tallahassee and their staff have become such an important part of our lives over the last 9 years. We couldn't imagine not being there on a weekly basis.
Teresa Corbet