Developmental Therapist (direct care staff)

Job Title: Part time Developmental Therapist (direct care staff)

Employee classification: Part-Time, non-exempt, hourly

Rate of Pay: $17.00-21.00 based on experience 


Specific Responsibilities:

  • This position will provide quality, family-centered, culturally competent treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). 
  • Developmental Therapist (DT) will provide services to children in home, the community and/or other natural settings, 
  • DT’s will provide 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 behavior intervention services to children, and parent education, according to goals described in the treatment plan.
  • DT’s will ensure effective communication between all support team members 
  • Complete necessary program and participant-related documents and reports and attend meetings and training as requested. 
  • Developmental therapists will be directly supervised by a BCBA or licensed mental health clinician. 
  • Ability to travel locally with reliable transportation, maintains driving record in compliance with Transportation Safety Standards, and must have and maintain proper auto insurance and vehicle registration.
  • 40-hour Orientation training in accordance with BCBA® guidelines 
  • Read and refer to Clinical Staff Orientation Handbook
  • New employees are required to pass an orientation exam demonstrating knowledge of autism, data collection, intervention strategies etc.
  • Employees are expected to complete the orientation class, exam, and shadowing within the first month of employment


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or a minimum of two years’ experience with ASD or developmental disabilities.
  • Demonstrate good judgment, decision-making, and communication skills.
  • Exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Must relate well to children and their families.
  • Must have reliable transportation, relevant automobile insurance, a clean driving record, valid CA driver’s license and willing to drive vehicle for job related tasks.
  • Employment is subject to required clearances which include tuberculosis test, Live Scan fingerprints, and clean driving record. 
  • Must have 3 weekday afternoon – early evening availability and be able to work 2 Saturdays a month from approximately 10:30 am – 5:00 pm.


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Consider the following values and how important they are to you:

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