Responsibilities Recognizing the increased need for quality early intervention and therapy services, Quest opened the Quest Kids program in 1996. Quest Kids specializes in helping children with disabilities ranging from 15 months old to 18 years of age. About half of the children in the program are on the autism spectrum, while the remaining 50 percent have developmental delays, learning differences, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, chromosomal abnormalities and other learning and behavior concerns.
Working hand-in-hand with speech pathologists, occupational therapists and educational professionals, Quest Kids develops and implements an appropriate path of learning that meets each child's specific needs. At Quest Kids, children are taught how to learn using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and are given tools to communicate.
Children receive intensive instruction in language, self-care, social skills, academics and decision making. Through early intervention, children have a higher chance of succeeding in mainstream education, obtaining a career and fully participating in their families and communities.
At Quest Kids, the Support Therapist will implement individual teaching programs with children. Assist in developing training materials that are up-to-date with current technologies on a daily basis.
Collect data for each child's performance on a daily basis. Graph all data as assigned. Assist in designing data sheets and graphs. Provide input for programmatic decisions. Attend all program review sessions and staffing. Conduct individual teaching sessions for each child as assigned. Assist in ensuring cleanliness and orderliness of the Quest Kids classrooms. Ensure compliance with any and all regulations pertaining to behavioral programming and to Quest's personnel policies. Perform all other duties as required.
Eligible to legally work in the United States Be at least 18 years of age Successfully complete a background check and drug screen Ability to read, write, and speak English Ability to thrive in a team environment A.A. in Psychology or related field Experience in developing and implementing behavioral programs with developmentally disabled individuals; preferred Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) experience; preferred