Employment Opportunities

Staff information for School Year 2022-2023:

Applications for the 2022-2023 School Year are now CLOSED.

Older Adolescent Program & A-Team

The Older Adolescent program and the A-Team program meet in Dauphin and Lancaster counties, one Friday evening each month October through May, excluding January.

Dates and times: 6:00-8:00pm (unless noted differently) September 30th, November 4th, December 2nd (approximately 5:00-10:00pm), February 3rd, March 3rd, March 31st (Dauphin: approximately 5:00-9:00pm), and May 5th.

Younger Group

The Younger group will meet at Millersville University, the first Saturday evening each month October through May, excluding January.

Dates and times: 5:00 – 7:30pm October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd, February 4th, March 4th, April 1st, and May 6th


Returning Staff: Please follow this link to apply for the school year program.

New Staff: Please follow this link to apply for the school year program.


For all new staff to Aaron’s Acres, a face-to-face interview with our Program Director is required. Staff must also submit clearances (PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal, and FBI Criminal—run through Dept. of Human Services NOT Education).

(Please note: You MUST be able to attend the Orientation meeting and all days of program for the session(s) you wish to work. Please review the program dates and Staff Orientation date before applying.)

ORIENTATION IS MANDATORY!!

Main Campus Orientation Date:
Saturday, September 24th, 2022 from 9:30am until 11:30am.

Location: Manheim Farm Show Building
504 Adele Ave, Manheim, 17545


APPLICATION LINKS:

Returning Staff: Please follow this link to apply for the school year program.

New Staff: Please follow this link to apply for the school year program.


Group Leader, Counselor and Buddy job descriptions listed below.

Please follow the following link for more information on the required clearance forms: Clearance Forms


Group Leader

The Group Leader will have an extremely active role in the school year and camp programs.

The responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
• Supervise and support several counselors and buddies within his/her assigned group
• Supervise and assist participants assigned to the small group
• Motivate and encourage the group members and staff as they participate in all activities
• Oversee the small group at all times while reinforcing the daily schedule for the participants
• Responsible, along with her/his staff, to help plan the summer programs
• Manage and monitor the goals and outcomes of the children during the program sessions

Job qualifications include the following:
• Preferred study in special education, social work, psychology with a focus on children with disabilities
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in working with children who have disabilities
• Required child clearances must be provided prior to start of session

Click here to view the Aaron’s Acres Group Leader job description.

Counselor

The Counselor will have an extremely active role in the school year and camp programs.

The responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
• Encourage and motivate each child to participate as much as possible in the various activities at program (and encouraging as much independence as possible)
• Ensure that children within group are safe at all times by providing ongoing supervision to children (within group)
• Responsible along with other staff within group to help plan the summer programs
• Provide appropriate feedback to group leader in order to monitor the goals and outcomes of the children during the program sessions

Preferred qualifications include the following:
• Undergraduate students studying social work, special education, music therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology or other related field
• Required child clearances must be provided prior to start of session

Click here to view the Aaron’s Acres Counselor job description.

Buddy

(This is a volunteer position for high school students.)

Students between ages 14-17 volunteer to be “buddies” for the children with disabilities. Each buddy is paired with a child and works hand in hand with the professional staff. The Buddy’s job is to act as a positive role model.

– Buddies help staff with the children, but more importantly, Buddies gain an experience and perspective on the life of a child who has disabilities.
– Barriers are broken down, fears that some of the typical children have of those with disabilities fade away, and friendships develop among children and adolescents with all different abilities.

Click here to view the Aaron’s Acres Buddy job description.


Additional Job Opportunities

Nurse

*Must be an RN or LPN to apply. Please see above for dates and times.

Returning Staff: Please follow this link to apply for the school year program.

New Staff: Please follow this link to apply for the school year program.


Contact Program Director, Elaine Burnett, at elaineburnett@aaronsacres.org or (717) 917-6101 x103, with questions.

Please contact info@aaronsacres.org if you are interested in volunteering with Aaron’s Acres.


Equal Opportunity Employment

Aaron’s Acres does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Aaron’s Acres promotes, and is committed to, the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment. All recruiting, hiring and promoting for all job classifications is made in keeping with the Equal Opportunity Employment policy. This also applies to the administration of all personnel actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfer, training opportunities, company sponsored social recreational programs and use of company facilities.

Aaron’s Acres complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws providing for nondiscrimination in employment against qualified individuals on the basis of a disability. Aaron’s Acres also provides reasonable accommodation for such individuals in accordance with these laws. It is Aaron Acres policy to: – Ensure that qualified individuals are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner in the preemployment process and that employees with disabilities are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner in all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. – Keep all medical-related information confidential in accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and all local and state laws and retain such information in separate confidential files. – Provide applicants and employees with disabilities with reasonable accommodations, except where such an accommodation would create an undue hardship on Aaron’s Acres.