Employment Opportunities

 


 

School Year Positions

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).

 

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

 

Staff Application is NOW CLOSED for our School Year 2018-19 Program.

 

Buddy Application is NOW CLOSED for our Summer Camp 2018 Program.

 

Group Leader, Counselor and Buddy job descriptions listed below.


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 developmental disabilities
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in working with children who have special needs
• Required child clearances must be provided prior to start of session


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


Buddy

(This is a volunteer position for high school students)

Students between ages 14-17 volunteer to be “buddies” for the children with special needs. 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 special needs.
– Barriers are broken down, fears that some of the typical children have of those with special needs fade away, and friendships develop among children and adolescents with all different abilities.

Click here to watch a video and learn more about becoming a Buddy!


Applications are now CLOSED for the 2018-2019 school year program. Please visit again in January for more updates. 

Please click this link  to download the clearance procedures. Please follow the instructions to apply for clearances after completing your application:
Clearance Links