The Homestead
  • 02-May-2017 to 01-Jul-2017 (CST)
  • Human Resources
  • Altoona, IA, USA
  • $10.60
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Autism Associate

Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Retirement plan with up to 8% company match, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and an Employee Assistance Program


Do you have a passion for working with children? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of a family whose child has autism? Then The Homestead might be a great fit for you! We are continuing to grow and serve more children with autism around the state of Iowa, and in order to reach that goal we need excited Children's Autism Associates to join our team!  This position is located in Altoona, IA at our ICF/ID home working with children ages 9-16 with autism.

This position is responsible for teaching and supporting children with autism, providing appropriate interventions to assist with activities of daily living, and skills to promote physical and emotional health. Autism Associates provide protective oversight and supervision during assigned shifts and assure documentation of services and progress toward goals.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • High school graduate or equivalent is required.
  • A valid driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance.
  • Must clear background checks including, Criminal, Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, Sex Offender registry, OIG, EPLS and driving record check.
  • Previous experience working with children with autism preferred.
  • May require heavy lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Requires working with difficult emotional and physical behaviors and situations that may include physical aggression.

Full-time Autism Associate Hours:

Week 1:

  • Sunday: 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Monday: Off
  • Tuesday: 6:00pm-2:00pm
  • Wednesday: 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Thursday: Off
  • Friday: 6:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday: Off

Week 2:

  • Sunday: Off
  • Monday: Off
  • Tuesday: 6:00am-2:00pm
  • Wednesday: 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Thursday: Off
  • Friday: 6:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00m-8:00pm

Children's Autism Associates will rotate weekends off to ensure family time for all employees.

We will also conduct a pre-employment physical, drug screen and TB test. The Homestead is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This isn't just a job, it's an opportunity to make a difference.

The Homestead
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