The Homestead
  • 17-May-2017 to 16-Jul-2017 (CST)
  • Human Resources
  • Des Moines, IA, USA
  • 10.60
  • Hourly
  • Part Time
  • Autism Associate

403B with up to 8% Company Match, Flexible Spending Account 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!

This position is perfect for college students and para educators looking for supplemental experience or careers. You would be inspiring personal growth, teaching self-care, social skills development and in some cases, practical life long skills. If you're someone who cares deeply for other people, wants to be challenged every day, is creative and patient, we'd like to talk to you about doing this rewarding work.

We have part-time openings for this position located in Ankeny, Ames, Story City, Des Moines, West Des Moines, Clive and surrounding areas.

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for training and assisting persons served in various aspects of daily living
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and company policies and procedures
  • Responsible for the health, safety and emotional support of the person being served
  • Electronically document the services and supports provided


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Driver's license and auto insurance

Autism Associate work hours will be afternoons and evenings during the week with the potential of some day shifts during the summer months.  Some weekend hours between the hours of 8AM-8PM.  Shifts are a minimum of 3 hours per day with the opportunity to work with more than one child in a day.

Part Time Hours (10-20 hours per week):

Autism Associate will be working 2-3 hour shifts at a time.  Typically a Children's Autism Associate will work 10-20 hours per week, with the possibility of additional hours during the summer months.

  • Sunday: 8:00am-8:00pm (2-3 hour shifts at a time)
  • Monday: 10AM-8:00pm (2-3 hour shifts at a time)
  • Tuesday: 10AM-8:00pm (2-3 hour shifts at a time)
  • Wednesday: 10AM-8:00pm (2-3 hour shifts at a time)
  • Thursday: 10AM-8:00pm (2-3 hour shifts at a time)
  • Friday: 10AM-8:00pm (2-3 hour shifts at a time)
  • Saturday: 8:00am-8:00pm (2-3 hour shifts at a time)

We will conduct a pre-employment physical, drug screen, medicaid fraud check, motor vehicle report and background check to ensure the safety of our person served. The Homestead is an equal opportunity employer.

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