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Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Private Education - Teaching - Administration Not for Profit - Charitable Healthcare - Health Services 250 - 500 Employees Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA 9 Active Jobs



For more than 70 years, Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania has been
helping people with disabilities gain greater independence. Our mission is to
provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or
special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work
and play in their communities.



 



Our services include approved private school, special classrooms, summer
programs, assistive technology, early intervention programs and various
outpatient speech, physical and occupational therapy programs. Children who
receive these services are challenged with a variety of disabilities, including
autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, spina bifida and physical and
developmental delays.



 



We strive to hire those who are passionate about the pediatric special
needs population, have strong communications skills, enjoy a team
environment  and want to make a
difference in the lives of those they assist.



 



Funding for programs and services comes from a variety of sources. Over $1
million of our annual operating budget comes from charitable contributions with
support coming from corporate and foundation grants, individual gifts and
special events.






Our locations include Philadelphia, Levittown, Media and Kulpsville as well
as itinerant positions in Chester, Berks, Northampton and Lehigh Counties.




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Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania
provides critically needed therapeutic services, support, education, recreation
and advocacy for children with special needs and their families. To accomplish
this, Easterseals hires a team of licensed professionals such as Speech
Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Behavior Specialists, Assistive Technology Specialists,and Special Education
Teachers. There are many other professionals who together work to provide a team
effort of support. Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania is diligent in
reminding employees to continue their development, update professional
licensing, and comply with all regulations regarding their specific discipline.



 



Easterseals is a non-profit
organization, funding for programs and services comes from a variety of
sources. Over $1 million of our annual operating budget comes from charitable
contributions. Support comes from corporate and foundation grants, individual
gifts and special events.





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Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania provided direct services to thousands children and adults with disabilities last year. Our clients are challenged with a variety of disabilities including: brain damage, physical disabilities, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, learning disabilities, genetic disorders, autism, hearing, vision and speech disorders and developmental delays.

 

Our mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

The following programs help these individuals to receive needed therapeutic services, challenge their cognitive and motor skills, express their creativity and interact with their peers in a fun and comfortable environment.

 

Approved Private School- Approved Private School is for children two to eight years of age with cerebral palsy, severe neurological impairment, muscular dystrophy and autism. Each child has an individualized education plan that defines the child's goals and objectives for cognitive, self-help, socialization, speech, language, feeding, fine motor, gross motor and nursing needs. A staff of special educators, Speech Pathologists, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Behavior Specialists, Nurses, Social Workers and Assistive Technology Specialists renders these services. 

 

Early Intervention- Early Intervention program provides support and services to families with children birth to age five, who have developmental delays and disabilities. Early Intervention supports and services are designed to meet the developmental needs of children with a disability as well as the needs of the family related to enhancing the child’s development in one or more of the following areas: physical development including vision and hearing, cognitive development, communication development, social or emotional development and adaptive development.


Friendship Academy- Friendship Academy is an inclusive learning center where all children play to learn. Certified Teachers and Paraprofessionals provide an exciting, stimulating, and developmentally and age appropriate learning environment.


Assistive Technology- Assistive technology (AT) services and devices are offered to both children and adults with disabilities. Children and their families are served through evaluations, training and support on the effective use of AT applications and devices. Assistive technology is also integrated into the curriculum of Easterseals programs which include the Approved Private School, Early Intervention, summer camp and recreation. Adults are served through referral from professional, service, government organizations or individuals throughout the community. Easterseals provides essential job training skills through the aid of specialized evaluation and training by AT Specialists and the use of adaptive computer hardware and software.

 

Physical, Speech, Occupational and Behavioral Therapy- These services are provided to children and adults in schools and day cares under contract with school districts and intermediate units. These services are also available as requested by families. Our therapists serve hundreds of children at our centers or in their school settings.