Job Summary: The Children’s Center has multiple openings for a part-time Therapeutic Preschool Specialist to act as a group facilitator in our Therapeutic Preschool Program. Training and opportunities for learning and growth are provided. There are both morning and afternoon positions available.
Primary Responsibilities: Supervise small group of children in daily activities such as art, circle activities, snack, lunch, play time, gross motor play, and stories
Observe behaviors, reinforces positive behaviors, redirects negative behaviors, and provides positive modeling and reinforcement
Provide structure and consistent limits and expectations
Engage physically with children, sometimes on the floor with them, lifting and carrying them, restraining them when necessary, etc.
Encourage children to share, express feelings appropriately, and play without aggression
Respond quickly to keep children positively occupied and interested
Desired Qualifications: The Successful Candidate
You are passionate about our work. You are excited to work with children. You enthusiastically take advantage of the opportunity to be trained and develop skills in evidenced based models for dealing with children who have mental health and trauma challenges.
You are empathetic. Being able to build a trusting relationship with each child is paramount. Being able to understand the child’s experience through a trauma lens is helpful.
You are a team player. You are excited to work with your classroom lead, volunteers, and the rest of the preschool team to provide exceptional care to our children.
Must be at least 21 years of age
Experience working with young children
Bilingual preferred
High school diploma or GED. College coursework in early childhood education, social work, psychology or other social science is strongly preferred. Training provided
First Aid and CPR certification and Food Handler’s Permit required within 30 days
Must be able to meet the physical demands to supervise active preschool children: lifting up to approximately 50lbs, bending, restraining children, sitting on the floor, etc.
Benefits / Why Work for Us: The Children’s Center
The Children’s Center is a highly-respected nonprofit organization providing comprehensive mental health care to children and their families across the socioeconomic spectrum. The Children's Center is the recognized local expert in treatment related to childhood trauma for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. We offer a range of services based upon the mental health needs of each child and family, including outpatient family and group therapy, and therapeutic preschool services. Our expertise is sought after by professionals from throughout the nation. We are committed to excellence. We strive for best-in-class.

Approximately 25 hours per week. Monday-Friday: Morning shift, approximately 8:30am - 1 pm. Afternoon shift, approximately 11:30 - 4.

Compensation: $12/hour

Paid time off, paid holidays, voluntary life insurance, 401k, Employee Assistance Program.

The Children’s Center (TCC) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any phase of employment. TCC values and encourages diversity. We serve a diverse clientele and recognize the importance and value of our team reflecting the wonderful diversity of our community. TCC participates in E-verify and we will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm eligibility to work in the U.S. All TCC employees are required to pass an annual background check. Employment is contingent on passing the background check.
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Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Hourly Wage Minimum: $12/hour
Hourly Wage Maximum: $12/hour
Salary Minimum: This is an hourly wage position.
Salary Maximum: This is an hourly wage position.
Status: Part Time
Location: Salt Lake City


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Contact Name: Julie Hadlock