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Entry-Level Provider / Teacher

Employer
Jacob's Ladder School and Therapy Center
Location
Campus in Roswell, Georgia and campus in Buckhead, Georgia
Salary
Negotiable and dependent upon education, background, and experience. Salary + benefits.
Closing date
Oct 23, 2022
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Job Details

Jacob’s Ladder Neurodevelopmental School and Therapy Center is looking for compassionate, steadfast, and self-directed individuals to join our team as Neurodevelopmental Providers. Applicants must desire the opportunity to undergo intensive skill and knowledge training in preparation to work with individuals experiencing brain-based challenges.

Jacob’s Ladder is a non-profit, SAIS-SACS accredited private school serving clients pre-k through 12th grade, utilizing a whole-brain, whole-person educational approach. Additionally, as a therapeutic and rehabilitative-based entity, we help individuals from infancy to young adulthood using a comprehensive, integrated, evidence-based therapeutic service model. Our in-center program offerings depend on the needs of the individuals we serve. Providers can expect a high degree of one-to-one intervention, coupled with low ratios of clients to providers (i.e., two-to-one, three-to-one ratios) and small group instruction with multiple providers placed in each group. In addition, Jacob’s Ladder offers program settings that specialize in meeting the specific needs of our clients through highly intensive, therapeutic means - all facilitated by the proprietary Jacob’s Ladder Methodology and Interpersonal Whole Brain Model of Care™ (IWBMC™). Our specialized settings include the Ladder, Hope School, Compass, and Community of Care Programs. Jacob’s Ladder serves clients experiencing neurological challenges leading to difficulties with communication, cognitive ability, academic success, self-regulation, mobility, emotional-behavioral-relational disorders, and more.

Diagnoses Served at Jacob's Ladder:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
  • Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Learning Delays
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyslexia
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Apraxia 
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) 
  • Speech Delays
  • Genetic Conditions
  • Acquired Brain Injuries - Traumatic and Non-Traumatic

We offer intensive, personalized interventions for individuals experiencing neurodevelopmental, educational, and rehabilitative challenges. Our highly skilled and specially trained providers implement programming within a supportive, nurturing environment. So often, individuals experiencing these challenges do not receive adequate stimulation to activate new growth within the brain over a long enough span of time. Implementing our customized program harnesses the power of neuroplasticity to facilitate the development of new pathways within the brain, activating new growth, function, and learning potential. With this day-in and day-out commitment, we welcome clients from various educational and rehabilitative settings to Jacob’s Ladder as an ideal environment for healing and transformation.

The Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care™ uniquely addresses the core issues that are specific to the diagnostic categories above, including but not limited to:

  • Emotional, behavioral, and relational challenges
  • Global functioning delays
  • Processing of incoming sensory information
  • Mood and behavior regulation
  • Language processing and communication
  • Mobility challenges
  • Deficits in social and relational engagement

Through 25 years of experience working with and evaluating individuals experiencing these challenges, we recognize that the brain’s deficient or excessive connectivity patterns lead to the core issues of the challenges at hand. Often, because of the impact of these connectivity patterns, information cannot flow efficiently between brain regions, hindering the brain’s ability to communicate effectively. We also consider how foundational levels of the brain function, as higher-level cognitive skills and functioning depend upon organization within the lower brain regions. Taking an intentional, all-encompassing, and brain-based approach to examine and execute a targeted action plan for clients navigating these difficulties is the mission of the Jacob’s Ladder IWBMC™.

How We Support Clients:

  • Individual program design targeting the neurobiological framework for each client
  • Utilization of qEEG brain map analysis for corroboration with guided treatment intervention plan and progress comparison
  • Use of a collaborative approach with consistent wrap-around support between school and home, ensuring consistency of care
  • Sensory regulation intervention to reorganize maladaptive pathways of sensory processing
  • Frequent engagement in cardiovascular and cross-lateral movements to promote new neuronal growth and communication within the brain
  • Increasing awareness of emotions and their connection to thoughts and behaviors to increase self-regulation abilities
  • Addressing social and relational challenges through structured peer interaction, social skills groups, and mentoring opportunities
  • Unique Whole-Brain Language Approach to address the complex interplay of factors involved in language processing, production, articulation, and functional communication
  • Teaching academic skills through a multi-sensory approach and by addressing any underlying visual processing challenges
  • Addressing neurological organization through auditory and visual sequential processing work, working memory skills, processing speed, and retrieval abilities 
  • Addressing the organization of the neurological system through assessment of the dominant hemisphere and hemispheric specialization 
  • Building self-regulation abilities and the ability to participate and complete tasks
  • Frequent opportunities for movement and flexible seating options for clients who have limited independent mobility
  • Addressing Early Reflex Integration through specified movement activities and patterns
  • Developing the mind-body connection to maintain self-regulation abilities
  • Teaching self-referencing, distress tolerance, and mindfulness skills
  • Trauma-Informed Care approach
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Facilitate opportunities for future endeavors such as community involvement, vocational training, or post-secondary education to provide exposure in these areas
  • Participation in interventions that promote functional living skills, experiential learning opportunities, and vocational skill-building
  • Build upon existing strengths and interests while encouraging clients to explore other purposeful and fulfilling opportunities for their future growth and success
  • With an additional focus on rehabilitative care and support, intervention plans built through the Jacob's Ladder IWBMC™ can benefit a wide range of individuals needing customized, person-centered care such as veterans, young adults, and adults experiencing functional or mental health-related difficulties 

More About Jacob’s Ladder Neurodevelopmental School and Therapy Center: 

  • Extensive training, continuing education, clinical oversight/support, and certification opportunities
  • Learn and implement our Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care™ within a culture of hope, truth, and love
  • Harness the proven power of neuroplasticity for the benefit of our families, caregivers, and clients — both locally, on one of our campuses in Roswell or Buckhead, GA, and globally through our Community of Care Program
  • Part-time and full-time schedule opportunities are available
  • Components of evidence-based therapeutic disciplines such as Neurotherapy, Integrated Listening Systems therapy (iLS), licensed and certified therapeutic service offerings, animal-assisted activity programs, and experiential activity programs (such as recreation, fitness, martial arts, cooking, art, and music)

Compensation and Schedule Options:

  • Negotiable and dependent upon background, experience, education, credentials/certifications, and available positions
  • Full-time, exempt positions: Paid salary
    • Eligible for health insurance benefits, personal paid time off allotments, and paid breaks and holidays
  • Full-time, non-exempt positions: Paid hourly
    • Eligible for health insurance benefits and personal paid time off allotments
  • Part-time, non-exempt positions: Paid hourly
    • Not eligible for additional benefits  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Uphold the Jacob’s Ladder Mission, Vision, and Core Values with integrity at all times
  • Provide each client with a loving, structured, and safe environment to prosper and grow. Maintain a caseload of clients with various needs, utilizing a variety of skills and tools taught on-site
  • Implement Behavior Protocol or Plan as provided by the program leadership team
  • Assist in implementing activities to increase communication, self-help skills, social skills, motor skills, and education through our brain-based methodology
  • Attend to the individual’s basic needs, which could include assistance with toileting, feeding, supporting in the restroom, and other tasks within daily living/care
  • Attend Clinical Touchpoints pertaining to your specific program setting for additional training, continued education, problem-solving, and collaboration
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with the client’s family/caregivers
  • Collect accurate data on a client’s progress and behavior

Job Qualifications:

  • All training is provided onsite
  • While study and/or experience in a similar field are desired, we welcome all applicants with a desire to learn and serve to apply and interview, regardless of educational background or experience
  • Desired but not required; CPR Training, First Aid Training, Experience with behavioral interventions and approaches, Experience in a similar field of care/intervention

What We Offer:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and other health benefits for qualifying employees
  • Paid holidays/breaks and personal paid time off for qualifying employees
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Bonuses
  • Opportunities to earn supplemental income outside of regular business hours, weekends, and holidays
  • 401K Plans

To apply with us, please complete this brief form on our website, and attach your resume and cover letter: https://www.jacobsladdercenter.com/employment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Company

Jacob's Ladder is an SAIS-SACS Accredited Private School educating children Pre-K through 12. We also offer the Jacob's Ladder Model of Intervention in our Therapy Center on an hourly basis. We utilize a brain-based methodology, incorporating targeted Neuro-developmental interventions that create and strengthen a foundation for learning; this is combined with a vigorous academic program, always teaching from the individual student's challenge point. We provide a step by step framework for continued growth and success, coupled with innovative therapeutic interventions and creative endeavors, all delivered within our 1:1 teaching model or our more traditional small group instruction by a team of specialists wholly committed to the growth and well-being of our students.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
770 998 1017
Location
407 Hardscrabble Rd
Roswell
GA
30075
United States
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