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PT Program Aide at Public Health Management Corporation

PT Program Aide

Public Health Management Corporation Philadelphia, PA Part-Time
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The program aide is responsible for the support of ongoing daily activities and the direct therapy with children enrolled in the Center’s daily C.O.R.E. Program. Hours will be 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervise clients to ensure safety
  • Interact with clients in nurturing and respectful way
  •  Implement the Center for Autism’s clinical philosophy by emphasizing the importance of individualized assessment and treatment planning
  • Understand and interpret a client’s communicative intent and respond to it by intervening based on the child’s communication
  • Initiate and maintain a shared experience with a client
  • Maintain effectiveness in response to various situational demands
  • Provide breaks for therapists
  • Set-up and clean-up including cooking, sensory and art materials
  • Organize, maintain and keep the kitchen, laundry and classroom area orderly
  • Prepare sensory and visual support activities in collaboration with visual support staff
  • Weekly shopping to purchase groceries and other essentials needed for program (when scheduled)
  • Maintain supplies for first aid kits
  • Request necessary supplies
  • Drive the van as needed to support program
  • Support staff in program rooms when needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors or Executive Director

Core Values:


  • Values each person as an individual and respects their unique abilities and needs.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of one’s own culture and how it impacts his/her perspective and interactions with others.
  • Demonstrates respect for, understanding of and knowledge of the differences among people as it relates to values, lifestyles, norms, beliefs, and opportunities.


  • Embraces innovative ideas and works together with our team to make them a reality.
  • Remains forward thinking in their approach and generates new ideas to continually improve the services we offer to the community.
  • Seeks out and uses new technology to improve the effectiveness of their work.


  • Values the role of the family as a key partner in the therapeutic process.
  • Endeavors to provide families with support and resources needed to appropriately advocate for an individual with autism.
  • Uses effective listening skills: pays attention, give thoughtful consideration and demonstrates regard for the feelings and needs of others.


  • Treats every person with autism spectrum disorder with respect and as a valued member of our community.
  • Uses effective listening skills: pays attention, give thoughtful consideration and demonstrates regard for the feelings and needs of others.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to the feelings, thoughts and experiences of others.


  • Proactively seeks opportunities for learning and develops their knowledge about autism spectrum disorders.
  • Educates others about autism spectrum disorders to encourage acceptance and foster a greater understanding.


  • Takes ownership for their role; demonstrates understanding of role, boundaries of role and how role fits into the organization.
  • Can be relied on to perform their job duties consistently, efficiently and independently.
  • Takes responsibility for own professional development and actively participates with supervisor in performance management process.

Job Specifications:

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum requirements for the position:
  • High-school diploma
  • Driver’s license
  • Act 33 & 34 clearance
  • Driving Record Check

Physical Requirements:

  • Employee must have the physical ability to lift children, play on the floor, and run with/after children.  Must be able to comfortably perform a series of flexibility exercises, move (repeatedly) from a standing to kneeling position and back, bear weight on each knee, and lift/carry approximately 1/3rd of their body weight.

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

  • This position is classified as salaried non-exempt in accordance to FLSA standards.

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