There’s been much discussion about the dearth of babysitters, playgroup morahs and assistants. This is a serious issue and has affected families and schools in many different ways. However, this shortage has had truly devastating effects on a specific population: children with special needs that have turned 3 this school year. These kids are waiting for placement in SCHI, however SCHI cannot accept them as they do not have enough assistants!
Meaning any child that has turned 3 this school year is no longer receiving any therapies from Early Intervention (that stops at age 3) and now is just waiting. And waiting. And waiting. And while they’re waiting, the ramifications are tremendous; real regression of painstakingly learned skills, negative behaviors learned for lack of proper support, to name a few. The best Morahs or daycares cannot possibly provide what these children need.
All that’s needed now to remedy the situation is a few assistants. Assistants that will work in a pleasant classroom environment with a qualified teacher with a competitive compensation package.
If you would consider such a position and would like to have a direct positive impact on the lives of these children and their families, please call or text 7323302732.
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