Where special needs find a home

Careers at A Step Ahead

Find Your Home Here!

For more than 15 years, A Step Ahead has been one of the region’s most progressive early intervention programs for children who have one or more developmental delays.

Our team of talented and tenacious professionals work with you and your family as partners, advocates and a support system of care. Our pledge is to unlock the full potential in every child we see.

If you’re inspired by children and motivated by tenacious and talented peers, apply today. We promise you’ll find joy and laughter working with amazing families and children – and a team that supports you and each other.

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Current Open Positions

Fund Development and Communications Officer

Fund Developer needed for developing and implementing annual fundraising strategies in coordination with the Executive Director and The Board of Directors.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum BA/BS in Business, Marketing or related field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in fund development work with a non-profit OR certification in Fundraising Management
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated competence in managing databases
  • Outgoing, positive attitude with a passion for children

Responsibilities

  • Create and implement annual fund development plan and strategies
  • Maintain, analyze, and update donor database
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential individual, corporate, and foundation donors
  • Coordinate production and mailings of all fundraising appeals, annual reports, event invitations, and other donor correspondence
  • Send gift acknowledgements and receipts in a timely manner
  • Research and identify new funding prospects and grant opportunities
  • Assist with community outreach by engaging the community in the work of the organization
  • Create regular communications such as Newsletters, annual report and social media presence

Early Childhood Special Educator

Certified Early Childhood Special Educator needed for Pierce County Early Intervention Program. Enjoy fun and rewarding work helping infants and toddlers improve their overall developmental skills. Services are provided at home or child care with the caregiver present in order to support the parent/child relationship and to help build parental and developmental skills. Work within a multi-disciplinary team of speech, physical and occupational therapists; social work; other early childhood special educators; and infant mental health specialists. Our staff is friendly and supportive, and fun!

Qualifications:

  • Current WA State Teaching Certificate
  • BA or MA in Early Childhood Special Education or related field
  • Experience with children under the age of 5 and a wide range of diagnoses including Autism, genetic disorders, medically fragile, and motor-speech disorders, strongly preferred.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish/English encouraged to apply

Responsibilities

  • Conduct developmental assessments for children under the age of three
  • Assist in developing Individual Family Service Plans
  • Plan and implement routine-based activities which assist the children and their families in meeting their outcomes
  • Collaborate and team regularly with our multi-disciplinary team

Speech/Language Pathologist

Fun-loving Speech and Language Pathologist needed to join our enthusiastic team of early intervention providers . Work with infants and toddlers and their caregivers in the home environment to improve speech, language, and feeding skills. We serve the Bethel, Franklin Pierce, Puyallup, Orting, Eatonville, and Tacoma School Districts. Enjoy a fun, flexible, and positive working environment with a multidisciplinary staff.

Qualifications:

  • Prefer ASHA certification, but will consider a Clinical Fellow for the right candidate.
  • Experience with children under the age of 5 and a wide range of diagnoses including Autism, genetic disorders, medically fragile, and motor-speech disorders, strongly preferred.
  • We prefer a full-time a candidate, but will consider part-time for the right person.

Responsibilities

  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Development of treatment plans and home programs
  • Assisting in the development of Individual Family Service Plans