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Careers at A Step Ahead

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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.


"What I love about A Step Ahead is that we are innovative and have a collaborative approach to supporting family needs and concerns both with our staff and the community. There is a climate of good humor and genuine regard among work mates, making A Step Ahead a Happy place to work!"

- Marti Cates

"Of all the places I have been employed at, this is the most collaborative environment I have ever experienced. I'm able to brainstorm and talk with colleagues daily who are wholly invested in the same families and children I care so much about. ... I could not imagine doing this job without my coworkers to rely on, lean on and team up with."

- Jaime Jones


Current Open Positions

Family Resources Coordinator (FRC)

The Family Resources Coordinator assists eligible children and their families to receive the rights, procedural safeguards, and services that are authorized to be provided under Washington's early intervention program. The FRC is responsible for service as the single point of contact in helping parents to obtain the services and assistance they need across agency lines. This position requires travelling to client's homes and helping parents identify their child's strengths and needs in order to develop Individualized Family Service Plans. Candidate must have knowledge and experience of family systems, cultural competence, parent support, and early childhood education. Bilingual in Spanish as well as BA in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Human Development or related field strongly preferred.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Access to Reliable Transportation
  • Current WA State Drivers License
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Ability to pass WA State background check

Personal Attributes Needed Include:

  • Detail Oriented
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent Time Management & Organizational Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Ability to work in multi-diciplinary teams
  • Proficiency in Data Entry

Details & Benefits: This is a full time, salaried position, in a friendly, fun & supportive work environment. Holiday, vacation pay & sick time after 6 month orientation period. Medical & Dental Benefits. Laptop provided. Cell phone allowance & mileage reimbursement. As well as Simple IRA contributions after one year of employment.

To learn more about A Step Ahead browse our website asapc.org or call 253.471.2727 To apply please send your resume & cover letter to David at davidp@asapc.org

Speech / Language Pathologist

A Step Ahead is recruiting a fun-loving Speech and Language Pathologist to join our growing team of early intervention providers. Work with infants and toddlers and their caregivers in the home environment to improve speech, language, and feeding skills. Service the Bethel, Franklin Pierce, Puyallup, Orting Eatonville & Tacoma School Districts, we offer a flexible and positive working environment, where you'll be part of a dynamic, committed multidisciplinary staff. Duties include: Assessment and evaluation, development of treatment plans and home programs, assisting in the development of Individual Family Service Plans, participation in multidisciplinary planning and teams.

Minimum Requirements

  • 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

Personal Attributes Needed Include:

  • Flexibility
  • Good Time Management & Organizational Skills
  • Fun-Loving
  • Enjoys working with parents and children

Details & Benefits: This is a full-time, salaried position that includes: Paid holiday, vacation & personal leave. Medical, Dental & Life Insurance. Cell Phone Allowance. Mileage Reimbursement. Part-Time position would be considered for the right candidate.

To learn more about A Step Ahead browse our website asapc.org or call 253.471.2727. To apply, please send your resume & cover letter to David at davidp@asapc.org

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Pediatric Occupational Therapist, experienced with preschoolers and under is needed for our early intervention program. Experience the joy of working with infants and toddlers and their caregivers to help children with physical impairments meet their developmental milestones. This is a fun and flexible position which allows autonomy in scheduling and a unique opportunity to positively impact children’s development and increase parents’ ability to meet their children’s needs. Working and consulting within a multidisciplinary team allows for shared knowledge and skill building. We provide technology which allows you so to work at your home and on the road.

Minimum Requirements

  • Licensed and certified in the State of Washington
  • Experience preferred, but new grads are welcome to apply
  • Valid Washington Driver’s License & Current auto insurance
  • Current First Aid/CPR
  • Must Pass Criminal Background Check

Responsibilities Include:

  • Evaluation
  • Development of Treatment Plans
  • Home Programs
  • Completion of Progress Notes
  • Completion of SOAP Notes
  • Assisting in the development of Individualized Family Service Plans

Details & Benefits: This is a salaried position with medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Simple IRA contributions matched after one year. 4 weeks paid vacation after 6 months orientation period, personal leave time and holidays.

Candidates should be dependable, flexible, playful and enjoy working in a team environment. Please email cover letter and resume to David at davidp@asapc.org.