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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

Early Childhood Special Educator

We are hiring a full-time Certified Early Childhood Special Educator. Enjoy fun and rewarding work helping infants and toddlers improve their overall developmental skills. Services are provided at home or childcare 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, supportive and fun! Our service Area includes Bethel, Franklin Pierce, Puyallup, Orting and Eatonville School Districts.

Minimum Requirements

  • Washington State Teaching Certificate
  • BA in Special Education or related field

Personal Attributes Needed Include:

  • Flexibility
  • Good Time Management & Organizational Skills
  • Fun-loving
  • Enjoys working with parents

Details & Benefits: This is a full-time, salaried position; holiday, vacation pay & sick time; medical & dental benefits; cell phone allowance; & mileage reimbursement.

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 candyw@asapc.org

Family Resources Coordinator (FRC)

A Family Resources Coordinator is needed to assist families of infants and toddlers with disabilities within Pierce County to access community resources in order to meet their child's developmental needs. 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 candyw@asapc.org