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Employment Opportunities

PACE employees work together to help our students, clients and residents reach their full potential and to lead rewarding lives. If you are passionate about promoting a culture of continuous improvement, and committed to serving those who benefit from our services, we’d love to welcome you on board!

We currently have the following open positions:

Special Education Teacher

PACE is a K-12 school providing high-quality programs for individuals with autism and associated developmental disabilities. We’re looking for a dynamic special education teacher to join our new K-12 school campus in San Jose.

PACE is a great place to work and offers competitive medical, dental, vision; vacation days, sick days; holidays and 25 paid school closure days; 403(b) retirement plan; staff enrichment programs; Life and Long Term Disability insurance; Employee Assistance Program and Worldwide Travel Assistance.

The Special Education Teacher works closely with an inter-disciplinary team comprised of an SLP, OT and certified behaviorist who are all working exclusively with the K-12 school. Our Special Education Teachers have exceptional paraprofessional support in a mostly 1:1 environment.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for coordinating a vibrant educational environment and curriculum for a classroom of a small group of students.
  • (Preferred) Masters’ Degree in Special Education or related Education Field.
  • Experience in working with children with Autism or similar disabilities is preferred.
  • Strong desire to lead an inter-disciplinary team with enthusiastic aides.

Desired Skills:

  • California Special Education Credential – Moderate/Severe. (Interns are encouraged to email about options)
  • Capable of providing developmentally enhanced learning experiences that are designed to support and train the students, staff and parents.
  • Review and develop functional skills-based curriculum to adapt to the individualized needs of each student.

Salary: $51,462 to $85,743 annualized.

Apply Here: email hidden; JavaScript is required

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

If you’re a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who wants to provide behavioral support and program development to clients who are autistic and you want to work in a team environment then Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE) wants to talk with you about our current BCBA openings.

Essential Functions

  • Provide behavior consultation services to clients in school, a therapeutic office, and/or clients’ homes. The services are a mix of direct interaction and observation, staff oversight and training, parent training, collaboration with other care providers, and report generation/record keeping.
  • Provide developmentally enhancing services that are designed to support and train the children.
  • Attend IPP & IEP meetings as necessary.
  • Review and develop functional and motivational behavior assessments, behavioral plans and interventions. Must be able to review and develop a system to collect behavioral data. Responsible for interpreting the behavioral data and modifying plans and for training as necessary.
  • Conduct on-site and direct observation of children’s behavior and sufficiently track progress, presenting suitable data assessment for the condition.
  • Maintain regular communication with clients’ families.
  • Provide supervision for staff members pursuing certification as BCBAs/BCaBAs.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • BCBA credentials with long-term ABA experience.
  • RA minimum of two years developing and administering behavior plans and skills development curricula for developmentally disabled children is essential.
  • Extensive experience in ABA programming with this population including traditional teaching methods (e.g., discrete trial training) and naturalistic/incidental teaching and the verbal behavior approach.
  • Experience with using VB-MAPP, ABLLS, Essential for Living Assessment and/or other developmental assessment/tracking tools.
  • Excellent English communication and interpersonal skills, including reading, speaking, writing, listening, motivating, inspiring, collaborating, and delegating.
  • Self-starter and team player.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to track and follow-up with multiple, simultaneous projects. Working knowledge of organizational systems, internal controls and standard of excellence.
  • Ability to create and regulate own schedule.
  • Ability to accurately record and report monthly billing.
  • Proficiency in understanding technology systems and innovations in the field.
  • Possess a valid California driver’s license with a good driving record and provide proof of insurance.
  • Successfully complete PACE’s Safety Care training after hire.
  • Candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a clear DOJ and FBI clearance, clear physical health and TB test after a conditional offer has been accepted.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and or push at least 65lbs.
  • Must be able to physically bend, squat, reach over shoulders, reach over head, reach outward, kneel, sit, walk on normal, slippery, or uneven surfaces and stand.
  • Drive to schools and homes as needed.
  • Perform office work.

All interested applicants please send your resume, salary requirement information, and your cover letter to: email hidden; JavaScript is required Please write “BCBA” in the subject line.

Behavior Therapist

Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to spend your afternoons? Are you looking for a place where you can gain, use or improve your ABA skills? Do you want to work with awesome kids facing some challenges? Is working for a not-for-profit agency important to you? Do you love learning? Then we want you on our team!

PACE is looking for entry-level behavior therapists for its Faces program, which offers 1:1 behavioral therapy to children in the South Bay and Peninsula regions. We want to see your resume if you are interested in part-time afternoon work in the field of ABA and you meet the following requirements.

  • Have experience working with children.
  • Possess (or are actively pursuing) a Bachelor’s or AA degree.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, and auto insurance.
  • Are available between 2:00pm and 5:00pm Monday – Friday.
  • Are able to pass DOJ and FBI fingerprinting process and have a TB test and drug screen prior to the first day of work. (Arranged after a job offer has been made)

We provide:

  • BCBA/BCaBA supervision
  • Fun, enthusiastic, and supportive work environment
  • On-going paid training
  • Paid drive time between clients and mileage reimbursement
  • Competitive pay

Apply Here: email hidden; JavaScript is required

Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)

PACE’s non-public school is seeking an energetic Speech Language Pathologist for an exciting full-time position. By choosing to join our team, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Improve the quality of life for students with moderate to severe autism, ages 6-22
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a small caseload (less than 18 students)
  • Work alongside other dedicated professionals, including speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, special education teachers, and behavioral support specialists
  • Grow as a professional by accessing our continuing education budget to obtain CEUs

Essential Functions Include:

  • Conduct screening and testing of students to determine goals
  • Prepare assessment reports
  • Actively participate in the development of the students’ Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals
  • Consult with teachers on follow-through activities for students within their caseload
  • Observe and work directly with students either on an individual or group basis towards their communication goals
  • Develop curriculum for student based on assessment of communication goals
  • Modify the students’ program based on periodic evaluation to help curve behaviors and promote communication goals
  • Maintain students’ speech records
  • Participate in staff development programs
  • Meet with parents regarding their student’s progress as requested

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Must have CCC; CFY and SLPA candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Must have appropriate California Credential
  • At least 1 year experience with autism and other developmental disabilities preferred
  • Must be able to understand the principles and techniques of language, speech and hearing services with emphasis on Moderate to Severe DD populations
  • A strong knowledge of AAC and/or visual structure is highly preferred
  • Must be able to work in a fast and dynamic environment
  • Must be able to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Must have proven organizational capabilities

All interested applicants please apply here: email hidden; JavaScript is required

Occupational Therapist

PACE’s non-public school is seeking an energetic Occupational Therapist for an exciting full-time position.  By choosing to join our team, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Improve the quality of life for students with moderate to severe autism, ages 6-22
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a small caseload
  • Work alongside other dedicated professionals, including speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, special education teachers, and behavioral support specialists
  • Grow as a professional by accessing our continuing education budget to obtain CEUs

Essential Functions Include:

  • Conduct student assessments to determine goals
  • Prepare assessment reports
  • Actively participate in the development of the students’ Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals
  • Consult with teachers on follow-through activities for students within their caseload
  • Observe and work directly with students either on an individual or group basis towards their individual goals
  • Modify the students’ program based on periodic evaluation to help curve behaviors and promote communication goals
  • Participate in staff development programs
  • Meet with parents regarding their student’s progress as requested

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Must have Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy – Master’s degree is preferred
  • Must have appropriate California Certification
  • At least 1 year direct experience with autism and other developmental disabilities preferred
  • Must be able to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Must have proven organizational capabilities

Additional information:

  • The school is well equipped with an OT gym, OT playground, OT kitchen and many other resources to support the students’ learning.

All interested applicants please apply here: email hidden; JavaScript is required

Direct Support Professional

PACE is currently seeking a Direct Support Professional for our children and adult group homes. This position ensures the safety and highest quality of life for the residents while strictly adhering to the behavior plans, program schedules and other procedural guidelines.

Essential Functions:

  • Knowledge of Title 22 and Title 17.
  • Completion of 12 continuing education (CE) units within a 12-month period through on-going authorized trainings and workshops.
  • Complete the Direct Service Provider (DSP) training and testing for year one and two.
  • Comply with the PACE residential home policies and procedures.
  • Responsible in understanding and maintaining the residents’ immediate needs.
  • Maintain a clean & safe environment.
  • Monitor the health and safety of all residents.
  • Report any suspected resident abuse. Handle all emergencies and immediately notify the appropriate individuals.
  • Administer and witness the disbursement of residents’ medications.
  • Provide supervision and training of resident based the IPP/ISP/Behavioral goals and objectives.
  • Go on community group outings.
  • Prepare documentation for the residents’ binders.
  • Prepare residents’ meals daily.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year’s experience working with the developmentally-disabled population is preferred.
  • Must have HS Diploma or GED. BA in Social Services or related field is preferred.
  • Must read and speak English and have good verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Must be able to perform basic computer functions.
  • Must hold a current First Aid-CPR Certification or obtain one within the first 30-days of employment.
  • Must have clean Criminal Record. Applicants will be fingerprinted after they have accepted a job offer.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and or push at least 45lbs.
  • Physically support the resident as needed during behavioral issues.
  • Must be able to physically bend, squat, reach over shoulders, reach over head, reach outward, kneel, sit, walk on normal, slippery, or uneven surfaces and stand.
  • Driving — must be comfortable in driving passenger size automatic transmission vans if approved as a driver. Required to be at least 25 years old to be approved to drive.

The residential homes have a fun, dynamic, and team atmosphere. The PACE Residential Team works closely together to support each other and to create a positive working and living experience for staff and residents alike.

Apply Here: email hidden; JavaScript is required

School Instructional Aide

JOIN AN ENERGETIC, CARING AND MOTIVATED TEAM! PACE is expanding its school program and is looking for instructional aides. Our school operates 12 months each year, so there is work during summer months.

Our instructional aides are creative people who want to make a positive impact in the lives of special education students. We provide training for all staff members. You will work with students, often 1:1, and will support the teachers and specialists to ensure the students’ success.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working with students with autism preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Able to quickly respond in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm.
  • $12.00 per hour.
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits, if wanted, would start the first of month following date of hire.
  • Vacation and sick time start accruing at date of hire.

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PACE Benefits May Include:

  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Life and Long-term Disability insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Staff enrichment program
  • Holidays and school closure
  • Employee Assistance Program and Worldwide Travel Assistance

I think PACE is doing incredible work. How can I join your team?

Easy! Open the job announcement above in which you’re interested and follow the link next to “Apply Here”.

PACE provides for the educational and residential needs of individuals with autism and other developmental disorders. Specialists in speech and language development, occupational therapy, behavior management and special education instruction work as a team to serve the diverse needs of our clients. Research has shown that people with developmental disabilities who are enrolled in effective programs at an early age are better equipped to achieve academic, social and workplace success, allowing them to reach their full potential and to lead rewarding lives. Help us reach our goal to “Connect, Support and Educate.”

Pacific Autism Center for Education is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equal opportunity without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, disability or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state or federal law.

Volunteer Opportunities

PACE often seeks individuals who are available to donate their time and talent as volunteers. Opportunities may include:

  • High school students You can join our Youth Leadership Committee. Click here to learn more about the Youth Leadership Committee (YLC) and the application process.
  • Volunteer laborer groups help with maintenance, upkeep and other physical plant needs of Pacific Autism Center for Education as needed.
  • Volunteer children’s party hosts usually represent a civic group or business interested in providing a holiday party for the children. Volunteers coordinate, plan and execute the party.
  • Create your own event: Interested in planning an event and raising money for a great cause? email hidden; JavaScript is required, and we’ll help make it happen.
  • Serving on the Board of Directors or a committee: PACE seeks leaders from Silicon Valley to assist in strategic planning and other agency growth measures.

How do I Become a Volunteer?

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Depending on the nature of the position,additional requirements may include a reference check, Fingerprint Clearance, and/or a TB Test.

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