My Ed Therapist
We are currently hiring for the following positions:
Redondo Beach, CA (local position)
Part-time role leading to Full-time
THE POSITION OVERVIEW
As a certified Educational Therapist, your role is to change the academic lives and trajectory for struggling learners. Your function is to provide ongoing support, strategies, and remediation to students in our practice. The goal of this position is to handle a dynamic caseload with a high level of clinician autonomy and flexibility.
You would coordinate with classroom teachers, allied professionals, and parents to transform the lives of the learner and their families.
This is a part-time position with potential for full-time. While our ideal candidate would be a certified educational therapist, we are open to the right candidate and want to meet you! If you are a teacher, learning specialist, special education professional, or student educational therapist looking to earn extra income in the afternoons and weekends, we welcome you! Additionally, if you are looking to make a career transition that is lucrative and incredibly rewarding as you watch the individualized journey of your client, this position may be for you!
NOTE: We are hiring a superstar that is excited to put their full focus into this position. If you have a business of your own that you plan to continue to grow, please do not apply. However, if you are tired of the grind of building your own practice and just want to “do the work” with clients, please do apply!
We are seeking fun, collaborative, dynamic, and detail-oriented individuals who are energized by providing top-notch service and support to learners and their families. We want you to be resourceful, communicative, and enjoy leading students toward a higher degree of independence and autonomy.
If you live within a 30-minute drive of Redondo Beach, CA and are looking to utilize your superior educational skills and talents to contribute to the premier and professional experience we offer, we invite you to apply.
You must be available to work afternoons, evenings, and weekends in-person at least two days a week with the opportunity to increase your workload. Sessions can occur in-home or in our Redondo Beach office based off of your discretion and the availability of our office.
This is a unique opportunity to directly impact the lives of students.
WHAT WE DO
My Ed Therapist primarily serves all types of learners including those with ADHD, executive functioning weaknesses, anxiety, behind in reading, and processing disorders. We also specialize in reading, math, and writing remediation which are weaknesses often present in students who struggle with executive functioning.
We lead a collaborative experience for our clients through teamwork and communication with the client’s “team” (the learner, parents, teachers, psychiatrists, psychologists, learning specialists, etc.). Through our high-level expertise and empathy, we guide clients through the different phases of educational therapy.
Our ultimate goal in our practice is for our clients to be independent and autonomous learners--and no longer need educational therapy!
WORK WITH AMAZING PEOPLE
Stephanie Pitts, CEO, and Founder of My Ed Therapist, has been an Educational Therapist (ET/P) in private practice since February 2016. She is also the co-founder and co-host of Learn Smarter: the Educational Therapy podcast. The podcast was launched in May 2018 to increase awareness about educational therapy and to provide strategies and solutions to parents who may not have access to educational therapy. Stephanie loves her clients’ educational therapy journeys and she celebrates every small victory.
Stephanie loves to travel and has been to 30 countries but wants to see more. She loves her two dachshunds and living by the beach. Her game collection in her office is something she prides herself on.
Alison Chang is an associate Educational Therapist at My Ed Therapist. Alison is a new mom to her fur-daughter, Tiger. Alison loves spending time with her family and friends and encouraging all forms of expression through yoga, drawing, singing, and dancing.
Ali is a soon to be certified Educational Therapist at My Ed Therapist. During her free time, Ali enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing with her dog, shopping, and practicing yoga. As well, Ali enjoys meditation and practicing mindfulness, which she brings in her sessions to assist students in increasing insight, being present, and self-awareness.
Jennifer is our reading intervention specialist at My Ed Therapist. In addition to being a special education teacher, Jennifer has experience working as a behaviorist for children with severe special needs. In her free time, Jennifer loves to enjoy the beach, exercise, and play with her rescue dog, Pedro.
Joanna is a learning specialist at My Ed Therapist. In her free time, Joanna enjoys taking advantage of all the natural beauty the South Bay has to offer with her husband and daughter. She is an avid Dodgers fan and loves to read, play with her dog and cat, and find new places to eat.
Wanda is a writing specialist at My Ed Therapist. In her spare time, Wanda loves to read, travel, meditate, and spend time with her friends and family. She just published her first book and hopes its publication will be of service to those recovering from addiction.
Cory Zacker is the Business Manager of My Ed Therapist and she empowers all clinicians to focus on improving the lives of our clients, rather than the “business” side of things. Cory is a responsible, responsive, hilarious, and supportive team member.
My Ed Therapist makes it a point to only work with the loveliest and warmest clients and families. We expect a healthy, emotionally safe, and enjoyable work environment. The clients we welcome into the practice contribute to this experience.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Be a part of something bigger than yourself, and join us in making a positive impacting the lives of struggling learners.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a high level of skill and discretion that is second to none. You possess a “sixth sense” that allows you to be two steps ahead of learners and their families. You will have experience communicating with parents, teachers, and will possess a strong desire to individualize the learning experience of each client.
You will be able to provide individualized academic support and enrich the lives of our clients through focused and intentional actions.
You are adept at working effectively with a wide variety of people inside and outside the organization, acting as an extension of the My Ed Therapist brand.
If you have a strong sense of professionalism, proven and concise communication, attention to detail, and are looking for a rewarding career as an Educational Therapist or Learning Specialist (who perhaps desires to become an Educational Therapist), we would be very interested in speaking with you!
WE WANT TO MEET YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE...
- Passionate about supporting students who are struggling in their academic environment
- Willing to work with clients in-home and in the office setting
- Knowledgeable about creating memorable experiences with children
- Collaborative, flexible, FUN, and are comfortable with a team-oriented approach
- Looking to expand your reach as an educational therapist or learning specialist
- Ready for a career change that is meaningful, allows you to work fewer hours but make more money, and significantly increase your impact on the lives of others
- An educational therapist ready to join us and witness the transformation of our clients
- Trustworthy, competent, and can be counted on to safeguard the confidentiality of both our business and our clients
- Computer literate and comfortable with technology
- Tired of working in an isolated private practice or school environment that limits your ability to make a large impact
- Possess great communication skills and know-how that respect the struggles of our clients
- Looking to focus on educational therapy and remediation, and are not pursuing your own business
- Provide remediation to struggling learners through games, academic support, creative thinking, and curriculum development
- Provide informal developmental assessments to establish appropriate treatment programs and track the child’s progress
- Provide parents with education and feedback to teach specific strategies, and develop home exercise programs to target specific academic or psychoeducational goals
- Participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings as necessary
- Provide consultation services to parents/caregivers, ABA specialists, teachers and other therapists regarding client progress and recommendations
- Define goals for each client and provide frequent feedback and updates to the family
- Expected documentation includes daily session notes
- Complete administrative responsibilities such as scheduling case management activities, session planning, and submitting billing documentation.
- Minimal housekeeping and bringing the work environment back to base
A TYPICAL DAY MAY LOOK LIKE
- Seeing clients in the afterschool hours and days of your choosing
- Building upon proven methods with your new and original perspective
- Responding to e-mails Monday-Thursday only
- Scheduling consistent weekly sessions
- Intake calls with potential new clients
- Timely follow-up on e-mails and phone calls
- Documentation of individual client sessions
- Driving to client’s home and/or to the office
- Office environment that is collaborative, open, and interactive
IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH THE FOLLOWING TOOLS, IT’S A PLUS!
GSuite, Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, Zoom
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US
We are a family who truly loves working with one another. We are looking to onboard someone who wants to collaborate and be part of the incredible impact we are having on students and their families.
We hire grown-ups and we will treat you like one. You will be expected to take responsibility for yourself; we do not micromanage.
We are building a team of professional, competent, and highly engaging educators whose goal is to impact the lives of learners and their families. We are an equal opportunity employer.
HOW TO APPLY
Note: If you have a business of your own that you plan to continue to grow, please do not apply. This part-time role can lead to a full-time gig, and we are looking for a superstar that is excited to put their full focus into this position.
This is a local position that requires the candidate to live within a 30-minute drive of Redondo Beach, CA.
While our intention is to hire a certified educational therapist, outstanding learning specialists and tutors will be considered.
If you would like to be considered for the position, please submit your resume and references to Stephanie Pitts at firstname.lastname@example.org using the following subject line: Learning is fun!! Your Full Name
Substitute your first and last name for “Your Full Name” and the exact punctuation included above.