Oakland University Center for Autism
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Help Needed
Support Staff Needed
Seeking part time support staff to work on daily living skills, safety skills, socialization, and community inclusion for our adult son.  CPR/first aid, blood born pathogen, and recipient right training required.  Macomb Township area.  Flexible schedule, 24 hours max per week.  Please email aspentile@aol.com  if interested (Posted 5-18-2017)

Peer Support Needed
Seeking peer support for a young man, age 26, with high functioning autism. Verbal, Asperger syndrome. Worker needed to help access community services and activities along with assisting in life skills-cooking, grocery shopping, hair cut etc. Must be 18 or older with reliable transportation. References and background check required. Looking for 20 -40 hours per week. 4-7 or 8 Monday - Friday and weekend hours. Please contact Don or Kim at 586-725-1570 or email: michamacs@yahoo.com  (Posted 5-9-2017)

Part Time Help Needed 
Seeking fun, creative, student to work with my 13 year old son who has high functioning autism.  He is smart, happy, creative, and funny, but needs some support at home and in the community during social and recreational activities.  You will be working on goals at our Royal Oak home, and in the community.  Applicants must be able to work during the school year.   Experience with autism is a plus, but not required.  Please send letter of interest and resume to cmcatchick@gmail.com  (Posted 5-2-2017)

CLS Worker Needed
I am looking for a caregiver for my 13 year old son with Autism.  He is verbal and social and loves cats!  You would be helping him with skills both in the community and at home working toward independence.  Trips to the zoo, aquarium, library, stores, malls, beach, pet stores, shelters, museums etc...  There are goals that we will be working on and we can discuss all of that if you are interested.  Three to  four days a week and possibly every other Saturday.   We do have four cats and one small dog so hopefully you don't have allergies to pets.  Pay is through an agency, but I can help with gas to travel places if needed.  We live in Sterling Heights around 19 Mile and Clinton River Road.  Please contact me with any questions or to set up an interview.  Sandracowgirl@yahoo.com or text/call (586) 255-1953.  (Posted 4-21-2017)

Transportation Needed
We have a 7yr old on the autism spectrum and we need transportation for him from our house(Farmington Hills) to his therapy(Madison Heights) most afternoons(pickup 3:45 PM at Therapy) and sometimes in the morning from home(pickup 8 AM). Anyone interested please contact Email: hamsi.g@gmail.com or phone: (248) 808-5380.  (Posted 4-12-2017)

Occasional Caregiver
We are looking for someone for occasional hours to get to know our daughter. She is 8 years old with autism and is non-verbal with high needs.  In May, we need someone to accompany us on a trip to Grand Rapids for a week of training to get her service dog.  We will pay for your hotel room, gas and food on top of your hourly. This would be great for someone looking to work with special needs students.  Must be ok with swimming as a big part of your duties will be taking her to the pool. Thank you and we look forward to meeting you!  Please contact Kristen for more information.  Hipwellkristen@gmail.com  (Posted 3-31-2017)

JARC Respite Staff Needed
JARC is currently looking for staff for our respite program, this program has flexible hours and we are willing to work around most school schedules. JARC provides high-quality, community-based residential and support programs, serving nearly 200 adults in its group homes and various supported independent living arrangements. If you would like more info on the respite program or would like to apply please visit www.jarc.org  (Posted 3-29-2017)

Caregiver Needed
We are looking for a caregiver for our 15 year old non-verbal son with autism.  We pay $15/hour cash, plus mileage.  Hours are flexible.  We live at 25 Mile & Romeo Plank in Macomb Township.  Please email us at csfam@comcast.net.  Thank you for your consideration!  (Posted 3-28-2017)

Caregiver Needed
I am looking for a happy, positive and energetic caregiver who loves children to facilitate various "in home" therapies including but not limited to ABA, for my CI 12 year old son, preferred hours could include 12-5:30 Monday-Friday,  Saturday and Sunday, 11-5:30; but exact hours can be negotiable . Please email jmj4life83@gmail.com  (Posted 3-24-2017)

CLS/Respite Help
Do you like to: Go to the Zoo? Target Shopping? Toys R Us Shopping? Playing Video Games? Watching 80-90s Movies?  We are in need of Community Living Support (CLS)/Respite Care workers to work with our two high functioning autistic boys (ages 19 and 13).  The job will provide assistance to the family in the care of our children, while facilitating the children’s independence and integration into the community.  (Will work with only 1 boy at a time)  The support will be identified by their IPOS plans and will be provided in the children’s home and in community settings.  This position gives a great opportunity to work on interpersonal skills, social work experience and education.  Starting wage is $12.00 an hour.  This position is for 15-20 hours a week, with evening hours and some weekends, located in the Birmingham area (Maple and Adams), which is 25 minutes south of OU Campus.  Email joann4dk@gmail.com for more information or to send resume.  (Posted 3-16-2017)

OUCARES Bowling Facilitator - Part Time
Pay based upon experience and education Job Purpose: Individual needed to lead bowling program for teens and adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Includes supervision of all participants at the program, implementing positive behavior supports when needed, interacting with parents as needed and communicating with the Program Coordinator on a consistent basis. Each class will be delivered on a weekly basis for 2-3 hours for 9 weeks. Participant group size could range from 15-25 participants. Prior experience in facilitating groups for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder is preferred. QUALIFICATIONS: Positive attitude with high energy that has genuine interest and understanding about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ability to work independently and creatively with little direction from supervisor; Dependable, detailed oriented, organized and punctual; Must be a team player with strong communication skills and flexibility when needed; Degree from a university or college in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Special Education or related field; Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please send a resume and cover letter to   oucares@oakland.edu if you are interested in opportunities working with OUCARES.  (Posted 3-7-2017)

CLS/Respite Help
I am looking for help with CLS/respite hours for my 17 year old non-verbal daughter with autism.  Ideal applicants for this position would be enrolled in the ABA/BCBA program and eager to gain experience.  Must be at least 18 years of age with your own transportation, as well as be willing to obtain the appropriate training required for CLS/respite care (you will be compensated to complete this training).   Looking for someone to help out 2 hours, two days per week (flexible on the days) from approximately 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., as well as 4-6 hours on Saturday (time will be flexible as well).  Applicants must be comfortable with working with my daughter on CLS skills (dressing, bathing, toilet, hair brushing, tooth brushing, meal preparation), as well as be comfortable with giving oral medications.  This position is in Clinton Township in the 15 Mile and Harper area.  Please contact mitziblum@yahoo.com or call (586) 596-6224 for more information.  (Posted 3-3-2017)

Volunteers Needed for Research Study - Habit Reversal and Repetitive and Restrictive Behavior Patterns in Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
We are conducting research to see if children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum can be taught to self-manage their own problem behaviors through a procedure called habit reversal. Children and adolescents for this study must be:  Between the ages of 6 and 26 years old, Able to speak in full sentences, able to follow basic instructions from parents, and also, Engages in a repetitive behavior that occurs at least 10 times per day.  You and/or your child will be asked to describe a problem behavior, monitor how often it occurs each day, and learn alternative adaptive behaviors. There is no expected risk to you and your child.  Participation is expected to take between 10-12 weeks. Your child may benefit by learning a new way to manage a problem behavior.  For more information or to sign-up to participate in this study, please contact:  Jason Majchrzak, jmajchrzak@qub.ac.uk or phone 313-805-4906  (Posted 3-1-2017)

Sitter Needed
We have a 14 year old daughter on the autism spectrum and another daughter who is 11 years old. We are looking for someone to watch our girls about once per week.  This is a good opportunity for a Masters level student interested in working directly with a teen with ASD.  Typically the day would start between 3: 00 and 5: 00 pm, to around 10:00 pm. We pay $15 per hour, and we live in Bloomfield Township.  If interested, please email Wendy, wfernzen@comcast.net (Posted 2-28-2017)

Assistance Needed
We are looking for help for our son who is 12 years old with high functioning autism. This would be a great opportunity for someone that is looking to shadow/learn ABA therapy.  Pay scale depending on skill level and can range from $10- $12 an hour.  Must be 18 years old and have transportation.  The ABA team will coach student.  Great opportunity to have on resume as well as having the hands on experience that is needed to work with a special needs individual.   Please contact:  Lisafollmer@gmail.com  or 248.561.4432  (Posted 2-21-2017)

Babysitter Needed
Looking for a babysitter for our five year old son with cerebral palsy. He is non verbal and cannot walk without assistance. He is funny, sweet and social. We are looking for someone on weekends when needed, and the occasional after school hours and days during the summer, if available. Please contact:  hlwebber@gmail.com  or 248-425-8336.  (Posted 2-21-2017)

Excellent Part Time Job Opportunity
Developmentally disabled 18-year-old girl in need of care giving and enthusiastic guidance for training and practice of daily living skills, self-care, social skills, and community skills. Respite care support is also needed. Respite care is for general oversight, fun, and leisure. Five hours minimum are scheduled Monday through Friday after-school between 2:00 pm-7:00 p.m. with more flexible periodic weekend hours as desired. Great resume building opportunity for local commuting college student. Candidates for job must be at least 18 years old and must have own reliable transportation. CPR/First Aid training, Infectious disease training and recipient's rights training will be paid for and organized via MORC/ARC and required before 1st day of work. Employer will help to schedule such training. Job located in Milford Village.  Please contact: Sue Anderson, 248-797-6742 or email  suzanne.anderson@comcast.net  (Posted 2-17-2017)

Buddy  Needed
I am looking for a fun, energetic and kind buddy for my 15 year old son with autism. He is nonverbal and loves the outdoors. I am looking for someone who is willing to come work/play with him over the weekends during the school year and  3- 4 times a week over the summer (biking, walks & playing outdoors ). We live near the OU Campus. Amount of hours based on your availability.  If you are interested please contact: 734-620-3433. Or email: sharmillasaravana@yahoo.com  (Posted 2-17-2017)


Caregiver Wanted
I am seeking a confident caring person who is energetic, but calm and reliable to care for my 17 year old son with autism.  He is verbal and higher functioning.  Staff is needed after school from 2:30 to 5:30 and occasionally on weekend days.  ABA experience is preferred, but not required if you are willing to learn.  Clinton Township area.  Contact me at 586-854-1741.  (Posted 2-14-2017)

OUCARES Summer Camp Teachers & Support Staff Needed
Lead Teacher Qualifications: Degree from university or college in Special Education or related field. ASD Certified with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a classroom with individuals having ASD. Current CPI and CPR/First Aid certification preferred. Ability to take a leadership role and work in a team environment. Job sharing possibility.
Support Staff Qualifications: Positive attitude and demonstrates respect towards individuals with autism. Ability to work independently and as a team player with direction from supervisor. Dependable, punctual and professional at all times. Enthusiastic willingness to learn and participate. Previous experience with individuals with autism or related experience preferred. CPI trained is preferred.  Please email resume and cover letter to  oucares@oakland.edu
Camp Information:  June 19-August 11,  Monday-Friday 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Camps Include:  Pee Wee Camp, Summer Day Camp, Teen Life Skills Camp, Adult Life Skills Camp
Camp Participants:  Individuals 3 years of age through adulthood with autism spectrum disorders

Sitter Needed
I am looking for someone to watch my son who is nonverbal and autistic for three days a week from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the Bloomfield Hills area. I am willing to pay up to $14 an hour.  Also, one week of training will be offered through the provider MORC. Please e-mail:  tornadogirl7@outlook.com, if interested. (Posted 1-31-2017)

Driver Needed
I have 5 year old twin boys diagnosed with autism. I am looking for help 3 days a week to drive them from their school to Oakland University for their therapy between 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm. Please email teju.joshi@gmail.com, if interested.  (Posted 1-31-2017)

Ice Skater Needed
My 7 year old son with ASD would like to learn to ice skate. Troy Sports Center is just one mile from us. I am looking for somebody to give him basic lessons during open hours or accompany him to skate class on Sundays from  2:10 to 3:00 for 6 weeks from 1/15 to 2/26.  If you are interested, please contact me at  248-515-1841 or email me at  xinliumatthewpawlicki@hotmail.com.  (Posted 1-5-2017)

CLS/Respite Workers Needed
We are in need of Community Living Support (CLS)/Respite Care workers to work with our two high functioning boys with autism (ages 18 and 13).  The job will provide assistance to the family in the care of our children, while facilitating the children’s independence and integration into the community.  The support will be identified by their IPOS plans and will be provided in the children’s home and in community settings.  This position gives a great opportunity to work on interpersonal skills and health care experience, social work experience and education. This position is in Birmingham, (13 miles South of OU) for 15-20 hours a week, with evening hours and some weekends. Starting Rate $12 an hour.  If interested, please submit resume with cover letter to JoAnn Smith at joann4dk@gmail.com  (Posted 12-19-2016)

OUCARES General Program Instructor - Part Time
Pay based upon experience and education Job Purpose: Individual needed to lead program groups for children, teens and adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Includes supervision of all participants at the program, implementing positive behavior supports when needed, interacting with parents as needed and communicating with the Program Coordinator on a consistent basis. Each class will be delivered on a weekly basis for 1-3 hours for 8 weeks. Participant group size could range from 6-10 participants. Prior experience in facilitating groups for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder is preferred. QUALIFICATIONS: Positive attitude with high energy that has genuine interest and understanding about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ability to work independently and creatively with little direction from supervisor; Dependable, detailed oriented, organized and punctual; Must be a team player with strong communication skills and flexibility when needed; Degree from a university or college in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Special Education or related field; Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please send a resume and cover letter to  oucares@oakland.edu if you are interested in opportunities working with OUCARES.

OUCARES Computer Programs Instructor- Part Time
Pay Rate based upon experience and education
The Computer Programs Instructor will design and facilitate all elements of the Computer Programs-Employable Skills Program. The instructor’s role includes designing the curriculum, preparing handouts, teaching weekly sessions, providing guidance and direction to participants, encouraging social interaction and independence, communicating with parents and/or caregivers and supervising assigned volunteers. The program will be delivered in 8 weekly sessions with a 90 min class each week. Each class will enroll up to 12 participants with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Instructor will also be responsible for arriving 15 minutes prior to class begins, unlocking/locking rooms, setting up and assigning computers and contacting admin regarding computer issues or facility issues. Business casual dress is required. QUALIFICATIONS: • Minimum 5 years practical experience in graphic arts and animation software. • Positive attitude with high energy that has genuine interest and understanding about Autism Spectrum Disorder. • Ability to work independently and creatively with little direction from supervisor. • Dependable, detailed oriented, organized and punctual. • Must be a team player with strong communication skills and flexibility when needed. • Have a sense of urgency to complete tasks in a timely manner. • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Please send resume and cover letter to oucares@oakland.edu

 

Services Offered

Tutoring Services
Special educator, music educator and person with a learning disability offering my tutoring services utilizing music as a tool for memory retrieval for students with special needs.  I combine basic music concepts and use for academics, behavioral issues and more!  Contact me directly if you'd like more info.  JacobALevy@gmail.com  310.720.3558

ABA Therapist Available
Currently working in a Pontiac Charter School.  ABA registered therapist with 15 years of experience in DTT, verbal behavior, experience with children 12 months to 21 years old diagnosed with autism, Aspergers, PDD-NOS, developmental delays, ADD, and ADHD.  Reinforcing, consistent, reliable, honest and dedicated to teaching each child.  Experience with non-verbal methods: PECS, typing, signing and experience with advanced programming targeting theory of mind and executive functioning.  One-on-one, known and unknown school shadowing, community outings, play date facilitation.  References available.  I look forward to working with your child.  Please feel free to contact me at quaustin@gmail.com  (Posted 3-1-2016)

P.L.A.Y. Project Now Available
Easter Seals of Southeastern Michigan is now offering the P.L.A.Y. Project to children through age 6 with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The P.L.A.Y. Project was developed by Richard Solomon, MD as a "train the trainer" model for parents to be the key in their child's intervention. P.L.A.Y. refers to "Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters" and is designed to help children relove the three core deficits of autism: 1) self-isolation and imparied social skills; 2) language delay and impaired communication; and 3) stereotyped or repetitive behaviors. P.L.A.Y. is an intensive, cost-effective, structured intervention within the family home. To learn more about the P.L.A.Y. Project, please call toll free (800)-75-SEALS, ext 2706 or visit the Easter Seals Website or email playproject@essmichigan.org.