Why join the Holding Hands Team?
Hiring Locations: Los Angeles (north & south region), Burbank and Calabasas
Holding Hands is a family-based organization which was founded in 2003. We have been family owned for the past 19 years and have continued to maintain this family-oriented environment over the years. We currently have 4 clinics based throughout LA County (Burbank, Calabasas, Los Angeles, Whittier) and serve over 1,500 neurodiverse individuals in the home, school, clinic, and community per week. We serve children, teens, and adults with various neurodiverse diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Anxiety, OCD, and related developmental and mental health needs.
What differentiates us from other agencies is our interdisciplinary approach. With multiple modalities accessible, we can better support our clients and families’ individual needs and provide training opportunities in different modalities. We provide ABA, Social Skills Groups, Modified Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Counseling and DIR®/ Floortime™
Our work comes from the heart, not just a textbook or manual. The starting point of therapy is believing in the ability and potential behind every individual. Our clinical team takes a person-centered approach and focuses on the child’s strengths and individual differences, while developing an intervention plan that addresses his or her unique profile. In addition to supporting our clients grow, we value providing our staff with various growth opportunities to continue reaching their career goals by providing training opportunities for different modalities, supervision and mentorship.
“We practice what we preach” as diversity, equity, and inclusion is continuously embraced throughout Holding Hands. We serve a diverse population in a variety of SES areas and advocate for those who are underserved or may have barriers to access care. In addition to our multicultural team, we provide DEI training during our new hire process to educate our staff. We also hold a monthly staff DEI support group that provides a safe space for our staff. We are all learning and growing together and our companies culture promotes this space.
What to expect as a Developmental Interventionist?
Developmental Interventionists will be using a model of therapy referred DIR®/ Floortime™
D.I. R® which stands for D*evelopmental, Individual Difference, R*elationship-based modality. Some of the techniques used with children are referred to as Floortime™ which is a specific technique to both follow the child’s natural emotional interests (lead) and at the same time challenge the child towards mastery of the social, emotional, and intellectual capacities. For teens and adults, we also assess them through a D.I. R®lens but when targeting adaptive domains, we incorporate a person-centered approach to motivate, empower, and ensure the individual is respected by providing choices. Depending on the stage of development, interest, and targeted goals we may use toys, games, sensory motor activities, social-emotional dyadic lessons and teach life skills, self-care, play skills, social skills, and communication.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field – Master’s degree or enrolled in a master’s program preferred
1 year experience
Willing to drive up to 30 minutes/20 miles to clients
Valid driver’s license, reliable source of transportation, and auto insurance
Must pass a criminal background check (Livescan DOJ & FBI)
Current TB clearance
CPR Certification in both pediatrics and adults
Fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 (unless you fall within the medical or religious exemption category)
Minimum of a 1-year commitment is REQUIRED
Where and when do sessions take place?
Our Burbank and Calabasas offices serve areas such as Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, North Hollywood, Northridge, Woodland Hills, and surrounding areas. Sessions are primarily 2 to 3 hours and take place primarily in the client’s homes or families have the option to request sessions at one of our clinics. Services are offered between 9 am – 8:00pm, Monday through Sunday. Currently have a need and hiring for:
Monday – Friday: 1:00pm – 8:00pm and Weekends: 9:00am – 4:00pm
PART-TIME and FULL-TIME positions are available depending on schedule of availability.
Pay, Benefits and Perks
Pay: Hourly rate is pending education level, years of experience, additional languages, certifications, and licenses. Developmental Interventionist position pay range is between $22 – $30. Licensed Clinicians in related field and senior DIR® Certified Clinicians pay range is between $30 – $45 per hour
Our Benefits (pending part-time or full-time status after your first 90 days):
Weekly paid trainings
Paid travel time in between clients
Paid gap time
Medical, dental, and vision insurance and COVID pay
Annual 48 hours of sick/mental health time off
Accrued vacation time off
$200 continued education allowance
Mental wellness gift card bonus at 90 days check-in if you have evening availability
Free ongoing PPE Supplies
Access to FDA approved COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests
Unlimited referral bonuses
Monthly Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion support meetings
Ongoing weekly DIR® trainings and clinical mentorship
Opportunities for interdisciplinary training, growth and clinical opportunities
What are you waiting for? Come join the Holding Hands family and make a meaningful impact and connection within your community.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Pay: $22.00 – $30.00 per hour
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
4 hour shift
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Driver’s License (Required)
Work Location: On the road