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FW: Job opportunity working with 24 year old with autism

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Part time job opening as a companion for a 24-year old young man with autism some afternoons, evenings, and overnights.  Additional opportunity to shadow him at his jobs and recreational activities if your class schedule permits.  This job will be located in Belleville for 3-5 months and will then relocate to the Edwardsville area sometime this summer, at which time we are interested in hiring two students to live in the same house with him.  It will provide you an opportunity to get hands-on training and experience in implementing a behavior and language plan created by the behavior specialists at the University of Iowa Autism Clinic. David exhibits occasional agitation due to limited language & OCD. He responds best to people who are lighthearted & like to have fun but who can also be rigorous when needed. He is pretty self sufficient, mostly happy, and eager to please.  Maturity, willingness to learn, a positive outlook, and compassion for people with disabilities is required for this position. References also required. You would supply your own transportation. Pays $15/hr. If interested, email Lynda Rands at LyndaRands [at] gmail.com. (Just remove the spaces in that email address and replace "[at]" with the "@" symbol".)
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