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Apprentice Therapist

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Immediate Opening

Position title: Apprentice Therapist

Date of Posting: May 31, 2019. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Supervised by: Clinical Director

Persons supervising: N/A

Status: Salaried / Exempt


Summary:

Reporting to the Clinical Director, apprentice therapists are responsible for maintaining an active clinical caseload in the Hadden Clinic, participating as instructors in outreach programs, and assuming intake responsibilities as needed.


Key Result Areas:

Key Result Area 1:

  • Maintain active clinical caseload in the Hadden Clinic
  • Maintain an increasing case ...
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The Colorado STEM school shooting: What your children need right now

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Another school shooting has occurred, and for at least a little while, it be all over the news and social media.

Except for the very youngest children, you won’t likely succeed in sheltering them from it. They will seek to understand what they see and hear, trying to put it into the context of what they know about the normal and expected.

The amount of information children need from parents in such situations differs depending on the child and, of course, his or ...

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Administrative Assistant

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Position title: Administrative Assistant

Date of Posting: April 16, 2019. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Supervised by: Director of Finance and Human Resources

Persons supervising: N/A

Status: Part-time, hourly position; working hours 2 pm-6 pm, Monday thru Friday


Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Human Resources the Administrative Assistant provides front desk coverage to welcome visitors to the building, administrative support to the finance office and development office.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides front ...
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Director of Development

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Position title: Director of Development

Date of Posting: April 8, 2019. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Supervised by: Chief Executive Officer

Persons supervising: Development Consultant

Status: Full-time, exempt position requiring extended hours including some evening and weekend work


Summary:

The Director of Development, under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), is responsible for coordinating efforts to increase the organization’s funding base. The Director of Development adheres to the strategic plan ...

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Emotional Intelligence

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The foundation for future learning is established between birth and age six. During this time, a child transitions from dependence to independence, and develops an emotional blueprint that informs every aspect of his or her life. Emotional intelligence – the ability to understand and manage feelings – is considered the driving force behind intellectual and social achievement, and the strongest indicator of human success.

Emotional intelligence can be fostered most effectively during the preschool years, regardless of the genetic or temperamental ...

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Remembering Ginny Steininger

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The Hanna Perkins family is mourning the loss of Virginia Steininger, who died in her home on Aug. 24. She was 89.

Steininger taught kindergarten, and was a teacher and director at Solon Cooperative Preschool before becoming the director of the child-care program at the Cuyahoga Valley Vocational School. There she taught courses in child development and helped establish the first public preschool in Ohio for children with difficulties. She then came to Hanna Perkins, where she served for 16 years ...

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A parenting technique that really works: Focus on the child’s “self”

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At a workshop on parenting sponsored by The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development (HPC), Licensed Independent Social Worker and HPC Child Psychoanalyst and Therapist Deborah Paris addressed a range of questions and concerns, including this one:

Q: I keep hearing about “attachment parenting” and other parenting techniques. Is there a particular technique that you like?

A:  My preferred technique is whatever works best in promoting healthy development. It begins with understanding there are certain goals in raising young children:

  • Self care
  • Self regulation
  • Self ...
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The San Bernardino shooting: What your children need right now

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hug_David Castillo Dominici_freedigitalphotosAnother horrific event has occurred, and it will dominate the news and social media for days and weeks.

Except for the very youngest children, you won’t likely succeed in sheltering them from it. They will seek to understand what they see and hear, trying to put it into the context of what they know about the normal and expected.

The amount of information children need ...

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