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Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania

(Private)  
Education - Teaching - Administration, Not for Profit - Charitable, Healthcare - Health Services
HQ: Philadelphia, PA   |   250 - 500 employees  |  
Overview


Celebrating its 100th year in 2019, Easterseals has been
helping people with disabilities gain greater independence. Our mission is to
provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or
special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work
and play in their communities.

Easterseals of Southeastern PA services include approved
private school, special classrooms, summer programs, assistive technology,
early intervention programs and various outpatient speech, physical and
occupational therapy programs. Children who receive these services are
challenged with a variety of disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy,
down syndrome, spina bifida and physical and developmental delays.

We strive to hire those who are passionate about the
pediatric special needs population, have strong communications skills, enjoy a
team environment  and want to make a
difference in the lives of those they assist.

Funding for programs and services comes from a variety of
sources. Over $1 million of our annual operating budget comes from charitable
contributions with support coming from corporate and foundation grants,
individual gifts and special events.

Our locations include Philadelphia, Levittown, Media and
Kulpsville as well as itinerant positions in Chester, Berks, Northampton and
Lehigh Counties.

As of 12/31/19, all employees must have the following
required background checks in place prior to starting work: Federal Bureau of
Investigations (FBI) clearance issued under the Department of Human Services
(DHS); Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Criminal History Clearance; Pennsylvania
Child Abuse History Clearance; National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR)
Verification Certificate; those who have resided outside of Pennsylvania within
the previous five years of employment and/or still reside outside of
Pennsylvania must obtain a State criminal history check, State sex offender
registry check and State child abuse and neglect registry check from the
State(s) in which they resided; Act 168 forms. Health assessment, TB, and
mandated reporter training documentation are due within 30 days of hire.
Additional requirements as needed based on position.

Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania is an equal
opportunity provider and an equal opportunity employer.



Culture

Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania provided direct services to thousands children and adults with disabilities last year. Our clients are challenged with a variety of disabilities including: brain damage, physical disabilities, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, learning disabilities, genetic disorders, autism, hearing, vision and speech disorders and developmental delays.

 

Our mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

The following programs help these individuals to receive needed therapeutic services, challenge their cognitive and motor skills, express their creativity and interact with their peers in a fun and comfortable environment.

 

Approved Private School- Approved Private School is for children two to eight years of age with cerebral palsy, severe neurological impairment, muscular dystrophy and autism. Each child has an individualized education plan that defines the child's goals and objectives for cognitive, self-help, socialization, speech, language, feeding, fine motor, gross motor and nursing needs. A staff of special educators, Speech Pathologists, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Behavior Specialists, Nurses, Social Workers and Assistive Technology Specialists renders these services. 

 

Early Intervention- Early Intervention program provides support and services to families with children birth to age five, who have developmental delays and disabilities. Early Intervention supports and services are designed to meet the developmental needs of children with a disability as well as the needs of the family related to enhancing the child’s development in one or more of the following areas: physical development including vision and hearing, cognitive development, communication development, social or emotional development and adaptive development.


Friendship Academy- Friendship Academy is an inclusive learning center where all children play to learn. Certified Teachers and Paraprofessionals provide an exciting, stimulating, and developmentally and age appropriate learning environment.


Assistive Technology- Assistive technology (AT) services and devices are offered to both children and adults with disabilities. Children and their families are served through evaluations, training and support on the effective use of AT applications and devices. Assistive technology is also integrated into the curriculum of Easterseals programs which include the Approved Private School, Early Intervention, summer camp and recreation. Adults are served through referral from professional, service, government organizations or individuals throughout the community. Easterseals provides essential job training skills through the aid of specialized evaluation and training by AT Specialists and the use of adaptive computer hardware and software.

 

Physical, Speech, Occupational and Behavioral Therapy- These services are provided to children and adults in schools and day cares under contract with school districts and intermediate units. These services are also available as requested by families. Our therapists serve hundreds of children at our centers or in their school settings.
Resources

Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania provides critically
needed therapeutic services, support, education, recreation and advocacy for
children with special needs and their families. To accomplish this, Easterseals
hires a team of licensed professionals such as Speech Pathologists,
Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Behavior Specialists, Assistive
Technology Specialists, and Special Education Teachers. There are many other
professionals who together work to provide a team effort of support. Easterseals
of Southeastern Pennsylvania is diligent in reminding employees to continue
their development, update professional licensing, and comply with all
regulations regarding their specific discipline. Easterseals is a non-profit
organization.



Contact
Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania Corporate Office
3975 Conshohocken Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 879-1000
FAX (215) 879-8424

Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania Locations

Philadelphia Division

Approved Private School
Joseph X. Yaffe Center
3975 Conshohocken Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 879-1000
FAX (215) 879-8424
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Early Intervention Center
3905 Ford Road
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 879-5010
FAX (215) 879-5051
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Bucks County Division

Margaret "Judge" Brooks Center
2901 Edgely Road
Levittown, PA 19057
(215) 945-7200
FAX (215) 945-4073

Delaware County Division

468 N. Middletown Road
Media, PA 19063
(610) 565-2353
FAX (610) 565-5256
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Montgomery County Division

Tucker & Perry Gresh Center
1161 Forty Foot Road
Kulpsville, PA 19443
(215) 368-7000
FAX (215) 368-1199
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