Autism Habilitation & Respite
Home Therapist-Residence - Gilbert, AZ

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We are currently recruiting a motivated and enthusiastic individual to work with our 4-year old son who has mild autism for the position of habilitation therapist and respite provider.

Habilitation Therapists provide one-on-one in-home behavioral and therapeutic interventions for children with autism, designed to develop and enhance critical life skills. Target skill areas include communication, socialization, fine and gross motor, self-help, and adaptive behavior. The job may also include shadowing other private therapists working with the child, outings to locations where other children are available to provide social training opportunities and possible school shadow/aide opportunities over the summer. The respite hours involve engaging the child in productive play and having fun!

If you are a good match for our son, you will be referred to Arizona Autism United to complete an in-person interview and certification courses to finalize the hiring process. You will then be assigned directly to our family and will also have access to other families if additional hours are needed.

Arizona Autism United and the family provide continual on the job training! Early intervention provides the best hope for a child’s future outcome. We are excited to add a new member to our son’s team! This is an amazing opportunity to have fun at work and change a child’s life at the same time!

The days and times are flexible but the following are some of the times needed:

Mondays: hours pending summer schedule
Tuesdays: hours pending summer schedule
Wednesdays: hours pending summer schedule
Thursdays: hours pending summer schedule
Fridays: hours pending summer schedule
Saturdays 12:15PM-2:15PM (After May 15th)
Sundays 9:00AM-12:00PM or 3:00PM-6:00PM Flexible (After May 15th)

Respite-As needed by family-will check availability when events arise.

Additional times may be available as his summer begins in July due to possible schedule changes when camp begins. The weekday hours may shift a bit when the new school year begins in August but weekend shifts will remain the same.

Please apply regardless if you are available for each pending shift if you are interested as we are flexible if you are a good fit for our son!


  • Previous related experience and/or education preferred but not necessary as training will be provided.
  • A degree or coursework in a related field is also preferred, such as Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, Psychology, Speech Therapy, or Occupational Therapy.
  • You must have prior experience with children.
  • You must be 18 years old with no criminal record.
  • Must be enthusiastic, reliable, positive and willing to learn!


Habilitation ranges from $9.00 - $14.00 per hour. Respite care ranges from $8.00 - $10.00 per hour. AZA United uses a Pay Rate Model to determine starting wages that takes into account previous experience, education and other qualifications.

About this company
Family seeking therapist who will work in the home and community to assist child with high functioning autism.