Help Needed & Services Offered

If you are looking for specific services for your family or for a special needs child you can post it here. If you are a service provider or have special skills that you would like to share with someone in the autism community that can be posted here as well.

Contact us if you are interested in posting an ad whether you are looking for a babysitter, a therapist, a parent to talk to or for someone who may be interested in your services.

Please note that Oakland University is not responsible for nor are we recommending those who may respond to your ad. We are simply providing an avenue for families to find the assistance they need and for professionals to promote their services.
Help Needed

After School Caregiver Needed
Looking for a caregiver for after school for my 13 year old (PDD-NOS) and 11 year old.  They attend Seneca Middle School in Macomb (21 & Heydenreich) and would require transportation home and support with homework.  Looking for 5 days a week 2:30 – 5:30 but if you are only available a couple of days we would be interested to talk to you.  For more information please contact me at jshinska@comcast.net.   (Posted 8-9-2016)

Caregiver Needed
Looking for a caregiver for a 22 year old adult male w/moderate autism. He needs someone to accompany and assist him with (Community Living Skills) communicating independently in the community (grocery shopping, going for walks and social events/activities) and providing respite hours for the family at home in Sterling Heights. Experience/knowledge with adults/teenagers with ASD is preferred. Some training through Macomb County Mental Health would be required. Expected number of hours per week would be around 10-15 hours/week in the afternoons and evenings. Our son tends to relate well with male presence so a male caregiver is preferred, but we will consider a female. Please email me for more information at  dianabeltramo@gmail.com  (Posted 7-20-2016)

Caregiver Needed
I am looking for a fun, energetic and kind caregiver for my 15 year old son with autism. He is nonverbal, however he loves the outdoors. We need someone who is willing to come work with him at home for the remainder of the summer-two or three times per week and then weekends after school starts.  We live near the OU Campus. We prefer experience with ASD and a passion for working with special needs children.  Specifically, we are looking for help teaching him to ride a  bike around the neighborhood.  If you’re interested please contact me at 734-620- 3433. Or email me at  sharmillasaravana@yahoo.com . (Posted 7-20-2016)

Caregiver Needed
We are seeking an occasional caregiver for our 10 yr. old son with autism.  He is a gentle giant who is non-communicative but says words, sweet, and easy-going with no behavior issues. He is a big boy that requires re-direction often with obsessive behaviors and help in the bathroom.  I’d ideally like someone to take him on walks and stay as active as possible.  Furthermore, I’d like someone to help with consistency in the bathroom and help him with some ABA exercises.  Mostly, he requires supervision to keep him safe as he can be impulsive.  He is currently in the OU ABA program. We live in Troy.  Prefer experience with ASD and own transportation. I’d like a part time schedule starting at about 3:30pm until 8:30pm 2-3 days per week.  I’d like some occasional weekends that are flexible if you are able to do it, but this is not a requirement.  If interested, please call Carrie Kennedy at 248-376-1640 or email carrieann620@gmail.com.  (Posted 7-15-2016)

Community Living Support 
We are looking for CLS (Community Living Support) workers who are interested in working with our 16 year old son with high functioning autism. The job will involve facilitating our son's independence and community living skills. You would provide support to him in both our home (in Clarkston), and in community settings. Must be 18 or older. Some training is required through the ARC of Oakland County. Hours are flexible, full and part time available. Please call/text Wendy at 517-974-9595 or email wendybcloutier@yahoo.com if interested for additional details. (Posted 6-28-2016)

Fun & Creative Help Needed
Looking for an energetic, fun, and creative person to work with my 12 year old who has high functioning autism.  I need someone to keep him structured and on task working on social skills and academics at home in Royal Oak and in the community. He is smart, funny and very creative.  He loves to play!  Finding someone who has a good imagination is key.  Position will extend through the school year, after school and occasional weekends.  Amount of hours, TBD based on your availability. Interested individuals should contact Christine at cmcatchick@gmail.com.  I look forward to hearing from you. (Posted 5-25-2016)


Part-Time Caregiver
Seeking young adult female CLS caregiver for a late-20s female with high-functioning autism. About 20 hours per week (days preferred). Sterling Heights area.  Caregiver would go through a 2-week training program through ExpertCare, a CMH agency (background check included) and would be under the supervision of a Behavioral Therapist and Supports Coordinator.  Email Irene  holubochko@sbcglobal.net. (Posted 5-9-2016)

Help Needed
High functioning autistic man, 60, needs help to quickly find housing.  In addition to apartments, I wanted to explore the possibility of renting a small house in a safe neighborhood.   I am also open to shared housing for someone in a similar circumstance, but in a larger house.  I like gardening, do not have pets and do not smoke.  RANORTON@hotmail.com    443-248-7723  cell (posted 4-25-16)

Caregiver Needed
We are seeking an occasional caregiver for our 5 yr. old son with autism.  He is non-verbal, sweet, and easy-going with no behavior issues. He is currently in the OU ABA program. We live near the OU Campus. Prefer experience with ASD and own transportation. If interested, please call Kari at 248-703-5395 or email kari_norton@yahoo.com   (Posted 4-12-2016)

Nanny Needed
Family looking for a part-time,  compassionate, energetic, nanny for my 7 year old son. We prefer a back round in special education and a passion with working with special needs children. Pay will be determined by qualification. CPR Trained. Must have transportation. Macomb /Washington twp area.  Please contact Hana at 586-260-5496 or email inquiries to  Hantonelli6234@comcast.net (Posted 4-7-2016)

CLS/Respite Workers Needed
We are in need of Community Living Support (CLS)/Respite Care workers to work with our two high functioning autistic boys (ages 18 and 13).  The job will provide assistance to the family in the care of our children, while facilitating the children’s independence and integration into the community.  The support will be identified by their IPOS plans and will be provided in the children’s home and in community settings.  This position gives a great opportunity to work on interpersonal skills and health care experience, social work experience and education. This position is for 15-20 hours a week, with evening hours and some weekends, located in the Birmingham area. If interested, please submit resume with cover letter to JoAnn Smith at  joann4dk@gmail.com   (Posted 4-7-2016)


OUCARES General Program Instructor - Part Time
Pay based upon experience and education Job Purpose: Individual needed to lead program groups for children, teens and adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Includes supervision of all participants at the program, implementing positive behavior supports when needed, interacting with parents as needed and communicating with the Program Coordinator on a consistent basis. Each class will be delivered on a weekly basis for 1-3 hours for 8 weeks. Participant group size could range from 6-10 participants. Prior experience in facilitating groups for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder is preferred. QUALIFICATIONS: Positive attitude with high energy that has genuine interest and understanding about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ability to work independently and creatively with little direction from supervisor; Dependable, detailed oriented, organized and punctual; Must be a team player with strong communication skills and flexibility when needed; Degree from a university or college in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Special Education or related field; Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please send a resume and cover letter to  oucares@oakland.edu if you are interested in opportunities working with OUCARES.

OUCARES Computer Programs Instructor- Part Time
Pay Rate based upon experience and education
The Computer Programs Instructor will design and facilitate all elements of the Computer Programs-Employable Skills Program. The instructor’s role includes designing the curriculum, preparing handouts, teaching weekly sessions, providing guidance and direction to participants, encouraging social interaction and independence, communicating with parents and/or caregivers and supervising assigned volunteers. The program will be delivered in 8 weekly sessions with a 90 min class each week. Each class will enroll up to 12 participants with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Instructor will also be responsible for arriving 15 minutes prior to class begins, unlocking/locking rooms, setting up and assigning computers and contacting admin regarding computer issues or facility issues. Business casual dress is required. QUALIFICATIONS: • Minimum 5 years practical experience in graphic arts and animation software. • Positive attitude with high energy that has genuine interest and understanding about Autism Spectrum Disorder. • Ability to work independently and creatively with little direction from supervisor. • Dependable, detailed oriented, organized and punctual. • Must be a team player with strong communication skills and flexibility when needed. • Have a sense of urgency to complete tasks in a timely manner. • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Please send resume and cover letter to oucares@oakland.edu

 

Services Offered

Tutoring Services
Special educator, music educator and person with a learning disability offering my tutoring services utilizing music as a tool for memory retrieval for students with special needs.  I combine basic music concepts and use for academics, behavioral issues and more!  Contact me directly if you'd like more info.  JacobALevy@gmail.com  310.720.3558

ABA Therapist Available
Currently working in a Pontiac Charter School.  ABA registered therapist with 15 years of experience in DTT, verbal behavior, experience with children 12 months to 21 years old diagnosed with autism, Aspergers, PDD-NOS, developmental delays, ADD, and ADHD.  Reinforcing, consistent, reliable, honest and dedicated to teaching each child.  Experience with non-verbal methods: PECS, typing, signing and experience with advanced programming targeting theory of mind and executive functioning.  One-on-one, known and unknown school shadowing, community outings, play date facilitation.  References available.  I look forward to working with your child.  Please feel free to contact me at quaustin@gmail.com  (Posted 3-1-2016)

P.L.A.Y. Project Now Available
Easter Seals of Southeastern Michigan is now offering the P.L.A.Y. Project to children through age 6 with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The P.L.A.Y. Project was developed by Richard Solomon, MD as a "train the trainer" model for parents to be the key in their child's intervention. P.L.A.Y. refers to "Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters" and is designed to help children relove the three core deficits of autism: 1) self-isolation and imparied social skills; 2) language delay and impaired communication; and 3) stereotyped or repetitive behaviors. P.L.A.Y. is an intensive, cost-effective, structured intervention within the family home. To learn more about the P.L.A.Y. Project, please call toll free (800)-75-SEALS, ext 2706 or visit the Easter Seals Website or email playproject@essmichigan.org.