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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


Bridgeway Academy is a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire the potential and celebrate the ability of every child. We offer an integrated approach to meet each child’s needs. This collaborative effort combines professionals in the fields of education, music therapy, speech therapy, and behavioral services (preschool through grade 12.)

The therapists and classroom teachers use principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to target individual language and academic goals, as well as behavior management. In younger grades, social interaction is targeted through the use of peer buddies. We believe this integrated model maximizes opportunities for families looking for a continuum of services for their children.

For consideration for employment, please download and complete the current Bridgeway Academy Employment Application and email it, along with a resume and cover letter, to Lorna Whyte, Director of Human Resources at humanresources@bridgewayohio.org.

Bridgeway Academy has been honored as a Top Workplace of 2019 by Columbus CEO Magazine. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.


Physical Therapist

Location: Bridgeway Academy in Columbus, OH

Bridgeway Academy is currently looking for Full-time Physical Therapist who will provide direct and indirect therapy, assessment, classroom support and modeling, while being accountable to therapy team members, parents and clients.

Responsibilities include: Evaluating and treating children between the ages of 2-18 with a range of developmental disabilities, primarily autism.  Will develop, suggest, and modify/adapt IEP and 3rd party billing goals; provide a safe, clean, creative, and structured learning environment that promotes educational and developmental progress in both neurotypical and identified students.  Will implement behavior support plans as created by classroom supervisor and behavior strategies dictated by classroom lead teacher.  Must provide appropriate communication to parents/families, doctors and other therapy disciplines regarding the student’s activities, progress, behavior and attend parent/team meetings for support as needed.  Collaboration with other therapy disciplines (Occupational, Speech, Music, and Psychology) for optimal continuity of care.

Qualifications Required:  Doctorate from an accredited college or university and an Ohio license in Physical Therapy.  New graduates are welcome to apply and preference will be given for individuals having experience working with children who have autism.  Must have a demonstrated knowledge of developmental milestones, current best practice and therapy models and follow through with behavior plans.  He/she will have effective communication with appropriate verbal, non-verbal, written, and listening skills, and the ability to promote a positive work environment while exhibiting professionalism and enthusiasm. We offer an excellent benefit package, competitive salary and on-site free parking.

Physical job requirements include the following: Must have the ability to bend, lift, stoop and get to and from the ground on a frequent basis.  The ability to travel by car to meetings and work related assignments, requiring a valid driver’s license and insurable record.  There is a potential for exposure to individuals with communicable disease and blood borne pathogens and interacting with individuals with concerns in behavior.  May require working under time constraints to meet deadlines and working extended hours when necessary.

A Background check is required.  EOE


Licensed Intervention Specialists

Location: Bridgeway Academy in Columbus, OH

Description: Bridgeway Academy is seeking Licensed Intervention Specialists to provide instruction, care, supervision and appropriate educational/developmental programming and/or instruction for students in K-12th grade classrooms with disabilities, especially autism spectrum disorder.

Responsibilities include: Assisting with day to day classroom activities and needs as directed by the Lead Teacher to include tracking behavior, educational, and IEP data and assisting with writing IEP or other behavior or education goals and objectives. Will write daily lesson plans for assigned content or developmental areas to include writing appropriate adaptions and modifications for lesson plans, adjusting for individual student strengths, deficits and ability levels. He/she will provide a safe, clean, creative and structured learning environment that promotes educational and developmental progress in both neuro-typical and identified students. He/she will facilitate the teaching and implementation of appropriate lesson plans and programs to assigned students and of assigned content areas. He/she will implement and develop behavioral strategies to encourage the success of students in the classroom and will communicate regularly with the team regarding Behavior Assessments and or Behavior Support Plans (BSP’s). He/she will attend IEP and parent conferences when necessary and provide appropriate daily/weekly and quarterly communication to parents and school districts regarding the student’s activities, progress and behavior.

The successful candidate will enjoy working in a collaborative/team classroom setting and will have strong interpersonal and computer skills. He/she will have effective communication with appropriate verbal, non-verbal, written and listening skills. Candidates will have experience in and an understanding of the field of Autism, education and ABA. Candidates must be familiar with HIPPA and have the ability to maintain confidential information regarding students.

Minimum Qualifications: An Intervention Specialist Degree is preferred for K-12th classrooms and will have general knowledge of content areas, curriculum, and developmental milestones for assigned classroom age groups. EOE


Teachers (Certified and Non-Certified)

Location: Bridgeway Academy in Columbus, OH

Description: Bridgeway Academy is seeking Teachers, both Certified and Non-Certified, to provide instruction, care, supervision and appropriate educational/developmental programming and/or instruction for students in K-12th grade classrooms. 

Responsibilities will include: Assisting with day to day classroom activities and needs as directed by the Lead Teacher to include tracking behavior, educational, and IEP data and assisting with writing IEP or other behavior or education goals and objectives.  Will write daily lesson plans for assigned content or developmental areas to include writing appropriate adaptions and modifications for lesson plans, adjusting for individual student strengths, deficits and ability levels.  He/she will provide a safe, clean, creative and structured learning environment that promotes educational and developmental progress in both neuro-typical and identified students.  He/she will facilitate the teaching and implementation of appropriate lesson plans and programs to assigned students and of assigned content areas. He/she will implement and develop behavioral strategies to encourage the success of students in the classroom and will communicate regularly with the team regarding Behavior Assessments and or Behavior Support Plans (BSP’s).  He/she will attend IEP and parent conferences when necessary and provide appropriate daily/weekly and quarterly communication to parents and school districts regarding the student’s activities, progress and behavior.

The successful candidate will enjoy working in a collaborative/team classroom setting and will have strong interpersonal, organization and computer skills. He/she will have effective communication and appropriate verbal, non-verbal, written and listening skills.  Candidates will have experience in and have an understanding of the field of Autism, education and ABA.  Candidates must be familiar with HIPPA and have the ability to maintain confidential information regarding students.

Minimum Qualifications:  A bachelor’s degree is required for K-12th grade classrooms and he/she will have a general knowledge of content areas, curriculum, and developmental milestones for assigned classroom age groups.    EOE


Early Intervention and Pre-K Classroom Teachers (Certified and Non-Certified)

Location: Bridgeway Academy in Columbus, OH

Description: Bridgeway Academy is seeking Teachers, both Certified and Non-Certified, to provide instruction, care, supervision and appropriate educational/developmental programming and/or instruction for students in Early Intervention and Pre-K classrooms.

Responsibilities include: Assisting with day to day classroom activities and needs as directed by the Lead Teacher; will include tracking behavior, educational, and IEP data and assisting with writing IEP or other behavior or education goals and objectives.  Teacher will attend weekly team meetings and IDT meetings as an active participant.  He/she will provide a safe, clean, creative and structured learning environment that promotes educational and developmental progress in both neuro-typical and identified students.  He/she will facilitate the teaching and implementation of appropriate lesson plans and programs to assigned students and of assigned content areas. He/she will implement and develop behavioral strategies to encourage the success of students in the classroom and will communicate regularly with the team regarding Behavior Assessments and or Behavior Support Plans (BSP’s).  He/she will attend IEP and parent conferences when necessary and provide appropriate daily/weekly and quarterly communication to parents and school districts regarding the student’s activities, progress and behavior.

The successful candidate will enjoy working in a collaborative/team classroom setting and will have strong interpersonal and computer skills. He/she will have effective communication with appropriate verbal, non-verbal, written and listening skills.  Experience in and will have an understanding of the field of Autism, education and ABA.  Must be familiar with HIPPA and have the ability to maintain confidential information regarding students.

Minimum Qualifications:  A bachelor’s degree is required with a degree in a related field preferred but not mandatory for E.I. and Preschool Classrooms.  General knowledge of content areas, curriculum, and developmental milestones for assigned classroom age groups also preferred.  EOE


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


Music Therapy Internship Program Description

Fact Sheet
Music Therapy Internship Internship Application

Location:  Bridgeway Academy (formerly Helping Hands Center for Special Needs) is located at 2500 Medary Avenue, Columbus, OH 43202

Description of Services:  Bridgeway Academy is a non-profit education and therapy center with a mission to meet the educational and therapeutic needs of children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. The Education Center is a full-day private school program that follows a traditional academic-year calendar. The Therapy Center provides therapeutic and psychological services for Education Center students as well as individuals who come to the Therapy Center strictly for therapeutic services. Summer Camp is an eight (8) week summer program that provides recreational, social and academic opportunities during the summer months..

Population Served:  Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Williams Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Brain Injury, and Cognitive Delays of all ages.  The majority of clients are on the Autism Spectrum and are ages 3 to 15.

Starting Dates:  Approximately Mid-August and beginning of November.  Please contact us for specific starting dates.  Applications for both starting dates are January 1 of that same year.

Internship Experience:  Interns will work with children, ages 1-18 with a wide range of abilities, in individual and group music therapy settings. They will be exposed to a variety of techniques, including ABA/DTT, improvisation, LAMP for Speech Generating Devices, PECS and Sensory Integration.  Interns will be expected to write goals and objectives for treatment plans/IEPs; record data; write progress reports; attend treatment team meetings; and observe, plan, co-lead, and lead individual and group therapy settings. Interns will also have the opportunity to work in the classroom as a discrete trial instructor.

Entry Level Requirements and Evaluations:  Prospective interns should complete an application, an interview, and an audition to assess voice, piano and guitar skills.  Auditions will include singing a song a cappella and playing guitar and piano I-IV-V accompaniment in at least three keys.  Prospective interns should demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English, as interns are language models for our students.  They should also demonstrate interest and a reasonable comfort level in working with students with developmental delays, including those with aggressive tendencies.  An on-site audition is preferred.

Staff and Professionals at Bridgeway Academy
The facility is headed by directors Erin Nealy, MT-BC, and Abigail David, CCC/SLP. Internship Director, Tanya Corso, MT-BC, has worked with the directors since Fall 2003 and has been practicing music therapy since 1998, with experience in both behavioral and improvisational music therapy.  There are approximately six (6) music therapists who work alongside speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, BCBAs and teachers.

Contact Information:  Tanya Corso, MT-BC can be reached via e-mail at tcorso@bridgewayohio.com, or phone at 614-262-7520, ext.111.  Applications may be emailed or mailed to the addresses listed above.  For more information and an application, please visit www.bridgewayohio.org.

Other Important Information:  No housing, meals, or transportation is available at this time.  A stipend of $1000 may be available, and liability insurance for the intern will be provided.  Interns will be responsible for returning a signed contract prior to their starting date and for attaining an FBI and BCI background check (approximately $60) within the first 30 days.  Interns will also be responsible for turning in a completed physical form, signed by a doctor, stating they are current on their vaccinations, fit to work with children and free of tuberculosis (form provided by Bridgeway Academy), also within the first 30 days.