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We are pleased you are interested in joining our team and encourage you to explore the current opportunities below. In addition to the below employment opportunities, we also offer unpaid college internship opportunities. We are a center-based, school-year program and prefer individuals with pediatric experience. Sisu has a flexible, family-friendly work environment.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Interested candidates must submit a resume and completed employment application.  Completed application packets may be sent to Human Resources at PO Box 5758, Gainesville, GA 30504, e-mailed to, or faxed to 770-535-0252. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. All employment is contingent on mandatory participation in a pre-employment drug screen and criminal records check.



1. GA PreK Assistant Teacher

Ga Pre-K Assistant Teacher's are responsible for providing children with early childhood education, early intervention and special education, as applicable, as well as promoting child development and providing developmentally appropriate care and be giving and nurturing. The Assistant Teacher provides supervision for children in the classroom while carrying out lesson plans produced by the Lead Teacher.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $24,000.00 - $26,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


2. PreK Lead Teacher


The Teacher is responsible for providing children with early childhood education, early intervention and special education, as applicable, as well as promoting child development and providing developmentally appropriate care giving and nurturing. The Teacher provides supervision for paraprofessionals and guides and supports community volunteers working within the classroom.

Physical Functions: The ability to physically handle any need or situation that might arise on center premises which could include the full range of physical tasks, not limited to, lifting up to
60 lbs, carrying and floor level activity.

Mental Functions: Must have the ability to handle the stress of everyday contact with children, parents and staff. Job requires skills in identifying needs and progress of children. Written and verbal communication skills are essential. Must show mature leadership in problem solving, decision-making, and team building. Responsible for integrity and sound judgment in areas of confidentiality and all legal, ethical and policy areas of center operations.

Minimum Training, Experience and Background

Birth To Three Teachers (Infant/Toddler Teachers) - Must have a minimum of a CDA in Infant/Toddler or Early Childhood or a TCC. Birth to Three Teachers must be at least a Career Level IV per Georgia Professional Development System.

Preschool/PreK Teachers - Must have a minimum of a 4 year degree in Early Childhood or Special
Education or a Related Field with at least 15 semester hours of ECE coursework. Preschool/PreK
Teachers must be at least a Career Level VIII per Georgia Professional Development System.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide a variety of materials, activities, and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children & staff
  • Comply with SACS/Cognia accreditation standards and implementation of school improvement goals, including all data collection, reports and center programs; comply with BFTS/DECAL’s Quality Rated program standards and all related responsibilities as an individual/professional and a member of the Sisu team.
  • Observe and evaluate individual student performance in all developmental domains (social-emotional, communication, adaptive, cognition, fine and gross motor).
  • Maintain student assessment portfolio using on-line system and report student progress at least four times per school year.
  • Develop goals and objectives for students based on current developmental and therapeutic evaluations, observation, and interdisciplinary team communication.
  • Organize and lead activities to promote development in all domains, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling and motor activities.
  • Develop and implement daily lesson plans that reflect the center-wide unit topic and address age- appropriate skills of the students served, address GELDS standards and identify accommodations and modifications needed for individual students.
  • Participate in professional meetings, educational conferences, staff meetings, training workshops, interdisciplinary team meetings and other such events in order to maintain and improve professional competence, including participation in Sisu’s Professional Development Program.
  • Prepare annual reports on student performance and participate in family conferences as requested by the Education and Program Directors and/or as required by Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • Track student progress toward goals and objectives of IEP, if applicable.
  • Manage and participate in the fair-share rotation of caregiver duties such as diapering/toileting, child cleanliness/hygiene/hand washing, feeding, hydration and positioning.
  • Comply with Bright From the Start/DECAL and other regulatory training requirements, including participation in Georgia’s Professional Development System (PDS).
  • Comply with the best practices in nutrition for early childhood programs, including but not limited to, hydration, portions, varied selections within food groups, and behavior modification to promote healthy eating habits, etc.
  • Any and all other assigned duties as directed by supervisors or agency leadership and coordinators, which will include participation on center-wide committees annually.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Positive attitude about working with children with disabilities and knowledge of developmental stages of early childhood
  • Flexible with ability to change and adapt
  • Ability to seek support and clarifications in a timely manner from appropriate supervisors/managers regarding student or coworker concerns
  • Strong leadership, communications, supervisory and time management skills
  • Skill in managing staff and other resources
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software and online platforms for parent communication and data collection
  • Respectful behavior towards parents and acceptance of parents as vital team members
  • Willingness to participate in Sisu public relations, marketing and fundraising activities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to handle physical tasks required of the job including lifting up to 60 pounds, carrying and floor-level activities
  • Willingness to comply with training requirements, as per licensing standards

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $25,000.00 - $40,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Associate (Required)


  • Teaching Certification (Preferred)
  • Special Education Certification (Preferred)




3. Registered Behavior Technician- full time 

This position is perfect for someone looking for a healthy "work/life" balance. Our RBTs will work with a dynamic team of BCBAs, speech, occupational and physical therapists as well as experienced early childhood and special educators. All ABA services are center-based at one location. This is a full-year position with school breaks and a modified summer schedule.


  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma
  • Complete the requisite 40 hours of training, overseen by either a BCBA, BCaBA, or BCBA-D
  • Complete and pass the RBT Competency Assessment, in which an assessor observes and evaluates your performance of RBT tasks (in person, live via the internet, or through recorded videos)
  • Complete and pass the RBT exam, which is comprised of 75 multiple-choice questions and assesses the applicant’s knowledge of the RBT Task List
  • Abide by the RBT Ethics Code Registered Behavior Technician will complete the following task under supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
  • Mandatory drug-screen and criminal records check

4. Occupational Therapist- part time 


The Occupational Therapist will carry out an individualized program of occupational therapy including assessment, treatment, planning, implementation, education, and communication to maximize a patient's progress toward achieving functional goals. The Occupational Therapist will also maintain a positive working relationship with other health professionals and staff at the center.


Job Responsibilities

  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates functional needs and outcomes, and consults with other specialists. Reviews patients’ functional needs and adjusts care plans to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
  • Designs and implements a plan of care for patients based on a thorough assessment of potential development and incorporates participation by significant others whenever it seems appropriate.
  • Conducts therapy practice within defined standards of care.
  • Directs the assistance of support staff to achieve patients’ functional goals.
  • Communicates effectively with other professional and support staff to achieve positive patient outcomes.
  • Practices center and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement program, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
  • Documents evaluations, treatment goals, and plans. Regularly updates documentation and maintains prescriptions and signatures.
  • Enhances professional growth and development of self and others through participation in educational programs, in-service meetings, and workshops. Keeps up to date on professional literature.
  • Provides direction and leadership to staff and acts as a resource to promote physical therapy in the community.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


Minimum Training, Experience, Background and Skills

  • Graduate of an approved occupational therapy program with a minimum of MSOT.
  • Prefer one year of pediatric experience.
  • Current license from the state Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners.


5. Special Education Paraprofessional 


Paraprofessionals are responsible for providing support to the teacher, children and community volunteers in the morning early intervention program, and may also have extended-day schedule and duties providing quality program to children enrolled in the afternoon program. Successful employees have positive attitudes, excellent teamwork skills, and flexibility to change and adapt. Employees must read and respond to written information and have the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, and must comply with the policies, procedures and quality standards of Sisu.

Qualifications: Prefer minimum of Technical College Certificate in Early Childhood Education or Child Development and six months experience in a licensed center; require high school diploma or G.E.D. and age 18; Must provide proof of education qualification. Mandatory participation in a pre-employment drug-screen and comprehensive criminal background check; Ability to physically handle duties that may include, but are not limited to, lifting up to 60 lbs, carrying children and participating in floor level activity.

[School Year Employment: August through May]

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $12.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance

Schedule: Day shift, Monday to Friday

Education: High school or equivalent (Required)

Experience: preschool: 1 year (Preferred)


6. Nutrition Associate

The Nutrition Associate is accountable for the nutrition portion of the Sisu program insuring compliance with Bright from the Start standards as well as maintaining laundry. Job duties include, but are not limited to, preparing meals, picking up catered meals and food items, maintaining sanitary work area and monitoring compliance standards for nutrition.

Qualifications: A high school diploma or GED required and participation in mandatory nutrition training from BFTS. Must have valid drivers license and satisfactory driving record.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $10.00 - $11.00 per hour