Career Opportunities


PCDA is a non-profit multidisciplinary agency that provides a range of services for children, from birth to 21 years of age with autism and other developmental disabilities, using the DIRFloortime™ developmental play-based approach.

Child Development Interventionists

A child development interventionist supports a child through play-based intervention in programs in the clinic and in the home and community settings. Position is part time (25 hours/week) to start, with the potential of building to full time.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or related field (i.e.  Developmental Psychology, Sociology or Human Development)
  • Paid experience working with children
  • CA driver’s license
  • CPR/First Aid


  • Starting rate is $16.50/hour
  • Mileage reimbursement and phone stipend
  • Ongoing training
  • Medical benefits start at 30 hours/week
  • Additional compensation for second language, Master’s degree, and/or over 7 years of experience

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PCDA supports on-going professional development for our staff through:

  1. Two week intensive training for new staff.
  2. Two-year curriculum of bi-weekly presentations covering a full range of topics.
  3. Once a month DIR® themed presentation
  4. Once a month Special topics or guest speakers
  5. Educational Stipend for Clinical specialists
  6. Scholarships for some staff to attend continuing education programs.
  7. Flexible scheduling to allow staff to pursue higher education degree programs.
  8. Most important, PCDA has an atmosphere of team learning, wherein there is an enthusiasm for learning and sharing of interdisciplinary expertise on a daily basis.

PCDA supports student learning through:

  1. Hosting graduate students or interns in Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy, and Speech and Language therapy
  2. High school students may volunteer to assist in groups or summer programs