Careers

Based in Rockville, Maryland and founded in 1950 as a community service organization for individuals with special needs, TLC has a longstanding reputation of providing high-quality programs and services. We employ over 200 highly qualified individuals in the following fields: special education, audiology, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology, social work, vocational rehabilitation, finance, marketing, development, and administrative support.

TLC offers full-time, part-time, and temporary positions. We also offer opportunities for volunteers, internships, and externships. The work culture of TLC is team-based, collaborative, innovative, professional, and supports work-life balance. TLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We conduct all business without regard to race, color, spiritual belief, age, sex, language, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, social economic status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

TLC is committed to promoting an inclusive culture for the organization with a focus on racial equity.

In order to fully accomplish TLC’s mission, we must be aware of and responsive to the needs of all members of the community whom we serve. Our organizational culture will value people of all backgrounds and will foster an environment of respect, transparency, learning, integrity, and honesty. TLC’s commitment to inclusiveness will be evident in our organizational structure, policies, procedures, boards, staff members, volunteers, donors, our organizational goals and vision and the needs of all community members.

TLC provides the following benefits to eligible staff

  • Group Health Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (health and dependent care)
  • 403B Retirement Plan
  • Continuing Education
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Generous Paid Leave and Paid Holidays
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Care Coverage
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (health and dependent care)
  • 403B Retirement Plan
  • Continuing Education
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Generous Paid Leave and Paid Holidays
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Care Coverage
  • Group Life Insurance

Job Opportunities

The Treatment and Learning Center employs innovative, skilled staff in education, audiology, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology, social work, vocational rehabilitation, counseling, accounting, finance, marketing, development as well as administrative support staff. TLC offers full-time, part-time, PRN, and temporary positions. We offer a supportive work environment promoting professional growth, and value positive collaboration and teamwork across all of our programs.

TLC is here to help people and our caring staff makes that possible in two Rockville, Maryland locations. TLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We conduct all business without regard to race, color, spiritual belief, age, sex, language, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, social economic status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers make an extraordinary difference in the lives of the children and adults with special needs that rely on TLC each year to improve their lives and expand their possibilities in the DC metro region.

TLC is an approved Student Service Learning (SSL) site for Montgomery County Public Schools. We encourage you to get involved today and make a difference in your community through our wide range of programs that utilize volunteers throughout the year for Classroom Aides, Therapy Aides, and supporting our fundraising events.

Please fill out the Volunteer Application Form and submit to us for review. If you are interested in being a Volunteer during the summer only, please complete this separate Summer Volunteer Application Form. Feel free to mail, scan and email, or fax the form to us. If you choose email: HR@ttlc.org Please contact us if you have questions!

Internships

An internship is an effective way to connect your academic experience with obtaining school credits. It allows you to gain valuable exposure to the workplace, provides the opportunity for skill development, and gives you a competitive edge in the job search.

TLC provides Internship opportunities in the fields of Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Psychology, and Marketing.

Most of TLC’s Internship/Externship opportunities are unpaid and are solely in place for satisfying practicum credits.

Externships

Therapy Externship

Contact: Melissa N Smith, Ph.D., ABSNP
Externship Supervisor
Director of Testing, Tutoring and Counseling
(301) 424-5200 ext. 226 mesmith@ttlc.org
www.ttlc.org

Description:

The primary tasks of the extern will be conducting individual, group, and family therapy with children, adolescents, and families. The extern will maintain a case of 6-10 clients and at least one group.

Therapy experiences will be tailored to the extern’s experience, interest, and goals. Therapy activities available include:

  • Co-leading afterschool social skills and anxiety groups for children with licensed therapists
  • Individual counseling and play therapy for children through emerging adults ages 4 to 25 with a variety of presentations
  • Parent consultation sessions
  • Family therapy
  • Co leading Circle of Security parent groups

TLC is a multidisciplinary practice that serves infants through elderly populations. With over 70 years of experience, we specialize in individuals with developmental disabilities or learning challenges.  TLC’s departments include the Testing, Tutoring, and Counseling Services, the Family Hearing Center, The Outcomes Service (for adults with disabilities), Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, and the Katherine Thomas School for children with disabilities.

Supervision/Didactics: Externs will receive weekly supervision in clinical work. Video recordings of therapeutic sessions will be reviewed at least once per quarter. Additionally, externs will engage in case conferences and staff meetings with other clinicians in the department.

Site Requirements:  Students must pass a background check and be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to the start of their externship year. As an organization, we are committed to the health and safety of our staff, students, and consumers, so vaccination requirements may be updated as new recommendations and guidelines are implemented.

Students with prior therapy experience required.  Preferably, third year clinical students or above.  Students will extern between 16-24 hours over two or three days, based on their requirements for hours of training. Most therapy occurs in the after-school hours; therefore, three days are preferred between Monday and Friday in order to maintain a solid caseload. Therapy sessions usually begin by 3pm and end by 6pm. Some therapy may be remote.

Application Materials Requested:  Please provide a CV, 2 letters of recommendation, and a deidentified therapeutic writing sample (e.g., progress report, intake report, case conceptualization, etc.). A de-identified assessment report is also acceptable. Prospective externs will be contacted for in person interviews.  Once accepted, externs must successfully complete a background check and COVID-19 vaccination before beginning their externship.

Email Application Materials to:  Sarah Towne Psy.D. at stowne@ttlc.org

Application Deadline:  February 11, 2022

Assessment Externship

Contact: Sarah Towne, Psy.D.
Externship Supervisor
(301) 424-5200 ext. 102 stowne@ttlc.org

Melissa Smith, Ph.D., Director of Testing, Tutoring and Counseling
(301) 424-5200 ext. 226 mesmith@ttlc.org

www.ttlc.org

Description:

The primary tasks of the extern will be conducting, scoring, analyzing, and writing integrative assessments, as well as providing feedback to families. Externs will engage in assessment activities on average for 9-10 hours per week, with the goal of conducting 1 to 2 assessments per month. In addition, externs may also co-lead a social skills group, working alongside a multidisciplinary team.

Assessments conducted by our department may include:

  • Comprehensive Autism Assessments
  • Developmental Evaluations
  • Psycho-educational Evaluations
  • Comprehensive Executive Functioning and Attention Evaluations
  • Admissions Testing
  • Disability Eligibility Assessments
  • Targeted Assessments for College Students and Adults (math or reading disorders, etc.)

Group therapy experiences will be tailored to the extern’s experience, interest, and goals. These activities may include:

  • Helping to co-lead a multidisciplinary therapy group for children with developmental disabilities and challenges. Together, they will use play as a medium to achieve developmental goals involved in social interactions, speech language, motor planning, and emotional regulation.
  • Co-leading an afterschool social skills or anxiety group (when available) with a licensed clinical social worker or psychologist.

TLC is a multidisciplinary practice that serves infants through elderly populations. With over 70 years of experience, we specialize in individuals with developmental disabilities or learning challenges.  TLC’s departments include the Testing, Tutoring, and Counseling Services, the Family Hearing Center, The Outcomes Service (for adults with disabilities), Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, and the Katherine Thomas School for children with disabilities.

Supervision/Didactics: Externs will receive weekly supervision for assessment and any group they are assisting in or co-leading. Direct supervision of assessment practices will allow the supervisor to provide customized supervision and training to meet the externs needs. Additionally, externs will engage in case conferences and staff meetings with clinicians in the department to discuss challenging cases and share new information and research.

Site Requirements:  Students must pass a background check and be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to the start of their externship year. As an organization, we are committed to the health and safety of our staff, students, and consumers, so vaccination requirements may be updated as new recommendations and guidelines are implemented.

Prior assessment experience is preferred but not required. Students will extern between 16-24 hours over two or three days, based on their requirements for hours of training. While all days are open to student hours, Tuesdays are a preferred day for training, as they will be invited to participate in a weekly team meeting for the department.  Mornings are required for assessments, but hours can be flexed in order to accommodate participation in a group.

Application Materials Requested:  Please provide a CV, 2 letters of recommendation, and a de-identified assessment report. Prospective externs will be contacted for a live interview (in-person when p.  Once accepted, externs must successfully complete a background check and COVID-19 vaccination before beginning their externship.

Email all Application Materials to:  Sarah Towne Psy.D. at stowne@ttlc.org

Application Deadline:  February 11, 2022.