Easterseals Nevada
  • - Early Intervention
  • Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Full Time

 ABOUT EASTER SEALS NEVADA

Since 1950, Easter Seals Nevada has been advocating for, and working with, infants, children, youth and adults who have disabilities and other challenges.  Easter Seals Nevada works to address the community's social service gaps and to leverage partnerships and other strategic opportunities to increase participation in economic and civic life for all people. The organization is one of Nevada's largest community disability agencies serving 8,500 people with disabilities and their families each year.

 

Using a family centered model, within the confines of a natural environment, a Child Developmental Specialist will develop and facilitate activities promoting the overall development of children with disabilities and their families.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop ideas, plans and procedures for initiation, expansion, improvement, and evaluation of Early Intervention for the benefit of children and families with special needs.
  • Assess cognitive, physical, social domains and language development for children and recommend appropriate activities to enhance growth and development of children.
  • Promote family involvement, advocacy and support family decisions.
  • Using a family centered model, working within natural environments, build an appropriate and professional relationship with children and families.
  • Conduct intake visitations incorporating organizational history, descriptions of services and programs, and completion of intake file
  • Conduct child assessments, as well as re-assessments, and create evaluation reports incorporating assessment tools, caregiver reports, and professional reports.
  • Participate in home visitations with eligible families, identifying strengths and needs of both child and family.
  • Attend and observe (1) therapy session per child per month when appropriate.
  • Schedule weekly meetings with the Director of EIP to discuss weekly progress on each child and family.
  • Submit a progress report per visit for each child and family served in the EI Program.
  • Organize and maintain the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), including, but not limited to, assessments, update family needs and priorities, transition planning and up-to-date health history.
  • Coordinate evaluations with appropriate therapists.
  • Assist in the set-up and facilitation of playgroups.
  • Assist in the cleaning, and organization, of the "toy"-barn, gross motor room, and craft/supply room.
  • Attend staff and program meetings.
  • Comply with all state, federal and program policies, standards, and timeliness
  • Keep consistent records and meet timelines for reporting and conduction of assessments.
  • Maintain excellent written and verbal correspondence using DAP notes.
  • Maintain excellent records on all children enrolled in the Early Intervention Program.
  • Assist in all other duties as assigned by the Director of Early Intervention.
  • Consistently communicate with therapists on IFSP team.
  • Consistently enter data into the TRAC system.
  • Have and maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Attending and participating in 25 hours of Early Childhood classes per year.
  • Within 3 years of hire date, staff member will attain Early Childhood Endorsement or Masters of Special Education Early Childhood.

  Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidates will have 1 year experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word and Excel, are critical for this position.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Have worked with children from birth to age 3 who have special needs.
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