Easterseals Nevada
  • - Early Intervention
  • 89117, NV, USA
  • $40,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time


 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. To keep up with Easter Seals Nevada's news and events, visit www.eastersealsnevada.org, on Twitter @EasterSealsNV or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/eastersealsnevada.

Summary of Position:

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.

Essential Job Functions:
• 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 Sr. 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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to work in an environment around people that may have severe, profound and/or multiple disabilities.
• Ability to prioritize assignments.
• Ability to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
• Competency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
• Self-starter, able to work without constant supervision.
• Ability to promote a positive, friendly, helpful professional image and interacts well with others.

Minimum Required Education and Experience
• Have and maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and excellent verbal communication skills
• Bachelor's degree Psychology, Early Childhood, Special Education, or a related field
• 1 year of paid experience working with children from birth to age 3
• Must have and maintain valid, current Nevada driver's license, auto insurance and registration

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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