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Early Intervention Developmental Specialist (Open Positions: 1)



Location: EduCare - 1932 Birchwood, Toledo, OH 43614
Department: Board of Developmental Disabilities
Job Status: Full-Time
Hour Per Week: 40
Status: Open until filled
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Job Description

I.          TITLE:                      EARLY INTERVENTION DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIALIST

            CODE:                       PRO 416

 

II.        SUMMARY:

  An employee in this classification, under the supervision of an Early Intervention (EI) Coordinator, evaluates, assesses and implements strategies and interventions through coaching based on child and family needs.

 

III.       DUTIES:

80%

Uses state required tool(s) to determine eligibility and need for EI services at initial referral, at annual redeterminations and at age three.

  Evaluates and assesses family and child strengths and needs in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to identified delays, at-risk conditions, medical status and family dynamics.

  Makes appropriate referrals to community resources for services and assessments.

  Assists family in developing relationship focused intervention strategies that can be implemented in the home, at a center and in the community to meet the needs of the family.

  Assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) outcomes and strategies.

  Participates in trans-disciplinary team approach to early intervention programming.

  Facilitates individual and large group coaching strategies and techniques with parents/caregivers.

  Consults with parents on specific child and family concerns and participates in future planning.

  Assists families in preparing for transition into a preschool and/or other community program.

  Is a resource for staff and families.

  Maintains documentation on Special Instruction to report needs, progress, changes and next steps.

  Maintains all federal, state and local requirements for documentation.

  Complies with all applicable rules, regulations, laws, and Board policies and procedures. 

 15%

  Coordinates and participates in parent education and community outreach activities.

  Guides activities of  assigned personnel and/or students.

  Attends meetings and trainings for EI, (local and state) and the Board.

  May be required to orient individuals assigned to the department.

  5%

Performs other related duties as required. 

IV.       EQUIPMENT OPERATED:

            Personal computer, applications software, and basic office equipment.  Instructional equipment.      

V.        WORKING CONDITIONS:

            Position may involve exposure to individuals with medical and behavioral risks.

VI.       KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

            Knowledge of child development and service coordination and best practices in early intervention.

            Knowledge of evaluation and assessment tools and ability to implement.

            Ability to utilize individualized relationship-focused intervention  techniques.

            Ability to work effectively with children and parents.

            Ability to understand working with adult learners.

            Organizational and communication skills.

            Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships.

           

VII.     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCES:

            A.        Education:

                     Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Nursing, Social Work, or related field.  Masters degree in a related area preferred.

            B.        Experience:

                        Two years of experience working with developmentally delayed or at-risk children, ages birth through five (5), and their families in a full-time,

paid, supervised position or valid Provisional Early Intervention Certification from Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).

One-year service coordination experience preferred.

            C.        Credentials:

                        1.         Certification:

                                    Certification as required by the Ohio Department Developmental Disabilities.

                        2.         Registration:

                                    N/A

                        3.         Licensure:

                                    Valid driver’s license.

            D.        Ancillary Training:

                        Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid

                        Mandatory training as required by the Board and/or DODD     

            E.        Other:

                        Ability to lift up to 35 pounds.

                        Requires own transportation.

 

                                 Must be qualified to perform all duties assigned to this position.

 

                       

 

                                                                                                                                    Revised 2/21/2017


Job Advertisement

Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking a professional to work with infants and toddlers (ages 0-5 years) who have developmental delays.  Must be able to provide developmentally appropriate interventions using a family-centered approach. The Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Nursing, Social Work, or related field plus two (2) years of experience working with developmentally delayed or at-risk children, ages birth through five (5), and their families in a full-time, paid, supervised position or valid Provisional Early Intervention Certification from Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD). 

Application Special Instructions

All candidates must submit by August 7, 2020, a resume and cover letter along with an employment application, via the online application process. If in need of ADA accommodations, contact us directly at 419-380-4033.

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