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Developmental Specialist - Early Intervention

Company: Thom Child And Family Services
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

*Sign-on-Bonus available $3,000*Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity working with the pediatric population (children birth to 3 years)? Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of families? Thom Child & Family Services located in Springfield, MA is seeking a Developmental Specialist/Early Childhood Educator to join their team. As an Early Intervention Early Childhood Educator or Developmental Specialist, you will be responsible for providing home and community-based early intervention services to infants and toddlers who have or are at risk for developmental delays and their families in both their homes and community settings. You will partner with parents/caregivers to ensure service delivery is individualized, meaningful for the family, and grounded in evidence-based practice. Through this collaborative process, you ensure families' priorities, needs, culture, and values are prioritized.Thom Child & Family Services offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including, but not limited to:

  • Flexible Schedules: FT, PT, Per Diem, and family hours
  • Health and Dental Insurance, including Fitness Benefits and Wellness Incentive Program.
  • Generous vacation
  • Personal time
  • Sick time (80 - 96 hours every year)
  • Paid holiday (10-12 paid holidays)
  • 403(b) with employer matching
  • Section 125 flexible benefits plan (Medical and dependent care)
  • Employer-sponsored Long-term disability insurance.
  • Employer-sponsored Life Insurance
  • Employer-sponsored Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Productivity Bonus Plan
  • Continuing education leave and paid conference fees.
  • Paid professional license renewal fees.
  • Clinical supervision, mentoring, and team support.
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Other optional benefits:
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Cancer InsurancePosition Responsibilities:
    • Participate in multidisciplinary team assessments of the client's developmental status.
    • Provide direct child development services and activities developmentally appropriate for children 0-3 and their families.
    • Participate in the development of an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) with responsibility for identifying goals, objectives, and strategies related to the child's development.
    • Complete progress notes, reports, assessments, and correspondence as appropriate
    • Provides individual and group intervention for infants and toddlers from birth to three years old who have developmental delays or who are at risk for delays in the areas of cognitive, adaptive behavior, social-emotional, self-care, fine motor, gross motor, and communication development.
    • Assess family and child strengths/resources, concerns, and progress.
    • Act as a service coordinator for the family by scheduling, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the intervention plan for each family on caseload, ensuring that appropriate procedures and timelines are followed.
    • Provides supportive professional assistance to families.
    • Facilitate parent-child interactions to encourage child's development; assist families to act as advocates for their child.Position Requirements:
      • A Bachelor's Degree with a major or concentration in infants and toddlers (includes Early Intervention and Early Childhood Education), child development, child studies, education or special education and at least 300 hours of practicum or work experience with young children.
      • Experience with infants, toddlers and families is preferred
      • Knowledge of family systems and early childhood development.
      • Ability to engage in meaningful, therapeutic relationships with children, parents/caregivers, and community partners.
      • Commitment to delivering individualized and culturally humble services.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
      • Abide by all confidentiality and professional boundaries standards.
      • Good computer skills as well as strong documentation skills.
      • Current driver's license and reliable transportation.
      • Bilingual/Bicultural a plus. NO PHONE CALLS OR RECRUITERS PLEASE Thom Child and Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.--- All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, familial status, domestic violence status, or any other status protected by law.--- PI296174c9e22b-31181-34537547

Keywords: Thom Child And Family Services, Springfield , Developmental Specialist - Early Intervention, Other , Springfield, Massachusetts

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