Title of Position: Early Intervention Education Specialist (Certified Teacher)
Department: Children’s Village
Supervisor’s Title: Rehabilitation Services Supervisor
Exemption Status: Non -exempt
Functions Responsible for: N/A
Last Revised: December 2013
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The Early Intervention Education Specialist is responsible for providing individualized developmentally appropriate family centered services to children with special needs, age birth to three, and their families as well as collaborates with families, other early childhood professionals and community resources to provide support. Work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team in the planning and provision of education services outlined in IFSP in accordance with IDEA Part C.
Demonstrates behaviors which contribute to the growth and achievement of Memorial’s mission and fiscal health:
· Is respectful of all people internally and externally,
· Shows compassion for all,
· Accountable to commitments and the organization,
· Demonstrates safety in all actions,
· Behaves in a manner which promotes teamwork,
· Continually strives for excellence.
1. Works directly with the family and IFSP team members in planning for the 6 month and annual IFSP through discussion of the child’s current level of development as well as helping the family identify their unique priorities and functional outcomes.
2. Uses the family’s stated IFSP outcome as a guide for provision of services, working directly with the family member(s) in providing developmentally appropriate and functional activities for their child and family throughout their daily routine.
3. Acts as a resource person for parents by offering information about developmental expectations, guiding the parents in recognizing and responding to their child’s actions and providing suggestions for encouraging and expanding their development and planning for transition.
4. Maintains accurate, up to date documentation of all required activities, and record all data specified by procedures and contractual statements of work,
5. Completes quarterly curriculum-based assessment of each child’s overall development.
6. Builds collaborative relationship with family, IFSP team members, school district personnel and other community providers.
7. Facilitates communication among service providers and coordinates family services to prevent duplication and to identify service gaps.
8. Participates in reflective supervision by attending weekly meetings with supervisor and bringing ideas, concerns and information to the meeting.
9. Maintain knowledge of early childhood growth and development, and specialized skills needed to implement family-centered early intervention program.
10. Responds to changes in the work schedule as necessary; demonstrates flexibility in view of interruptions; functions as a steadily productive employee.
11. Plays an active role in encouraging and communicating and promoting mission and vision of Children’s Village.
12. Participates in Medicaid Administrative Match by completing random moment time studies within 5 days if applicable.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Education: Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education or Early Intervention or related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.
Experience: 1-3 years related experience preferred
Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Current Washington State Teaching Certificate required (with Early Childhood and Special Education endorsement preferred). Maintain Washington State registration as a Family Resource Coordinator.
Level of Business Knowledge/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
- Ability to read, write, and communicate clearly in English
- Ability to remember, understand, and apply oral and or written instructions.
- Reasoning and Decision Making
- Ability to plan, organize and carry out assignments from management staff with minimal direction
- Ability to analyze situations, interpret data, and make decisions that have moderate impact on immediate work unit
- Ability to prioritize and execute a variety of tasks simultaneously and work with frequent interruptions
- Ability to organize and prioritize job duties in an effective and timely manner, set priorities and meet critical deadlines.
- Communicate pertinent information to supervisors and all others as appropriate.
- Adhere to hospital policy and Uniform Health Care Information Act, and communicate confidential information only with the appropriate person.
- Physical requirements for this position include: hearing, seeing, speaking, feeling, reaching, pinching, and repetitive motions.
- This position requires standing and walking for long periods of time.
- This position requires exerting up to 40 pounds of force in order to lift, carry, pull, or move objects.
“Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will.”