FOCUS -- Infant Learning Program Developmental Specialist/Social Worker
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FOCUS, Inc. works in a wide spectrum of services from Infants to Adults. Our mission of providing the best possible services to families parallels our commitment to providing a family friendly work environment for our employees.
Provides in-home intervention and support for families with a child under the age of 36 months who experiences developmental delay or disability.
Related to working with families:
- Form respectful partnerships with families in planning and implementing programming for their child.
- Screen and assess general developmental performance in the areas of gross motor, fine motor, behavior, cognition, speech/language, self-help, and adaptive behaviors.
- Assists with the development of an Individual Family Service Plan based on developmental assessment, parent input, and/or consultations with support service personnel.
- Observes and assists families if requested in identification of resources, concerns and priorities in relation to needs of their child and family.
- Assists parents with the home strategies and intervention techniques which best facilitate the child’s function within the family environment.
- Act as family service coordinator (case management) using a respectful partnership model of family-centered services.
- Assist, coordinate, and collaborate information for families regarding community agencies and/or community transition services.
- Keep current and accurate records to document activity with the family and to meet state audit requirements.
- Maintain confidentiality of all clients.
- Assist families through the billing process.
Related to the Agency:
- Participate in scheduled team meetings to coordinate and improve services.
- Develop a schedule of services and work related activities to provide a maximum amount of services to families.
- Form respectful partnerships with co-workers.
- Collaborate and coordinate information with community agencies and support services with families.
- Provide in-service (both formally and informally) to community agencies parents and other interested parties to further understanding of the Infant Learning Program and the benefits of early intervention.
- Participate in ongoing staff development and education.
- Participate as an advocate for Infant Learning Programming within community awareness projects.
- Submit monthly required data including time cards and expenses according to agency schedules.
- Be willing to participate in any other projects as assigned by the Supervisor.
- Keep children’s files current and updated at all times.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Able to connect with families and follow their needs.
- Skilled in MS Office Outlook (email and calendar) and Word.
- Able to work independently and problem solve.
- Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
- Knowledgeable, skilled and able to deal with situational & behavioral challenges with children, care givers and families.
- Knowledgeable of various disabilities, impairments and special needs in children and skilled in educating to those with special needs.
- Able to write legibly and type simple and professional correspondence.
- Meet current State of Alaska requirement for a licensed social worker
- A valid Alaska Drivers License.
- Must have reliable transportation and automobile insurance (minimum of liability insurance), and be willing to use own vehicle for job duties, including home visits.
- A minimum of one year working with children ages 0-3 years.
- A minimum of one year working closely with parents in forming partnerships to provide services.
Focus, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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