Position Title: Developmental Therapy Early Childhood SpecialistStatus: Part-timeLocation: KokomoHourly wage: To Be Determined|
Responsibilities: Provide special instruction that promotes the child's acquisition of development skills in a variety of developmental areas including cognitive development, adaptive development, social and emotional well being, motor development, and communication development. Work cooperatively with the Service Coordinator in the development and implementation of the Individualized Family Service Plan. Maintain documentation of progress of child and family per visit and provide reports as required by First Steps. Develop and maintain a schedule for home visits which available to immediate supervisor weekly. Provide transportation for self to home visits and area/state meetings. Schedule individual sessions according to individual needs. Maintain accurate and timely records of services provided for statistical and billing purposes. Assist with IFSP development. Physical activities may include but not limited to: frequent bending, kneeling, reaching, and squatting. Depending on person served, must be able to carry, lift, push or pull 25-50 pounds routinely with occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds utilizing appropriate body mechanic techniques and/or equipment provided. Become knowledgeable of the First Steps System.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's, Master's and/or Doctorate degree in early childhood or special education (with an early childhood focus) is required. Those with related degrees in child development including certified Child Life Specialists, early intervention or nursing (MSN with a pediatric major) and who have completed thirty (30) hours of academic child development coursework may also be considered. One year of Early Childhood experience preferred. Must maintain First Steps Credentials. Must have experience working with parents, families, and young children. Must possess or be capable of obtaining CPR and first aid certification annually and perform as necessary. Must possess good communication skills both written and oral.