Early Intervention Therapist/Developmental Specialist
Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation - Dillingham, AK

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This position will provide coordination of services to infants and their families who are enrolled in the Infant Learning Program. It will provide assessment and intervention techniques and strategies to assist in fostering the growth and development of children with special needs from birth to three years of age in a home-based service program. Position may serve as a therapist (Physical Therapy, or Occupational Therapy,) if licensed, providing therapy services within the scope of his/her professional practice. This position will adhere to all policies and procedures as outlined in the BBAHC Policy and Procedures Manual and the State and Federal Rules and Regulations.

  • Candidate must be a licensed Social Worker, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Audiologist, Nurse, Special Education Teacher or have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, and be willing to work toward professional licensure/certification.
  • Must have a minimum of one year experience working with young children.
  • Candidate must possess knowledge of unique and special needs of communities in the BBAHC and ILP service area, parent/child relationships, and creative learning programs for the developmentally delayed child.
  • This employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span (e.g., pediatric/adult/geriatric) and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the assigned unit’s policies and procedures.
  • The employee will complete state-mandated Part C credentialing during regularly scheduled work hours within the first 180 calendar days on the job.

  • Essential Functions:
  • Conducts developmental assessment/evaluations as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Develops Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) with families and other involved disciplines.
  • Provides service coordination and special instruction for assigned children through a family-focused approach in service delivery.
  • Provides home-based programming and visits.
  • Consults with agency and resource providers.
  • Participates in ongoing staff development and education.
  • Maintains confidentiality as per policies.
  • Maintains the child’s file for his/her caseload.
  • Assist in Child Find activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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