OPEN POSITION     

 

Job Title:  Developmental Specialist

Department: Early Intervention

Status:  Full Time

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Job Description:

The Early Intervention Developmental Specialist functions as an educator and case manager to children, birth to three years old, and their families, providing assessments and developmental, therapeutic services to children, both individually and in groups, using a family centered approach.

Qualifications:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a major or concentration in 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. Transcripts of degree work or subsequent transcripts must reflect successful completion of at least 4 approved three-credit courses that focus on infants, toddlers, and families.

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A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with at least 300 hours of practicum or work experience with young children.  Experience with infants, toddlers and families is preferred.  Transcripts of degree work or subsequent transcripts must reflect successful completion of at least 4 approved three-credit courses that focus on infants, toddlers, and families.

  1. Certification as an Early Intervention Specialist by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), or eligible to be certified within three years of employment in a MDPH certified Early Intervention Program.

  2. New staff who are employed 20 hours or more per week must attend a two-day orientation training offered by the Department of Public Health’s Training Center vendor within the first years of employment.

  3. Experience with family therapy; behavioral change programs; autistic/PDD population; parenting concerns and issues.

  4. Familiarity with specialized treatment approaches to families of disabled children (i.e. grief therapy, crisis intervention, group facilitation, individual and group counseling, family dynamics, psychosocial development, family adaption’s, community and financial resources).

  5. Ability to design and facilitate parent support group/s; sibling groups, etc.

  6. Demonstrated interest in professional development.

  7. Must be able to meet the medical requirements included in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Early Intervention Operational Standards, including physical examinations, vaccinations and infectious disease testing.

  8. Ability to work flexible hours by nature of the program.

If interested in applying for any position, please email Ctaci Killela at ckillela@ucpberkshire.org with your resume and references.

United Cerebral Palsy is an equal opportunity employer.