EasterSeals
  • College Station, TX, USA
  • Full Time

****Needed in North Harris County and/or Brazos Valley/College Station area****

Job Description:

Perform all Early Intervention Specialist procedures in accordance with approved policies and the best professional practices.

Role and Responsibilities

  1. Assist families through the enrollment process: (Intake, Screening, IFSP)
  • Contact families within 5 working days of recruiting a referral.
  • Collect identifying information from parent report, observations of child, medical professionals and records.
  • Administer State Screening Tool which includes: Hearing, Vision, Nutrition, Assistive Technology, Autism and VCFS.
  • Arrange and facilitate developmental assessments to determine eligibility.
  • Assist in the development of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) State Requirement: Plan must be written within 45 days of the referral.
  1. Assess developmental skills of assigned clients from birth to the third birthday:
  • Collect information from case history, parent report, observation of child, and other professionals.
  • Select and implement evaluation procedures: adapt procedures to meet individual client needs.
  • Interpret evaluation results, develop diagnostic impressions, and make recommendations.
  1. Devise and implement specific, reasonable, and necessary intervention plans for children experiencing developmental delays, atypical behaviors, and/or certain medical diagnosis based on evaluation findings and the Individual Family Service Plan:
  • Develop and implement intervention strategies for the child based on the needs of the family.
  • Plan and implement a program of periodic monitoring of children's developmental functioning through the use of appropriate data collection: interpret and use data to modify treatment plans, strategies, materials, and/or instrumentation to meet children's needs.
  • Provide counseling and supportive guidance regarding the child's developmental delay, atypical behaviors, and/or medical diagnosis to family and caregivers.
  1. Schedule and prioritize direct and indirect service activities within established timelines: document professional contacts and clinical reports in a timely manner. Provide direct services to children and their families at home, daycare or other "natural environment".  State Requirement:  Services must begin within 28 days of writing the IFSP
  2. Complete management tool, timesheets, expense reports, schedules, Random Moment Time Study (RMTS) and any other required paperwork; submit on time to Director/Assistant Director and/or appropriate personnel as designated in policies and procedures.
  3. Insure maximum service delivery through management of a Director/Assistant Director-approved schedule (based on assigned caseload by intensity, frequency and location of services). State expectation is that 40% of staff's time will be spent in direct service.
  4. Communicate effectively with families, physicians, other agency representatives, co-workers, and the community at large.

Experience and Education Requirements

  (1) hold a bachelor's degree which includes a minimum of 18 hours of semester course credit relevant to early childhood intervention including three hours of semester course credit in early childhood development or early childhood special education.

(A)             Forty clock hours of continuing education in early childhood development or early childhood special education completed within five years prior to employment with ECI may substitute for the three hour semester course credit requirement in early childhood development or early childhood special education.

Professional Credentials:

Successful completion of the Competency Demonstration System required for all EIS professionals.

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