- Early Intervention Specialist
The Early Intervention
Specialist functions as a professional member of the Early Childhood
Intervention (ECI) team representing the discipline of early intervention and
provides services for ECI children/families whose needs are determined to be
most appropriately served by this professional.
Early Childhood Intervention serves children in Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Rusk,
Upshur, and Panola counties.
MINIMUM HIRING HOURLY SALARY: $18.27
(May include but not
limited to the following):
- Coordinates all services within the program and between
agencies for assigned children/families.
- Performs advanced duties in the implementation of
programs design for zero-through-two-year-old children with developmental
delays and their families.
- Has responsibility for independent judgment in
enhancing children's skill development through design of learning
environments, curriculum planning, and providing parents with information
and skills that enhance children's skill development.
- Exhibits working knowledge of ECI Policy and
- Maintains integrity of documentation in client files.
- Understands and applies principles of family-centered
- Functions as service coordinator for assigned clients.
Responsible for coordinating all services within ECI and across agencies.
- Serves on the ECI Interdisciplinary Team and is
responsible for assigned services as identified on the Individualized
Family Service Plan (IFSP).
- Develops and maintains professional relationships with
community agencies/child serving entities that support public awareness of
the ECI program.
- Must obtain Early Intervention Specialist credentials
within required timeframe.
The competencies listed
here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job.
- Self-motivating, able to work independently.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in
writing in the English language.
- Ability to effectively collaborate with a variety of
individuals, teams, and systems.
- Record data neatly, coherently, accurately, and
- Follow service implementation processes designed to
meet the needs of people served and funding-source requirements.
- Emergency/Crisis Intervention skills.
- Ability to proficiently work with computers and
- Bachelor's degree in a Human Services field, including
but not limited to: Adaptive Physical Education (with or without teacher
certification), Child Development, Child Life, Communication Disorders,
Early Childhood (with or without teacher certification), Family Studies,
Health, Psychology, Rehabilitative Counseling, Social Work, Sociology,
Special Education (with or without teacher certification) or with a
bachelor's degree in any field.
- 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
The physical demands
described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations can be made to enable individuals with limitations to perform
the essential functions.
- Must be able to complete activities necessary to
perform services, which includes but is not limited to bending, lifting up
to 44 pounds, carrying, crawling, and kneeling.
- Must be able to tolerate excessive heat and cold.
- Service area includes the following counties: Gregg,
Harrison, Marion, Rusk, Upshur, and Panola.
The work environment
describe here is representative of that which the majority of employee
encounter. These conditions may vary. Reasonable accommodation can be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Services may be delivered at Community Healthcore's
facilities, or in the field (client's residence, daycare, etc.). Hence,
noise level, temperature, and other conditions will vary based on location