- 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 Smith, Wood, Cherokee, Rains, Van Zandt, Henderson, and Anderson counties.
(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
- Exhibits working knowledge of
ECI Policy and Procedures.
- Maintains integrity of
documentation in client files.
- Understands and applies
principles of family-centered practice.
- 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
- Self-motivating, able to work
- Strong organizational and time
- 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 objectively.
- Follow service implementation
processes designed to meet the needs of people served and funding-source
- Emergency/Crisis Intervention
- Ability to proficiently work
with computers and electronic records.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- 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 education.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
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
- 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 of service.
|Type|| ||Full Time|
|Location|| ||Tyler, Quitman, Rusk, Emory, Canton, Athens, Palestine|
|Category|| ||Professional, Clinical|
|Setting|| ||Field based|