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Community Healthlink Developmental Specialist/Teacher/Educator - Early Intervention in Leominster, Massachusetts

Come join a friendly and inclusive team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) recognizes the power of a diverse community and seeks applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a Fee for Service (10-24 hrs/wk) Developmental Specialist/Teacher/Educator in Northern Worcester County, MA.

The Early Intervention (EI) team provides strength-based, family-centered services for young children under three years of age who have developmental delays or are at risk of a developmental delay. Services are designed to meet the needs of each infant or toddler, and the needs of their family. The EI team provides services in the home/community setting with the goal of enhancing the child’s physical, cognitive, communication, social-emotional and adaptive skills.

This position offers a wonderful opportunity to join an expanding multi-disciplinary team of passionate professionals who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for young children and families. In this role, you will provide evaluations and assessments, therapeutic interventions and service coordination.

  • Provide strength-based, family centered services for children under the age of three who have developmental difficulties due to identified disabilities or delays, or if typical development is at risk due to certain birth or environmental circumstances.

  • In partnership with caregivers in the child's natural environment, provide services that focus on the family unit, utilizing family resources and daily routines to enhance the child's growth and development.

  • Support and encourage the family's use of and access to community-based resources that will continue to support the child's development.

  • Provides direct intervention services to children 0 - 3 and their families in natural settings.

  • Carries out service coordination functions when appropriate as defined by the Early Intervention standards.

  • Conducts evaluations and other assessments.

  • Develops and implements Individual Family Service Plans.

  • Assists in transition planning prior to discharge from the program.

  • Referrals to outside agencies as needed.

  • Maintains client records and other administrative duties according to DPH and Lipton Early Intervention policies.

  • Adhere and complete all CHL's protocols, policies, and procedures.

  • Early Intervention services are provided both in-person and/or by Telehealth.

  • Attends in-service education and professional meetings as required.

  • Maintains regular, reliable, and predictable attendance.

  • Ability to work independently and contribute to the overall success of the team.

  • Flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, verbal, written and communication skills.

  • Describe the important theories of infant/toddler development and their implications for intervention.

  • Describes the common risk factors for developmental dysfunction including maternal substance abuse, poor nutrition, environmental risk factors, cognitive delays in parents, prematurity and poor birth weight.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of typical infant/toddler development in five global domains: personal-social, adaptive, motor, communication and cognition.

  • Demonstrates the ability to support positive child and family development.

  • Develops appropriate functional intervention techniques for infants and toddlers with atypical development.

  • Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution with a major concentration in infants and toddlers (includes Early Intervention and early childhood education), education or special education, human services; Master's degree preferred.

  • Completion of at least 4 approved 3-credit courses that focus on infants, toddlers and/or families.

  • Completion of at least 300 hours of practicum or work experience with young children under the age of 5; additional experience with infants, toddlers and/or families is preferred.

  • Must be able to pass a CORI background check.

Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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