Employment

CURRENTLY HIRING:  

  • Family Resources Coordinator - Whatcom Center for Early Learning is looking to expand our early intervention team! We are looking to hire an excellent team member who has experience working with young children with developmental delays, who has a strong awareness of resources in Whatcom County, and who will bring maturity, professionalism and a sense of humor to our staff culture at WCEL. 

    A Family Resources Coordinator (FRC) will coordinate and implement early intervention services for infants and toddlers who have developmental needs. Utilizing a family-centered approach, the FRC works with a dynamic team of Early Childhood Specialists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists in a Primary Service Provider model with visits in family homes and other community settings.  This is a FT position (40 hours/week) with benefits that include medical/dental/vision insurance, vacation and health leave, retirement benefits and a 48-week work year. Compensation is $19.00-$22.50, determined by experience and education.  

    Candidates will need a reliable vehicle to travel to client homes, current driver’s license and auto insurance and to successfully pass a background check prior to hiring.  Work environments include children’s homes and community settings as well as a typical office setting with collaborative and independent environments, with the ability to be on the floor with children for up to an hour, to lift up to 40 pounds, and to sit/stand at a desk and working on a computer up to 8 hours are typical with reasonable accommodations available.  Required qualifications include:  FRC training through ESIT/DEL (can be completed after hiring); DSHS background check approval; State of Washington driver’s license and reliable, insured vehicle; Awareness of resources and services in the community and Whatcom County; Strong communication and organizational skills; Experience with infants and toddlers with special health care needs & their families (preference is given to parent of a child with special needs).  Bi-lingual in English/Spanish or English/Russian and experience in working in family homes is preferred but not required.  WCEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse staff; we strongly encourage applications from minority candidates.   Please submit cover letter and resume to info@wcel.net. 

  • Early Interventionist  - We are always seeking to add excellent early intervention team members who have experience working with infants and toddlers with developmental delays, who have provided services in family homes (or are interested in that approach) and who will bring maturity, professionalism and a sense of humor to our staff culture. Our organization is growing!  The early interventionist position provides instruction and reflective coaching to parents and caregivers of young children age birth to three years who have developmental delays. We utilize the Primary Service Provider approach to our work, meeting with children and parents or caregivers in their home, childcare or community setting based on the needs of the family. The position provides developmental assessment and evaluation, as well as consultation to team members as needed.  Bi-lingual in English/Spanish or English/Russian and experience in working in family homes is preferred but not required for application.  WCEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse staff; we encourage applications from minority candidates.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to erinm@wcel.net.

Early Interventionist Primary Service Provider Description of Duties and Responsibilities: The Primary Service Provider will develop and implement comprehensive, family-centered evaluation, assessment and therapy programs for children with developmental delays, ages birth to three, who are enrolled at Whatcom Center for Early Learning (WCEL) utilizing the PSP team approach.  Under the supervision of the Director of Early Intervention, the PSP will:

1.      Identify and evaluate present levels of development in appropriate skills areas for children referred to the program, utilizing formal standardized evaluation tools, screenings, parent report and informal observations of children in a variety of age-appropriate settings.

2.      Develop Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) in appropriate developmental skill areas for children on their caseload in partnership with parents and WCEL Family Resources Coordinators as part of an interdisciplinary Primary Service Provider team.

3.      Maintain an understanding and knowledge base of early childhood development.

4.      Have familiarity with federal and State of Washington policies and procedures for eligibility and implementation of birth to three early intervention services.

5.      Provide and coordinate direct services and consultations to children and families enrolled at WCEL in “natural environments” (family/foster homes, childcare programs, and other community settings where families spend their time).

6.      Include parents in all aspects of program services.

7.      Collaborate with outside service providers and community partners as needed and requested.

8.      Participate in staff meetings, quarterly planning/visioning days and professional development opportunities as requested.

9.      Attend Whatcom Center events, including WCEL family picnics, as scheduled.

10.  Host interns and/or provide job shadowing opportunities, as applicable and in coordination with supervisor.

11.  Attend community events pertaining to ESIT programs, including Whatcom Interagency Coordinating Council (WICC) quarterly meetings, as scheduling allows.

12.  Maintain data and records in the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) data management system according to regulations stated in WCEL contracts and best practices for early intervention programs.

13.  Maintain hard copies of home visits, medical history, evaluation documentation, ongoing assessments, progress reports, six (6) and twelve (12) month reviews, Quarterly Updates, transition reports, etc, in each child’s file at WCEL in conjunction with Family Resource Coordinators.

14.  Document daily work hours in QuickBooks for billing purposes to WCEL funders for reimbursements for services rendered to eligible Whatcom County children and families.

15.  Participate in annual reviews with your supervisor, including goal setting and performance review.