Employment

CURRENTLY HIRING:  

  • Early Interventionist - Specialized Instructor (ECE Spec Ed) - Whatcom Center for Early Learning is adding new staff to our growing agency!  If you are an early childhood education specialist/early intervention Specialized Instructor who has experience working with young children with developmental delays, who has provided services in family homes (or is interested in that approach) and who will bring maturity, professionalism and a sense of humor to the staff culture we are so proud of at WCEL, consider joining our team of early intervention providers!  This position provides specialized 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 also provides developmental assessment and evaluation as well as consultation to team members as needed.   A Bachelor’s degree in Education with a current teaching certificate (special education endorsement) or equivalent from an approved university program is required.  Additional requirements include experience with infants and toddlers with special needs, a reliable vehicle, driver’s license and insurance, the ability to comfortably be on the floor for up to an hour, to lift up to 40 pounds, and to pass a background check prior to hiring.  Bi-lingual in English/Spanish or English/Russian and experience in working in family homes is preferred but not required.   

    This position is approximately 30 hours/week and begins as soon as possible.  We offer medical/dental/vision insurance, vacation/health leave, retirement benefits and a 48-week work year.   Salary range is $22-26.50/hour and depends on experience.  Please direct your cover letter and resume to Erin Malone at erinm@wcel.net.  Position open until filled.

  • Early Interventionist - Physical or Occupational Therapist -   If you are a Physical or Occupational therapist who has experience working with young children with developmental delays, who has provided services in family homes (or is interested in that approach) and who will bring maturity, professionalism and a sense of humor to the staff culture we are so proud of at WCEL, consider joining our team of early intervention providers!  This position provides therapy 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 also provides developmental assessment and evaluation as well as consultation to team members as needed.   A Master's degree in your discipline with a current WA license and membership with your national organization is required.  Additional requirements include experience with infants and toddlers with special needs, a reliable vehicle, driver’s license and insurance, the ability to comfortably be on the floor for up to an hour, to lift up to 40 pounds, and to pass a background check prior to hiring.  Bi-lingual in English/Spanish or English/Russian and experience in working in family homes is preferred but not required.   

    This position is negotiable part/full time and begins as soon as possible.  We offer medical/dental/vision insurance and vacation/health leavefor employees over 24 hours/week, retirement benefits and a 48-week work year.   Salary range is competitive and depends on experience.  Please direct your cover letter and resume to Erin Malone at erinm@wcel.net.  Position open until filled.

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.