Employment

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  • Early Interventionist: PT/OT/SLP/Specialized Instructor  - 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.