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North Suffolk Mental Health Association

Location: ChelseaMA 02150 Document ID: AC443-5KCC Posted on: 2018-12-1512/15/2018 Job Type: Full-time

Job Schedule:Full-time
2019-01-14
 

Early Childhood Developmental Specialist

North Suffolk is seeking an enthusiastic Developmental Specialist Service Coordinator for our Early Childhood Intervention Services. Harbor Area Child Care is a specialized therapeutic child care program serving toddler/preschoolers until age three years of age through a closed referral process with the Department of Children and Families. Join a passionate team devoted to supporting children and families. Coordinate and provide early intervention services and treatment to child and child/family clients using team approach, in home, program, or other community settings, which are identified as clients' natural environments for individuals and groups.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide early intervention screening/intake, evaluation and assessment of service needs and provision of appropriate direct services.
  • Provide direct child developmental and family support and home teaching services and case management to clients in home, program, and community settings.
  • Coordinate and participate as team evaluator in child developmental assessments and monitor conduct of additional child/family assessments and service delivery.
  • Facilitate and participate in development of IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan), and in the execution, review and evaluation of the plan.
  • Collaborate with client families in identifying their concerns, priorities and resources.
  • Coordinate full range of home-based and center/community-based services with early intervention team including contracted discrete therapy and FFS service providers.
  • Provide education, advocacy, and support on child and parenting issues and information of community resources to client families.
  • Refer for discrete/specialized child therapies and refer to other case management and counseling services when appropriate.
  • Coordinate intervention service with medical, state, and health providers with family consent.
  • Assist in developing a transition plan for child and family client.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Master's degree in Counseling Psychology, Expressive Therapy, Mental Health, Social Work or similar field preferred. Bachelor's degree in Early Intervention, Nursing, or Education with concentration or considerable experience in Infancy/Early Childhood and Special Education required.

Experience: Experience in Infancy/Early Childhood and Special Education required.

Skills: Either be or to become Early Intervention certified with DPH. Driver's license and vehicle needed.

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