- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Special Education Certification
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Loan forgiveness
- Paid time off
The Idaho Infant Toddler program works with Idaho's early intervention system for children birth to three with developmental delays and disabilities and their families and is recruiting for a Developmental Specialist, Infant Toddler Program to help provide services.
This position is located in Pocatello and requires knowledge, skills, and educational background in early childhood and early child special education. Individuals with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Special Education are typically considered fully qualified for this position.
Travel is required in order to provide evaluations and services in the child's natural environments - homes, childcare, etc. State car is provided. Services are focused on routine-based interventions through consultation and education to families and caregivers via evidence-based practices. Services may be conducted using virtual early intervention presence as well as in-person visits. Services to families are provided using a combination of telehealth and in-person interaction. Position may potentially have some telework opportunities which will be discussed with the successful applicant.
We offer a competitive benefits package which includes excellent medical, dental and vision insurance; generous vacation (ability to accrue 3 weeks/year to start) and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start; 11 paid holidays a year; participation in one of the Nation's best state retirement systems; multiple savings plans and optional 401K; life insurance; wellness programs; ongoing training opportunities; and more. There may also be an opportunity for student loan forgiveness.
The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare is a drug-free workplace. Any applicant offered employment in this position at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test. In addition, successful candidates will be required to complete a criminal history background investigation. Employment is dependent upon satisfactory results of the investigation.
Example of Duties
Evaluate infants and toddlers with potential delays or disabilities to assist determining eligibility for services.
Plan and implement early intervention services with families/caregivers to support participation and progressive development of infants and toddlers in their natural environments.
Provide consultation to families, professionals, and associated parties related to child development.
Select, administer, analyze, and interpret assessment instruments to determine children's skill development in areas of gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, social and emotional, adaptive/self-help, and communication.
Develop functional outcomes with families for individualized family-centered service plans.
Conduct intervention sessions with caregivers in child's natural environments using regularly occurring routines as curriculum.
Participate in multidisciplinary staffing to plan intervention services for eligible children based on child's strengths and needs and family interests, functional outcomes objectives, and collaborative teaming.
Prepare resources and materials to facilitate effective intervention.
Train in and apply specific developmental therapy and behavior management methods with parents during in-person and/or virtual early intervention sessions.
Requires travel to rural areas to provide services to children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families in homes and other community settings.
Participate in regional Child Find activities to identify children birth up to age three who may benefit from early intervention services.
Model and apply effective evidence-based practices related to the birth to age 3 population, adult learning methods, and teaming.
You must possess one of the 3 minimum qualification items below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements. If there is a written answer, please make sure you answer each question with enough detail to determine how you meet the requirements. Do not put "See Resume" as your answer to written questions. Answer each written question thoroughly. Failure to do this may result in not passing the exam and disqualify you from being considered for this position.
Item 1: Exceptional Child Certificate with Special Education Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement or an Elementary Education Certificate (K-12) with Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement or a Blended Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Certificate.
Item 2: Completed bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following required degree fields: special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, early childhood education, physical therapy, psychology, social work, or nursing AND a minimum of 24 credits in courses that specifically address the Early Childhood Special Education standards. Note: A Bachelor of Applied Science does not meet the degree requirements for this position.
Item 3: (Under a conditional hiring agreement). Completed bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the previously described required degree fields and agreement and reasonable ability to complete a minimum of 24 credits with content in required Early Childhood Special Education standards within three years. Note: A Bachelor of Applied Science does not meet the degree requirements for this position.
Certification is gained through the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Contact the Department of Education Teacher Education and Certification Section for information at (208) 332-6800 or http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification.
Additional Qualifications: Are not required; however, having the minimum qualifications and the education and/or experience below will increase your score.
Degree in Early Childhood or Early Childhood Special Education.
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