Developmental Therapist Associate - Bilingual Spanish
Provide services and support to infants, toddlers, and their families enrolled in the KIDSTEPS Birth to Three Program at SARAH Inc. Ensure the development and implementation of activities that are family-centered and promote positive outcomes for persons served.
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Child Development, Early Intervention or related field and working knowledge of child development best practices. Must be fluent in Spanish. Early intervention experience preferred. Must have a valid Connecticut driver’s license with an acceptable driving history as defined by SARAH, Inc.’s policy. Must have internet access, cell phone, and reliable transportation.
HOURS OF DUTY: part time/20 hours per week
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Under professional supervision assess children and families and assist with and plan, develop, implement, and review curriculums and IFSP's that will meet the individual developmental needs of young children and their families.
Communicate effectively through a family-centered philosophy, and respect for cultural diversity manner with families, staff, and community representatives.
Comply with all applicable federal and state laws, regulations, guidelines and best practices providing state contracted early intervention services.
Performs functions of service coordinator as assigned including ensuring that KIDSTEPS services achieve desired outcomes for families and children served and that Birth to Three services meet the standards as established by the state’s quality assurance team.
Assist in promoting and supporting community awareness and relationships of SARAH, Inc. and KIDSTEPS.
Participates in periodic regional, staff and team meetings with early intervention professionals.
Translates documents as needed and/or requested.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of early intervention best practices, childhood development, family systems and disabilities
Knowledge of company policies and procedures and applicable regulatory requirements and standards
Knowledge of community resources
Skill in working with families and children with differing abilities
Skill in planning and organizing
Sill in problem solving and decision making
Skill in operating standard office equipment, computer and various software packages
Skill in communicating effectively in a courteous and professional manner
Skill in writing clearly and concisely to maintain accurate records
Skill in mentoring and training staff in a positive manner.
Ability to read and understand policies and regulations and to translate general guidelines in to specific action
Ability to demonstrate good communication, cultural sensitivity, and interpersonal skills necessary to provide guidance and instruction to families
Ability to work successfully, both independently and in a team environment
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to use adaptive and other equipment
Ability to maintain a patient and positive attitude
Ability to work flexible hours and drive/travel to varying locations as needed.
Fluent in Spanish
This job description does not preclude the performance of other similar related duties
as assigned by the supervisor or his/her designee.