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.
BA from accredited college or university in related field required. MA preferred. Must possess and maintain valid Connecticut licensure or certification per CT State Birth to Three professional regulations, or B23 certification #123 as an early Intervention Specialist. Experience in children and family services with a focus on Early Intervention preferred. Must have a valid United States driver’s license with an acceptable driving history as defined by SARAH Inc.’s policy. Must have internet access, cell phone, and reliable transportation. Requires License by the Department of Public Health under §20-195n C.G.S or Department of Education certificate endorsement #071. Bi-lingual preferred.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Evaluate and assess children and families to 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.
Complete and maintain records in accordance with applicable regulations and as assigned.
Performs functions of service coordinator as assigned including ensuring that Early Intervention services achieve desired outcomes for families and children served and meet the standards as established by the state’s quality assurance team.
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 Birth to Three early intervention services.
Participates in periodic regional, staff and team meetings with early intervention professionals.
Assist in promoting and supporting community awareness and relationships of SARAH Inc. and KIDSTEPS.
Translates documents as needed and/or requested.
Supervise Early Intervention Associates according to CT Birth to Three Policies and Procedures.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of early intervention best practices, childhood development, family systems, and disabilities
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
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.