EARLY CHIILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATOR

Recruitment #20-S3-0205

Introduction

Are you a passionate individual, committed to helping infants and toddlers and their families? At Loudoun County’s Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services, It is our mission to connect individuals and their families with person-centered, recovery-oriented services and supports in partnership with the Loudoun community.

The Early Intervention Branch of Loudoun County’s Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services is seeking an energetic Developmental Specialist to provide special education and case management for families with infants and toddlers ages birth to three years of age with disabilities or developmental delays.

Job Description

  • Provide educational coaching to support families with infants and toddlers who have delays in play skills and cognition, language development, and physical development, as well as needs in the areas of sensory skills and emotional development.
  • Implements early intervention services using coaching and consultative models within the typical environments of young children, in keeping with Federal and State Part C regulations under IDEA. Specific duties include: Developmental screening and assessment practices, interpreting results of developmental assessments to families, demonstrating appropriate activities to achieve outcomes on the IFSP in conjunction with the families, and interpreting procedural safeguards and rights relative to federal and state requirements.
  • Provides service coordination (case management) to families. Case management includes identifying and coordinating community resources and services to enable the child and family to receive maximum benefit from early intervention services and facilitating the development and implementation of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).

Additional duties include completing necessary paperwork, coordinating with multiple therapy providers, including contractors, and scheduling meetings with families. Demonstrates thorough knowledge of infant and toddler development as well as Part C federal and state practices.  Demonstrates active commitment to positive team dynamics and implementation of early intervention services within a coaching model, interact with families and team members in an affirmative and timely manner, and maintain all records and documentation according to federal, state and agency policies and procedures. Contributes to public awareness campaigns and other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Requires Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education, Psychology, Child Development or other related field and three years of directly related experience working with young children.
  • Must obtain certifications as an Early Intervention Professional/Developmental Specialist as well as an Early Intervention Service Coordinator by the Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, and applicable credentialing within the specialty area. 
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.  

Special Requirements

Experience in an early intervention system is preferred. Master’s Degree and bilingual skills are desirable.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check, credit check, driving record check and TB test. Must have a valid driver’s license in Virginia or regional state of residence.

Conclusion

 

Loudoun County Regular Full-time Employees are eligible for full benefits including but not limited to the following as a part of a total rewards package!

  • Retirement from the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
  • Annual leave
  • Sick leave
  • Annual Paid Holidays
  • Group Health Plan
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Exceptional Performance Recognition
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Education and Career Development

 


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