Early Interventionist

Easterseals Bay Area - Oakland, CA

Early Interventionist
 
 
Essential Job Functions:
  • Provides developmental monitoring and intervention to children ages 0-3 who have been identified as having, or being at risk of developmental delay or disability.
  • Supports parents and care providers by modeling strategies and providing education to promote their child’s unique development.
  • Sets and monitors children’s goals in accordance with the child’s Individualized Family Service Plan.
  • Works as part of an interdisciplinary team and collaborate with Regional Centers service coordinators as needed. 
  • Responsible for meeting productivity requirements and for providing effective intervention strategies, materials, and communication, both with families and with the interdisciplinary team.
 
Principle Responsibilities:
 
  • Under direction of the Therapy Manager, schedules and coordinates regular home visits with parents/care providers for in-home intervention activities and parent education.
  • Coordinates family visits with other Pediatric therapists/providers according to the individual needs of the child.
  • Assesses, evaluates, and consults on child’s developmental progress using discipline-specific assessment tools.
  • Develops individual client goals and plans curriculum according to child and family’s needs.
  • Completes billing in a timely manner
  • Provides suggestions and educational materials through written and verbal communication to their parents/care providers. 
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team at Easter Seals as well as other providers who support that child. 
  • Supports parents in learning ways to foster their child’s unique development. 
  • Provides other resources and makes referrals to other support services as needed.
  • Completes necessary documentation within required timeframe, including treatment notes and progress reports.
  • Remains current regarding new research, current trends and developments in special education and related fields.
  • Attends staff meetings, in-services, trainings, and other meetings as requested.
  • Completes additional job duties as assigned by Supervisors/Management.
  • Attaining and achieving position competencies in relation to role responsibilities.   
  • Ability to obtain clearance through the Office of Inspector General
 
Minimum Education & Experience Equivalent to:
 
  • Master's Degree degree required in one of the following disciplines: child development, nursing, special education, early childhood special education, pediatric therapy, social work or related field.  
  • At least 1-2+ years of experience with—or training in—Typical and Atypical Development (infants and toddlers).
  • Experience working with a wide range of children and families from varied socio-economic and cultural backgrounds preferred.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Cantonese speaking highly desired.
 
Qualifications (Skills & Abilities):
  • Sensitivity to working with an ethnically, linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse population.
  • Able to engage children and families, and work with very active children on the floor
  • Ability to work in a team oriented setting and collaborates with peers/leadership.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; American Sign Language or bi-lingual ability preferred.
  • Ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion pertaining to the work environment.
  • Ability to appropriately interpret and implement policies, procedures, and regulations of ESBA.
  • Able to consistently demonstrate good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in computer/word processing software.
  • A commitment to the values of the organization while demonstrating good judgment, flexibility, patience and discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive matters.
 
Physical Requirements:
  • Frequent bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting in order to observe, assess, and interact with clients.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time up to and including 6-8 hours a day.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time up to and including 6-8 hours a day.
  • Frequent speaking and listening (25-75%) to clients, staff, and others in the workplace.
  • Frequent driving (to and from office and client homes)
  • Visual and auditory ability to work with clients, staff and others in the workplace continuously.
  • Occasional lifting, carrying, and loading/unloading up to and including 25lbs to 50lbs.
  • Ability to physically implement behavior management strategies including responding to physically aggressive behavior.
  • Ability to utilize computer, cell phone (iphone), fax machine, telephone and copy machine.
  • Frequent proofreading and checking documents for accuracy.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively within the workplace, read and write using the primary language within the workplace. 
 
Conditions of Employment:
  • Ability to obtain and maintain criminal record clearance through the Department of Justice (DOJ). The People & Performance Department must analyze DOJ/FBI live scan reports in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, as well as fitness for the position.
  • Ability to travel to multiple work sites and client homes; reliable transportation needed.
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License with Insurance, and maintain a clean driving record.
  • Must pass health screenings, obtain vaccinations and clear TB testing based on company policies.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain clearance through the Office of Inspector General.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain CPR certificate.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a National Provider Identifier (NPI).
  • Must attend any ESBA required training.
 
What does ESBA have to offer?
  • We provide paid, evidence-based training and on-going developmental opportunities
  • Solid support system and environment for employees
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Competitive salary including a consistent hourly rate and reimbursement for phone, car and other expenses
  • Reasonable caseloads.
 
In addition to the above, ESBA also offers the following benefits to their eligible employees:
 
  • A generous Paid time off (Vacation, Sick, Holidays)
  • Paid drive time & mileage for home based therapists
  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, & Vision)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 403(b) plans
  • Flex Spending Account (FSA) for dependent care
  • Flex Spending Account (FSA) for medical expenses
  • Life and AD&D, and LTD
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Payroll direct deposit
  • New employee bonus referral
  • A purpose behind your paycheck! 
 

 

How to Apply

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Contact Info

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Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: PT

Location: Oakland, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: June 24th, 2019

Agency Details

Website: https://www.eastersealsbayarea.org

About Us

Easterseals Bay Area (ESBA) is a leading provider of programs and services for individuals and their families affected by autism, developmental disabilities, and special needs. We are mission-driven and proud of our team members who work each day to ensure those affected by disabilities can live, learn, work, and play to their full potential.Our focus on clinical excellence includes a comprehensive clinical standards program that meets the rising demand for individualized and accessible behavioral health services. Our team – from client-facing practitioners to business and support staff – works together to take on autism and disabilities with an approach that benefits clients, their families, and the entire staff.

 

You would be a great fit at ESBA if you are interested in being part of an organization that has a consistent track record of high-quality clinical standards, rapid expansion, and a dynamic employment environment with exceptional opportunity for personal growth. We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International. This three-year accreditation certifies that ESBA meets internationally recognized standards for high-quality services and is the highest level recognition that CARF awards. The CARF surveyors noted that “the organization demonstrates a strong commitment to the clients [which is] clearly visible in the staff members’ conscientious attention to detail and collaborative efforts.”

Founded in 1927 in Northern California, Easterseals Bay Area is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an affiliate of the Chicago-based Easterseals national organization, which was established in 1919 and works in communities across America. ESBA has nine offices located in the Bay Area.

 
Easterseals Bay Area is an equal opportunity Employer