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Early Intervention Educator

Developmental Specialist, Children's Programs

Health and Welfare

Open for Recruitment: December 2, 2016 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 07803043840
Salary Range: $19.23 - $23.70 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Statewide

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is recruiting early intervention/special education specialists to serve as Developmental Specialists, Children's Programs (Early Intervention Educators) throughout Idaho. These positions are in the Idaho Infant Toddler Program, Idaho's early intervention system for children birth to three with developmental delays and disabilities.

Early Intervention Educators need to have knowledge, skills, and an educational background in early childhood and early childhood special education. These positions require local travel in order to provide evaluations and services in the child's natural environments - homes, childcare, etc. Services focus on routine-based interventions through consultation and education to families and caregivers via evidence-based practices.

Applicants who have an 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 Child Special Education Certificate are strongly encouraged to apply.

This announcement will be used to fill all current or future vacancies as they occur in any of our field offices throughout Idaho. When applying, please select all cities in which you would be willing to accept employment.

This announcement may be used to fill positions of all types (permanent, temporary, etc.). When applying, please select all job types/shifts that you are willing to consider. Temporary appointments from this announcement, serving at least one thousand forty (1,040) hours of continuous service, may be hired as an entrance probationary employee without further examination for the same classification and location as announced.

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.

If you have previously applied for Developmental Specialist, Children's Programs and wish to be considered for future vacancies, you must re-apply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate children birth to age three with developmental delays or disabilities.
  • Plan and implement developmental programs applying early intervention evidence-based practices.
  • Provide consultation to families, caregivers, professionals, and others.
  • Select, administer, analyze, and interpret assessment instruments to determine children's skill development in areas of gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, social-emotional, self-help, and expressive and receptive communication.  
  • Develop individualized family-centered service plans.
  • Conduct visits with caregivers focused on child’s functional development in their natural routines and environments.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary staffing to develop and plan early intervention for children, determining long and short-term objectives.
  • Prepare resources and materials to facilitate early intervention services.
  • Train in specific developmental therapy and behavior management methods with parents, staff members, and service providers.
  • Requires travel to rural areas to provide services to children with disabilities and their families in homes and other community settings.
  • May implement Child Find screening and family education activities in communities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.

    OR:

    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.

    OR:

    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.

Exam:

There is an exam for this position to determine an applicant's eligibility. Click the "Preview Exam" button below to review the exam. You must receive a score of 70 to pass this exam. If at any time during the screening/testing process your responses or resume do not support the answers you provided, your name will be removed from the register.

How to Apply:

Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. When updating your online application information, please select Health and Welfare under "Agencies," all job types/shifts you are willing to consider under "Job Type/Shift," and all locations you are willing to accept employment in under "Cities."

 

Preview Exam

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.