Developmental Specialist

Who We Are
Since 1976,  Capability Health & Human Services has been advocating for, and working with, infants, children, youth and adults who have disabilities and other challenges. Here at Capability Health & Human Services, we are creating solutions that help people with disabilities become self-sufficient through education, community partnerships and direct services.

Position
We are looking for dedicated and compassionate person to join the team as our full-time Developmental Specialist for our Las Vegas location: 7281 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89117

Summary of Position:
Using a family centered model, within the confines of a natural environment, a Child Developmental Specialist will develop and facilitate activities promoting the overall development of children with disabilities and their families. This position provides home-based instruction and case management/service coordination to children under the age of three with disabilities under the Part C federal regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
 
Essential Job Functions:
  • Develop ideas, plans and procedures for initiation, expansion, improvement, and
    evaluation of Early Intervention (EI) for the benefit of children and families with special
    needs.
  • Assess cognitive, physical, social domains and language development for children and recommend appropriate activities to enhance growth and development of children.
  • Promote family involvement, advocacy and support family decisions.
  • Using a family centered model, working within natural environments, build an appropriate and professional relationship with children and families.
  • Conduct child assessments, as well as re-assessments, and create evaluation reports
    incorporating assessment tools, caregiver reports, and professional reports.
  • Participate in home visitations with eligible families, identifying strengths and needs of both child and family.
  • Attend and observe one (1) therapy session per child per month when appropriate.
  • Submit a progress report or DAP note per visit for each child and family served in the EI Program.
  • Organize and maintain the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), including, but not limited to, assessments, update family needs and priorities, transition planning and up-to-date health history; provide a minimum of 2400 minutes of targeted case management for families to assist in providing resources and and ensuring the development and implementation of Infant Family Service Plan.
  • Assist in the set-up and facilitation of playgroups.
  • Attend staff and program meetings.
  • Comply with all state, federal and program policies, standards, and timeliness
  • Keep consistent records and meet timelines for reporting and conduction of assessments.
  • Maintain records on all children enrolled in the Early Intervention Program.
 
Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree early childhood, special education, human growth and development,
    psychology, counseling, social work or a closely related field required.
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience working with children birth to 3 years old.
  • CPR and First Aid Certification required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) required.
  • Valid Nevada driver’s license.
  • Must possess or obtain an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education issued by the Nevada Department of Education or a comparable certification issued by the Nevada Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C office within three years of date of hire or a comparable certification. In addition, at least one course MUST be completed within the first year of employment.
  • You will be required to successfully complete all pre-employment procedures including successfully passing a background check, fingerprinting, and a drug test.

Benefits
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Additional life insurances
  • 401(k)
  • Various employee discounts 

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