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Bilingual Early Intervention Specialist

Company: Easter Seals Central Texas
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Job Description:

Job Description Bilingual Early Intervention Specialist Location: Austin, TX – 80% local travel with Mileage ReimbursementJob Type: Full-time, exempt with full benefits 1st of the month following 60 daysReports to: ECI Team Lead In keeping with our mission, we provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or specials needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We offer competitive pay and benefits, a positive work environment, and opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We are seeking an Early Intervention Specialist for our growing department. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Attend staff meetings, agency and ECI team in services and trainings. 2. Complete continuing education needed to maintain certification/licensure and renew certification/licensure as necessary 3. Update Human Resources on all needed documentation on a regular basis as required by agency standards 4. Complete agency and program training as specified within timelines. A. Submit application for the ECI Early Intervention Specialist Certification within 30 days of hire; and B. Demonstrate through the ECI Competency Demonstration System knowledge and skills necessary to provide intervention under Part C regulations of the IDEA by i. Completing a minimum of 20 competency demonstrations within 9 months of hire date, and ii. Completing all competencies within 9-12 months of hire date, and iii. Receiving certificate after 12 months as Early Intervention Specialist from Early Childhood Intervention-HHSC 5. Attend and participate in ECI team related quality assurance meetings and reviews including Utilization Review and Peer Review. 6. Maintain communication throughout work hours with the main office. 7. Initiate and maintain contact with children’s physicians for obtaining and updating necessary medical information. 8. Serve as a member of a family-centered team to: A. Develop and deliver a comprehensive routines-based service plan primarily in a primary service provider model, and B. Assist families in identifying their routines, concerns, priorities and resources, and C. Perform and coordinate developmental assessments, and D. Assess development, goal attainment, and continuing needs on a periodic basis, and E. Reevaluate outcomes and strategies based on family centered choice. 9. Provide routines-based Developmental Services and/or family training. 10. Assist and facilitate the work of team members, other departments, and agency managers in attaining the goals and objectives of the program and organization. 11. Other duties as assigned KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Knowledge and skills related to achieving successful outcomes for children and families challenged by developmental risk and/or disabilities in a routines-based, primary service provider model. Demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with other employees, clients and their families, and other customers of the Center. Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with customers, suppliers, co-workers and supervisors. Work independently and use good judgment. Maintain consistency with administrative and departmental policies through appropriate behavior, dress, attitude, attendance, confidentiality, professionalism and reliability. Knowledge and use of proper handling techniques. Computer knowledge including word processing. Knowledge about agency services, programs, policies and standards. Adhere to safety, health and regulatory requirements as described in the Center’s policies and procedures. Ability to organize, allocate time, and manage caseload requirements. Respect for the value, potential and dignity of service participants and their families. Must be able to lift children up to 30 lbs and sit on the floor for extended periods. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Master’s preferred or Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Psychology or related Human Services field and certified (or pending certification) by the Early Childhood Intervention state agency; Two years experience working with children, preferably children with special needs. MUST BE BILINGUAL IN SPANISH. Submit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121. EOE Company DescriptionThe organization began in 1937 as the Texas Society for Crippled Children. In 1949, a small building was dedicated as the Austin Cerebral Palsy Center serving a small population of Central Texas residents. Almost twenty years later, it became the Capital Area Rehabilitation Center, expanding its services, programs and persons served.In 1985, the Capital Area Rehabilitation Center became an official affiliate of the Easter Seals National and was renamed The Capital Area Easter Seals Society. Finally, in 1998, the name was changed to Easter Seals Central Texas (ESCT). In 2006, ESCT opened its Hays County Workforce Development office and in 2007 ESCT moved its headquarters to the current location at 1611 Headway Circle. In 2010, there were more changes as ESCT expended to include more comprehensive community and housing services. Easter Seals Central Texas currently provides over 7,000 local children and adults with quality, person-centered services and support.Children and adults receiving individual care by Easter Seals Central Texas are challenged by a variety of disabilities including: autism, developmental and learning delays; speech, language and hearing disorders; sensory processing disorders; substance abuse recovery; mental illness, stroke, head trauma, amputation, spinal cord injury, polio, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and muscular dystrophy as well as various genetic disorders with high risks for developmental delay.Growth in Managed Care Plans and changes in government reimbursement have resulted in many changes for service providers and for people needing care. Easter Seals Central Texas has continued to maintain a high quality of mission-based services, while reengineering business processes to fully capture revenue available for services provided. Each year Easter Seals Central Texas provides in excess of $150,000 in uncompensated care to the local Central Texas area. Our services are focused into multiple areas of care that create successful outcomes for clients from birth to advanced age: Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation, Workforce Development and Community & Housing Services.Lack of financial resources does not exclude an individual from receiving services at Easter Seals Central Texas. Financial assistance can be provided but is dependent on availability of funding. Client payments for services cover only a portion of the expenses associated with the high level of therapeutic care received and contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government grants assist in making up the difference. All services at Easter Seals Central Texas are provided in both English and Spanish.

Keywords: Easter Seals Central Texas, Austin, Bilingual Early Intervention Specialist, Other, Austin, Texas

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