Education: Complete formal program in special education from an accredited college or university.
Certification: Current unrestricted state certification or licensure.
Experience: At least three (3) years as an Early Childhood Educator in the last five (5) years.
Provide a full range of Early Childhood Special Educator and Service Coordination services targeting the patient population of infants and toddlers from birth to 36 months old inclusive of pediatric patients who have developmental delays or disabilities or are atrisk for developmental delay.
Services provided are required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Assist in the coordination of services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, education and counseling intervention to eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities, ages 0-36 months inclusive, and their families. The emphasis is on family centered care (i.e., emphasis on the patient [child] within the family unit, rather than on the patient alone).
Participate in the following: implementation of child find activities, development, evaluation, implementation, and modification of Individualized Family Service Plans, consultation regarding integration of patients into child care settings with typically developing children, evaluation, fitting, procurement, and instruction in use of assistive technology devices, identification of family values, beliefs, goals, concerns, and priorities within cultural context which impact patient development, conducting patient/family screenings to determine the need for additional early intervention assessment and treatment, assessing and recommending modification of family and/or day care environment to enhance patient’s development, modifying intervention and treatment plan in accordance with patient’s and family’s changing needs, and treatment planning, family conference, and discharge planning sessions as required.