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Developmental Specialist - Infant Toddler Program

Incumbents in these positions work in the Idaho Infant Toddler program, Idaho's early intervention system for children birth to three with developmental delays and disabilities. This position requires knowledge, skills, and educational background in early childhood and early child special education. Travel is required in order to provide evaluations and services in the child's natural environments - homes, child care, etc. Services are focused on routine-based interventions through consultation and education to families and caregivers via evidence-based practices.

We offer a competitive benefits package which includes excellent medical, dental and vision insurance; generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start; ten paid holidays a year; participation in one of the nation's best state retirement systems; multiple savings plans and optional 401K; life insurance; wellness programs; ongoing training opportunities; and more.

Example of Duties

  • Evaluate children with potential delays or disabilities.
  • Plan and implement early intervention services to support children age 0 - 3 and their families/caregivers in their natural environments.
  • Provide consultation to families, professionals, and associated parties.
  • Select, administer, analyze, and interpret assessment instruments to determine children's skill development in areas of gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, social and emotional, affective, self-help, and communications.
  • Develop functional outcomes with families for individualized family-centered service plans.
  • Conduct treatment sessions with caregivers in child's natural environments.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary staffing to develop and plan therapy for children determining long and short-term objectives, integrating with other treatment services in joint visits.
  • Prepare resources and materials to facilitate treatment.
  • 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 developmental delays or disabilities and their families in homes and other community settings.
  • Participate in regional Child Find activities to identify children birth up to age three who may benefit from early intervention services.
  • Train in evidence-based practices related to the birth to age 3 population and adult learning methods. 

Minimum Qualifications

You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements.
  • 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.