Early Interventionist

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Hours: Part Time
Job Type: Early Interventionist
Location: All of Dickinson ND
Job Number:

M-F 8am-5pm, though there may be days when hours are earlier than 8, later than 5 in order to meet the needs of working families

The Early Intervention Professional position holds up to three roles while working with children birth to 36 months of age who have been found eligible to receive services through the Key Infant Development Services (K.I.D.S.) Program: Primary Early Intervention Professional (PEIP), Evaluator, and Consultant.

As a PEIP, the EI professional works directly with the parents providing coaching strategies for families to use in their child’s natural learning environment and daily routines as indicated by the child’s I.F.S.P.

As an evaluator, the EI professional participates in the evaluation process for children referred to infant development services in their licensed area of expertise. The EI professional conducts evaluations in an arena setting with at least one other evaluating discipline, interprets and compiles the evaluation report (developmental profile) to determine eligibility while meeting state and federal compliance standards. The WI professional may also be included in annual assessments for children enrolled in early intervention. Disciplines allowed to conduct evaluations in North Dakota’s early intervention system include early childhood special education, speech/language pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and social work.

As a consultant, the EI professional provides consultative support to other early interventionists serving children enrolled in infant development in their licensed area of expertise. early childhood special education, speech/language pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, dietician/nutrition, psychology, and nursing-–only in situations when it is needed for the child to participate in another Early Intervention service.

Travel in an eight-county area to the child’s home is required as services are completed in the child’s home/community environment. This position supports the mission and organizational goals of HIT—Inc.


QUALIFICATIONS:
Education/Experience
1. Master degree preferred with graduate work in conducting assessments, evaluations, screenings for evaluations and undergraduate study with at least a B.S. or B.A. degree in early childhood special education, speech/language pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, or registered nursing. Refer to North Dakota Early Intervention Birth to Three System Personnel Standards for additional personnel categories and EI roles approved (http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/disabilities/earlyintervention/stateguidelines/personnel-qualifications.pdf)
2. Valid Licensure by the State of North Dakota in professional area of expertise.
3. Valid driver’s license and auto insurance. If license is from another state, obtain ND license within 60 days of hire.
4. Competent in general development of children birth to 3 years of age.