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Our employees are our biggest asset, and we intentionally shape their work experience to support growth opportunities that will impact our services. As we continue to evolve, we’re looking for skills, experience, energy, and creativity to support our initiatives. Put simply, this will be both fun and a meaningful journey!
The Early Interventionist (Levels I & II) will work in partnership with families to support growth and development of their child, birth until age three, who have a developmental delay, or a diagnosed medical condition known to cause developmental delay, provide support and services that are integrated into daily routines and activities within natural environments where children and families live, learn and play, and work effectively with a variety of early intervention team members and community partners in providing developmentally appropriate supports and services.
Helps families promote the healthy growth and development of their child through teaching, modeling, and encouraging developmentally appropriate activities to ensure the goals of infants and toddlers as stated in a family’s IFSP.
Plans, schedules, and provides family-centered services for assigned caseload. Maintain confidential client files and complete all documentation in a professional manner and within established program time frames.
Facilitates and participates in program procedures including intakes, evaluations, program services, and the development and review of Individualized Family Service Plans.
Coordinates service delivery including those with outside consultants and practitioners as well as agency collaboration and communication to facilitate coordinated services for early intervention children and families.
Coordinates transition plans for children and their families leaving Early Intervention.
Constructively uses formal and peer supervision to evaluate and improve effectiveness in providing services to clients. This includes active participation in supervision and team meetings.
Meets established productivity standards for direct service.
Implements Early Intervention services that conform to all federal, state and agency standards.
Ability to interact with members of the community representing diverse backgrounds and interests.
Miscellaneous duties as assigned.
• Regarding education/experience- one of the three following requirements:
? Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development; Early Childhood Special Education, Social Work, Psychology, Communication Disorders, Nutrition, or a related EI field OR
? Bachelor’s Degree in a non-related field and three years’ experience working with or caring for infants and toddlers with special health care needs and their families OR
? High School diploma and 6 years’ experience working with or caring for infants and toddlers with special health care needs and their families.
• Experience working with young children, preferably children with special needs.
• Strong relationship, organizational and detail orientation skills are required.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and automobile liability insurance.
Given the nature of this role, the Early Interventionist I & II will need to be able to work an onsite and remote work schedule.
All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of criminal background checks, educational verification, medical, and proof of immunizations.
Children’s Friend offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:
• Medical Dental and Vision coverage
• Employer contributions to the 403(b) plan
• Employer-paid Life and Disability insurance
• Flex Spending Accounts
• 11 Holidays
• Competitive Vacation Benefits
• Training and Professional Development
• Education Assistance
• Student Loan Repayment Assistance
Children’s Friend is the innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children.
Established in 1834, Children’s friend is Rhode Island’s oldest child welfare organization. We are an innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable children and families. Our services include Early Head Start, Head Start, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), adoption, foster care, support for families with substance abuse, counseling, assistance for children with developmental delays, and other child welfare and early childhood services.
Children’s Friend is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by law.
At Children’s Friend, diversity and inclusion are foundational to how we operate and are embedded in our Core Values. We recognize that to tap into the richness diversity truly brings, we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our employees and clients. Therefore, we respect and celebrate our employees’ diverse backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.
We strive for the best candidate experience for all applicants, and if you need special assistance, please let us know. Talent@cfsri.org