Developmental Specialist - Full Time - Nome, Alaska

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Developmental Specialist - Full Time - Nome, Alaska

Nome, AK
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    The Developmental Specialist II provides assessment and intervention services to assist in fostering the growth and development of children, birth through age three. This work is usually performed within the family's home or within natural settings in the community designed to directly involve parents in providing family-oriented, developmental and behavioral opportunities for their children.

    Uphold the organization’s vision, mission, and corporate values. Demonstrate understanding of and compliance with organization’s policies, procedures, code of conduct and work rules.

    Essential Functions:

    • Provide evaluations and assessments for children who are at risk for or have been identified as having disabilities or developmental delays
    • Develop and implement Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) for eligible children using a partnership model with families and team members that addrress functional skills within the context of the child's family
    • Design and implement interventions with children and families that promote the family as the key element to promote growth and development in their child
    • Provide service coordination to families as needed
    • Assist in facilitation of transition to preschool or other community programming
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Personal Traits:

    All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to consistently demonstrate the organization’s values: integrity, cultural sensitivity and respect for traditional values, continual learning and improving, compassion, teamwork and pride. Employees are expected to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, accountability, cooperation with and consideration of others.

    Required Knowledge:

    All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to have general knowledge of typical office technologies such as computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, and typical office software.

    Job specific knowledge is listed below:

    • General knowledge of normal child development and developmental disabilities
    • Knowledge of assessment and intervention techniques/applications (age birth to three)
    • General knowledge of special education laws
    • Knowledge of family and community support systems

    Required Skills

    Required Skills and Abilities:

    All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to have a broad range of skills and abilities centered around a strong patient focus, efficient performance, and teamwork. All employees should have patient/customer service skills, interpersonal skills and good communication skills. All employees should have the ability to manage their time and organize their work to ensure efficient performance. In addition, all employees should have the ability to follow policy, procedure and instructions, actively communicate with their supervisors to ensure understanding and manage their work accordingly. Finally, all employees should have the ability to understand and manage patient/customer confidentiality.

    Job specific skills and abilities are listed below:

    • Ability to utilize the clinical process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation with children
    • Ability to accurately document information in a timely manner
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with children, families and other professions
    • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both in oral and written forms
    • Ability to create and maintain safe environment while working with children and their families

    Required Experience

    Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Pediatric, Physical Therapy or Speech Therapy or related field

    One year of experience in Parent training, developmental assessment/evaluation and educational planning for children who experience disability or developmental delay

    Licensure/Certifications: Must be able to apply for and receive a level 10, 11, or 12 on the Alaska SEED (System for Early Education Development) Registry within 30 days of hire.

  • Qualifications

    Required Skills and Abilities:

    All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to have a broad range of skills and abilities centered around a strong patient focus, efficient performance, and teamwork. All employees should have patient/customer service skills, interpersonal skills and good communication skills. All employees should have the ability to manage their time and organize their work to ensure efficient performance. In addition, all employees should have the ability to follow policy, procedure and instructions, actively communicate with their supervisors to ensure understanding and manage their work accordingly. Finally, all employees should have the ability to understand and manage patient/customer confidentiality.

    Job specific skills and abilities are listed below:

    • Ability to utilize the clinical process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation with children
    • Ability to accurately document information in a timely manner
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with children, families and other professions
    • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both in oral and written forms
    • Ability to create and maintain safe environment while working with children and their families
  • Industry
    Hospital and Health Care