Developmental Specialist

San Jose, CA / Santa Clara County / Monterey County, CA / San Benito County, CA / Santa Cruz County, CA
Children and Family Services – Children's Services Team /
Full-Time /
Are you a person who enjoys helping others? Are you currently seeking fulfillment in your professional life?

Hope Services is Silicon Valley’s leading provider of services to people with developmental disabilities and mental health needs. We seek candidates who share our inspirations & aspirations. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging at all levels..
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Hope Services offers an OUTSTANDING benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) Retirement, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement and a comprehensive Scholarship Program, Generous Paid Vacation and Sick Time accrual plans, Birthday Holiday and more!

*Salary: $5,547.00 commensurate with experience and qualifications
The Hope Services Homestart program is hiring Developmental Specialists to provide 1:1 services to infants and toddlers with special needs in a home based program.

About the position:

Principle Responsibilities of the Developmental Specialist
1.  Function independently and autonomously in providing early intervention services to infants and families; maintain a caseload of children, with number determined by FTE.
2.   Coordinate schedule for planning and conducting home visits.
3.   Maintain appropriate treatment records and documentation as required.
4.   Conduct assessment and evaluation, addressing five major developmental
domains as needed.
5.    Maintain productivity of 75% based on weekly billable hours.
6.    Establish goals and objectives and provide updated developmental information at scheduled IEP’s and IFSP’s
7.    Develop and maintain rapport with all family members assigned to caseload.
8.    Work collaboratively with other members of team, Regional Center, physicians, and outside agencies regarding developmental/health related issues, as well as resources for families on caseload.
9.   Participate in monthly scheduled staff meetings, provide input and present
in-service trainings as assigned.
10.  Act as a mandated abuse reporter.
11.  Other duties as assigned to assure efficiency of the program.

Minimum Qualifications:
To practice as a Developmental Specialist at entry level, the Developmental Specialist must hold a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in the field of Child Development, Human Development or related field.  In addition, the Developmental Specialist must have received specialized training in early intervention and meet the competencies outlined under Early Intervention Personnel Standards.  One year experience working with infants and toddlers in the Early Intervention arena. Master's degree in Special Education and bilingual are a plus.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The Developmental Specialist must have knowledge/skills in the following areas:

1.  Family Support:
     -Communicating effectively
     -Promoting collaborative decision making and problem solving
     -Supporting access to community resources, both generic and specialized
     -Supporting the development of family self-advocacy and empowerment
 2.  Child Development
     Must have a strong base of knowledge in both typical developmental patterns
of infants and toddlers and atypical development due to disabilities or risk
3.  Evaluation and Assessment
     -Use evaluation/assessment practices appropriate to infants and toddlers
with special needs
     -Interpret and report evaluation and assessment results accurately and
4.  Basic computer skills in word processing
5.  Ability to utilize critical thinking skills in decision making situations, to
organize and keep reports, to demonstrate independent judgment
6.  Ability to be flexible with scheduling and prioritizing tasks
Environmental Conditions
Considerable travel in the community, primarily performs work in the client home.  Lifting, moving stretching, walking and crawling during training activities with the child and family.  Exposure to outdoor conditions, dust and pollens.  Some computer work and periods of intense concentration.
$5,547 - $5,902 a month
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Hope Services is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees not regardless of, but with consideration and appreciation for race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family or parental status, or any other status.