General Statement of Duties:
To provide direct client services through the Infant & Toddler Connection of Harrisonburg-Rockingham, an early intervention program for children with developmental delays or disabilities, a service of Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board. The Infant Development Professional is directly responsible to the Local Systems Manager. He/she is expected to exercise considerable independence and autonomy in day-to-day decision-making about service delivery and to participate with other Early Intervention staff in assessments, planning, and service delivery. He/she is expected to exhibit expertise in the area of special education, early childhood development, and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities. The position requires the ability to work effectively with parents and infants, work cooperatively with staff from other agencies, and work as part of a team.
This position is classified non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Assesses children in a variety of developmental domains (as determined by the Local System Manager), using the tools and test procedures approved by the Local System Manager;
Participates in multidisciplinary assessments and team meetings for individual children;
Provides developmental services to assigned Infant & Toddler clients;
Consults with a wide array of other professionals to provide and receive information regarding medical, developmental, and/or human services issues;
Participates in staff development activities required by the Local System Manager;
Participates in staff meetings and team development;
Adheres to regulations and standards established by or for compliance with human rights regulations, agency licensure requirements, confidentiality statutes, third party payer rules, professional code of ethics, etc.;
Exhibits excellent customer service, including promptly returning phone calls, expected usage
of scheduling procedures and voice mail system, accommodating client needs in scheduling, etc.;
Completes clinical and/or administrative documentation as specified by or within CSB standards, payer requirements, Medicaid regulations, professional standards, etc.;
Maintains effective relationships with co-workers and customers based on courtesy, compassion, and respect;
Responsible for other duties as assigned, consistent with established policy and procedure.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent diagnostic and evaluative skills in all areas of development in infants and toddlers. Thorough knowledge of the principles of child development and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Good interpersonal skills with the ability to teach and to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to work and relate effectively to persons from a wide variety of educational and socioeconomic backgrounds who may vary markedly in their level of sophistication regarding infant and toddler development. Exhibits consistently good judgment and a high level of independence and initiative. Ability to work effectively as a team member and with a variety of community agencies. Basic computer literacy and word processing skills preferred.
Possession of a current, valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in child development, special education, early childhood education or related discipline; Early Childhood Education or Special Education licensure; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet highest standards for employment as required by the Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia. Staff member is responsible for submitting proof of license renewal to the Human Resources office. Experience with infants and toddlers, particularly those who have disabilities, is very desirable.
Equipment: Telephone, vehicle, PC, word processing program
Work Environment: Individual’s homes, facilities, and office with lighting levels, temperature ranges, air quality, ventilation and noise levels as provided in each setting.
Work Location: Individuals’ homes, facilities, and community settings.
Work Hazards: Standard hazards associated with general day-to-day community activities.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, regular office hours; some evening and weekend hours required as scheduled. Additional hours as needed to perform job requirements. Regular attendance is required.