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Child Development Specialist - Hospital Facility - Pre K-12 School

Company: Stars Therapy Service
Location: San Jose
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

About Stars Therapy Services: Stars Therapy Services is rapidly expanding and becoming a leader in providing general and intensive Early Intervention services in a naturalistic environment, as well as Speech and Occupational Therapy for infants and toddlers from birth to age 3. We provide quality intervention through motivation, education, and creative thinking while maintaining cultural sensitivity. Join us, and let's make a difference together!What does a CDS do on a day-to-day basis?A CDS provides one-to-one direct therapy in the natural environment, either in-home or out in the community. CDSs work closely with parent(s)/guardian(s) and child to increase the acquisition of skills in the 5 domains of childhood development using play therapy with 100% caregiver participation. Directly Reports to Lead Child Development SpecialistEssential Functions:

  • Provide in-home/community-based intervention for children ages 0-3 years who have been identified as having or being at risk of developmental delay or disability with early intervention services.
  • Maintain an assigned caseload of early intervention cases; assists with intakes and assessments as assigned.
  • Coach parents and care providers by modeling strategies, and providing education on effective methods to support their child's development - including addressing developmental and behavioral concerns, interpreting test results, creating learning plans, and suggesting age-appropriate activities.
  • Ensure parent involvement and participation in sessions, while informing the treatment team of any changes or challenges.
  • Implement goals and programs as outlined by the treatment team.
  • Develop and monitor the client's goals to ensure consistency with Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) for Intensive cases.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and timelines in all aspects of service, including but not limited to the following:
    • Implementation of goals and objectives on IFSP in a variety of community settings, utilizing developmentally appropriate and effective practices.
    • Appropriate administration and scoring of assessment tools.
    • Submission of billing, data collection, and treatment notes.
    • Maintain accurate paperwork documentation and records of client files.
    • Demonstration of a family-centered philosophy, and respect for cultural diversity.
    • Coordinate visits with assigned families as directed; plan curriculum accordingly.
    • Communicate schedule changes with the scheduling department, supervisor(s) assigned, and client(s) affected.
    • Collaborate with our in-house interdisciplinary team to provide effective intervention strategies, materials, and communication.
    • Maintain client confidentiality, in compliance with HIPAA regulations
    • Attend and participate in staff meetings and training provided by Stars Therapy Services to maintain knowledge of best practices. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
      • Ability to accept constructive feedback, and apply it to develop knowledge and skill sets accordingly.
      • Effective time management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks at one time.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
      • Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships and boundaries with clients, co-workers, supervisors, and community members.
      • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the appropriate scheduling.
      • Commitment to maintain client confidentiality and adhere to HIPPA laws.
      • Commitment to ongoing training and development as it relates to clinical skills, professional development, ethics, technology, and training in order to perform job responsibilities to required standards.
      • Knowledgeable of developmental milestones and global delays.
      • Knowledgeable and skilled in computer/word processing software. Qualifications:
        • Previous experience with teaching, childcare, or related field
        • AA or B.A/B.S in Child Development, Education, Psychology, and/or related field preferred but not required
        • Passionate about working with children
        • Ability to build rapport with children and their parents
        • Positive affect and patient demeanor
        • Bilingual (HIGHLY PREFERRED, not required)
        • Ability to travel within a 40 miles radius, reliable vehicle, active driver's license, and auto insurance
        • CPR/First Aid Certified, or willing to complete within 30 days
        • Proof of TB and COVID vaccinations (religious or medical accommodations accepted)
        • Ability to pass a DOJ background check
        • Detail-oriented, great communication skills, knowledge of software, ability to multitask, effective time managementLocation:Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz, and Monterey counties (caseload assigned depending on your location) Schedule8 hours/day, Monday-Friday 8a-7p (Saturday 7 am-5 pm availability a plus)Benefits:
          • Competitive pay
          • Ability to design and manage your own schedule
          • Paid training plus ongoing training, career development, and growth opportunities
          • Paid drive time and mileage reimbursement
          • Access to health benefits (full-time employees)
          • 401k plans (full-time employees)
          • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time
          • $50k employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
          • Company tablet
          • STARS uniformStars Bay Area is an Equal Opportunity EmployerKeywords: Bilingual

Keywords: Stars Therapy Service, San Jose , Child Development Specialist - Hospital Facility - Pre K-12 School, Healthcare , San Jose, California

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