Developmental Specialist - Spanish Speaking Preferred
Company: Hope Services
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 23, 2020
Location: San Jose, CATeam: Homestart - Children's Services Team
/The Hope Services Homestart program is hiring Spanish-Speaking
Developmental Specialists to provide 1:1 services to infants and
toddlers with special needs in a home based program. At this time,
sessions are conducted via teletherapy, to observe COVID-19
Hope Services is the Bay Area's largest non-profit agency,
providing a wide array of quality services for persons with
developmental disabilities for over 60 years! Will you join us? Pay
commensurate with experience.
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
4. Conduct assessment and evaluation, addressing six major
developmental domains as needed.
5. Maintain productivity of 70% 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
8. Work collaboratively with other members of team, SARC,
physicians, and outside agencies regarding developmental/health
related issues, as well as resources for families on caseload.
9. Participate in quarterly scheduled staff meetings, provide input
and present inservice trainings as assigned.
10. Acts as a mandated abuse reporter.
11. Other duties as assigned to assure efficiency of the
Minimum Qualifications :
To practice as an Early Interventionist at entry level, the
Developmental Specialist must hold a minimum of a Master's degree
and hold a certificate/license/credential and/or registration
appropriate to the field in which the professional practices. In
addition, the Early Interventionist 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.
Bilingual is a plus.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The Developmental Specialist must have knowledge/skills in the
1. Family Support :
-Enhancing family coping skills
-Promoting collaborative decision making and problem solving
-Nurturing natural support systems
-Facilitating families to assess their strengths and priorities
-Respecting family values
-Promoting family professional collaboration
-Supporting access to community resources, both generic and
-Recognizing situations that require referral to others and
respecting limits and boundaries
-Supporting the development of family self advocacy and
-Recognizing different cultural practices and understanding how
they affect child rearing practices.
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 factors
3. Family Professional Development
-Recognize and strengthen family capabilities
-Develop and maintain a collaborative partnership with the
-Support families in identifying their concerns, priorities, and
-Implement a family centered approach
-Enhance the family's capacity to meet infant's and young child's
-Facilitate family's ability to access and use support systems
4. Evaluation and Assessment
-Use evaluation/assessment practices appropriate to infants and
toddlers with special needs
-Select and utilize observations/evaluation/assessment strategies
and tools appropriately
-Interpret and report evaluation and assessment results accurately
-Able to observe, evaluate, document, and communicate verbally and
5. Basic computer skills in word processing
6. Ability to accept supervision and work cooperatively as a team
member with co-workers as well as with clients and families
7. Ability to utilize critical thinking skills in decision making
situations, to organize and keep reports, to demonstrate
8. Ability to be flexible with scheduling and prioritizing
9. Must be able to drive to multiple locations and have own
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.
Do you have what it takes to make a difference?
Inspire and be inspired! Hope Services takes immense pride in
maximizing our employee engagement. Will you join us??
Winner, 100 Best Places to Work, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business
Visit www.hopeservices.org to find out more about us and the people
Hope Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all
employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran
status, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other
protected characteristic. In addition to federal law requirements,
Hope Services complies with all applicable state and local laws
governing nondiscrimination in employment. PI126254362
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