Utah State University

Teacher Early Intervention

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/30/2020 10:11 AM)
Requisition ID
2020-3090
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Other
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Exempt
College
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Department
Center for Persons w/ Disabilities
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Overview

Incumbents in the Teacher, Early Intervention positions provide service coordination and developmental education to both families and children with specific disabilities in their homes, community, virtual visits using zoom and/or classroom settings in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations. Incumbents are required to follow the IDEA regulations and program’s responsibility.

 

The Teacher, Early Intervention reports to an Assistant Director or Program Coordinator. The positions does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Responsibilities

  • Provide families with the necessary knowledge and tools to enhance their child’s growth and development.
  • Educates families as to the IDEA regulations, specifically parts C & B, and parental rights included therein.
  • Coordinates and administers child evaluation and child and family assessments; facilitates and/or participates in the team determination of program eligibility.
  • Provides individual instruction to parents to assist the family in understanding their child’s diagnosis and other instructional and developmental needs.
  • Develops an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) which directs the specific services needed and who will deliver the services.
  • Serves as a single point of contact to coordinate the delivery of services (e.g. occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language therapy, etc.) among providers, programs, and agencies.
  • Provides evidence-based specialized instruction to child and/or parents related to:
    • Developmentally appropriate transition classroom services for children.
    • Home and center-based instructional services for children at risk for Autism and parents.
    • Home-based developmental specialized instruction for child and parents.
  • Coordinates and administers child evaluation and child and family assessments.
    • Facilitates and/or participates in the team determination of program eligibility.
  • Develops strategies to build on family concerns, priorities, and resources.
  • Reviews and monitors child and family files for compliance and completeness.
    • Maintains adequate medical documentation.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

*Disclaimer

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in special education, psychology, human development and family studies, social work, early childhood development, or other related degree plus one year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Write and speak Spanish fluently.
  • Baby Watch Early Intervention Credential.
  • Training and experience in ASD methodology.
  • Experience in Early Intervention in Utah.

Fundamental Abilities:

Within the scope and complexity of each position’s responsibilities, each incumbent is expected to possess and demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Communicating: Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Problem solving: Analyzes information and evaluates results to select the best solution and solve problems. Acts professionally when encountering customers who at times may be frustrated or threatening.
  • Monitoring: Measures performance of self; makes improvements and takes appropriate corrective action.
  • Critical Thinking: Uses logic and reasoning to identify solutions and approaches to problems.
  • Team Building: Works to create a team-based environment. Constantly demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers.
  • Active Listening: Gives full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Service Orientation: Actively looks for ways to help people.

Core Characteristics:

As representatives of Utah State University and primary contributors to its mission, all employees are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Take initiative.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Be accountable.
  • A commitment to ethical behavior.
  • Be honest and trustworthy.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • Be inquisitive.
  • Be detail oriented.
  • Be self-motivated.
  • Manage multiple tasks quickly and efficiently.
  • Work well in a team environment.
  • A commitment to the improvement of USU.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Use of technology to host and conduct zoom meeting and use an electronic database.
  • Knowledge of infant development.
  • Ability to interpret and integrate assessment information needed to develop individualized plans.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Knowledge of teaching methods, curriculum, and education programs designed for families with children/child with disabilities.
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions on sensitive and/or confidential issues.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to train and guide staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to attend activities required by the State Health Department Baby Watch Early Intervention program.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1.  Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2.  Cover Letter to be typed/pasted in a text box at the end of application 

 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. This position requires moderate physical activity, including the handling of light weight objects up to 20 pounds and/or standing or walking more than four hours per day. Employees often bend, stoop, kneel, and/or crawl, and often use repetitive hand motions. Incumbents almost constantly listen, hear, and talk.

College/Department Highlights

The Center for Persons with Disabilities is Utah’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The CPD was established in 1972, and was the first UCEDD program in the U.S. to focus on the educational and social needs of children and adults with disabilities. The CPD has since grown into one of the largest UCEDD programs in the nation and is recognized as a pioneer in research, training, technical assistance, and services for children and adults with disabilities, families, and the professionals who serve them.

 

The CPD is committed to hiring qualified people with disabilities, veterans, and individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds. We recognize that diversity makes us stronger, and we welcome applicants who bring something different and unique to our organization. We value creativity, loyalty, and hard work. We believe that we can change the world and make it a better, more inclusive place for everyone and we want to hire people who also believe that they can make a difference. We have high standards and we hire exceptional people.

CPD Mission:

We are working together to create inclusive communities and improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families through sustainable innovation, collaborative research, responsive service, and interdisciplinary training and education.

CPD Values:

We Innovate: We lead by developing dynamic, sustainable, forward-thinking programs and services.

We Include: We demonstrate how to effectively work toward inclusive communities in our planning, programs, and services. We celebrate diversity in ability, race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, sexual orientation, politics, and religion.

We Collaborate: We forge partnerships. Working together makes us more effective and responsive to the current needs of our clients and communities.

We Care: We do what we do because we care. We are making the world a better place for people with disabilities and their families.

CPD Funding Statement

The Center for Persons with Disabilities is one of the largest research and outreach centers at USU, and we are largely funded through grants, contracts, and fee for service programs. All staff positions at the CPD are contingent upon funding, and all senior staff at the CPD with graduate degrees are responsible for helping to generate funding to support our operations and growth.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

 

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