Utah State University

Teacher, Early Intervention

City Carbon County
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/16/2021 10:23 AM)
Requisition ID
2021-4101
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT | US-UT | US-UT
Category (Portal Searching)
Teaching (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Benefited Part-Time
Job Classification
Exempt
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
50%
College
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Department
Inst for Disabil Res Policy & Pract
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits

Overview

If hired as an Early Intervention provider, you will play a key role in the South East Early Intervention Program, serving children birth to three with disabilities and/or developmental delays in Emery, Carbon and Grand counties. You will administer assessments and participate in the team determination of a child’s eligibility for Early Intervention services.  You will conduct in-person or virtual visits to families in their home or in the community, providing strategies and activities to guide parents in promoting their child’s growth and development. We seek someone who will be a collaborative and reflective provider with an understanding of global child development, infant mental health, and a passion for working on behalf of the healthy development of children and their caregivers. Your home office will be located on the Utah State University Eastern campus in Price.

 

South East Early Intervention Program (SEEIP) operates under Utah State University’s Institute for Disability Research, Policy & Practice (IDRPP).  SEEIP is one of 15 early intervention programs of the Utah Department of Health’s Baby Watch Early Intervention Program. 

 

To learn more about the mission and values of the IDRPP or of Baby Watch Early Intervention, visit https://idrpp.usu.edu and https://health.utah.gov/cshcn/programs/babywatch.html

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a service coordinator and/or developmental specialist service provider to assigned early intervention families.
    • Administer and interpret developmental evaluations and screeners and family assessments as assigned.
    • Facilitate and/or participate in the team determination of eligibility for early intervention services.
    • Collaborate with all interested parties to develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) for each child who qualifies for services.
    • Provide early intervention services to infants and toddler and their families via in-person and/or virtual visits in the family’s home or other community setting.
    • Provide support to parents to address child and family needs by providing education, information and resources through a coaching service delivery model. Tailor the family service plan to meet the individual needs of each family by developing strategies to build on family concerns, priorities and resources.
  • Enter complete, accurate and timely documentation in the Baby Watch data system for each of the children on your caseload
  • Maintain effective working relationships with SEEIP staff and related agencies.
  • Accept other job-related assignments as assigned by Program Coordinator.
  • Attend workshops, trainings, and staff meetings as directed.
  • Review and monitor child files for compliance and completeness.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood development, special education, social work, human development and family studies, or other related degree.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Have or be able to obtain CPR/First Aid Certification.
  • Willingness to obtain the Baby Watch Early Intervention Specialist Credential within 6 months of hire.
  • Access to reliable transportation necessary for traveling to clients homes. Mileage will be reimbursed for use of a personal vehicle.
  • A history of dependability, organizational skills, and initiative as demonstrated by two letters of recommendation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Write and speak Spanish fluently.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Become familiar with and follow USU, Baby Watch and SEEIP policies and procedures.
  • Understand and explain the early intervention process and parental rights to families.
  • Use of technology to host and conduct Zoom meetings and use an electronic database.
  • Knowledge of infant and toddler development.
  • Ability to administer, interpret and integrate assessment and evaluation information needed to develop individualized plans.

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.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1.Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Two Letters of Recommendation to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-5”
3.Contact information for three professional references to be provided in the Candidate Profile

 

**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.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice 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 IDRPP 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 IDRPP 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Funding Statement

The Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice 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 IDRPP are contingent upon funding, and all senior staff at the IDRPP with graduate degrees are responsible for helping to generate funding to support our operations and growth.

 

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities.

 

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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 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 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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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