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Job Title: Early Intervention Specialist
Reports To: Director of Programs Department: Children’s Program
FLSA Status: Exempt Location: Ft Lauderdale
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Summary: travels to the assigned student to provide direct and/or consultative special education services relating to vision loss. Services for infants may be provided in the infants' homes or child care settings. The students range in age from birth through age 6 and may have only a visual impairment or additional disabilities. The cognitive levels of the students range from severely impaired to gifted and talented.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Assessment and Evaluation
Appropriate Learning Environment
Direct Instruction in the Unique Curriculum
Administrative/Record Keeping Duties
Liaison Between Community and School
Uphold Professional Standards
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A minimum bachelor's degree from a college or university in early childhood education, elementary education, special education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy or other related degree, preferably with specialization in visual impairments. Experience in Early Intervention is preferred.
Certificates and Licenses:
Certification for teachers of students with visual impairments preferred.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of basic Microsoft Word and Excel and email/Internet software.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work environment may be the home, school, nursery or other “natural environment” of the child.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities including close and distance vision and ability to adjust focus are required by this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The ability to travel between sites to meet a minimum schedule of clients per day is a requirement of the job.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills. Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance. Interpersonal - Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions. Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information. Ethics - Treats people with respect; Works with integrity and ethically. Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time. Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed. Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently. Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
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