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Special Educator

Job Details

Step by Step - Atco, NJ
Per Diem
4 Year Degree
Up to 50%


The general function of the department:

Evaluate and treat individual children from birth to three years of age and support families following guidelines set by NJEI system.

The primary purpose of this position:

Act as a member of the Early Intervention team to design and implement curriculum activities which meet the needs of the child and family.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Complete eligibility determinations, assessments, IFSP’s, 6 month and annual reviews.
  • Staff instructions for carrying out transdisciplinary approach to early intervention services.
  • Formulate IFSP to meet each child’s needs in conjunction with the family.
  • Provide developmental intervention services to the child and family in the natural setting as determined by the IFSP.
  • Communicate effectively with staff, director, children and families.
  • Complete all required reports, session sheets, updates, and annual reviews.
  • Deliver required original paperwork for evaluations, assessments, annual reviews and service sessions to Step by Step office by deadlines designated by program director and evaluation coordinator.
  • Schedule family visits within acceptable timelines as per procedural safeguards.
  • Participate in bi-monthly team meetings.
  • Complete all mandatory Early Intervention trainings within required timelines.
  • Demonstrate acceptable levels of job performance by attaining productivity goals mutually agreed upon with Program Director.
  • Perform all other miscellaneous duties as assigned


Minimum educational requirements:

  • bachelor’s degree

Minimum experience required:

  • 1 - 3 years

Other knowledge, skills, and certifications required:

Certification as Teacher of the Handicapped, State of New Jersey

The number of employees supervised by this position:


The usual internal and external contacts:

  • Internal – SBS Director and Evaluation Coordinator
  • External – Families, Regional Early Intervention Collaborative (REIC), Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative (SNJPC), local Early Intervention Agencies and practitioners.

The percent of time spent on physical activity while performing the job functions:

a) sitting 33.4 %

b) standing 33.3 %

c) other (ie - bending) 33.3 %

Total 100%

The percent of time spent on physical effort while performing the job functions:

a) lifting 33.4 %

b) carrying 33.3 %

c) pushing/ pulling 33.3 %

Total 100%

The percent of time spent on sensory effort while performing the job functions:

a) visual 33.4 %

b) hearing 33.3 %

c) speaking 33.3 %

Total 100%

The percent of travel involved with the position:

Almost if not 100%

Machines or equipment used:

(*) typewriter (*) telephone

(*) computer (*) photocopier

(*) fax ( ) other – list

The working conditions (heat, cold, dust, fumes, etc.) that apply to this position are:

Conditions vary depending upon locations. Therapists are expected to use caution when entering family homes.

Any safety conditions or hazards associated with this position:

Normal driving hazards