Early Childhood Special Educator (ECSE)
Job Details
Experienced
Main Office - Denver, CO
Full Time
Graduate Degree
$55,000.00 - $65,000.00 Salary/year
Up to 50%
Nonprofit - Social Services
Description

We value an equitable and inclusive workplace and seek candidates with diverse backgrounds and abilities

 

Why work at Rocky Mountain Human Services? 
You will have the opportunity to contribute to an organization that is dedicated to embracing the power of community to support individuals and families in creating their future.

RMHS provides great benefits such as:

  • Employer paid medical options, dental, and vision benefits
  • Generous paid time off such as vacation, sick, personal, and holidays
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement (full-time employees only)
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • 403(B) with company match
  • Flex Spending Account for Health and Dependent Care Costs
  • Employee assistance program

Position Purpose

The Early Childhood Special Educator will conduct evaluations and provide hearing screening for children birth to three years old who are being evaluation for Part C Early Intervention services and may work with children birth to 18 who are not enrolled in Early Intervention. The ECSE will work with clients to provide Part C eligibility evaluations and direct intervention services. They will participate in transdisciplinary team for Early Intervention caseload as a developmental expert, as a resource to peers, and as an advocate for the needs of the individual client. The ECSE will report to the EIE Clinical Team Lead in the Developmental & Behavioral Health Department as part of the Early Intervention Evaluation Entity. 

 

Essential Duties

  • Provides ECSE assessment and intervention activities in the home, clinic, or community.
  • Writes timely and complete evaluation reports, treatment plans, progress notes, and other documentation needed to provide high quality services and meet funder, regulatory, and organizational standards.
  • Provides consultation to families, other service providers, and service coordinators regarding the communication functioning of children.
  • Effectively communicates assessment results, diagnoses, and strategies that are functional for the child’s and family’s routines and are consistent with a Primary Service Provider model.
  • Works with the Children’s Clinical team to identify and provide programs and services for infants and young children with developmental delays.
  • Assists the Children’s Clinical team with developing and implementing effective procedures for programs and services.
  • Assists in identifying needs for training and assists in the provision of training.
  • Works with supervisor to provide services that accommodate client needs and fulfill billable hours expectations as set by the department.
  • Works with supervisor to ensure that documentation is consistent with needs of funders.
  • Provides culturally responsive services to a diverse population.
  • Performs other clinical or administrative duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Works collaboratively with other Transdisciplinary Team members to provide best practice services to infants and toddlers with developmental delays.

 

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of children with developmental delays and disabilities.
  • Knowledge of Early Intervention systems at local, state and national levels, especially standards of practice
  • Ability to work well with complex family issues.
  • Ability to understand the needs of a range of disabilities.
  • Knowledge of life-span issues, including typical and atypical early human development.
  • Knowledge of family social, emotional, financial, psychological and cultural issues.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance, and individual differences in ability, personality, and interests.
  • Knowledge of standards of care for toddlers and young children with autism.
  • Knowledge of regulatory agency standards of practice.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing so that others will understand.
  • Skill in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, and asking appropriate questions.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two years of experience in treating with infants, toddlers, and young children with developmental delays.
  • Experience in treating young children with autism.
  • Licensure to practice in the state of Colorado.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years of experience in treating infants and young children with developmental delays.
  • Bi-lingual, Spanish speaking
  • Evaluation, treatment and intervention of medically fragile infants or toddlers and experience with children referred from the NICU
  • Experience with assistive technology
  • Experience in 3rd party reimbursement documentation and procedures
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
  • Registered with the Early Intervention database

 

Driving Requirements

•         Valid drivers license

•         Proof of motor vehicle insurance

•         Personal vehicle in good operating condition for use during work

•         No major violations in the past three years.

•         No more than two moving violations in the past three years

•         Ability to meet and maintain agency driving requirements and operate agency vehicles

 

Rocky Mountain Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity and the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

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