Early Intervention Specialist

Position Title

Early Intervention Specialist - J.A. - Early Childhood Intervention - Lufkin, TX

Position Number

P #1149

General Description

The EIS position requires staff to provide case management services and hands on developmental services for children and families in the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program in Lufkin, Texas and surrounding counties. This position will be housed in Lufkin, TX.  Services must be provided in the child's natural environment, so the applicant must be comfortable making home visits and driving to homes throughout the day. Home visits include parent education and working directly with the child on their development. Early Interventionist must be able to administer developmental evaluations and screenings, and write effective treatment plans. The individual must be able to work in a team environment, and with professionals in the community. Strong communication and documentation skills are required to meet billing requirements and strict timelines.

Education

Required:  hold a bachelor's degree which includes a minimum of 18 hours of semester course credit relevant to early childhood intervention, including three hours of semester course credit in early childhood development or early childhood special education.

  (A) Forty clock hours of continuing education in early childhood development or early childhood special education completed within five years prior to employment with ECI may substitute for the three hour semester course credit requirement in early childhood development or early childhood special education.

  (B) Coursework or previous training in early childhood development is required to ensure that an EIS understands the development of infants and toddlers because the provision of SST for which an EIS is solely responsible depends on significant knowledge of typical child development. Therefore, the content of the coursework or training must relate to the growth, development, and education of the young child and may include courses or training in:

  (i) child growth and development;

  (ii) child psychology or child and adolescent psychology;

  (iii) children with special needs; or

  (iv) typical language development.

Experience

Preferred: Six (6) months' work experience with children from birth to three years and/or experience with young children with developmental delays and disabilities.

Licenses/Certification

Required: Valid Texas driver's license

Special Requests/Comments

Required: CPR, First Aid and Defensive training modules must be completed.  Must have a driving record insurable by the Center's insurance administrator.

Preferred: Good typing skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word. Good time management and organizational skills to meet strict deadlines.

Physical Requirements

Required: Sight, hearing, talking, lifting up to 50 pounds, walking, driving a vehicle, and hand/finger dexterity.

Hours

Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Some after-hours work may be required to meet the needs of the families.

Salary 

$30,513 to $31,720 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.