This is a 40 hour per week, calendar year position to be shared between our CDS Downeast, Two Rivers, and Aroostook sites. Home base will be determined by where the successful candidate resides. This person will work with infants and toddlers ages birth to two diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their families. Travel is required.
The successful candidate will possess expertise in the Early Start Denver Model services (including training, assessment, and fidelity measures) for young children with autism. They will provide support to Part C providers in the catchment areas for the CDS sites listed above (Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Washington, Piscataquis, Franklin, Somerset, Waldo, and Aroostook counties) and may also provide services.
Child Development Services now offers a new, competitive salary and benefits package, including Maine State Employee medical insurance.
Salary for this position is $38,813 to $64,792 per year, depending on experience.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS POSITION WILL NOT BEGIN WORK UNTIL JANUARY 1, 2020.
The Teacher of Children with Disabilities 0-5 is a member of the IFSP/IEP team and provides services to children birth to age 5 and ensures that services meet the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004 and Maine's Unified Special Education Regulations Chapter 101. This position will also include service coordination.
- Engages the child in developmental and learning activities.
- Provides instruction at the child's developmental level.
- Facilitates learning by engaging the child at the child's level while understanding and seeing what interests the child, or utilizes direct teaching techniques, as appropriate.
- Supports and facilitates the acquisition of new academic and social skills/knowledge and ensures quality delivery of the same.
- Communicates to other team members all relevant information pertaining to the child's learning environment, family events and other pertinent information that may affect the child's learning.
- Implements curriculum appropriate to the nature and needs of individual children.
- Prepares or utilizes child appropriate activities in early intervention and special education environments.
- Supervises Educational Technicians in programs.
- Ensures that the parent receives accurate information in a timely manner.
- Informs the parent of progress toward child outcomes as a member of IFSP/IEP teams.
EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT:
- Conducts observations in the child's natural environment or LRE setting, as appropriate.
- Gathers and reviews documentation specific to the child's developmental history.
- Conducts interviews with the parent to obtain information specific to the child's developmental history.
- Determines the child's level of functioning and expresses that in a summary of evaluation results and diagnostic impressions within evaluation reports provided to the IFSP/IEP team.
RECORDKEEPING AND REPORT WRITING:
- Ensures that the evaluation findings are reported to the IFSP/IEP team.
- Contributes goals to the IFSP/IEP team and short term objectives where appropriate.
- Writes and maintains required reports for therapy to meet MaineCare and other regulatory requirements.
- Ensures that evaluation findings are reported to the IFSP/IEP team.
- Assists the IFSP/IEP team with goal development based upon assessment results.
EARLY INTERVENTION OR SPECIAL EDUCATION AND RELATED SERVICES:
- Provides Special Instruction as specified by the IFSP/IEP.
- Communicates with CDS Case Managers and other providers through the course of the child's IFSP/IEP.
BILLING DOCUMENTATION (INSURANCE AND MAINECARE):
- Completes billing documents to ensure proper billing to third parties and Case Managers in accordance with CDS practice.
- Any other appropriate duties the Site Director/Supervisor deems necessary.
- 282 (Teacher of Children with Disabilities) required
- Successful background, criminal records, and reference check
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
- Working knowledge of child development, disabilities, family systems and special education methods
- Ability to interact with a wide variety of people
- Ability to provide individual and group services in a variety of settings and models
- Ability to establish an effective rapport/relationship with children and parent
- Ability to work collaboratively as a member of an early childhood team
- Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing
- Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
- Ability to adapt therapy techniques to varying personalities and environments
- Ability to travel to a variety of locations to deliver services
- Ability to treat and motivate young children
- Expertise in the Early Start Denver Model services (including training, assessment, and fidelity measures) for young children with autism.
A complete application consists of a resume, completed employment application (on CDS website) cover letter, three professional letters of reference, and license and certification information. Persons applying for Case Manager, Therapist, or Teacher positions must provide a copy of transcripts, including grades, from all colleges / universities attended.
Submit Application to:
Amy Bragg, Site Director
CDS Two Rivers
250 State St.
Brewer, ME 04412
Child Development Services serves the early intervention and special education needs of Maine's children birth to age five. We have over 350 employees, a large network of contracted providers and currently serve over 3,500 children ages 0 to 5 years.
CDS consist of 10 principal sites throughout Maine with several satellite offices
This posting is being offered by an equal opportunity employer.