Itinerant Teacher of Children with Disabilities 3-5
These are 40 hour per week positions with our CDS First Step site in Lewiston, working with preschool children with disabilities ages birth-5. Local travel is required. Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams and the preschool population is preferred. We have both Calendar and Academic year positions available. Contact us today!
Calendar Year: $44,886 - $77,813
Academic Year $32,629 - $56,564
Some benefits of CDS employment:
- Maine State Employee Medical coverage
- Dental and Vision Insurance
- Life and Disability Insurance
- 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
- $250 per year Professional Development Stipend
- Maine State Employee Living Resources Program (Employee Assistance)
- Qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.
- Work/Life Balance
- Paid Vacation
- Paid Sick Time
- Paid Holidays
- Great coworkers, and the satisfaction of helping kiddos who really need you!
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.
- 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
Please send resume and completed CDS Employment Application (on CDS website) to:
Dan Hemdal, Site Director
CDS First Step
5 Gendron Drive, Suite 1
Lewiston, ME 04240
Veterans’ Preference: Maine law provides a preference to qualified veterans and gold star spouses by ensuring they are offered an interview. If you are a veteran or a gold star spouse and wish to take advantage of this preference, please complete our employment application. Documentation is required. For more information, visit: https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-jobs/veterans-preference-in-job-applications.
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.