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Child Developmental Therapist (Full-Time and Part-Time Availability)



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Normal, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2024
Lifelong Access’s mission is to connect families and people with developmental disabilities to their community through a lifetime of meaningful supports. Lifelong Access provides a continuum of services and supports for families, children and adults throughout their lifetime including residential, vocational development, employment, high school transition and therapeutic supports for children. Lifelong Access envisions a community that encourages and accepts all people.

Lifelong Access is seeking a Child Development Therapist to join our growing team of early intervention specialists. In this position you will work with children from birth to 36 months of age to provide developmental therapy, screening, special instruction, coordination, linkage, advocacy, and support services to families/children who are developmentally delayed, at-risk for such, and/or diagnosed with a developmental disability. The Therapist will be responsible for designing learning environments and activities that promote children’s development including cognitive processes and social interactions. Services provided are both clinic and community based. In addition to a competitive compensation and benefits package, alongside generous paid time off benefits, you will find the work environment at Lifelong Access to be friendly, respectful and supportive. Come see why we love what we do!

Pay: Hourly; based on experience

Job Type: Full-time or Part-Time

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Schedule an initial visit with family to secure intake information.
  • Administer necessary developmental screening and assessments for children.
  • Develop, review, and amend Individual Family Services Plan (IFSP) with families, and as appropriate other providers, and Child & Family Connections.
  • Assist in achieving and measuring family outcomes of the IFSP.
  • Initiate referrals to/for ancillary services and resources.
  • Act as ongoing Service Facilitator for assigned children/families.
  • Plan and implement group classes for identified children/families when appropriate.
  • Plan and implement developmental therapy intervention sessions in Pediatric Therapy, community, or home as appropriate.
  • Plan and implement community education activities and in-services related to Pediatric activities and early intervention issues, when requested by supervisor.
  • Assist with community interagency activities, e.g. screenings, McLIC, Child & Family Connections, as needed.
  • Attend in-service training annually to obtain and maintain Early Intervention credentialing and become enrolled in the State EI System.
  • Participate in events scheduled in evening or Saturdays as needed.
  • Assist/facilitate transition process with families.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood, Special Education, or field as required by DHS
  • Required coursework as stated by DHS
  • Possess knowledge of social services
  • Possess knowledge of child development and family dynamics
  • Previous experience/training in working with children who have special needs preferred
  • Pursue Developmental Therapy Credentialing through Early Intervention System and maintain credential
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license with driving record in good standing
  • Current proof of automobile insurance

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be reviewed to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit on chairs, stools, and floor; stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; frequently required to manipulate fine motor toys with children; and converse with adults and children - some who might be difficult to understand. The employee is occasionally required to climb; taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Here are some of the benefits we will offer you:

  • Supportive and positive work environment, with a transdisciplinary team approach
  • Localized on-site supervision/management
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Paid continued education, licensing and certification fees
  • Flexible scheduling options
  • Comprehensive benefit plans and paid time off for full-time 30hr+/week schedules
  • Part-time employees are also eligible for some benefits and paid time off

Lifelong Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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