Grad. Programs in Early Childhood & Early Childhood Special Ed Family Involvement Specialist/Supv.
Join a dynamic team that supports the overarching program philosophy of family-centered care by embedding this philosophy into all aspects of the curriculum and field experiences that our graduate students engage in.
1. Work closely with the Graduate Program Director the Early Childhood Field Coordinator and other early childhood special education faculty and staff.
2. Participate as a member of the Elmhurst Early Childhood Special Education Master’s Program faculty team in ongoing planning, assessment and development of the MAT Early Childhood Master’s Program and the M. Ed in Early ChiIdhood Special Education Master’s Program.
3. Teach / Co-teach graduate classes / and conduct seminars that align with supporting of our graduate students in their field work with infants with special needs and their families in the Family Mentor Program in their curriculum.
4. Engage in networking and developing partnerships with other Early Intervention stakeholders in Illinois and the greater Chicago area (eg: CFC managers, EI providers, parents participating in Early Intervention services).
5. Direct our Family Mentor Program. This will involve identifying, recruiting, interviewing and selecting prospective families of infants and toddlers with delays and disabilities for participation in the family mentor program as well as conducting student evaluation of their participation in the program.
6. Supervise students who are completing their 250-hour Early Intervention/ Developmental Therapy internship. This involves scheduling observations of each student four times during their EI/DT internship and keeping observation notes and data.
7. Keep updated on national, state and local legislative issues pertaining to Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education.
8. Other duties as assigned.
• Be a parent of a child with special needs.
• Hold a Master’s degree or higher in Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Counseling or other related fields.
• Have knowledge and/ or experience in the policies and procedures for Early Intervention in Illinois.
• Have been enrolled as an early intervention provider.
• Have knowledge and / or experience in developing curriculum and teaching at the college level.
• Have experience in working with families whose children were ages birth through 5 who have been part of the Early Intervention system in Illinois.