NDCPD Early Interventionist
NDCPD Early Interventionist Full-Time, Benefited; Position Number 25442
Position Summary: The Minot Infant Development Program (MIDP) at NDCPD is seeking a qualified applicant to serve as an Early Interventionist. The person hired for this position will be primarily responsible for: 1) providing early intervention services to families who have children with developmental delays, are at-risk for delays or are medically at-risk infants and toddlers from birth through age two years; 2) achieving assigned grant and contract goals and objectives under the direction of NDCPD's Executive Leadership team and/or Project Directors; and 3) contributing to NDCPD's core functions and goals.
Primary Responsibilities: This position will primarily serve as an Early Interventionist, see list of tasks below: Facilitate home visits based on the needs of enrolled children and assist parents/families using a coach and consult model. Implement applicable assessment measures to referred and enrolled children along with completion of a final report with programming recommendations based on the results of the child’s assessment. Prepare for and facilitate Individual Family Service Plan (IFSPs) meetings for enrolled children. Complete child performance data as required by the funding agency’s policies and procedures. Participate in trans-disciplinary development activities and meetings by collaborating with other program staff and team members regarding development needs (cognitive, social, education, self-help, motor, language, medical) of project-enrolled children. Travel in-state within the Minot Region as well as some of ND. Secondary Responsibilities: This position may also be eligible to work on other grants within NDCPD, see tasks below: Become knowledgeable about NDCPD and the goals, objectives and activities of the assigned grants and contracts. Implement project goals, objectives and activities. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with constituent groups in the disabilities communities locally, national and international. Develop/disseminate material (i.e. curriculum, instructional materials, brochures, presentations, technical reports). Provide technical assistance and/or consultation to individuals, agencies and consumers. Manage project budgets and reporting processes as needed. Provide education and training on project specific content. Present at meetings and conferences. Perform research and data analysis that impact individuals with disabilities. Conduct literature reviews and needs assessments. Negotiate memorandums of understanding and agreements following NDCPD and MSU guidelines. Participate in organization, statewide, and national planning/policy groups to address unmet needs/emerging issues. Coordinate, conduct and participate in various project and NDCPD meetings. Enter activity and product data in the National Information Reporting System (NIRS). Provide supervision of NDCPD staff as needed. Use disability etiquette and cultural competence/literacy in work assignments. Travel to meetings and conferences both in- and out-of-state. Other duties as assigned. In addition, there will be an expectancy to develop other external funding resources to further disability research, services, training and technical assistance.
Qualifications: This position requires, at minimum, a Bachelor's degree and license to practice in ND in the following
fields: Early Childhood Special Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Work, Speech Language Pathology, Early Childhood Education, and Special Education. Preference will be given to those with coursework, practicum and experience with infants and toddlers with disabilities in one of those disciplines. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a disability-related field. Applicants with experience in working with children, giving presentations, writing technical reports and/or grants, and basic research activities helpful but not necessary. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and successfully satisfy a criminal history background check. Applicant must be self-directed and detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and manage time efficiently; have the ability to contribute to a fast-paced, changing work environment and contribute to the success of the project and reputation of NDCPD; have the ability to interact and communicate professionally with people with disabilities, constituents and staff; and be able operate standard office equipment and software.
Compensation: Salary negotiable. Comprehensive benefit package including employer paid health insurance, TIAACREF retirement plan, and tuition waiver benefits. Explore MSU Benefits. Application Process: Candidates must submit an application packet including a completed employment application with contact information for at least three references. North Dakota has an open records law; therefore, your application could be subject to review upon request. The employment application can be accessed online. Click here to apply. For more information, contact Susie Mack, Coordinator of Operations at email@example.com, 701-858-3009. Additional Information: For accommodations contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. For ND Relay Services: Click here. Dates: Position Announcement dated 8-29-17; position open until filled, interviews will start upon receipt of applications
MSU is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference. A criminal history background check must be satisfied prior to employment.