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Developmental Therapist

Nashville, TN 37214

Job Category: Early Childhood Special Education

Posted on September 28, 2017

Description:

Provide developmental instruction to children birth to three years old with developmental delays or disabilities in the home, child care center, hospital or any other environment that is natural to the child. Provide coaching to caregivers to help them implement strategies to increase the child's learning opportunities and participation in daily life. Evaluate developmental levels of children, participate in (Individualized Family Service Plan) IFSP and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings. Maintain progress reports for children on caseload.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in early childhood special education, early childhood education, child and family studies (child development), early intervention, deaf education, visual disabilities, special education K-12, elementary education, communication disorders and speech language pathology
  • 1+ year experience with young children
  • Experience working with young children with disabilities
  • Proof of a valid driver's license and valid auto insurance on an annual basis
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Knowledge of a range of disabilities and delays
  • Knowledge related to the evaluation and assessment of young children
  • Strong teaching skills for children and adults
  • Ability to establish a good rapport with parents and supporting agencies
  • Organizational skills
  • Creativity and ability to be innovative
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Basic computer skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • 12 paid vacation days per calendar year, with increasing days per length of employment
  • 10 paid sick days per calendar year
  • 11 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Health care plan
  • Life insurance plan
  • 401(k) plan
  • Child care discount
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Continuing education (workshops/trainings)

Contact:

Kelli Jo Hazen
Director of Operations
khazen@firststepsnashville.org

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