Developmental Interventionist, Down Syndrome of Louisville, Louisville Ky

Developmental Interventionist, Down Syndrome of Louisville, Louisville Ky

Developmental Interventionist, Down Syndrome of Louisville, Louisville Ky

The Developmental Interventionist will provide developmental and educational services to families of children with Down syndrome ages birth through three years through the First Steps program, as well as preschool-age children through developmental classes. This person will be supervised by the Executive Director of Educational and Clinical Services.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities;
· Conduct six-month developmental assessments of individuals served through Down Syndrome of Louisville’s Early Education Program.
· Provide information to caregivers regarding their child’s development and family support needs.
· Inform parents/guardians/service providers of services and supports provided through Down Syndrome of Louisville and within the community
· Provide developmental intervention year-round in the family home, child care centers and DSL educational group sessions. These sessions will be integrated, multi-disciplinary, activity and play-based. Sessions will provide experiences which enhance sensory stimulation, development of communication skills and encourage peer interaction. Group and home sessions will be offered on various days and times to accommodate family scheduling needs .
· Participate in the development of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP), Individualized Educational Plans (IEP)for individuals served by DSL.
· Utilize a team approach to develop and implement such plans with team members including, but not limited to, parent(s), speech and language, occupational, and physical therapists, developmental interventionists, and school or preschool faculty (if applicable).
· Design educational programs according to the goals or outcomes included on the individual’s IFSP, IEP or ISP.
· Facilitate timely transition information, resources, and referrals for families exiting First Steps and/or entering preschool or kindergarten.
· Participate in activities sponsored by Down Syndrome of Louisville.

Knowledge/skills required;

· Masters degree in Education
· Certificate in Early Childhood Education (IECE)
· Certificate in an area of special education
· A minimum of two years of professional experience in early education and/or special education
· A working knowledge of child development and knowledge of the development of children with Down syndrome.

Apply today just Email Jennifer Kimes at jennyk@dsl.win.net.