REACH, Inc.

Developmental Specialist II/III

Organization: REACH, Inc.

Location: Juneau, Alaska

Department: Infant Learning Program

Supervisor: ILP Director

Wage Classification: 13/14, FT, Exempt

Wage: Grade 13: $67,498 - $75,970
Grade 14: $74,248 - $83,567

About REACH Infant Learning Program:

We serve children in their homes, childcare, via tele-health and in community settings. Using a strengths-based coaching model, we build family capacity through information sharing, modeling and reflection.

At REACH, we support professional development, financially and with time, and are committed to our staff reaching their full potential.

You will work alongside an experienced, multidisciplinary team of people and have opportunities to pursue to your special interests, share your knowledge, and receive reflective supervision. A successful candidate is passionate about working with families with infants and toddlers (birth to 3 years of age) who experience developmental delays or disabilities. 

Summary Position Statement:

The REACH Infant Learning Program is looking for a Developmental Specialist (Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, Social Worker or Educator) to join our team.

As a Developmental Specialist, you will provide evaluation, treatment, consultation services and service coordination to children, birth to three years old, who experience delays in adaptive, cognitive, communication, motor development and/or social emotional development.

A successful candidate is passionate about working in relationship with the child and their caregivers, other ILP staff, and community partners. You will work with a dynamic, supportive team, making a difference in the lives of families and their young children. Join REACH’s Infant Learning Program Team today!

What we can offer:

  • SIGN-ON BONUS
  • RELOCATION BONUS ELIGIBLE
  • Competitive and affordable medical, dental, vision benefits
  • Generous Paid Time Off in addition to 11 paid holidays
  • Retirement with discretionary 401(K) Company Match (up to 3%)
  • Paid Professional Development and continuing education
  • Reflective Supervision
  • Highly Skilled, dedicated and well-established collaborative team
  • Mentorship and training in Part C services
  • Flexible schedule
  • Mileage reimbursement

Key Responsibilities:

  • Arranging and completing assessments, evaluations, summary reports, and Individualized Family Services Plans (IFSP) to meet program requirements and support the identification and treatment of young children with delays or disorders in development.
  • Planning, designing and implementing therapy within a natural environment to meet agreed on IFSP goals in relationship with caregivers.
  • Carefully listening and collaborating with the family and team to implement treatment interventions and connecting with outside support services as needed.
  • Providing hybrid tele-health and in person services within the client’s home, including evening home visits.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the ILP Director.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university
  • Licensed or licensed eligible Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, or Physical Therapist in the State of Alaska. Educators and social workers may have a masters degree in lieu of licensure
  • Experience working in pediatrics and with children who experience developmental delay
  • Knowledge of child development for children birth to age 3
  • Maintains and promotes a positive professional working relationship with all employees and partner agencies.
  • Experience providing services in infant mental health, home visiting and/or to diverse cultures desired
  • Knowledge of infant mental health for children birth to age 3 preferred
  • Registry with the SEED with an assigned Level 10 or higher preferred.
  • CPR and first aid certificates, TB testing, fingerprint and background check clearance, current Alaska driver’s license and auto insurance per agency standards
  • OT, PT, SLP SW, ED

Physical Requirements:

Ability to perform sedentary and active work that requires some lifting. Visual acuity necessary to utilize a computer monitor throughout the course of a normal workday. Ability to perform repetitive keyboarding activities and operate general office equipment.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed at the REACH office, client homes, and requires traveling to home visits, evening visits and may include driving during inclement weather conditions or travel to outlying communities by small planes or ferries.

Disclaimer:

This Position Description reflects the best efforts of REACH to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities, or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.