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Early Childhood Developmental Specialist (ECDS)
Early Childhood Developmental Specialist (ECDS)

KIDS FOR THE FUTURE
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIALIST
JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB SUMMARY:
Oversees the Early Intervention Day Treatment (EIDT) to include evaluation of developmental assessment(s), oversight of the ECDS/ECDT, early intervention curriculum, assessment protocols used by the early intervention day treatment professionals, and all accreditation and credentialing processes specific to the early childhood day treatment program. Provides input and direction regarding current program implementation. Recommends curriculum specific to critical domains of early intervention, including language, social/emotional, arithmetic concepts, and fine motor/writing. Manages and participates in the ongoing training processes and development of all early intervention staff pursuant to curriculum, assessment, and credentials.

CORE COMPETENCIES:
1. Effective communication
2. Effective management
3. Effective leadership

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. To maintain and implement a strong curriculum across all clinics.
Monitor and check weekly the implementation of the curriculum’s periodic reviews, annual individual treatment plans, lesson plans, pre-k screening test, periodic reviews, and pre-k Transitioning procedures.

2. To arrange and participate in the direct training of all ECDS/ECDT respective to
their job functions.

3. To arrange and participate in the direct training of ECDS/ECDT regarding
curriculum implementation while placing individuals in a suitable environment
To achieve the most adequate training pertaining to the implementation of
curriculum.

4. Conduct and participate in treatment room trainings that involve onsite interactions with all the children and staff to promote the implementation of a high quality early intervention program—direct contact training in the classroom setting.

5. To ensure ECDS/ECDT is performing identified responsibilities delineated in the Policy and Procedure Manual.

6. To participate in the planning and coordination of all ECDS/ECDT monthly
meetings.

7. Demonstrates ability to lead, interact, and teach through direct contact individuals
responsible to ECDS/ECDT.

8. Demonstrates ability to build on early intervention curriculum model within the day treatment in an EIDT clinic setting.

9. Responsible for the integrity and quality of the early intervention program meeting the critical domains of early intervention (language, social/emotional, pre-reading and phonics foundations, arithmetic readiness and fine motor/writing). Monitors treatment rooms to ensure all five domains are taught daily.

10. Responsible for the oversight in training programs specific to the early intervention program, including curriculum and assessment protocols.

11. Responsible for the compliance with standards specific to the early intervention program.

12. Performs and/or monitors tasks specific to supporting the ECDS/ECDT; and indirectly the clinic Director.

13. Works openly and cooperatively with the Clinic Director and ECDS/ECDT in supporting the early intervention day treatment program.

14. Communicates with the clinic team (ECDS/ECDT and Clinic Director) strengths and weaknesses within the early intervention day treatment program and helps the team develop an action plan for further improvement or correction.

15. Report to work dressed appropriately and comply with established company policies regarding dress code.

16. Regular and punctual attendance is required.

17. Has the ability to work required overtime.

18. May perform other related and non-related duties, as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Must possess at a minimum a Bachelor’s degree plus one of the following:
a. Current Arkansas state certification in Early Childhood Special Education or
b. Current Child Development Associate Certificate or
c. 12 hours of completed college courses in any of the following areas – early childhood, child development, special education/elementary education or child and family studies and documented experience in working with children with special needs.

2. Experience/background to include 2 years experience working with special needs preschool age children, 2 years experience in managing early
childhood staff in early intervention program.

3. Demonstrates ability to lead, interact, and teach through direct contact individuals responsible to ECDS/ECDT.

4. Demonstrate ability to build an early intervention curriculum model within the
day treatment framework integrating components of the multidisciplinary team
represented in an EIDT clinic setting.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
1. Responsible for the integrity and quality of the early intervention program meeting the critical domains of early intervention (language, social/emotional, pre-reading and phonics foundations, arithmetic readiness, and fine motor/writing).

2. Responsible for the oversight in:
a. Training programs specific to the early intervention program, including curriculum and assessment protocols;
b. Compliance with standards specific to the early intervention program.
c. Performs and/or monitors tasks specific to supporting the ECDS/ECDT, and indirectly the Clinic Director.

4. Works openly and cooperatively with the Clinic Director and ECDS/ECDT in supporting the early intervention day treatment program.

5. Communicates with the clinic team (ECDS/ECDT and Clinic Director) strengths and weaknesses within the early intervention day treatment program and helps the team develop an action plan for further improvement or correction.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: ECDS/ECDT

SUPERVISOR: Director of Education

JOB STATUS: Full-time exempt. This is a safety sensitive position.