Early Interventionist (Early Childhood Special Education- Social Work- Occupational Therapist)
Early Interventionist (Early Childhood Special Education- Social Work- Occupational Therapist)
USD 320- Special Services Cooperative- has a vacancy for an Early Interventionist (Early Childhood Special Education- Social Work- Occupational Therapist). A valid Kansas teaching license with an Early Childhood Special Education endorsement- Adaptive EC-12- or Early Childhood Unified is required for this position. See job description below.
The Early Interventionist in the Pottawatomie/Wabaunsee Infant toddler Services program serves eligible infants and toddlers and their families in home and community-based settings. The EI provider engages in evaluation- program planning- caregiver coaching- and team collaboration in order to work toward family-identified outcomes for each child- taking particular team leadership in cognitive development- behavior management- social/emotional development and the development of routines.
Pottawatomie/Wabaunsee Infant Toddler Services is a local tiny-K network for the State of Kansas serving the school districts of Wamego- Rock Creek- Wabaunsee- St. Mary’s and Mission Valley in Pottawatomie & Wabaunsee counties.
Hours: Full or Part time (flexible schedule)
PRIMARY TASKS & DUTIES
- Work as a transdisciplinary team member to collaboratively serve eligible infants and toddlers
- Participate in team evaluations to determine the eligibility of referred children
- Participate in team assessment to determine the functional developmental strengths/challenges of eligible children
- Work together with families and other team members to develop appropriate Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs)based upon family-identified priorities
- Deliver ongoing home and community based intervention based upon the IFSP utilizing a coaching model of caregiver support
- Provide and seek coaching and consultation to team members in the service of all children in the program
- Complete appropriate documentation for accountability- billing- and communication with other providers
- Provide Family Service Coordination including management of the intervention process as well as referral to and collaboration with other community resources for assigned families
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ KEY COMPETENCIES
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively through written and spoken language
- Ability to work collaboratively with team members of other disciplines (e.g. SLP- OT- PT- SW- Nurse- Interpreter)
- Ability to work in partnership with parents/family members
- Ability to apply new skills/information to existing practices
- Ability to manage time efficiently to encompass activities in and out of the office
- Ability to prioritize to meet deadlines
- Ability to work in a variety of home and community settings including the ability to ascend/descend stairs
- Ability to work comfortably in a variety of positions including seated on the floor
- Ability to carry or pull materials/equipment up to 20 lbs. a distance of up to 100 yds.
REPORTS TO: Infant Toddler Coordinator
- Licensure from the Kansas State Department of Education in Early Childhood Special Education- Early Childhood-Unified- or provisional licensure leading to full licensure (pending KSDE approval)
- OT Current license from the Kansas Board of Healing Arts
- LMSW Current and valid license (or temporary license) issued by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
- Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education or related field resulting in KS licensure
- Master’s Degree in Social Work
- Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy
Physical/Environmental / Other
- Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle
Persons interested in applying for this position must submit the following information on our online application site- https://wamego.tedk12.com/hire
- A completed online application form. The application form is available
at https://wamego.tedk12.com/hire The application on the Kansas
Education Employment Board does not replace the USD 320 application.
- A resume. Scan all the pages of your resume as one document and attach
it to the designated area on the online application. We will only accept
resumes attached to the online application.
- A complete and current set of credentials from your college placement
bureau or current letters of reference. Scan your credentials/reference
letters as one document and attach it to the designated area on the
online application. Do not have your college placement bureau send us
official/unofficial credentials to our district office. For the application
process- we will only accept credentials/reference letters attached to the
- Transcripts for all college coursework. Scan all of your transcripts as one
document and attach it to the designated area on the online application.
Do not have your college placement bureau send us official/unofficial
transcripts to our district office. For the application process- we will only
accept transcripts attached to the online application.
- A copy of appropriate certification when available. Scan your
certification and attach it to the designated area on the online application.
Do not have your college placement bureau send us an unofficial
certification to our district office. For the application process- we will
only accept certifications attached to the online application.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. If you have questions about this position- please contact Special Services Cooperative at 785-456-9195. If you have any questions concerning the application process please contact Kati Wolfgang at 785-456-7643. https://wamego.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=435
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Wamego USD 320 www.usd320.com
Wamego USD 320
is a progressive school district committed to working cooperatively with families and community to educate students to be responsible, problem-solving citizens who produce quality work in their individual pursuit of excellence. We accomplish this by offering relevant, academically challenging and diverse learning experiences.
The Wamego school district serves the needs of approximately 1,370 students in two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. USD 320 is the sponsoring district for the Wamego Special Services Cooperative, which serves the needs of our students as well as those in two neighboring school districts.
Our students receive a quality education documented by their outstanding assessment scores. For five consecutive years all buildings have met AYP requirements, and our high school students scored above the state’s average composite ACT score. In addition, our students consistently earn State Standard of Excellence Awards in reading, math, and writing at all grade levels.
Our teachers enjoy many benefits including an attractive salary schedule, a number of fringe benefits, generous sick leave (including a sick leave pool), small class sizes, a teacher mentoring program, and an excellent professional development program. Special incentives for teachers interested in earning their National Board certification are detailed in the district’s negotiated agreement and include a $2,000 annual bonus upon successful completion of the program.
The Wamego Teachers Association actively works with the USD 320 Board of Education to help create working conditions that benefit our students, teachers, and the school district in general. A strong, positive relationship has been developed through years of honest and empathetic dialogue used in the Interest Based Bargaining process.
Located at the intersection of Kansas Highway 99 and US Highway 24, just 13 miles east of Manhattan and 40 miles west of Topeka, Wamego offers friendly small town living with quick access to city convenience. Wamego has a vibrant business community, both downtown and along the Highway 24 corridor, that serves the many local needs of the community’s citizens. A multitude of recreational options are available in Wamego, including a beautiful 18-hole golf course; Wamego City Park which includes a swimming pool, playground, fishing pond and public tennis, basketball and pickleball courts; and a brand new recreation complex which includes four baseball/softball diamonds, two soccer fields, six tennis courts, a walking trail, and an active recreation program for youth and adults. Nearby federal reservoirs and state lakes offer excellent opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, as well.
For those with fervor for learning, the Wamego Public library offers a multitude of volumes and periodicals, in addition to audio books, videos, microfilm and Internet access. Adult education classes are offered in Wamego through Highland Community College, and nearby at Kansas State, Washburn, and Emporia State Universities. Wamego is immersed in history with sites including Kansas’ only authentic stone Dutch Mill, the Oregon Trail, the home of Walter P. Chrysler, the Oz Museum and the Columbian Theatre. The Columbian Theatre is a unique experience for people in love with the arts. People from all across northeast Kansas come to Wamego to attend the theatre’s productions of plays and musicals.
Citizens of Wamego are well protected and cared for with a city hospital and medical clinic, the Stormont Vail Medical Clinic, city police, fire, and EMS departments. Due to our proximity to Manhattan and Topeka, quality medical specialists are easily accessible at three nearby health care centers, should the need arise.
We encourage you to visit our web site at www.usd320.com for further information about our school district. Complete application instructions may be found under the Human Resources button. We also welcome you to call our district office at 785-456-7643 with any questions you may have.
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