Early Interventionist-SW - RCDC-Southwest KS

Greenbush - Russell Child Development Center is seeking applications for an Early Interventionist-SW in the Southwest Kansas area.

Anticipated start date: August 1, 2019. Position will remain open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer

Position:  Social Worker

Program:  Tiny-K Program

Purpose Statement:  The job of Social Worker was established for the purpose/s of assessing children’s functional, social-emotional developmental levels; planning and implementing age-appropriate interventions to meet child and family objectives; providing recommendations and coaching support; and providing Family Service Coordination.

Essential Functions:

  • Assesses all areas of development and functional abilities with an emphasis on social-emotional development for the purpose of determining program eligibility and developing recommendations for intervention.
  • Assists caregivers in developing children’s functional skills in the areas of social interaction, attachment, self-regulation, positive behaviors, and activities of daily living.
  • Models and teaches positive parenting strategies for the purpose of assisting parents/caregivers in more effectively raising their children and providing safe and effective learning environments.
  • Collaborates with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. parents, caregivers, physicians, administration, team members, partner programs, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues, and providing services in conformance with established guidelines.
  • Consults with a variety of parties (e.g. parents, caregivers, team members, outside professionals, etc.) for the purpose of providing requested information, developing plans for services, making recommendations, and/or coordinating services with those of other disciplines.
  • Facilitates the development and maintenance of positive relationships among children, caregivers, service providers and others (e.g. parenting skills, community resources, support programs, etc.) for the purpose of assisting parents and caregivers in maintaining positive environments, building trust between family and service providers, and supporting each child’s growth and development.
  • Develops intervention plans and materials for the purpose of increasing children’s skill development and ensuring compliance with established regulations.
  • Participates in team meetings as a coach and a primary service provider for the purposes of generating options for the implementation of evidence-based approaches, supporting colleagues, and problem solving.
  • Interprets reports for the purpose of providing information and/or ensuring intervention plans are appropriate and effective.
  • Maintains a variety of manual and electronic documents, files, and records (e.g. progress reports, activity logs, billing information, intervention plans, outcomes, etc.) within required timelines for the purpose of ensuring the availability of information as required for reference and/or compliance.
  • Participates in a variety of trainings, meetings, conferences, etc. for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information relating to job functions.
  • Provides appropriate direct and consultative developmental services in natural environments (e.g. home visits, community sites, etc.) according to the Individual Family Service Plan for the purpose of providing interventions to and assistance as required in compliance with established practices, goals, and objectives.
  • Monitors progress and adjusts interventions and approaches indicating evidence of planning and progress toward child and family outcomes.
  • Prepares a wide variety of manual and electronic materials (e.g. activity logs, correspondence, memos, Individual Family Service Plans, billing, reports, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information.
  • Researches resources and methods, participates in continuous improvement professional development activities, and supports new approaches adopted by the agency (e.g. intervention techniques, service delivery approaches, assessment tools and methods, community resources and involvement, etc.) for the purpose of determining and providing appropriate and effective services for addressing family-identified functional outcomes.
  • Responds to inquiries (e.g. parents, caregivers, staff, physicians, partner programs, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or referrals as appropriate.
  • Supports agency public awareness activities through agency contacts, distribution of materials, making presentations, writing articles, attending events, hosting visitors and attending meetings as needed.
  • Transports supplies and equipment to a variety of sites for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items as needed.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements—Minimum Qualifications:

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.  Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:  utilizing appropriate assessment instruments and techniques; operating standard office equipment including pertinent computer software; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and occasionally working extended or nonstandard hours. 

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.  Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:  age-appropriate interventions and activities; stages of child development; medical diagnoses; current interventions and approaches; pertinent codes, policies, regulations; and/or laws; concepts of grammar and punctuation; health standards and hazards; and safety practices and procedures.

ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment.  Flexibility is required to work independently with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods.  Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment.  Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create actions plans.  Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is moderate.  Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:  adapting to changing work priorities; developing and maintaining effective working relationships; communicating with diverse groups; working as part of a team; working with detailed information/data; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; and translating information into meaningful learning activities.

Responsibility

Responsibilities include:  working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding and/or collaborating with others; and operating within a defined budget.  Utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job’s functions.  There is a continual opportunity to impact the organization’s services. 

Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands:  significant lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.  Generally the job requires 55% sitting, 25% walking, and 20% standing.  The job is performed under moderate temperature variations and under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

TO APPLY, go to: https://greenbush.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Greenbush ESC # 609


Excellent benefit package: Supporting employees and their families is important to Greenbush. We provide access to exceptional Health, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance options for all employees who work 20 hours or more a week. Additionally, Greenbush participates in the Kansas Public Retirement System (KPERS) and provides excellent 403B plan options. Greenbush contributes to each and every employees retirement plan by matching up to $75 a month for any Greenbush employee that contributes to one of the 403B plans. Employees also can participate in flex spending accounts and salary protection programs. All employees are provided with sick days, personal leave, and holidays subject to the length of their contract. Equal Opportunity Employer Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Job Start Date: August-1-2019
Applications Due By: December-31-2019

Job Contact Information

Jeanne Billings - jbillings@rcdc4kids.org -

Employer Information

Greenbush ESC # 609 www.greenbush.org

Ensuring Equal Educational Opportunities for Everyone!

With more than 500 employees, the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center— Greenbush offers programs to school districts that are otherwise unavailable, unaffordable, or just more effective and efficient through a cooperative effort. At the core of every Greenbush service is the uncompromising belief that every learner, regardless of age or geographic location, deserves equal educational opportunities. 

When working for Greenbush, you could potentially be working anywhere in the state of Kansas. We have more than 80 locations, with the main offices located in Girard, Lawrence, and Topeka. Our programs reach far beyond these locations allowing us to offer a variety of services that include, but are not limited to:

·       Hands-on learning labs at the Abernathy Science Education Center

·       Providing professional development

·       Team-building at the Challenge Ropes Course

·       Experiential learning at the Camp and Retreat Center

·       Helping learners receive their diploma or credit recovery via virtual and online learning

·       Assisting Special Education agencies to access reimbursement for school provided health services

·       Specialized learning through Special Day Schools

·       Parents as Teachers

·       Vision/Hearing and Tele-Therapy services

·       Migrant Education

·       Infant Toddler Services

·       Administrative Services

·       Cooperative Purchasing

·       Custodial and Transportation services

Greenbush employees are as unique as their programs and enjoy a variety of opportunities. They are supported with competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a shared belief in supporting schools across the state. Visit our website at www.greenbush.org  for more information of all Greenbush programs and services!


Employer Address: 947 W. 47 Hwy Girard, Kansas


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