REHABILITATION THERAPIST (SPECIAL EDUCATION)
Arlington County's Department of Human Services (DHS) is hiring a Rehabilitation Therapist to join its therapy services team in the Parent-Infant Education (PIE) program. Parent Infant Education (PIE) is a family-centered program that serves children who have special needs from birth to their third birthday. The PIE program is part of the statewide early intervention program known as the Infant Toddler Connection of Virginia, and is also known locally as the Infant Toddler Connection of Arlington.
This employee is responsible for providing developmental screenings and assessments, developing Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP), providing early intervention services to families of infants and toddlers, assisting with IFSP service coordination, and collaborating with other therapy providers and agencies using a primary provider model for service delivery as part of the PIE program. PIE's primary provider model requires the employee to be the main source of guidance and information for each family served as well as providing support to other providers who may need assistance from someone of another discipline, and will receive similar support from therapists of other disciplines such as speech and physical therapists.
Specific duties include:
- Providing Early Intervention services to families of infants and toddlers to mitigate the impact of developmental delay and/or disability on the child and family's daily life;
- Serving as a primary provider to customers and providing support to other staff;
- Completing functional assessments of children found eligible for Part C services for accurate service plans to be written;
- Providing service coordination activities such as intakes, facilitating, assessments, writing IFSPs and locating services for families in the program; and
- Participating in IFSP meetings as a direct service provider and service coordinator/case manager.
Minimum: Virginia State licensure as an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher plus one some experience in providing services to very young children and their families.
Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with additional education or experience in one or more of the following:
- Master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education
- Providing intervention to infants ages 0-3 years;
- Providing services and/or holding Virginia certification as an Early Intervention Professional, Early Intervention Specialist, or Early Intervention Case Manager, governed by Part C of the IDEA;
- Providing therapy services in a child's natural environment; and/or
- Designing and leading trainings/presentations on elements of early intervention best practices in Virginia.
Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record and criminal history.Additional Information
Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with some flexibility.
Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.