Child Development Specialist, Days

Rockville, MD
Sep 02, 2020
Oct 13, 2020
Full Time
The Lourie Center for Children's Social & Emotional Wellness is a private, non-profit agency with a mission to improve the social and emotional health of young children and their families through prevention, early intervention, education, research and training. The Lourie Center has four core programs serving children birth through age 12 and their families: Head Start, The Lourie Center School, The Therapeutic Nursery Program and Parent-Child Clinical Services.

The Lourie Center seeks to hire an experienced Child Development Specialist who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

As the Child Development Specialist, you will:
•Work with children ages birth to four with developmental delays and their families as part of the Montgomery County Infants & Toddlers Program (MCITP).
•Provide family counseling and training to address the social emotional need of children utilizing a home-based family coaching model.
•Provide family counseling and training to address the social emotional need of children utilizing a family coaching model. 15%
•Educate families about MCITP services and obtain background information as needed for assessment report. 15%
•Participate in eligibility and family assessments and assist in the development of the Individualized Family Service Plan
•Administer social emotional assessment tools, interpret results and write reports.
•Conduct clinical observations in homes, child care centers and the community. 15%
•Provide service coordination to families and collaborate with other professionals on multidisciplinary teams. 15%

Qualifications Include: .
•Ability to work with families from various ethnic and socio-economic groups.
•Solid understanding of family centered practice and family coaching model preferred.
•Master's degree in social work or related field.
•Minimum of two years' experience with children, preferably birth to four years old.
•Minimum licensure of LGSW or LGPC; LCSW or LCPC preferred.

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:

•Work life balance through non rotating shifts
•Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
Free Employee parking
•Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
•100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
•100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

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Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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