Disabilities Specialist

Greenbelt, MD
Oct 16, 2020
Mar 09, 2021
Full Time
The Lourie Center seeks to hire and experienced Disabilities Specialist who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

As the Disabilities Specialist, you will:
•Support the Lourie Center Head Start Program's Early Intervention Services which includes supporting high need classrooms with children who have developmental concerns, disabilities, developmental delays, and IFSPs/IEPs by providing and implementing intensive and intentional Response to Tiered Intervention (RTI) strategies to proactively empower staff to preemptively and positively engage in children's developmental progress.
•Assist in ensuring that all children are receiving high-quality, scientifically based instruction to establish whether developmental concerns are or are not due to inadequate instruction through observation.
•Create Individual Action Plans (ICP) for children with developmental concerns and behaviors suspected to be related to developmental concerns.
•Utilize the ASQ-3, Teaching Strategies GOLD, and ChildPlus to track the progress of children with developmental concerns to contribute to interdisciplinary team meetings

Qualifications Include:
•Bachelors Degree related to Special Education preferred, or a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education
•Experience working with children with disabilities and/or developmental delays
•At least 3-5 years teaching experience in an ECE inclusive and/or special education setting
•Must have valid driver's license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check. Must have reliable transportation.
•Must be willing to travel out of town to professional development, including travel that may require flying

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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Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive 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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