The Early Interventionist will travel in Davidson County working with families with children ages birth to 3 years old with developmental disabilities.You will be coaching and engaging parents in home visits and supporting parents' learning of strategies that can be used in the home within their daily routines for the specific developmental disability that the children have. With this, you will develop and maintain positive relationships with parents while interacting with parents in a friendly, professional manner.
About Susan Gray School:
For nearly four decades, the Susan Gray School has served young children with developmental disabilities and young children who are at risk for developmental delay. The school has the distinction of being the first nationally recognized inclusive preschool where typically developing children learn alongside children with disabilities in an educational setting. More information about Susan Gray School can be found here: http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/admin-offices/sgs/index.php.
About Vanderbilt University:
Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 located a little more than a mile from downtown Nashville, TN. The university's students, faculty, staff and visitors frequently cite Nashville as one of the perks of Vanderbilt. VU is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #1 in the Princeton Review among 382 top colleges and universities for ‘happiest students’ - as well as #2 for ‘best quality of life’ and ‘great financial aid,’ #5 for ‘best run colleges’ and ‘beautiful campus,’ and #6 for both being in a ‘college city that students love’ and having ‘great campus/city relations.’
Duties and Responsibilities:
Schedules and completes home visits according to family's needs and IFSP requirements
Ensure that visits with families are conducted according to TEIS/DHS processes and procedures
Ensure that TEIDS entries are completed according to TEIS/DHS processes and procedures
Completes AEPS assessments per child according to IFSP deadlines
Individualizes behavior intervention strategies and instructions of children based on needs and developmentally appropriate practices.
Consistently meets requirements for timely filing of documentation as required
Participates in IFSP/IEP development and meetings upon request
Collects data on progress towards individual goals developed by educational team
Meets all mandated continuing education requirements
Bachelor's or Master's in early childhood special education, early childhood education, child and family studies with concentration on child development, early intervention, or related field (related field includes degree in deaf education or visual disabilities, special education k-12, elementary education, communication disorders, and speech language pathology)
Resumes and transcripts required.
Experience working with children ages birth to 3 years with disabilities is required.
One-on-one experience working with families is a plus.
Bilingual abilities are a plus.
In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, VU offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview
Adaptability – Ability to read cues and adapt accordingly. Ability to adjust style and approach to accommodate the styles and needs of others. Can anticipate and effectively de-escalate potential conflicts.
Helpful Nature – Offers to help lighten the load for others in times of need. Volunteers rather than waiting to be asked. Understands that almost no one works in a silo, and will need the help of others to do their job well, and that by helping others first, they will likely reciprocate.
Responds Promptly -- When emails and phone messages aren't returned in a timely way, it sends the message that the other party is not important. Responds even if just to acknowledge receipt and provide a timeframe by which the requester can expect a full response.
Work through Issues – It isn't about the people, it's about the outcome. If things aren't going well, outcomes suffer. Be willing to have crucial conversations if things aren't going well. Doesn't just complain to management . . . does everything possible to remedy the situation directly first.
Reliable – Does what they say they will do, when they say they will do it. Shows up for work when expected. Doesn't push the burden of work volume or deadlines to others.
Detail-Oriented – Even small mistakes can create big issues; attention to detail work indicates care about the outcomes.
Internal Number: 1800372
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.