Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) provides vital, individualized, results-driven, therapeutic and supportive services for thousands of children, adults and families of all backgrounds each year.
JCFS is looking for a Developmental Therapist to work directly with infants, toddlers, and young children with developmental disabilities and delays in the home, community, and clinic environment. Therapy services can be delivered in an individual and/or group format. Our Developmental Therapists work in a fun, energetic, and team-oriented environment in partnership with Speech and Occupational Therapists to implement a whole child approach to treatment.
Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education, Special Education: Deaf/Hard of Hearing or Blind/Partially Sighted, Child Development, EI or Elementary Education, or from an EI approved college/university program
Must possess -OR- be willing to obtain Early Intervention Credential in Developmental Therapy
Must possess a valid driver's license, vehicle insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle to travel in the Chicago metropolitan area, as this position requires site visits to locations which may or may not be accessible by public transportation
Pediatric work experience including during fellowships and/or internship placements
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Uses data driven and evidence-based outcomes based on standardized assessments
Applies continuing education experience and theory to current caseload
Provides parent education, modeling, coaching as appropriate
Performs record keeping functions and other administrative duties as required by the Agency
Adheres to Illinois Early Intervention policies for client work as well as continuing education
Delivers developmental therapy services in individual and/or group settings to clients
Performs the full range of clinical duties including:
Gathering and analyzing data
Formulating an understanding of the clients' needs, including the family
Providing appropriate services
Developing treatment plans and implement the intervention(s)
Benefits: JCFS offers an array of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Paid sick and vacation time, Agency holidays, Pension, 403(b), Flexible Spending Plans, and Life Insurance.
Please visit us at http://www.jcfs.org
Jewish Child and Family Services (JCFS) is committed to serving the needs of the diverse Chicago metropolitan area. Accredited by COA, Charter member of CWLA, Licensed by DCFS
JCFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. JCFS provides a reasonable accommodation to those who need assistance in completing this application