Developmental Therapy Specialist
Location: Fairfax, VA
Category: Early Intervention Services
Sign-On Bonus: n/a
Join Benchmark Human Services as a Developmental Therapist (DT)! Benchmark is involved in all aspects of care for the youngest among us—from overseeing regional programs to providing hands-on services through federal and state programs. Children’s Services help babies and toddlers with disabilities or delays learn new skills that typically develop during the first three years of life including physical, cognitive, social/emotional, and communication skills.
Our DT’s conducts evaluations and assessments, participate in Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) development and implementation, monitor outcomes as a member of the team, and provide EI supports to families for the benefit of the child. This could be a part-time or full-time position to address functional needs of the child in various developmental domains, particularly related to adaptive development, behavior and play, and sensory, motor and postural development.
- Competitive wages
- Employee discounts with various vendors
- Health and dental insurance
- Life Insurance
- 401k plan with company match
- Tuition reimbursement
- Paid Time Off and Sick Time Pay
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
- Advancement opportunities
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assessment of developmental need to assist in determining eligibility for services
- Provide families with information, skills and support related to enhancing their child’s development.
- Include direct activities with the child designed to enhance the child’s development in one or more domains, including: cognition, adaptive functions, social/emotional skills, motor development and communication.
- Promote activities in the “natural setting” to enhance implementation of the IFSP.
- Complete necessary documentation to facilitate reimbursement through primary funding sources. (i.e., Medicaid, First Steps, etc.).
- Comply with First Steps Provider Agreement with regard to continuing education, etc.
- Report any suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation immediately to supervisor or department head.
- Comply with all standards to assure the health and safety of all individuals.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to multi-task
- Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external entities
- Valid Driver’s License.
- Baccalaureate and/or Masters and/or Doctorate degree in special education, deaf education, elementary education, early childhood or Child Development, Licensed as Registered Nurse, or related field with special education teaching license and 12 months supervised early intervention experience.
- Meets criteria for First Steps Provider Enrollment.