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Developmental Therapy Specialist

Company: Benchmark Human Services
Location: Fairfax, VA
Category: Early Intervention Services
Wage: n/a
Sign-On Bonus: $5,000

Description:

Now offering a $5,000 sign on bonus!!

Join Benchmark Human Services as a Developmental Therapy Specialist (DTS)! 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.

Since 1960, Benchmark has been empowering marginalized populations to see their potential.  We are committed to realizing the full potential of EVERYONE – those we serve, our partners and vendors, and our employees, who bring our mission to life each day. We actively strive to be a workplace that honors the unique experiences of our employees. Benchmark believes we are stronger, better, more effective in our pursuits when we are diverse; when we are equitable; and when we create space for everyone to be their authentic selves.

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.

Locations include Fairfax and Springfield
FULL TIME BENEFITS:
  • Competitive wages
  • Employee discounts with various vendors
  • Health, Dental, + Vision insurance
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Life insurance + short term disability
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off and Sick Time Pay
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Referral bonus *enhanced amount for a limited time*

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 Virginia Department of Education 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Master’s degree in special education, deaf education, elementary education, early childhood or Child Development, or Licensed as a Registered Nurse
  • Special Education Teaching License
  • 12 months supervised early intervention experience.
  • Meets criteria for Virginia Department of Education Enrollment.
If interested apply on-line at www.BenchmarkHS.com/Careers. Benchmark Human Services is an EOE/AAP Employer. Veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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