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Early Childhood Services - Developmental Educator 

Category Early Childhood Services  


Together We Achieve Better Days: Easterseals UCP creates opportunities, promotes individual choice, and changes the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work, and play in their communities. We are Accountable, Committed, and Caring. These three words guide everything we do.

Our Early Intervention program in Salem, VA has an exciting opportunity for an Early Intervention Developmental Educator to join their team. PART-TIME (10-15hrs a week) Flexible / create your own schedule between (M-F 8am -6pm). If you’re looking for a challenging, new role with a sustainable organization, we would love to explore this opportunity with you.


Fun and rewarding position providing direct education services to children birth to age 3 who are experiencing developmental delays. Work closely with families and caregivers in home and community settings to help children meet developmental milestones.

The Early Intervention program provides supports and services to children from birth to age three who are experiencing delays in development, showing atypical development, or who have a diagnosed condition that makes them more likely to experience delays. In addition to providing direct education services, Developmental Educators participate in the ongoing assessment of needs and skills in all areas of development and serve as a resource for parents and childcare providers. This position reports to the Early Childhood Program Supervisor and does not supervise other staff members.

Provide services to clients

  • Provide direct education services to children and families in-home and/or community settings based on outcomes identified in the Individualized Family Service Plan
  • Provide families with developmental information and activities
  • Assess developmental age levels with approved evaluation instruments and checklists
  • Perform individual needs assessments and assist with the development of child and family outcomes
  • Provide supervision to interns as needed

Documentation of Services

  • Document services, parental involvement in sessions and progress toward outcomes in accordance with Medicaid and State Part C regulations
  • Submit appropriate documentation for service visits, assessments, meetings, and other communications within designated timelines
  • Maintain accurate and organized client files

Collaborate with service coordinators, families, school personnel and other service providers

  • Participate in IFSP meetings and ensure that all pertinent information is conferred to team members in order to develop the most appropriate supports and services for each child
  • Collaborate with community agencies to provide disability and early childhood development training as needed
  • Attend monthly departmental staff meetings as well as individual meetings with the Program Manager.
  • Attend professional training and workshops as necessary to keep up with professional certification.


This is a periodic position with the current potential to work up to 10-15 hours per week. Hours are flexible but may vary depending on client scheduling needs. The majority of work takes place in the client’s home or other natural settings in the community, therefore some amount of risk is associated with this lack of environmental control. The work pace is moderate to fast and there is a potential for stress due to the interaction with individuals and families who may be struggling or in crisis.


  • Flexible work Schedule Mon-Fri between 8am – 6pm
  • Dynamic, supportive team environment with Full-Time staff support including Program Director.
  • Company provided Tablet with IT Tech Support Staff
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • 529 NC National College Savings Program.
  • Partnerships with BB&T and Coastal Credit union
  • The opportunity to enrich the lives of the people you serve.
Position Requirements


  • Licensure with endorsement in one of the following by the VA Board of Education: Special Education (birth to 5); Early/Primary Education (PreK-3) or (NK-4) or Elementary Education (PreK-6); Adapted Curriculum (K-12) or General Curriculum (K-12); Career and Technical Education- Family and Consumer Sciences; or Certification as a Music Therapist- Board Certified (MT-BC)
  • Knowledge of child development and recommended practices in service provision for children with or at risk for developmental or behavioral/emotional disabilities.
  • Experience working with children birth to age 5 in their natural environments is preferred.
  • Ability to provide direct services to children and to maintain effective collaborative relationships with parents, service coordinators, LEA representatives, and other professionals.
  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary team preferred.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills including clarity and articulation of thought, appropriate grammar, style, form, and punctuation.
  • Valid and unrestricted state appropriate driver’s license.
Full-Time/Part-Time PRN  
Shift Days  
Position Developmental Educator  
Division Early Childhood Outreach  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Roanoke  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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