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Child Development Specialist 

Category Social Services  

$1,000 Sign-on Bonus Available!!!


Ensure that the Disabilities Head Start performance standards are met in Head Start and Early Head Start.


1. Establish and implement the disabilities service plan.

2. Track/monitor activities contained in the disabilities service plan.

3. Develop and implement recruitment strategies that promote enrollment of children with disabilities.

4. Arrange for formal evaluation of a child who after the initial screening has been identified as possibly having a disability.

5. Collaborate with staff to meet the special needs of children with disabilities which include education, health, nutrition, social services, and parent involvement.

6. Support staff and parents in individualizing the child development and education approach for children with disabilities.

7. Monitor services provided under the IFSPs and IEPs.

8. Secure contracts with the LEAs.

9. Collaborate with staff and parents to develop Individual Classroom Plans based on the child’s IFSPs and IEPs.

10. Creates ICP to interpret IEP/IFSP for teachers and education staff.

11. Communicates monthly with Center Manager and Coaching Staff about the status of children with IEP/IFSP's.

12. Attend staffing meetings as needed/requested.

13. Participate in case management meetings as required.

14. Coordinate and/or conduct training for staff and families on topics related to special needs.

15. Provide education and/or information for families on how to advocate for their child.

16. Coordinate activities and/or strategies to support successful transitions of children with disabilities to and from Head Start/Early Head Start.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related marginal duties as required.)


· This position reports to the Health Services Manager.

Position Requirements


· Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Psychology, or related field

· 1-3 yrs related work experience preferred


· Knowledge of effective methods to improve a child’s emotional stability

· Knowledge of securing & individualizing needed services for children with disabilities.

· Ability to build and maintain good human relations with staff and parents.

· Ability to work with the public in a tactful and diplomatic manner

· Ability to perform tasks with little direct supervision

· Ability to exercise good judgment and emotional maturity

· Commitment to strengthen families but with ultimate commitment to the well being of the child

· Knowledge of applicable safety and abuse-reporting procedures

· Knowledge of Microsoft Office products at an intermediate to advanced level

· Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

· Ability to maintain confidential information

· Ability to plan and organize work as well as maintain records and prepare reports

· Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in fast-paced environment


· Valid driver’s license and proof of automobile coverage

· Satisfactory Driving Record (as outlined in Vehicle Driving Policy)

· By October 2019, must have current First Aid and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training

· Complete a minimum of 15 hours of in-service training annually, July 1- June 30


· Works in early childhood classrooms and office settings

· Local travel to multiple sites is required

· Minimal night, weekend or out-of-town work possible


· Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)

· Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)

· Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

· Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Salary Range Starting at $20.85 an hour  
Travel Requirements 75%  
Position Child Development Specialist  
Close Date 3/10/2022  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Rachel Barker  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 0  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Req Number SOC-22-00005  
Open Date 1/13/2022  
Location Marion County  
About the Organization A recognized leader in early childhood education for nearly 60 years, ECS serves over 25,000 children and their families in 14 counties: Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, St John's, Alachua, Marion, Lake, Citrus, Gilchrist, Dixie, and Levy. We believe that educating a child not only improves their odds for success but also strengthens the entire community.

ECS will comply with Federal and State law in granting reasonable accommodations to employees who communicate to ECS that they are not vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Any individual seeking an exemption from this requirement must submit a completed request for accommodation form to the human resources department. Such requests will be subject to review and approval by the Company, and exemptions will be granted only if the Company can provide a reasonable accommodation in relation to the requested exemption. Note that approvals for reasonable accommodations are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis and availability of a reasonable accommodation is not guaranteed. This vaccination requirement is based, in part, on recently established government requirements. The requirement is also based on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine in protecting against COVID-19, and our shared responsibility for the health and safety of members, clients, and community.

EOE Statement It is the policy of Episcopal Children’s Services to provide equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or national origin. It is our policy is to employ individuals solely based on qualifications, to recognize each person as an individual throughout the period of employment with our organization, and to provide fair and equal treatment for all employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or national origin.  

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