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Developmental Specialist I


The Developmental Specialist will support the therapeutic nursery and preschool that supports children with a history of trauma. Provide direct care to all children assigned to the unit. Participate in the planning and implementation of all program curricula and activities with a primary focus on educational programming and activities. Consistently implement and uphold all regulatory, accreditation, licensing, partnership, and best practice guidelines.

The ideal candidate will have experience as an early childhood educator with NAEYC or Keystone Stars. Ideally will have PreK experience with writing lessons, implementing educational experiences, and leading education curriculums. 



  • Complete all other duties as assigned.
  • Communicate with families on a regular basis and provide necessary support. Communicate any identified family needs with the treatment team.
  • Report pertinent clinical and non-clinical needs or concerns to appropriate classroom, clinical and administrative leadership.
  • Actively participate in assigned unit meetings, staff meetings, treatment team, educational enrollment meetings, and supervisory sessions as needed or assigned.
  • Consistently adhere to licensing, accreditation, regulatory, and partnership expectations. Actively engage in quality improvement projects and help to ensure inspection and audit readiness at all times.
  • Accurately complete all required documentation within assigned timelines. Maintain current and accurate client and program records that meet accreditation, licensing, regulatory, partnership standards.
  • Regularly assess, record, and communicate the developmental progress of clients. Utilize assessment information to inform care and to inform guardians of client progress during parent conferences.
  • Actively support lesson planning and preparation and curriculum implementation.



  • Bachelors degree in early childhood education, Child Development, Elementary Education, or Early Childhood Special Education.
  • Experience working in a child care setting preferred.
  • Desire to work with young children and ability to sensitively respond to their needs.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Alignment with the core values of UPMC.

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  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 114 PDE FBI Clearance with renewal
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • National Sex Offender Registry with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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