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Developmental Specialist I

Description

Matilda Theiss' Therapeutic Nursery and Preschool Program serves children ages six months to five years who are identified to be at high risk for emotional and behavioral disorders. We provide a stimulating early-learning environment and parenting education, support, and relationship-enhancement services to families. We are a NAEYC accredited Four Keystone Star Program with both Early Head Start and Head Start programming. Every classroom includes both educational and mental health professionals with a heart for children and decades of combined experience.

The hire for this role must have a bachelors degree. Experience in early childcare and lesson planning strongly preferred. Ideal candidates will have experience serving in a Four Star NAEYC accredited organization. This is a daylight position.



Responsibilities:

 

  • ? 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 the Development Specialist by assisting with lesson planning and preparation and curriculum implementation.

 

Qualifications

  • 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.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • 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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct