Early Developmental Screener

Position Title: Early Developmental Screener

Job Classification: Full-Time

Title of Immediate Supervisor: Chief Advancement Officer

Salary Level:  $33,280-$41,600 (DOE)

Status:  Non-Exempt

SUMMARY OF POSITION
Conducts developmental screenings of children birth to age 5 per First 5 LA grant requirements. Conducts outreach and education activities. Provides parents with resources and referrals related to their child’s needs. Provide parents with continued support through referral processes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Conduct early childhood developmental screenings and ensure that children suspected of having a developmental delay or disability are referred to appropriate resources for early intervention and support.

Discuss screening results with caregivers, review plans for referral to early intervention programs such as the Regional Center, Local Education Agency (LEA), or mental health supportive services. Connect caregivers with parent support and education opportunities.

Call parents for follow up to ensure their connection with needed intervention.

Provide community presentations on typical child development and recognizing red flags for autism and developmental delays.

Attend all unit, division, supervision, staff and in-service training meetings as required.

Maintains effective working relationships with top management, peers and staff.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in child development, psychology, social work, or a related field, or AA in child development,  early child education, combined with relevant experience in the field.  Previous experience in administration of early childhood screening tool desired. Prefer candidates with experience in providing parents and caregivers with referrals to community support services as well as in coordinating with community agencies serving families caring for children birth to five.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively in front of large groups. Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish required.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to complete reports and analyze graphs, charts and tables.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and awareness to diverse groups. Must be able to handle confidential information and adhere to grant requirements. Must have good time management skills and be PC literate.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
California Drivers License, Class C with personal auto insurance (meeting minimum California requirements).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.