June 28, 2015

Careers at FSM

Early Childhood Special Educator

An Early Childhood Special Educator position is available at Family Service Madison Bridges for Families Birth to 3 Program.

The Early Childhood Special Educator works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to promote and enhance the development of infants and toddlers with developmental delays, diagnosed medical conditions and disabilities within their daily routines and activities, respecting each family’s culture. The Special Educator will use evidence-based early intervention practices to enhance the capacity of parents and care providers through relationship- based approaches. The ideal candidate will work in collaboration with health and educational systems and other community programs. This position will practice in accordance with Federal IDEA Part C regulations, WI Department of Health Services DHS Chapter 90, and Family Service Madison policies and procedures.

The following duties are typical for this position and are not all inclusive: the Early Childhood Special Educator works as a team member to promote and enhance the development of infants and toddlers with developmental delays, diagnosed medical conditions and disabilities within their daily routines and activities, respecting each family’s culture and in accordance with the outcomes developed with families on each Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).

  • Perform evaluations of infants and toddlers who may be eligible for services.
  • Work directly with families and early intervention team members in achieving the outcomes of the IFSP through implementing, monitoring and reviewing the strategies of the child's IFSP.
  • Work directly with Birth to 3 service coordinators and providers, as well as other county and community programs.
  • Communicate professionally both verbally and in writing.
  • Be available and responsive to families and team members by maintaining flexibility, confidentiality and punctuality.
  • Adhere to Birth to 3 Program timelines and work expectations.
  • Use independent judgment, timeliness and discretion in setting daily priorities to complete tasks and demonstrate sensitivity to cultural, social, economic, individual and family differences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1.  Valid license to practice as an early childhood special educator in the state of Wisconsin, (DPI 808, 809, or Vision 803/Hearing 805 license, Teir II or above in Early Childhood teaching area required)
  2.  Home visiting experience with infants, toddlers and their families is preferred
  3.  Reliable vehicle and valid driver's license
  4.  Computer literacy

Eligible candidates must pass a Wisconsin caregiver background check and criminal history screening.

Hours:  Part time, 24 hours

Desirable Knowledge and Abilities:  Knowledge and understanding of infants and toddlers who have delays and/or disabilities, of child development and of family structure/dynamics. Knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C and Wisconsin's Birth to 3 Program (DHS 90). Knowledge of the nature and effects of developmental disabilities and of appropriate services for the care, treatment and support of children with disabilities and their families. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community agencies and a wide range of personnel. Excellent personal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to work as part of a dynamic team and participate in networking and collaboration.

To apply, send your completed application (form below) and a resume to Julie.
• By email:  juliet@fsmad.org

Family Service Madison is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the principles of equity and inclusiveness. People with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

FSM Application Form

Family Service Madison provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status. All personnel actions, including but not limited to those relating to compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoffs, training, education, and tuition assistance are based on the principle of equal employment opportunity.

 

Family Service Madison is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the principles of equity and inclusiveness. People with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.