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Developmental Specialist II (Spanish)

Company: Family Health Centers of San Diego
Location: San Diego
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Impact Lives, Impact CommunityFamily Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) is passionate about providing exceptional health care to all, especially underserved communities with limited health care options. Founded by a Latina grandmother/community advocate over 50 years ago in Barrio Logan, FHCSD has grown into one of the largest community health systems in the country. With over 62 sites, over 227,000 patients, and over 417,000 visits last year, we provide a wide variety of health care and outreach services to a very diverse patient population. We are proud of our mission, our lasting community impact, and the cultural and individual diversity of our staff.Family Health Centers of San Diego is looking for a Developmental Specialist II to work under the supervision of an Early Intervention/Developmental Services Supervisor. The Developmental Specialist II provides an array of developmental services, which may include: newborn and infant screenings, assessments, and home or center-based treatment, for children demonstrating developmental delays. Individuals with these credentials may also coordinate mini-grant projects.Responsibilities:

  • Completes newborn screenings, including assessment of the maternal/infant dyadic interaction. Plans appropriately for treatment and referrals to address needs. Explains results, including recommendations for services to address the child's needs, and provides anticipatory guidance to parents.
  • Provides developmental screenings and/or assessments to infants, and young children for purpose of establishing basal skills and monitoring progress. Explains results, including recommendations for services to address the child's needs, and provides anticipatory guidance to parents.
  • Provides developmental services under various programs, including but not limited to behavioral intervention (i.e., positive behavior support), infant massage, parenting classes and developmental stimulation/enhancement in one-on-one or in a group setting to patients 0-5 years, according to the treatment plan approved by Supervisor.
  • Provides home visitation to families with children with special needs. Responsibilities also include assisting with scheduling home visits, maintaining regular communication and sharing information with parents/caregivers; modeling (for the parents/caregivers) stimulation and intervention techniques; monitoring child and family progress in the home; assessing the home environment; and communication with service coordinator.
  • Works effectively as a member of the treatment team and consults with supervisors and other team members. Participates in case conferencing meetings, IFSP meetings, and in program planning meetings. Communicates client needs clearly and in a timely manner to Care Coordination. Participates, and may assist in providing, presentations for staff and patients.
  • Completes all required documentation accurately, in a timely manner, and thoroughly in accordance with department standards; in addition, documentation complies with patients' insurance requirements and FHCSD protocols, as appropriate.
  • Actively monitors and manages own schedule. Follows protocol for no shows and cancelations; Confirms appointments and fills empty slots; keeps schedule full. When conducting home visits, plans effectively for efficient use of time and resources. Meets expectations for productivity standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Requirements:
    • Bachelor's level degree plus additional experience/certification in related Social-Emotional and Behavior Intervention (e.g., EC-SEBRIS certificate), OR Master's degree in Child Development or Psychology related fields.
    • CPR Certification.
    • Experience with infants and maternal/infant dyads, and young children (ages 0-5 years) is required.
    • *Familiarization/use of diagnostic tests and child-parent interaction programs
    • Bilingual English-Spanish is required.
    • Knowledge of applicable laws (i.e., mandated reporters), assessment techniques, Early Intervention techniques and Developmentally Appropriate Practices and their applications to the 0-5 population when serving individuals or groups. Additionally, has knowledge and experience related to infant development, attachment, and working with infants and their mothers.
    • Knowledge of cognitive, motor, communication, emotional, and social development and milestones and red flags in the 0-5 population. Understanding of the Newborn's behavior and his/her regulatory system; knowledge of abnormal reflexes and other concerns.
    • Ability and means to travel as needed in a timely manner within San Diego County, to locations that may have limited access to public transportation; proof of liability and property damage insurance on vehicle used is required. DRIVER REQUIREMENTS: Licensed for a minimum of 3 years; No more than 2 violations and/or accidents within 3 years; No vehicle related suspensions/reinstatements; No DUI, reckless or felony Driving with 7 years.Rewards:
      • Job type: Regular Full Time
      • Competitive Salary with Excellent Benefits
      • Retirement Plan with Employer Match
      • Paid Time Off, Extended Sick Leave and Paid Holidays
      • Medical/Dental/Vision/FSA/Life Insurance
      • Employee Discounts and Wellness ProgramsThe successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to community medicine and providing culturally competent care to the medically underserved.In the spirit of pay transparency, we are excited to share the base range for this position, exclusive of fringe benefits or potential bonuses.$26.25 - $33.63If you are hired at Family Health Centers of San Diego, your final base salary compensation will be determined based on factors such as geographic location, jurisdictional requirements, skills, education, and/or experience. In addition to these factors - we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity of our current team members as a part of any final offer. Please keep in mind that the range mentioned above is what we reasonably expect to pay for the role. Hiring at the maximum of the range would not be typical in order to allow for future and continued salary growth. We also offer a generous compensation and benefits package (more information on our benefits offerings is available here:

Keywords: Family Health Centers of San Diego, San Diego , Developmental Specialist II (Spanish), Other , San Diego, California

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