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Disability Specialist

Mon-Thurs 8-5:30, flex Fri 8-4:30

Two positions available: Lynwood and Occidental locations

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, Mental Health and Disabilities, the Disabilities Specialist plans, coordinates, implements, and supervises disabilities services for assigned client cases, as well as evaluates individual development to assure Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) goals with established learning objectives. The Disabilities Specialist’s responsibilities include data entry, recordkeeping, and monitoring of program services.  The position provides direction to staff on how to develop activities inclusive of children with special needs and support to families to identify needed resources. The position carries out their duties for all of St. Anne’s Early Head Start and Head Start contracts and program options.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  1. Identify and analyze the specialized learning needs of children, taking into account their instructional and home environments.
  2. Assist teaching staff in preparing and updating individual development plans with information from program staff.
  3. Communicate the child’s individual development goals and objectives with instructors and program staff.
  4. Communicate and assist parents with follow-up plans and support, including obtaining prescriptions, aids, and diagnostic equipment related to the child’s needs.
  5. Provide families with community resources to address disabilities needs.
  6. Provide methods for improving the learning environment, such as alternative teaching techniques by assessing the children’s individual needs.
  7. Enter IEPs and IFSPs into database and assist the Assistant Director, Mental Health and Disabilities with internal and external reports.
  8. Coordinate partnerships with LEAs, Regional Centers, and other service providers and adhere to requirements set by these entities.
  9. Participate in the implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI)
  10. Train staff as necessary

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Special Education, Social Welfare, or specialized training and coursework in child development and counseling students with special needs is required.
  2. Two years of experience as a disabilities specialist with an educational or social services agency.
  3. Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California driver’s license, automobile liability insurance, and driving record acceptable to agency’s insurance carrier
  4. Bilingual  Spanish.
  5. Able to communicate effectively with both children and adults.
  6. Anne’s values the dignity and worth of every person we serve. Employees are expected to support children’s emotional and social development by encouraging understanding of others and promoting positive self-concepts. All employees must have the ability to treat those served by our agency in a caring and respectful manner, mindful of individual differences and cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity.
  7. As providers of social services, St. Anne’s employees work with clients dealing with complex emotional and mental health issues, many of whom are facing significant personal crises on a daily basis. Employees must remain aware of any personal emotions, transference, and/or countertransference that may hinder the ability to remain professional.  As such, employees are expected to maintain composure during all interactions and crisis situations, implement a self-care plan, and utilize crisis communication to deescalate client crisis and prevent any serious bodily injury or harm.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Internal Candidates (who have been in their current position for at least six months) may submit a Transfer Request Form to Human Resources.

Standard Mail
St. Anne’s – Human Resources
155 N. Occidental Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Fax: (213) 385-1533

Via email: resume@stannes.org

You may send your resume as a part of the body of your e-mail or attach it as a Microsoft Word document or PDF file.

Once a resume or application is submitted to St. Anne’s it is screened and processed. PLEASE DO NOT CALL to inquire about the status of your resume. If you are deemed a good fit for any of our current openings, we will contact you for an interview.

Please note, St. Anne’s conducts a physical, including tuberculosis and drug screen; fingerprinting and background check which includes Child Abuse Index, FBI and Department of Justice, as well as reference checks.

Thank you for your interest in St. Anne’s!

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