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ESIT Educator

Posted: 04/16/2023

Department: ESIT
Location: Child Development Center
Supervisor: ESIT Team Supervisor
Hours: 40/week; FT with Benefits
Salary Range: $68,217 - $101,184 DOE; +$2K bilingual bonus pay
Encompass is a private non-profit serving the Snoqualmie Valley and Issaquah communities for over 55 years.  Our mission is to partner with families to build healthy foundations for all children.  We believe what happens early in life matters.  Encompass offers high quality, leading edge early childhood educational and therapeutic services; committed to equity; providing access and opportunity to children and families in our communities. 
Our ESIT (Early Support for Infants and Toddlers) Team is hiring an ESIT Educator to work with children birth to three and their families! Join our team of providers and our mission as we partner with families to build healthy foundations and community where all children thrive.
You will be joining a team that is focused on holistic, wraparound care to meet the critical individual needs of the developing child and support for the family. You will be working with a team of providers offering multidisciplinary care in a community that connects with, encourages, and builds relationships with one another.
Scope: The ESIT Educator is responsible for the planning and implementation of educational therapy programs for children ages birth to three years old.  Supporting children’s development and learning in their natural learning environments – home or childcare - through a combination of direct intervention, groups learning and play, and parent coaching.
• Provide services to children and families, encouraging parent participation during treatment to join in partnership through parent involvement and parent coaching.
• Monitor treatment progress and adapt the plan according to the developmental needs of the child and the family goals.
• Evaluate children for program qualification. 
• Develop initial and on-going individualized goals and regular updates on progress.
• Collaborate and consult with other therapists as a participant of a multi-disciplinary team of providers and Family Resource Coordinators on a regular basis.
• Complete written daily treatment notes in a timely manner to document services rendered.
• Maintain records on each child as mandated to monitor progress and development.
• Using the parent coaching model, implement practices of reflection, observation, and connection to include parents in all aspects of their child’s development, promoting the parent’s ability to support their child.
• Demonstrate a desire to identify, gain knowledge in and awareness of individual experiences and societal oppressions that impact ESIT families and children in underserved populations centered around race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, belief systems, physical/mental/neurodevelopment differences, marital status, and gender.
• Plan and implement play-based activities creating opportunities for children to practice functional skills and work towards developmental goals.
• Actively engage in building a community that thrives from a genuine sense of belonging, involvement, and inclusion; by honoring differences, acknowledging biases, and transforming in togetherness.
• Monitor and track caseload requirements with on-going new referrals. 
• Participate in staff development/training opportunities based on Part C, DCYF and King County contracts.
• Able to work closely and collaboratively with parents, caregivers, and professionals
• Be resourceful, responsive, engaged, and reflective in addressing the unique needs of every family and their child 
• Execute exceptional time management and organizational skills
• Maintain all certifications related to the field of Early Intervention Education.
• Other duties as assigned.
· B.A. Degree in Special Education or Early Childhood Special Education
· Infant Toddler CPR certification required within 90 days of hire
· Must have valid current Washington State Driver’s License and vehicle insurance
· Pass Washington State DSHS criminal history and background check and FBI fingerprint check if not in state for more than the past 3 years
· Proof of most current COVID Vaccination 
· Must possess a positive attitude and friendly manner with strong verbal and written communication skills
· Ability to work independently
· Ability to be flexible, solution focused, collaborative, and mindful  
· Bilingual in English and Spanish or English and Chinese
· Washington State Teaching Certificate with an Endorsement in Early Child Special Education (preferred) or Special Education
· Master’s degree preferred 
· At least one year of pediatric experience 
· Experience with telehealth
Company Paid Life/AD&D/EAP
IRA & IRA Matching
Vacation and Sick Leave
11 Paid Holidays
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This is an active job requiring lifting up to 50 lbs, frequently squatting, sitting on the floor and active work with children. 
Disclaimer:  The information in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees in this job. 
Encompass is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on gender, marital status, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.

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