Careers

The Children’s Developmental Center is a nonprofit that has served children with special needs since 1977. Our mission is to empower families and improve children’s lives through early intervention services, education, and therapeutic services. We offer early intervention services including birth to three, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and a Pediatric Incontinence Program.

Our professional team of Speech Language and Occupational therapists and Special Education teachers assist families in helping their children reach their full potential. Improving the early learning experiences of children with special needs enhances the chance for their success in school and in life.

If you have a positive attitude, a compassionate spirit and love to work with a team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals, we want to meet you!

Current Job Openings

Early Childhood Educator

Full-time, Exempt

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Special Education, Early Childhood Learning/Development or equivalent
  • Five (5) years of full-time professional experience in teaching, case management, educational assistant or equivalent

 

Specific Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Professional background in Teaching, Special Education and/or Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Professional background and/or professional training in working with infants and toddlers with moderate to severe disabilities children who exhibit severe/challenging behavior children to teach functional communication, motor, and behavioral skills birth to three program.
  • Ability to develop and implement IFSPs that evaluate and address student strengths and needs
  • Ability to coordinate with other staff members in the provision of student IFSP
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with parents and include them in the IFSP
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, establish rapport, and work effectively with children and youth, parents, staff, community members and administrative personnel
  • Ability to provide instruction in a variety of settings including in the home, center based, and community-based instruction
  • Ability to train and provide immediate supervision to Educational Assistants
  • Other duties as assigned


Terms of employment:

This position is available immediately and is a twelve (12) month per year, full-time exempt position. The general work hours for this position are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., however work hours may vary due to work demands and some evening and weekend work will be required. This is an overtime exempt position.

Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP)

Full-time, Exempt

Qualifications:

  • MA or MS from an accredited University in Speech/Language Pathology.
  • Current ASHA certification and license by state as required to practice speech pathology in the State of Washington.
  • Must have CCC or working towards obtaining your certification from ASHA (CF).
  • Work experience with children birth to three years of age preferred.

 

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the screening of children referred to the Center.
  • Participate in the evaluation of children assigned to you during the identification period and whenever specifically requested by the MDT.
  • Evaluate, using standardized tests whenever possible, as assigned in the areas of oral, motor, hearing, receptive and expressive language and other skills indicated when
    deemed necessary by the MDT and within the timeline established by the MDT.
  • Record the results of the testing session using the format indicated by the Center and within the timeline established by the MDT.
  • Participate in the MDT meeting and IFSP meeting as appropriate.
  • Develop and implement your treatment plan based upon your evaluation/observation, input from the parent(s), and MDT decisions.
  • Maintain department specific documentation pertaining to therapy goals and objectives.
  • Complete required paperwork fully and in a timely manner.
  • Supervise the Speech/Language Paraprofessional as required.
    • Routinely observe the Speech Paraprofessional, on a quarterly basis.
    • Review with the Speech Paraprofessional, at a minimum on a quarterly basis, all data and program being conducted by the Speech Paraprofessional.
    • Annually evaluate the performance of the Speech Paraprofessional to determine job retention, advancement, growth areas, etc.
  • Document attendance, prepare billing sheet, and submit appropriate paperwork to the office manager to assist with agency insurance/Medicaid billing and time/attendance recording.