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

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.

Administrative Manager

Full-time, Exempt

JOB SUMMARY: The Administrative Manager oversees the daily work activities of the front office, including facilities management, human resources, and other administrative duties to support the organization’s day-to-day operations. This position supervises front office staff to provide the first level of customer service to clients and administrative/clerical support throughout the organization as needed.

Qualifications:
• HS Diploma or GED and previous office management experience
• Demonstrated administrative ability, including knowledge of and experience with administrative operations.
• Excellent customer service skills, verbal and written communication skills.
• A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards, confidentiality, and ensuring equity and inclusion in a diverse workplace.
• Ability to establish and maintain trusted professional working relationships

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Full-time, Exempt

Qualifications:
Current Certification/license by State and/or national professional organization as required to practice Physical Therapy in the State of Washington.

Experience:
Experience in early intervention physical therapy, experience/or interest in pelvic health physical therapy

Responsible to:
Executive Director, Children’s Developmental Center and Supervisor of Motor Department

General Responsibilities of the position:
1. Direct early intervention physical therapy services
2. Direct pelvic health physical therapy/ Incontinence Program
3. Follow policy and procedures established by the Children’s Developmental Center
4. Continue to obtain knowledge required to remain current in the position by attending continuing education and self-study
5. Maintain all requirements for licensure, current CPR & Blood Born Pathogens

Specific Responsibilities:
1. Manage early intervention birth to three physical therapy caseload including evaluations, treatment, home visits, clinic visits, IFSP meetings
2. Collaborate with early intervention team for coordination and implementation of motor services for birth to three population
3. Manage Incontinence Program: oversee schedule working closely with the front desk staff, evaluations, treatment, follow up with doctors and families as needed.
4. Complete all documentation in a timely manner.

Marketing and Communications Manager

Full-time, Exempt

Qualifications/Requirements 

  • At least five (5) years of related experience or an equivalent combination of related education, training, and/or experience.  
  • Proven track record of success with fundraising, communications, marketing, and/or nonprofit leadership.  
  • Demonstrated experience with planning and executing a marketing or fundraising project from conception to implementation.  
  • Ability to inform, influence and persuade a variety of audiences on complex issues using written and verbal communication.  

      •  Experience with MS Office Suite, donor database software, and               social media.  

  • Must have the ability to commute locally for events (up to 20% of the time.) If commuting via personal vehicle, must maintain a WA State Driver’s license and vehicle insurance.  
  • Due to our work with vulnerable populations, a background check including criminal record history, and pre-employment drug screening is required.   
  • Due to working in a building with access to children, immunization history and a negative Tuberculin test is required. COVID-19 vaccination is required. 

 

What does the position entail? 

Marketing and Communications (70%) 

  • Create and execute a comprehensive annual marketing plan to support the organizations fundraising goals. Support program fundraising, budgeting, and forecasting to meet program needs. The plan components include specific dollar goals, strategies, tactics for each of the following areas: 
  • Major & middle donor gifts 
  • Community gifts 
  • Monthly gifts 
  • Planned giving 
  • Lapsed donors 
  • Employee giving 
  • New donor acquisition 
  • Oversee designated staff for major fundraising events with smaller events as needed 
  • Work in collaboration with the Executive Director (ED) to conduct major donor cultivation through campaigns and ongoing stewardship 
  • Create web-based donation and social media campaigns  
  • Author advocacy letters, organizational publications, presentations, reports, website content 
  • Oversee design of print and digital media, including but not limited to annual report, program brochures, impact report, Board of Director’s Blog, and newsletters  
  • Manage all online communications including website, social media, and peer-to-peer 
  • Coordinate with Executive Director and press to further the Center’s mission, programs, and successes 
  • Create innovative fundraising strategies to implement throughout giving year 

 

Grant Reporting (5%) 

  • Co-manage grant reports with other staff ensuring that programmatic results are in alignment with grant requirements 
  • Seek out grant opportunities, review grant application for clear communications on programmatic services, successes, needs.  

 

Operational Engagement (25%) 

  • Directly supervises designated staff members 
  • Collaborate with Program Manager, Program Coordinator, Supervisors, and Therapists to review data, create program reporting in the form of newsletters, blogs, and/or quarterly reports 
  • Contribute to the development of strategies, budgets, and other operational components 
  • Assist senior staff in planning and decision making, including staff supervision 
  • Act in a leadership role in implementation of strategic plan