The Outreach Teacher (EarlyInterventionist) will travel in Davidson County working with families withchildren ages birth to 3 years old with developmentaldisabilities. You will be coaching and engaging parents in homevisits and supporting parents' learning of strategies that can be used in thehome within their daily routines for the specific developmental disability thatthe children have. With this, you will develop and maintain positiverelationships with parents while interacting with parents in a friendly,professional manner.
For nearly four decades, the Susan GraySchool has served young children with developmental disabilities and youngchildren who are at risk for developmental delay. The school has thedistinction of being the first nationally recognized inclusive preschool wheretypically developing children learn alongside children with disabilities in aneducational setting. More information about Susan Gray School can be foundhere: http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/admin-offices/sgs/index.php.
Duties and Responsibilities
Schedules and completes home visits according to family's needs and IFSP requirements
Ensure that visits with families are conducted according to TEIS/DHS processes and procedures
Ensure that TEIDS entries are completed according to TEIS/DHS processes and procedures
Completes AEPS assessments per child according to IFSP deadlines
Individualizes behavior intervention strategies and instructions of children based on needs and developmentally appropriate practices.
Consistently meets requirements for timely filing of documentation as required
Participates in IFSP/IEP development and meetings upon request
Collects data on progress towards individual goals developed by educational team
Meets all mandated continuing education requirements
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
Bachelor's (required) or Master's (preferred) in early childhood special education, early childhood education, child and family studies with concentration on child development, early intervention, or related field (related field includes degree in deaf education or visual disabilities, special education k-12, elementary education, communication disorders, and speech language pathology)
Resumes and transcripts required.
Experience working with children ages birth to 3 years with disabilities is required.
One-on-one experience working with families is a plus.
Bilingual abilities are a plus.
About Vanderbilt University
VanderbiltUniversity, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private researchuniversity offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professionaldegrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving citycenter, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 facultyand staff. The university's students, staff, and faculty frequently citeNashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part ofthe Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertisewill be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is aplace where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recentlynamed as one of ‘America's Best Large Employers’ and the top employer inTennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2018 (Forbes).
Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexiblebenefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death &dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirementplan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees,spouses, and dependent children.
Commitmentto Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving thegoal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, andstudents. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campusvalues.
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About Vanderbilt University
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