To provide support, strategies, and appropriate intervention and supervision for the preschool staff, programs, and children and their families in the context of a preschool setting.
Performs services in at least two of the three clinical areas Independent in all three areas: (Screening, Early Intervention, Preschool).
Consistently selects, utilizes, and accurately interprets appropriate, testing materials and or instrumentation based on presenting needs. Actively participates in research on potential updates, modifications and/or improvements to clinical departmental protocol/instrumentation/ testing /teaching methods.
Formulates child specific long and short term goals consistent with IEP format within a transdisciplinary context.
Implements child specific long and short term goals consistent with IEP format within transdisciplinary context.
Provides support for program staff to formulate and implement child specific long and short term goals consistent with IEP format within a transdisciplinary context.
Demonstrates the ability to use IEP Direct and all other IEP programs and goals.
Utilizes strategies effectively based on IEP goals including; Use of multimodal strategies.Modification of methods and interventionsincluding but not limited to physical environment anddaily routine, adult-child and child-child interactions. Selection and use of appropriate therapy materials. Demonstrates proficiency with use of strategies across 4 or more models i.e. center based, autism spectrum classrooms, related service, EI, etc.
Demonstrates the ability to use a variety of strategies to communicate appropriate clinical information regarding caseload or other clinical assignment: (Presentations/Demonstrations, Meetings,Handouts).
Attends, schedules and conducts weekly classroom or treatment team meeting times with staff as assigned.
Schedules regular meeting times with families at least twice a year according to school program protocol.
Actively and consistently uses cooperative planning as a strategy for staff to staff communication including but not limited to participation on: (Classroom team, Site team, Core team, Best Practice team, Diagnostic team).
Consistently exchanges information with parents including observations, scheduled conferences etc. and encourages parents to actively participate.
Clearly communicates information at interagency and intra-agency meetings including to other staff, departments, and internal and external customers according to program protocol as directed.
Demonstrates knowledge of chain of command in acrisis and follows appropriate clinical and programresponse according to preschool protocols.
Completes documentation within established time frames including but not limited to diagnostic reports, progress notes, lesson plans, and annual reports according to program requirements and mandates. Completed documentation meets timeliness standards 91% of the time or greater.
Completes two special assignments examples include: (Manages a site/facility for children and families, Manages safety, Manages infection control implementations, Manages staff conflict resolution, Manages audit).
Provides formal clinical mentorship and/or supervision for ED., OT, or PT for al least one staff member. Mentorship activities could be specific clinical area of expertise. Performs above support activities with two or more staff members per year
Participates directly in orientation as assigned.
Minimum of 2 years experience.
Masters Degree in Special Education; Bachelors degree for designated specialty areas including but not limited to Behavior and FamilyTherapies.
Licenses / Certifications:
Meets NYSED Department requirements as described by position and as required for program.
If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.
Must have own transportation to move from site to site and/or home to home to provide patient care.
Possesses excellent communication and organizational skills.
MidHudson Regional Hospital
MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY, is home to the mid-Hudson Valley's most advanced healthcare services. This 243-bed facility cares for more than 10,000 inpatients annually while performing an additional 325,000 outpatient procedures each year. MidHudson Regional Hospital operates the area's only Level II trauma center, is home to the Redl Center for Cancer Care and Center for Robotic Surgery, and is a destination hospital for patients with serious illnesses and injuries.
WMCHealth is a 1,900-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with ten hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, a state of the art Telemedicine program, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.