Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Position
1. Participate in a multi-tiered system of support for infants and toddlers and preschool aged students (PK3) with social/emotional and behavioral needs.
2. Participate in initial evaluations of infants and toddlers referred based on social emotional delay. Participate in a team approach to support the development of IFSP outcomes related to social/emotional and/or behavioral needs.
3. Provide early childhood mental health services to infants and toddlers and their families including social emotional supports and parent child interactions.
4. Coach families and child care providers to support the developmental needs of children with disabilities in order to support social emotional development.
5. Conduct observations of infants and toddlers in natural environments with social/emotional and behavioral needs to provide supports and services.
6. Collaborate with early interventionists and preschool staff to support children and families during weekly team meetings.
7. Conduct evaluations and family assessments to support early identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Delays in the area of social emotional development.
8. Conduct functional behavioral assessments and develop family based behavioral intervention plans for infants and toddlers or school based plans for preschoolers (PK3). Provide follow up coaching and support based on the developed plan.
9. Participate in the transition planning process to Part B and Preschool (PK3) to Prekindergarten (PK4) through collaboration to ensure a smooth transition for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or Developmental Delays in the area of social emotional development. Participating in initial IEP and annual IEP development as appropriate.
10. Complete Student Assistance Requests (SARF) under the direction of the Preschool Special Education Coordinator. This request may include observation, team meetings for feedback, and school based coaching related to social emotional delays.
11. Provide training on the development of positive behavioral interventions including the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce approach for families, child care providers, preschool staff, and early interventionists.
12. Adheres to federal/state/local procedures for record keeping, eligibility documentation, timelines and procedural safeguards.
13. Develops and maintains a schedule to ensure compliance with all required meetings and services.
14. Participates in building and county professional development.
15. Maintains regular, on-time attendance.
Minimum Requirements of the Position
1. Has obtained or is eligible for an endorsement as a School Psychologist as prescribed in the bylaws of the Maryland State Department of Education. Will work towards meeting the Maryland State Department of Education Personnel Standards for Infants and Toddlers Programs.
2. Experience or specialized training in the field of early childhood development and mental health are preferred.
3. Ability to work independently and maintain ethical and accountability standards.
4. Demonstrates interpersonal skills and respects and appreciates cultural and ethnic diversity.
5. Communicates effectively and courteously verbally and in writing.
6. Has the ability to coordinate activities and work effectively with professional staff, support staff, parents, and representatives from agencies outside the school system.
7. Has a valid driver's license and automobile for daily use.
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