• State of Nevada
  • Reno, Nevada
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Planning and Development
  • Salary: $58,025.52 - $86,150.88 PAY GRADE: 35 USD

Job Description

Announcement Number: 45525 Open to all qualified persons. Posted 12/19/2023 Recruiter:
Phone: (775)684-0151
Email: Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
The Position

Developmental Specialists provide individual and group clinical, developmental and support services for individuals of all ages who have, or who may be at risk for, developmental delays, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities or related conditions, and social, emotional, and/or behavioral disorders.

Under direction, incumbents perform a broad range of duties described in the series concept and may assist in program planning by developing goals and objectives, conducting needs assessments, and collecting and reporting information about the program. This is the journey level in the series. The Early Childhood Day Treatment program at Northern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services within the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services in Reno, Nevada is recruiting candidates for the Developmental Specialist III position. The Early Childhood Mental Health Day Treatment Program provides relationship-focused, trauma-informed day treatment services to children ages three to six years old. The program provides extensive and ongoing training in evidence-based social and emotional learning/development models, trauma-informed care, emotional regulation skills, and infant and early childhood mental health. The Developmental Specialist III will join a collaborative team of classroom and infant/early childhood professionals. Classroom ratios will be maintained at 1 adult to 2 children. Daily and weekly opportunities for reflective supervision and debriefing will be provided. The position will act as the Lead Teacher within a cooperative and multidisciplinary team of infant/early childhood mental health professionals to include bachelor's degree level Public Service Interns, Child Care Workers, and child/family therapists all reporting to a Clinical Program Manager I.

The Developmental Specialist will establish daily routines, schedules, and accepted norms and responses reflective of the assessed strengths and needs of children who have experienced childhood adversity, trauma, and attachment issues; develop protocols to respond to crisis and safety issues in alignment with trauma-informed care principles to maintain classroom and child safety; assess and identify training and supervision needs of Public Service Interns and Child Care Workers, in collaboration with the Clinical Program Manager I, complete and manage all necessary NV Medicaid documentation requirements to bill for day treatment services, actively engage with caregivers and families to foster relationship, connection, support, and to create meaningful individualized assessments, treatment and safety plans; and active engagement in reflective supervision and daily debriefings. The State of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building diverse, inclusive, and innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages. *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE***

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To Qualify:

In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications) Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood, special education, human growth and development, psychology, counseling, social work or a closely related field and two years of professional experience providing developmental, special education, intervention, treatment-oriented, child/adult care, and/or instructional guidance services for individuals who have or may be at risk for developmental delays, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities or related conditions; OR one year of experience as a Developmental Specialist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education at or above a Bachelor's degree and experience as described above. Special Requirements Some positions must obtain an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education issued by the Nevada Department of Education or a comparable certification issued by the Nevada Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C office within three years of appointment to this series or a comparable certification. (This license requirement applies only to those positions directly involved with children from birth to eight years of age with developmental delays.) Some positions must meet federal guidelines for Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional designation at the time of appointment. Some positions require work on evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. Some positions require a valid driver's license at time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment. The Examination Application Evaluation Exam The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment

1) Describe your experience in providing services to children with special needs and engagement with their families/caregivers.
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