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Developmental Specialist

Company: Kennedy-Donovan Center
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Job Description:

As a member of a trans-disciplinary team and in partnership with families, promote optimal developmental skills through the provision of activities to meet outcomes outlined on Individualized Family Service plans (IFSP).

With KDC Early Intervention, you'll work in a supportive environment with a qualified team of social workers, nurses, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists who are always willing to answer specific questions or collaborate for a co-treatment. You will also have the flexibility to schedule your home visits and, as a part of a larger nonprofit, you will benefit from resources and professional development to grow your career.


  • Participates as a member of the transdisciplinary team in program planning and delivery of se
  • Participates in intake/screening of new clients
  • Participates in initial assessments and annual evaluations of children and families contributing to the development of IFSP
  • Maintains safety and medical standards according to agency policy and procedures
  • Maintains expected level of productivity
  • Provides case management and referral services to assigned caseload, including participation in interagency case conferences
  • Provides home visits to assigned caseload, for purposes of providing developmental stimulation, parent training and support
  • Responsible for implementation of IFSPs
  • Participates in parent/child and/or child groups
  • Provides co-treatments with other team members home and center-based
  • Provides parent education activities
  • Provides teaching and consultation to team members
  • Completes narrative reports of assessments, progress reports, IFSPs and discharge summaries
  • Maintains appropriate communication with physicians, clinics, and community agencies participating each child's care
  • Coordinates transition/termination process for clients, including referrals to Chapter 766 services when appropriate
  • Maintains assigned client records according to program procedures
  • Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively in a team approach to service provision
  • Maintains compliance with all Kennedy Donovan Center policies and procedures, OCCS/DPH regulations and requirements

    Physical and other Requirements

    • Ability to meet with families and/or individuals within their homes
    • Frequent phone use required
    • Frequent movement within groups including but not limited to extended periods of kneeling, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling and climbing
    • Ability to use a computer
    • Must have valid license and reliable transportation

      Sign-On Bonus

      • This position has a sign on bonus of $1,000.00
      • Must have your CEIS for eligibility
      • $500.00 after 90 days and $500.00 after 1 year of employment.

        At Kennedy-Donovan Center (KDC), everything that we do is tied to our mission. No matter your role at KDC, we are all working together to support individuals with developmental delays, disabilities, or family challenges to pursue their personal potential and success in the community.

        With over 50 years of experience in the Human Services field, we provide employees with an opportunity to join a forward-thinking agency. You can be a part of a team that provides support for over 10,000 individuals and their families every year. And our focus isn't just on empowering those we support- but at KDC our goal is to empower you. We value the opportunity to allow our employees to advance their careers by exploring opportunities available to them, all while providing you with the resources and tools you need to succeed. KDC is not just a job, it is a career- a career in which our employees are able to collaborate and learn from one another to succeed together.Requirements

        • ---\tExcellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills\n---\tAble to meet required competency level in Microsoft Office Software\n---\tKnowledge and education in Communication disorders or speech and language\n\n

Keywords: Kennedy-Donovan Center, Plymouth , Developmental Specialist, Other , Plymouth, Massachusetts

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