St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.
Under general supervision and within the scope of early intervention services, the Early Interventionist evaluates, plans, directs and administers individualized therapeutic treatment programs addressing developmental skills of the child and parenting skills of the caregiver. Writes evaluations, progress notes/reports, discharge summaries, maintains patient files and develops Individualized Family Service Plans. Counsels patients and/or family members regarding rehabilitation diagnosis, plan of care and prognosis. Maintains current knowledge of regulatory/legislative policies as they apply to the profession of early childhood and adheres to same.
Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Special Education or closely related field and Certification in one or more of the following is required: Teacher of the Handicapped, Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Teacher of the Hearing Impaired OR Master's degree in Early Childhood/Special Education, Early Intervention or closely related field and two years of previous work related experience with young children with disabilities and their families plus three to six months of on the job orientation OR Bachelor's degree in psychology from an accredited institution with coursework in behavioral methodology for children and at least one year experience working with young children (ages birth to three years) implementing behavioral intervention programs (fulfilled with resume OR copy of Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood education from an accredited institution and copy of Teach Certification and 9 credit hours of coursework in special education and copy of Teacher's Certificate for Preschool through Grade 3 and NJ Department of Education or copy of Master's degree from an accredited institution in developmental or clinical psychology including coursework in infant and early childhood assessment and/or family training and counseling. CPR certification required. Valid driver’s license required and comply with Qualifications to Drive a System Vehicle as well as all policies as outlined in the SJHS Fleet Management & Safety Program.