Bilingual Family Specialist Application Form
Requirements: BA or MA in Early Childhood, Special Education, Child Development, Social Work or related field and experience working with children with special needs. Minimum of two years’ experience working with children with special needs and their families in an early intervention program, family resource center, school, medical or educational setting. Excellent child observation skills and familiarity with child development across domains. Spanish speaking and writing skills. Experience working in collaboration with a variety of professionals and agencies within the community. Knowledge of how local service systems (regional centers, school districts, CCS, etc.) work is helpful. Excellent interpersonal skills including active and reflective listening, identifying problematic issues and providing follow up intervention to a diverse group of families. Excellent organization and computer skills needed in order to work from home. Travel is required once a week to eye clinic locations in LA and Orange County. Some administrative duties include tracking child exams and entering family data. Professional, personable, non-judgmental and child-friendly approach needed to work alongside a dynamic team of service providers including doctors. Ability to speak to individuals or groups of professionals on behalf of the organization at meetings and one on one. Training will be provided on pediatric visual impairments, interventions, and accommodations specific to children with vision loss.

Hours: regular part time 20 or full time 40 hours a week
Salary range: $20.00 to $23.00 an hour plus benefits
Responsibilities:

- Participation in low vision examinations as needed for the purpose of meeting families of children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities and providing intervention in English or Spanish

- Contact family members prior to exam by phone for detailed eye and health child history, send to doctors

- Work in collaboration with Developmental Optometrists to determine how best to help families understand their child’s visual impairment as well as obtain information, services and support to benefit the child and family

- Record notes at vision exams and collect release forms and photos to post on Dropbox

- Answer questions, offer support, make referrals, gather resources, identify crisis situations, address parenting concerns, offer intervention strategies, demonstrate technology and determine follow up plan either during the exam and/or as part of follow up calls

- Intervention and support by phone and video for calls for approximately 50 – 100 families per year

- Some translation of parent education materials from English to Spanish

- Creating intervention plans for children on caseload and adding to Dropbox

- Systematic tracking of family needs and intervention given for evaluation purposes

- Contact with community professionals on behalf of families

- Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel

- Weekly meetings with PPV staff by video

- Attendance at conferences or meetings for staff training and development

- Community outreach including providing in-service or consultation to a variety of professionals

- Writing brief case summaries and stories for discussion and grant reports

- Participation in PPV family events approximately four times a year

Partners for Pediatric Vision, a project of Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.
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Email Resume to Diane Christian, Executive Director
For more information contact Diane Christian at dianelchristian@gmail.com or 714-451-6513 www.partnersforpediatricvision.org
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