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.
Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.This position is located within the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) of the Department of Health and Human Services - Rural Regional Center (RRC) in Winnemucca, NV. ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, friendly co-workers, and provides a positive working environment. The mission of ADSD is to provide leadership and advocacy in the planning, development and delivery of a high quality, comprehensive support service system across the lifespan to allow all of Nevada's elders, children and adults with disabilities or special health care needs, to live independent, meaningful and dignified lives to the greatest extent possible. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
The incumbent will be under-filling a Developmental Specialist 3 position and will be auto-progressed to the next level in the series upon meeting the minimum qualifications and upon Appointing Authority approval. The incumbent will provide targeted case management services for individuals diagnosed with an intellectual disability or a related condition.
This position will use a person-centered approach to develop supports to assist individuals in maintaining health and welfare and to develop skills to live and interact in their community. The incumbent will assist the person to identify goals and develop an individualized service plan. Duties include assessment, planning, training and consultation; monitoring progress toward the service plan; resource development and crisis management.
The incumbent is also responsible for networking and coordinating services with providers and other agencies and community partners. ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, friendly co-workers, and promotes a positive work environment. Nevada offers sunshine and recreational opportunities abound including golfing, biking, off-roading, hiking, skiing, and fishing.
Nevada's beautiful landscape and thriving economy are just a few of the reasons to join the Silver State workforce! Additional benefits include: medical, dental, life and disability insurance programs; participation in the public employees' retirement plan; 11 paid holidays each year; and accrual of 3 weeks of annual leave and 3 weeks of sick leave each year. Aging and Disability Services Division is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information (GINA), or gender identity and expression. This position will require up to 50% travel.
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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 closely related field and one year of paraprofessional experience providing developmental, special education, or intervention or treatment-oriented services for individuals who have or may be at risk for developmental delays, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, or related conditions; OR an equivalent combination of education at or above a bachelor's degree and experience as described above. Special Requirements Applicants must meet federal guidelines for Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional designation at the time of appointment.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for fingerprinting. Ability to travel up to 50% of the time. A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
State Of Nevada