Developmental Specialist II (20 Hrs/Wk)

Presbyterian Medical Services Farmington , NM 87499

Posted 2 months ago

The Developmental Specialist is responsible for working in partnership with families and/or other primary caregivers and as a member of an interdisciplinary team in designing, implementing and coordinating services which support the needs of each child and family eligible for NM Family Infant Toddler program. Responsible for service coordination, family advocacy and education to families in assigned caseload by providing and linking families to comprehensive services including home visits.


  • Bachelor's Degree in one of the following disciplines - Audiology, Art or Music Therapy, Counseling and Guidance, Early Childhood Development and Education, Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Family Studies, Family Therapy and Counseling, Nursing (LPN, RN, Midwife), Nutrition/Dietetics, Occupational Therapy including Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), Orientation/Mobility Training, Pediatric or other Medical Specialty(MD, CNP, PA), Physical Therapy including Physical Therapy Assistant, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education, Speech and Language Pathology, Communication-Language Disorders, Vision Training, Elementary Education.

The following degrees will result in an exemption and will require the applicant to take FIT Core modules, the 45 hour Intro to Early Childhood Development and/or Early Childhood college credit classes: Sociology, Public Health and other related fields as determined by the Department of Health.

For degrees in non-related fields, where the applicant can demonstrate two years of experience in an early childhood setting, this will result in an exemption and will require the applicant to take FIT Core modules, the 45 hour Intro to Early Childhood Development and/or Early Childhood college credit classes.

  • Experience working with young children and parents preferred.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish; English/Navajo helpful.


  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a Developmental Specialist II Certificate from the New Mexico Department of Health in accordance with Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program regulations (7.30.8 NMAC) and Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) Policy. When entering the early intervention system for the first time, must submit the initial application within 30 days of hire. Must re-certify every three years.

  • Have or be able to obtain First Aid and BLS/CPR certifications within 30 days of hire. Certifications must meet the requirements listed in the document "BLS / CPR / ACLS & First Aid Training Resources" posted on Staurolite. It is your responsibility to keep your certifications current at all times.


This position requires successful completion of an initial post-offer of employment:

  • According to PMS Human Resources Policy 205.006, "Healthcare Personnel Testing & Immunization Requirements," this position must comply with required testing and immunizations. Testing and immunizations including TB, Hepatitis B (consent or waiver), Tdap, MMR, and Varicella, will be available at the employee's PMS health center. Influenza vaccines will be required according to dates set by the CDC and NMDOH.

  • Criminal Records Check.


  • May be required to use personal transportation to carry out job duties.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.

  • Must provide a current motor vehicle record.

  • Must provide current personal owner liability automobile insurance and must maintain the insurance coverage throughout the course of employment in this position.

  • Must submit to a motor vehicle record check on an as needed basis and maintain a satisfactory driving record that is within the limitations of PMS Human Resources Policy II.D.3, Automobile Usage, and applicable state and federal laws.

  • Must comply with PMS Policies on Automobile Usage, II.D.3, Drug Free Workplace, III.H and applicable state and federal laws.

  • May be required to complete transportation related trainings.


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