Special Instruction Therapist


Responsibilities for this job include but are not limited to, administering developmental assessments and the DAYC-2 to assist in determining eligibility for First Steps, written reports detailing strength and scores that accurately reflect performance. Direct intervention with young children based on assessed needs. Engaging children on your caseload from birth to three in regular play-based therapy interventions in order to facilitate age-appropriate development in the child’s natural environment. Demonstrate a working knowledge of modern practices and methods of child development. An ability to identify atypical behavior, maintain a positive attitude in the improvement and development and children exhibiting developmental delays with their families. An ability to interact effectively with families being empathic to cultural diversity, geographic and social mores and familiar dynamics. In addition to this, being an effective communicator both orally and written with families, agency personnel, and other professionals. Maintain daily progress notes, mileage logs, attendance records, monthly summaries, and other written assignments. Participates as requested in IFSP, meetings, and EIT meetings. Work with neighboring disciplines like OT, PT, and ST, following plans during and between sessions and requesting assessments when needed. Follow the guidelines put in play by DESE, and to take measures to ensure safety of individuals by monitoring therapist toys and equipment, ensuing that they are sanitized and in good condition. An ability to independently create a flexible and structured schedule meeting the needs of the families served. As a part of treatment plan, lifting or assisting to lift individuals weighting up to 45+ pounds as well as stooping, stretching, bending, and sitting on the floor/small chairs for extended periods of time


Bachelor’s Degree or higher in one of the following (with one year of documented experience working with young children with disabilities (0-5 years old) and their families): child/human development, special education, elementary education, early childhood, early childhood special education, and/or family science/studies. OR a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in health, education, psychology, counseling or human services relate field with three years documented experience working with young children with disabilities (0-5 years old) and their families. Reliable transportation and valid driver’s licenses required. Certification in CPR is required and can be obtained on the job. Completion of specific online First Steps Modules are required and should be completed prior to start.

Salary Range

Salary Wage: $39,000-$46,000

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