Early Intervention Specialist/Service Coordinator Position Available with
Klaras Children’s Center ECI (Birth to 3) Program
An experience you don’t want to miss…Come make a difference that may
be more far-reaching and powerful than you ever dreamed possible
$3,500 Sign On Bonus
The Klaras Children’s Center ECI (KCC ECI) is an Early Childhood Intervention Program that serves families with infants and toddlers who are experiencing problems with their development and/or behavior. KCC ECI serves families with children with a wide range of diagnoses including rare conditions. KCC ECI serves six counties in the central Texas area, including McLennan, Bosque, Hill, Limestone, Freestone, and Falls Counties.
The philosophy of the KCC ECI is one of empowering families and other caregivers by partnering with them for the child’s success. KCC ECI staff brainstorm with families/caregivers, helping them to discover what they already know to help their child and providing them with new knowledge and skills. Klaras Children’s Center ECI staff provide all services in the child’s natural environment, meaning the home, childcare setting, or other community settings such as the grocery store, parks, zoo, children’s museum, and restaurants. The center also provides services via telehealth as an option to families.
Services are provided to fit the daily routines of the child/family/caregiver. This means that the staff of Klaras Children’s Center ECI use the child’s/family’s/caregiver’s own resources (toys, furniture, etc.) whenever possible. It also means that staff coach families and caregivers at helping the child get better during the course of daily opportunities for learning, while providing emotional as well as other support to maximize the child’s success.
Klaras Children’s Center ECI staff--which includes early intervention specialists, service coordinators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech pathologists, and social workers--team together to serve children, families, and caregivers. The staff of KCC ECI are in the unique position of helping families faced with adversity gain confidence, competence, and control over their lives. KCC ECI staff truly are provided with a unique opportunity to partner with families/caregivers in what can be a journey not soon forgotten. Here’s what one Klaras Children’s Center ECI mom said about this method of service delivery:
“...Klaras made me feel I was the one who could help my child. I had always dreamed of being a mother and when Dylan was born with all his problems, I felt so defeated, like I would never be able to care for him like the doctors and therapists in the hospital. But the staff at Klaras Center showed me how what we did with Dylan at home helped him learn what he needed to learn. They pointed out the positives in what I did where all I saw were negatives. They gave me good ideas and showed me some things to try. I was finally able to reach my dream. I am Dylan’s mom and what I can do for him is most important...”
Salary: $35,000-$41,195 Annual DOE
401K: Employee contributes 4% and Center matches with 12%
Time off: 12 Paid Holidays plus Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
Provided: Center laptop and cell phone
Mileage: Paid at state rate; some agency cars available
(No staff are asked to see children in all 6 counties.)
Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Life insurance provided at no cost to employee
Early Intervention Specialist/Service Coordinator Mentors assigned to all new employees
(Through employment with us you will become a Certified Early Intervention Specialist/Service Coordinator through Early Childhood Intervention of the State of Texas)
Additional Info: Flexible schedule
No weekend or holiday work
For more information contact:
Early Intervention Specialist/Service Coordinator Contact
At (254) 297-7744
Assistant Program Director
Please visit our website for more information about us
Come join us and experience an impact on your
life—and on the lives of KCC ECI children and their families—that
will fill your heart for a lifetime.
The Early Intervention Specialist/Service Coordinator works as a member of an interdisciplinary team with families of children birth to three with developmental delays. This person will create and carry out Individualized Family Service Plans to help families in their daily routines and in their natural environments.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
· Excellent written communication and computer keyboarding for inputting clinical documentation
· Excellent verbal communication with consumers, staff, and community providers
· Time management required to meet service goals
· Travel within 6 county region up to 2 hours at a time
· Lift up to 15 lbs.
· Stooping, bending, sitting, standing, and keyboarding for prolonged periods
· Ability to be CPR/First Aid certified
· Valid driver's license, liability insurance, and reliable transportation required
Education and Experience
· Bachelor's or Master's degree with minimum 18 hours related to early childhood intervention, 3 hours of which must be in childhood development or childhood special education
Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM
Location: Klaras Children's Center 324 4th St Waco, TX
Department: Klaras Children's Center ECI
This is a full time position