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Developmental Specialist, Infant Toddler Program - FACS

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/02/21
Posting End Date: 2024/03/21
Category: Human Services
Sub Category: Community and Social Services
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Caldwell, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 23.62
Maximum Salary: 23.62
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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The Infant Toddler Program is an Early Intervention Program that serves children ages birth through 3 years old. Our Early Interventionists work with families to identify the settings and everyday activities that are unique to each family and work on goals that are the parent/caregiver priorities for their child. We provide an array of therapeutic, educational, and supportive Early Intervention services to include: family coaching, developmental therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, service coordination, PLAY Project, Infant Mental Health, vision, and hearing support. 

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare is a drug-free workplace. Any applicant offered employment in this position at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test. In addition, successful candidates will be required to complete a criminal history background investigation. Employment is dependent upon satisfactory results of the investigation. 



We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 


  • excellent medical, dental and vision insurance- (full-time) employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.80/month for dental
  • generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • 11 paid holidays a year 
  • paid parental leave
  • multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457
  • basic life insurance for employee and family (employee covered at one times annual salary; spouse covered at $10,000; child covered at $5,000)
  • wellness programs 
  • ongoing training opportunities 
  • an opportunity for student loan forgiveness
  • and more!


  • Evaluate infants and toddlers with potential delays or disabilities to assist in determining eligibility for services.
  • Plan and implement early intervention services with families/caregivers to support participation and progressive development of infants and toddlers within their natural environments.
  • Provide consultation to families, professionals, and associated parties related to child development.
  • Select, administer, analyze, and interpret assessment instruments to determine children's skill development in areas of gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, social and emotional, adaptive/self-help, and communication.
  • Conduct intervention sessions with caregivers in child's natural learning environments using regularly occurring routines as curriculum.
  • Participate in weekly multidisciplinary staffing’s to plan intervention services for eligible children based on child's strengths and needs and family interests, functional outcomes objectives, and collaborative teaming.
  • Requires travel to rural areas to provide services to children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families in homes and other community settings.
  • Model and apply effective evidence-based practices related to the birth to age 3 population, adult learning methods, and teaming.
  • Complete or maintain appropriate documentation for each child assessed and for those who are supported with ongoing early intervention services.
  • Complete vision and hearing screens.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development activities and trainings.


You must possess all the minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. Failure to do this may disqualify you from being considered for this position. It is highly recommended to attach a one-page cover letter to your application to demonstrate how you meet the requirements below.

  • Item 1: Exceptional Child Certificate with Special Education Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement or an Elementary Education Certificate (K-12) with Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement or a Blended Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Certificate.


  • Item 2: Completed bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following required degree fields: special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, early childhood education, physical therapy, psychology, social work, or nursing AND a minimum of 24 credits in courses that specifically address the Early Childhood Special Education standards. Note: A Bachelor of Applied Science does not meet the degree requirements for this position.


  • Item 3: (Under a conditional hiring agreement). Completed bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the previously described required degree fields and agreement and reasonable ability to complete a minimum of 24 credits with content in required Early Childhood Special Education standards within three years. Note: A Bachelor of Applied Science does not meet the degree requirements for this position.

Certification is gained through the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Contact the Department of Education Teacher Education and Certification Section for information at (208) 332-6800 or

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EMAIL:[email protected] 

PHONE: (208) 334-0681


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.