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Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur
in this geographical location.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Aging & Disability Services
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code:
Announcement Number: 36657
Open to all qualified persons.
for another 13 Days 17 Hrs 22 Mins
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 function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action. This position is located within the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) of the Department of Health and Human Services - Nevada Early Intervention Services in Las Vegas, 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 position is with Nevada Early Intervention Services in the Aging and Disability Services Division located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This Developmental Specialist (DS) IV position is responsible for the supervision and direct activities of lower level DS who provide case management to individuals with intellectual disabilities and related conditions including autism, vision and hearing impairments, genetics syndromes, prematurity, seizures and cerebral palsy under the federal regulations of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004. Incumbents ensure programs are in compliance with Federal Law Part C-IDEA as well as compliances with relevant policies and procedures.
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 RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ***
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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 three years of professional experience providing developmental, special education, 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 one year of experience as a Developmental Specialist III in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education at or above a bachelor's degree and experience as described above.
Some positions require a valid driver's license at time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
Additional Position Criteria
Applicants must possess a current endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education issued by the Nevada Department of Education or a comparable certification issued by the Nevada Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C office a comparable certification.
If there are five or fewer qualified applicants, the exam will consist of an application evaluation. (This statement does not apply for Until Recruitment Needs are Satisfied (URS) announcements).
DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIALIST 4 (10.133) Training and Experience Exam
The exam will consist of a rating of training and experience weighted 100%. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. Your score will be based on the information provided in your application and your responses to the questions asked below. If there are several parts to a question, answer each part separately. Along with each answer, identify the position(s) and/or training (as described in your application) where you gained the background asked for in the question. Absence of experience/training asked for in a question is not necessarily disqualifying. Failure to answer the questions will result in a score based solely on the application.
Qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.
1) Do you have a Master's degree in a related field? If yes, you must provide this information in the education section of your application.
2) Do you have a PhD in a related field? If yes, you must provide the required information in the education section of your application.
3) Describe your experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities being sure to include where and when this experience was gained in your response.
4) Describe your experience managing developmental disabilities programs being sure to include where and when this experience was gained in your response.
5) Describe your experience in behavioral intervention being sure to include where and when this experience was gained in your response.
6) Describe your experience in program planning, development and evaluation being sure to include where and when this experience was gained in your response.
7) Describe your experience as a supervisor in the field of developmental delays, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities or related conditions be sure to include where and when this experience was gained.
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Associated topics: aide, behavioral analysis, dhh, disabilities, disable, hosptalization, remedial education, resource room, special education, special need education
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