Mental Health Disabilities Specialist

  • Encinitas, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Looking to make a difference in a child’s life? Here are just five reasons to join the Easterseals Child Development Centers team:

Early Childhood Education is a growing field

You will support the personal, academic and social development of a child

You will stand as a role model to young children

No day on the job is ever the same

You have a passion for early education

Pays $22.99-$24.14/hour

Job Description

SYNOPSIS OF DUTIES: Under general administrative direction, work collaboratively with staff and families to ensure delivery of services to all children including those with identified disabilities participating in the Early Head Start/Head Start and Dept. of Education programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop, maintain and track all Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) and Individual Education Plans (IEP), children’s progress reports and all record-keeping documentation in cooperation with Head Start Performance Standards. Work collaboratively with staff and parents about issues related to atypical behavior or development and the individual needs of children. Conduct on site behavioral screenings on children within 45 days of enrollment. Identify resources in the community and secure Memorandums of Understanding with each agency. Assist in the development and presentation of staff in-service trainings regarding early intervention, and other related topics as directed. Attend IFSP/IEP meetings as directed. Perform other assignments as needed based on associate’s expertise, knowledge, ability or needs of the program.



1. Knowledge of policies and procedures of the California Department of Education, Child Development Division and the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing program regulations, funding terms and conditions (Title 5 and Title 22).

2. Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field of Psychology, Child Development, or Special Education.

3. Must have successfully completed an Infant toddler class from an accredited college with a “B” grade or better.

4. Ability to communicate effectively, through oral and written skills, and work cooperatively with a variety of individuals and groups. Must relate well to children and their families.

5. Exercise sound judgment, establish and meet timelines, plan. Coordinate and implement school site programs.

6. Possession of pediatric (infant/toddler) CPR and first aid certificate.

7. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other related computer software.

8. Ability to stand for extended periods. Ability to reach, bend, stoop squat. Also possess fine manual dexterity, can push, pull, talk/hear, with near and far visual acuity/depth perception/color vision/field of vision.

9. Pass FBI, DOJ and Criminal Background Check

10. Ability to travel locally, maintain clean driving record, proper auto insurance and vehicle registration.

Additional Information

Comprehensive benefits for qualified associates includes:

Medical (HMO/PPO)

Dental (HMO/PPO)


Employee Assistance Program

Health Savings

Flexible Spending Accounts

Education Assistance

Paid Vacation

Sick Days

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