Paula Jolley, Director of Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)FLSA Status:
Contingent upon ESC Salary Schedule
Mission: Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in
education through leadership, partnership, and service.
service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment
is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA)
stakeholder served. Our people are our
greatest asset. We are driven to explore
exemplary methods to meet all internal and external expectations while supporting a high
performance culture that emphasizes excellence, quality, productivity, and
Childhood Intervention (ECI) is committed to providing the highest quality of
service delivery, within natural environments, to the families we serve. As an Occupational Therapist, your position
will provide services and support to family members and caregiver’s, who have a
child between the ages of birth to three, with a developmental delay or disability. Services will be provided where the child lives,
learns and plays. You will provide case management activities to help an eligible child and his/her
family gain access to needed medical, social, educational and developmental
Knowledge and Understanding: Exhibit full understanding specific
to the position to provide awareness of the foundational knowledge and
skills that are necessary for quality service coordination in early
intervention. Stay current and up-to-date on the most effective practices,
skills and strategies that enhance knowledge of infant and toddler
development including factors that contribute to development such as
family context, relationships, culture, socio-economic considerations,
environment, and experiences to inform intervention decisions, child
development and learning within natural environments.
- Partnership, Support and Coaching:
Design, deliver and facilitate content-specific instruction that will
support development and learning through the following:
& Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving
the culture of the ESC through customer service, respect for
confidentiality, displaying self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset
through self-reflection and feedback reception.
instruction building a shared understanding of skills, practices, or
systems and include opportunities for practice.
- Promote engagement and
family capacity-building to address their priorities and concerns, by
supporting them to identify opportunities to achieve goals for their
family and child’s development and learning.
coaching sessions that identify client successes and develop their
capacity to improve high-leverage areas of growth.
one of two required disciplines for evaluations, assessments and IFSP
development, completing reports as appropriate.
in Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) meetings as a member of the
interdisciplinary team assisting in the development of the plan for each child
evaluations and provide therapy to enrolled children following outcomes which
are written in the IFSP.
- Provide assessments in all required developmental areas and identified areas of
- Provide more in-depth gross motor, fine motor, adaptive and sensory processing
evaluation and assessments.
OT/PT treatment and intervention including adaptive equipment, parent
instruction in positioning and handling, and developmental intervention.
- Provide a
minimum of 15 evaluations and minimum 35 hours of direct services each month.
- Deliver all
services for which you are responsible, as identified in each child’s IFSP;
follow local procedures for making up missed visits and following up with
families with frequent absences.
- Provide staff development training and modeling for instructional and support staff in
current and effective strategies and methodologies for serving infants/toddlers
and their families.
- Maintain all
documentation in a timely and accurate manner.
supervision of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), including review of COTA's Promedda documentation.
in Child Find activities.
required ECI trainings including First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions,
Confidentiality and any others required by ECI Policy.
courteous, supportive behaviors when communicating and working with parents,
community personnel, and staff.
flexibility while working harmoniously in team settings and with other staff.
current Texas driver’s license and auto insurance and travel to provide home or
community based services and to attend professional growth activities and staff
professional growth activities and staff meetings.
other duties as assigned by the ECI Director or Executive Director.
Degree as required for Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR) Licensure
Valid Texas License to practice Occupational
- Knowledge and understanding of current
educational best practices related to infants/toddlers and families
- Knowledge of early childhood assessment tools
and procedures, with in-depth knowledge in motor development and sensory
- Knowledge of theory and practice of pediatric
- Knowledge and ability to support the
parent/child relationship and facilitate parent involvement
- Knowledge of family dynamics and systems and
how it impacts child development and knowledge and ability to provide resources
to the family
- Knowledge of assessment, instructional
methodologies, intervention strategies, and assistive technology, associated
with providing services with children with motor impairment
- Knowledge parent support activities design
- Knowledge of applicable laws, codes,
regulations, policies, and procedures including Individuals with Disabilities
Education ACT (IDEA)
- Skills in planning, evaluating and modifying
playgroup activities to create an inclusive learning environment
Paula Jolley, Director ECI