APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 35
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur
in this geographical location.
until recruitment needs are satisfied
** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
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.
This recruitment is for Developmental Specialist III vacancies located at Desert Regional Center in Las Vegas in the Community Adult and in the Children's Services Departments. Incumbents are responsible for overseeing case management services of 45-55 individuals with intellectual disabilities and related conditions such as, Autism, Seizure Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, etc. for clients who live at home with their families or who are living in a supported living arrangement in the community. Incumbents must possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. Incumbents will perform a broad range of duties developing, coordinating and monitoring the implementation of individual treatment activities to facilitate achievement of identified goals for the specific developmental and behavioral management of each individual in the least restrictive environment possible. These positions require travel throughout the Las Vegas area at least 50% of the time. Applicants must be able to fluently read, write and speak in both Spanish and English.
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 a closely related field and two 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 II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education at or above a bachelor's degree and experience as described above.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
This position may be required to travel at least 50 percent of the time.
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
Additional Position Experience
The ability to speak, read, and write fluently in both Spanish and English is required.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.