Careers

The Early Intervention Centre is a client and employee focused company that offers our dedicated practitioners the opportunity to achieve their goals of improving the lives of children and their families while working in a company culture that values their talents and contributions. Our team advocate for early intervention because we believe wholeheartedly that all children should have access to education opportunities. We are centre-based and our goal is simply to be the best we can be in order to help each child we work with, reach his or her unique potential and develop the social, language and play skills that will foster increased independence and improved quality of life.

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

As a centre-based Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, you will design and implement an appropriate instructional programme to meet the individual needs of children and families with developmental delays and/or disabilities as identified through the Individualised Education programme (IEP) process.

This position is assigned to the EIC Developmental Preschool Programme.

 

Qualifications:

Advance Diploma, Diploma and/or Degree in Early Childhood Special Education

Experience:

Experience in teaching children with special needs (0-8 years of age) in a group setting

 

Responsibilities and Duties

 

Being an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher is a unique task, you must have the capacity to:

  • Lead a class and accommodate the diverse needs of young children.

  • Modify instruction and make adaptations

  • Provide classroom observation and comprehensive evaluation for children 0-8 referred to the EIC Developmental Preschool Programme for suspected developmental delays or disabilities: motor skills, cognition, communication and social-emotional areas.

  • Be familiar with positive reinforcement and behavioural management strategies

  • Plan and write children’s IEP and term progress reports.

  • Implement special educational strategies and techniques during the lesson.

  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons and communicate those objectives to students.

  • Maintain accurate and complete daily student record.

  • Provide a different variety of instructional practices

  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.

  • Assist families in understanding child development  and identifying developmentally appropriate expectations

  • Assist families in understanding child development, identifying developmentally appropriate expectations and providing strategies and resources to assist the family in addressing the child’s needs.

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate in a courteous and professional manner with internal and external stakeholders

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A LOVE of young children

  • Excellent writing, speaking, listening and communication skills

  • A commitment to working with young children with developmental delays

  • The Willingness and ability to learn new therapeutic skills, focusing on naturalistic intervention

  • Skills in behaviour modification techniques within the classroom

  • Knowledge in child development and family-centered services

  • Experience in administering tools such as the Brigance and AEPS

  • Take initiative and work independently when given a variety of responsibilities and assigned tasks

  • Ability to make decisions and problem solve collaboratively with a team of service providers in partnership with the family

  • Ability to interact in sensitive and/or complex situations and make effective suggestions to parents and caregivers

  • Effective planning and organizational abilities

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Good Interpersonal skills- Empathy, Cooperative, Courteous, Kind and Patient 

  • Effective work skills- Creative, Conscientious, Dedicated, Resourceful, Efficient and Organized

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Assistant

As a centre-based Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Assistant, you will support Early Childhood Special Education Teachers and Children with Special Needs in a group setting.

 

This position is assigned to the EIC Developmental Preschool Programme.

Qualifications:

Certificate and/or Diploma in Early Childhood Special Education

Experience:

Experience in supporting Early Childhood Special Education Teachers and Children with Special Needs (0-8 years of age) in a group setting

 

Responsibilities and Duties

 

Being an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Assistant is a unique task, you must have the capacity to:

 

  • Get the classroom ready for lessons

  • Help children who need extra support to complete tasks

  • Help teachers to plan learning activities and complete records

  • Support teachers in managing class behaviour

  • Supervise group activities

  • Organize materials and equipment after lessons

  • Help with outings and school events

  • Take part in professional trainings

  • Carry out administrative tasks

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Assistant. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Assistant.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A LOVE of young children

  • Excellent writing, speaking, listening and communication skills

  • A commitment to working with young children with developmental delays

  • The Willingness and ability to learn new therapeutic skills, focusing on naturalistic intervention

  • Skills in behaviour modification techniques within the classroom

  • Knowledge in child development

  • Take initiative and work independently when given a variety of responsibilities and assigned tasks

  • Effective planning and organizational abilities

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Good Interpersonal skills- Empathy, Cooperative, Courteous, Kind and Patient 

  • Effective work skills- Creative, Conscientious, Dedicated, Resourceful, Efficient and Organized

  • A basic understanding of how children develop and learn

  • Ability to manage groups of children and cope with challenging behaviour

  • Physically fit

Educational Behavioural Therapist

The Early Intervention Centre is seeking a highly motivated, experienced Educational Behavioural Therapist, with excellent analytical and communication skills to join our learning support team. Start a rewarding career helping toddlers and preschoolers who have been diagnosed with autism or other developmental delays. As a centre-based Educational Behavioural Therapist, you combine therapeutic and teaching methods to address a variety of learning needs, including reading and writing challenges, autism, dyslexia, attention-deficit disorder, inappropriate behaviour, social skills deficits and many other areas that can affect a student's academic performance.

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Team-oriented 

  • Outstanding knowledge of Behavioural strategies

  • Extensive experience of working with children with developmental delays and behavioural challenges

  • At least a Degree in Applied Behavioural Analysis, Educational Psychology or Special Education

  • Certification in Literacy approaches such as the Lindamood-Bell Programme, Orthon-Gillingham programme, Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Programmes and/or Scientific-based reading research (SBRR) strategies is a plus 

  • Early Denver Start Model Training / RBT Certification is a plus

  • Completed coursework towards a BCaBA/BCBA is a plus

  • At least 3 years of related working experiences

  • Have good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as a positive team member 

As an Educational Behavioural Therapist, your responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Teach in a one-on-one/dyad setting. 

  • Provides specific differentiated intervention method, modify instruction and make adaptations to meet the diverse needs of young children.

  • Design and incorporate various support materials to facilitate programmes and to support learning and assessments.

  • Be familiar with positive reinforcement and behavioural management strategies.

  • Be familiar with a variety of educational assessments, such as the Brigance.

  • Implement special educational strategies and/or behavioural modification techniques during the lesson.

  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons and communicate those objectives to students.

  • Maintain accurate and complete daily student record.

  • Provide developmental assessments and implement intervention plans for children using the principles of applied behaviour analysis should the need arise.

  • Implement behavioural modification techniques including DTT, PRT, PECS to increase skill acquisition, language and communication skills, social skills, appropriate play skills, cooperation skills, and daily living skills should the need arise.

  • Track each child's progress with graphs and daily data collection.

  • Analyse data to decide if plans require re-evaluation.

  • Monitor maladaptive behaviours and implemented appropriate behaviour interventions.

  • Update all required records and reports as determined by the centre policies in an orderly fashion on a weekly basis.

  • Plan and write children’s IEP and progress reports.

  • Collaborate with teaching team members to develop new goals to increase a child's independence

  • Attend weekly team meetings with other team members to discuss children's progress and techniques to further assist the success of our children

  • Work cooperatively with classroom teachers regarding behavioural modification instruction and reinforcement systems to provide generalization and to maintain consistency with a child’s skills and goals

  • Attend staff training programmes for professional development

  • Provide 1 to 1 instructional support in the classroom for children with behavioural challenges

  • Effectively manage time and caseloads

  • Work closely with each child's family to address any difficulties occurring outside of sessions and provide effective strategies and techniques to involve them in their child's progress.

  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.

  • Effectively responds to and manages crisis situations when severe behavioural issues arise

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate in a courteous and professional manner with internal and external stakeholder.

  • Maintain a tidy, clean and stimulating classroom environment.

We look forward to your application and starting a conversation about your potential future at the EIC. Do include a cover letter as it would help us to get to know you better and understand why you believe yourself to be a good fit for our team.

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