Early Childhood Interventionist - CARE

Why Work For Us?

Columbia Wellness is proud to be a company of real people committed to quality. We are focused on building a better future in mental health and behavioral healthcare. We have established a strong referral base in the community, and we are invested in our clinical growth. We offer generous training opportunities, free supervision, and a large spectrum of programs in which you can work. Columbia Wellness is located in-between two major cities, Seattle and Portland. By working with us you get the best of both small town and big city life. You're close to the beach, the mountains, the quiet and the city life. If you're looking for a place to call home and build a career, join our team at Columbia Wellness.

If you want to make a difference that matters, then we want to hear from you. Together we can do more.

Some of What You'll Do:

The Early Childhood Interventionist serves as an interface between families and other service providers and provides direct services for children in multiple settings including classroom, home, and center-based programs. Additionally, they will work as a team member to provide developmental and educational experiences for children to improve sensory and physical ability, cognitive development, and emotional stability. Additional tasks include taking detailed notes and reporting on child development and progress, assisting parents in addressing developmental and behavioral concerns, participating in assessments, providing individual and group treatment for children and families using Incredible Years, and communicating with parents. Interventionists must interpret test results, create learning plans, and suggest activities for home use to skill-build in children.

Summary of the Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct brief, evidence-based, and developmentally appropriate screening and conduct or arrange for more detailed assessments as indicated.
  • Create and implement integrated care plans, ensuring access to an array of linked services and exchange of information across consumers, family members, and providers.
  • Provide a range of brief, focused prevention, treatment, and associated services plus referrals for longer-term treatment as needed.
  • Provide culturally relevant services.
  • Function effectively within the organizational and financial structures of the local systems of healthcare/
  • Assess and continually improve the services delivered at an individual provider and as a interprofessional team.
  • Use information technology to support and improve integrated healthcare.
  • Participates in individual supervision from Clinical Supervisor.
  • Effective use of technology and software including but not limited to: computers, phones, email, electronic medical records, etc.
  • Ability to work with difficult cases and vulnerable populations.
  • Be helpful, respectful, approachable and team-oriented.
  • Effective time management including but not limited to: planning ahead where possible and be punctual in person and work performed.
  • Build strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
  • Be receptive to feedback, willing to learn, and embrace continuous improvement.
  • Complete all documentation, reporting, and other paperwork per agency standards.
  • Attend all appropriate staff, organizational, and external meetings (as assigned).
  • Work efficiently both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to be flexible and manage urgent and crisis situations effectively.
  • Ability to motivate staff and develop a working team around individual cases.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What We Require:

  • Master's in education, early childhood, social work, psychology, sociology, or related field
  • 3 years' experience working with children birth to 8 years of age plus appropriate required state licensure.
  • At least 3 years' experience working with high-needs children and families.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • WA licensure

Salary: Depends on qualifications and experience

This position is a part of a union (OPEIU Local 11)

We offer all permanent full-time employees:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision paid in full for the employee and their family
  • Long term disability and life insurance paid for by the employer
  • 5% of gross pay put into a retirement plan by the employer. Immediately vested, no match requirement.
  • 9 paid holidays and 1 paid floater per year.
  • 8 hours of sick leave per month
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation in the 1st year of employment, 4 weeks after the first year and 5 weeks after 4 years.
  • 3 pay increases within the first year of employment

*NO Phone Calls Please!

Columbia Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Visit our website: www.columbiawell.org to learn more about our organization.

Columbia Wellness is a private nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for over 60 years!