Department: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division: DHHS - AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES DIVISION
Business Unit: HR-EARLY INTERVENTION SVCS
Work Type: PERMANENT
*Pay Grade: GRADE 33
Salary Range: $47,188.80 - $69,739.20
Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time
Recruiter: LISA D FRIEND
Phone: 775 684-0110
The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) is currently recruiting for multiple positions for Developmental Specialist II in Las Vegas, Nevada. This recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies as they occur in the following program areas, Nevada Early Intervention Services (NEIS), Autism Treatment Assistance Program (ATAP), Desert Regional Center (DRC).
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. Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. Incumbents perform basic tasks or elements of the job not requiring the additional knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform at the next level in the series.
Incumbents develop and implement programs and treatment and service plans, provide direct services and case management, develop financial and community resources, and provide education, information and technical assistance to family members, other agencies and service providers regarding human growth and development. Developmental Specialists may be assigned to one of many specialized programs and facilities, and duties may be performed in the home, clinic, hospital, residential, outpatient, and community facilities, or similar settings.
ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, friendly co-workers and provides a positive working environment. The mission of ADSD is to provide leadership and advocacy in the planning, development and delivery of high quality, comprehensive support service system across the lifespan to allow all of Nevada's elders, children and adults with disabilities or special health care needs, to live independent, meaningful, and dignified lives to the greatest extent possible.
Based on the Governor's mandate, effective 8/15/21, any employee who has not received the COVID-19 vaccination, must submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. If not already vaccinated, some positions in ADSD require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination no later than November 1, 2021. If selected for interview, you will be notified of the requirements pertaining to the position.
To view full class specifications, visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/10/10_0a-Psychiatric/
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 one year 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 I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education at or above a Bachelor's degree and experience as described above.
- A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant at the cost of the applicant.
- A valid driver's license at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
- Applicants must meet federal guidelines for Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional designation at the time of appointment.
- Travel up to 50% of the time is required.
This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.
The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages. Nearest Major Market: