Current Openings 

Early Intervention Special Instructor/Lead Playgroup Teacher/Developmental Specialist (Full Time 32-40 hours/week)

UCP Huntsville has an immediate opening for an Early Intervention Special Instructor (SI)/Lead Playgroup Teacher/Developmental Specialist. The SI is needed to conduct home/daycare visits with families/caregivers having children under the age of three with developmental delays or disabilities. The SI trains and assists families in finding strategies to work toward set goals for their child’s development. As Lead Playgroup Teacher, this position is also responsible for leading infant/toddler/preschool playgroups for children with special needs, as well as planning and participating in summer programs for preschool and school-aged children. The Developmental Specialist will provide training and technical assistance in child care settings for providers and directors to assist in identifying children who are displaying possible red flags in development and to support the successful inclusion of all children in to their programs. Early Intervention and Playgroups take place during office hours and within Madison County, but some child care center trainings may be after hours and require travel throughout North Alabama. Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, early childhood development, or related degree required. Knowledge of typical child development required. Preschool, teaching, and special education experience preferred. Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance required.

Email resume and salary requirements to jcarden@ucphuntsville.org.

 

 

Assistive Technology Specialist—Part Time/Contract Opportunity

UCP Huntsville is seeking a highly motivated individual to use assistive technology to support individuals with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work alongside them. A bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation engineering or special education and/or a minimum 5 years of experience working directly with individuals with special needs and assistive technology is preferred. Working knowledge of current Assistive Technology (AT) and Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) is required. Reliable transportation and availability for overnight travel are requirements of this statewide program position. Candidates must exhibit strong oral and written skills and be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the creation and/or execution of:

  • One-on-one AT training and/or resource referrals for individuals with disabilities, their families, and the teaching/health professionals who work alongside them;
  • Onsite AT trainings for both consumer and professional audiences;
  • Online AT webinars and modules and management of training website content;
  • AT demonstrations and loans, including program management of AT lending program;
  • Program awareness and outreach, including representation at statewide agency fairs and conferences and content creation for e-newsletters and social media efforts;
  • AT support of other UCP programs, including summer activities and developmental playgroups; and
  • Management of new AT initiatives, including grant opportunities and reporting.

Please email resume, salary requirements, and three professional references (required)  to tracyc@ucphuntsville.org.

 

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