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Early Childhood Specialist - Part-Time


Part time


Watertown, NY


Work Experience Requirements

Two (2) years of experience working with parents of children in a special education setting is required.  Please clearly describe this experience in your resume.

Educational Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Education, Social Work, Special Education, Psychology, Counseling, Speech & Language Pathology or a related field is heavily preferred.  A High School Diploma is required.


We are currently searching for a part-time Early Childhood Specialist (ECS) to provide information and assistance to families and professionals that work with children with disabilities, birth through age five.  The ECS will also provide training, through workshop presentations, to parents and professionals on a variety of special education and other related topics.  The position is based in Watertown, but the ECS is expected to travel throughout Jefferson and Lewis counties with reimbursable mileage.  The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Schedule and facilitate workshop presentations to professionals, parents, and event attendees;
  • Locate, schedule, and attend outreach activities in the community;
  • Disseminate information regarding special education topics, local programs, and other local service agencies to event attendees;
  • Take initial information and referral calls and follow-up with families, educational personnel, and other service agency professionals; and
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with preschool, daycare, school district, and other community service agency personnel.


Teach and present information to adult audiences, integrate hands on activities into workshops, address and provide solutions to concerns of parents and professionals, ability to network, creatively develop new materials for presentations and publication, complete required documentation of activities and contribute to required reports, follow processes and procedures, excellent verbal and written communication, working knowledge of computers, Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.


A familiarity with ADA and other state and federal special education laws and procedures.  Knowledge of child development principles, developmentally appropriate preschool programs/curriculums, teaching strategies and classroom management techniques for young children.

How to Apply

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A hard copy of your resume and cover letter may also be forwarded to: RCIL, P.O. Box 210, Utica, NY 13503-0210, Attention: Recruitment or

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