Child Development Specialist - San Marcos Pediatrics - #3926
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: November 14, 2023
TrueCare 10 days ago Regular Clinical Support $25.04 To 34.47
Hourly TrueCare was established in 1971 with a mission of providing
comprehensive, high-quality healthcare regardless of a person's
ability to pay. The Medical Assistant (MA) is responsible for
performing routine clinical and administrative tasks. Clinical
duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical
histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and
administering medications. Administrative duties may include
answering phone calls, registering new patients, scheduling
appointments, and collecting and posting fees.POSITION SUMMARY The
Child Development Specialist is an early childhood development
expert who will join the pediatric primary care team at TrueCare to
provide interventions, referrals, and follow-up for families with
patients ages 0-5 years. The Child Development Specialist builds
strong relationships with families and providers to increase the
efficiency of the medical system and support team-based
comprehensive care.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSPreventative and Responsive
- Conducts and provides team-based Ages and Stages Questionnaires
(ASQ) during the age specific well-child visits before or during
the provider. Visit with the patient via manual or ASQ online
digital platform with a focus on monitoring development,
social-emotional functioning, and relational health, and providing
- Conducts consultations and works with parent/guardians to
complete the Ages and Stages age-appropriate questionnaires (ASQ)
prior or during the Well Child visit with provider.
- Will perform direct observations on pediatric patients 0-5
years to assess development and will document assessment in E.H.R
and report back to the care team to identify appropriate
intervention, resources, and/or follow-up.
- Participates in care team huddles and reflective supervision
- May facilitate parent/caregiver groups. Referrals and Community
- Creates and maintains community resource directory/database.
Provides referrals and tracks follow-up, as appropriate, to help
families make successful connections to key resources within the
- Reaches out to community providers within first 6 months in
position to share about Ages and Stages, their role, and receive
information to support referrals, warm handoffs, and ensure
appropriate referral criteria is met.
- Participates (when appropriate) in community-wide early
childhood and/or mental health meetings. Team-Based Care
- Is an active member of the ASQ Implementation Team and attends
regular team meetings.
- Works with the front office staff to ensure scheduling of the
Child Development Specialist's time in coordination with provider
well-child visits to administer the Ages and Stages (ASQ)
- Engages in Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives to ensure
the ASQ model is delivered with fidelity.
- Collaborates with peer Child Development Specialist(s) and
patient care teams to implement the core components of ASQ,
including universal screenings, making positive parenting and early
learning guidance information available, and adjusting workflows
for optimal efficiency.
- Maintains open communication with all members of the primary
- Works closely with pediatric primary providers around care
coordination, goal setting, coaching, and education about key
aspects of a child's development.
- Provides consultation and/or facilitates training to medical
professionals and all practice staff re: early childhood
development, early relational health/infant early childhood mental
health, and trauma-informed practice. Caseload Tracking, Record
Keeping, and Reporting
- Maintains extensive databases required to meet ASQ fidelity
metrics including both internal and external referrals.
- Documents all patient clinical activity and care coordination
in the E.H.R.
- Tracks caseload to ensure capacity to deliver services within
the risk stratified service delivery model. This includes ensuring
exit criteria is met and that families and children are elevated to
higher levels of care or referred to community providers if needed.
- Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, counseling, early
childhood education, or relevant field.
- Experience and knowledge about early childhood growth and
development, parent-child relational health, infant and early
childhood mental health, and family systems.
- Bilingual in Spanish, both written and verbal.
- Availability to travel and/or work occasionally outside of
normal shifts (e.g., 8am to 5pm).QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED
- Master's Degree in psychology, social work, counseling, early
- Clinically licensed mental health professional.The
- Competitive Compensation
- Low-cost health, dental, vision & life insurance
- 3 weeks PTO, 10 Paid Holidays
- Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Assistance programTrueCare is
committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not
discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race,
color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender,
age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status,
genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected
by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our goal is to promote
and ensure authentic inclusion, belonging and support for all team
members recruited or employed here.Visit to learn more! Health
Inside. Welcome in! Salud Adentro. Bienvenido!In the spirit of pay
transparency, we are excited to share the base salary range for
this position. If you are hired at TrueCare, your final base salary
(within the pay range), will be determined based on factors such as
education, knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition to those
factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider
the internal equity of our current team members when determining
any final offer. Please keep in mind that the range mentioned above
is the full base salary range for the role. Hiring at the maximum
of the range would not be typical in order to allow for future and
continued salary growth. We also offer generous benefits and
retirement plans. Employment is contingent on having an annual
COVID-19 vaccination from November 1st through March 31st each
year, or, the use of a mask. PI671107dd3579-31181-33181962
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