Developmental Specialist I
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp

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Developmental Specialist I

Bethel, Alaska

The vision: Through Native Self-Determination and Culturally Relevant Health Systems, we strive to be the healthiest people.

At the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) we administer a comprehensive healthcare system throughout 58 rural communities with a mission of Working Together to Achieve Excellent Health.

YKHC serves 58 federally-recognized Tribes and operates 41 Village Clinics. Our five larger communities are served by five Sub-Regional Clinics. All communities in our service area are served by the 55 bed regional hospital in Bethel.

For more information about our hospital or the region please visit
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation - We Strive to be the Healthiest People (

Position Summary:

This position assists and supports DS II and DS III in the provision of services to families of children age 0-3 in the YK Delta. Some village travel is required. This position helps in the administrations of eligibility testing within 45 days of referral, assists with developmental assessments. This position organizes family contact, family follow for relevant services. This position is a member of the ILP team and supports Napartet with value added ideas, patient centered excellence, and ILP standards of excellence. This position facilitates play group. This position is designed to allow individuals to enter the field with the understanding that the candidate agrees to continue their education. Failure to complete the required degree in three years will result in the individual no longer being eligible to continue employment in ILP.

Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum Education: High School Diploma/AA degree preferred in early childhood, related field, or Child Developmental Associate (CDA) or PAT training. Candidate will be required to obtain an AA in Early Childhood or a closely related field to be eligible for continued employment after three years from DOH.
  • Minimum Experience: Early childhood experience. Knowledge and willingness to learn and apply working knowledge of early childhood development. Home visiting experience preferred. Experience with Special Needs children preferred..
  • Licensing/Certification: Early childhood experience. Knowledge and willingness to learn and apply working knowledge of early childhood development. Home visiting experience preferred. Experience with Special Needs children preferred. Eligible to be certified as SEED 7-8
  • Equipment/Tools: Computer programs such as MS Word, Excel, Power point, faxing, scanning, e-mailing. Requires travel to villages via small plane under sub-artic conditions.
  • Specialized Knowledge and Skills: Family Assessment, Parents as Teachers program. Any behavioral, social, language, developmental training. Prefer experience with Medicaid, Denali Kid Care, data systems and data entry.
Benefits Include:
  • Generous PTO - beginning at 4.5 weeks
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement plans
  • Employee Wellness Center

Additional Information:
ID:13501Location:BethelDepartment:Family Infant Toddler ProgramEmployment Duration:70 Full timeTemporary Status:Not ApplicableHours per Week:40
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status and any other basis protected by law. Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly.

Under P.L. 93-638, preference is given to Alaska Native/American Indian applicants.

For more information, please contact the YKHC Recruitment Department at or phone (907) 543-6060 and ask to speak with a recruiter.

To view more positions available please visit YKHC Career Center (

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