Graduate Assistant, Infant Toddler Early Intervention, Intellectual disAbilities Services

Location: This position will incorporate a hybrid model. The candidate will be required to work in the office, 701 Market Street, Philadelphia, and work at home.  

Contract Duration: 2022/2023 Temple University Academic School Year.  

Will Report to: Jeannette Newman, PhD. 

About Us

IDS is a division within the Department of Behavioral Health Intellectual disAbilities Services (IDS). IDS serves individuals from birth through adulthood who have a diagnosis of intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder. Philadelphia Infant Toddler Early Intervention is for children from birth to 3 years old and their families. Children who have or are at risk for a developmental delay are referred to Infant Toddler Early Intervention by parents, healthcare professionals and social services. Infant Toddler Early Intervention offers an evaluation at no cost to the family and coaches the parents and caregivers on strategies to help their child communicate, learn, and get along with others.  


  • Communicate with Philadelphia agencies that provide Early Intervention services.
  • Research evidence-based interventions and current best practices.
  • Collect and maintain up-to-date data on the implementation of evidence-based interventions. 
  • Analyze and synthesize information for presentation.
  • Present current information on services, screening, assessment, and other areas related to Infant Toddler Early Intervention to other members of the community (within IDS and outside of IDS).

Required Skills

  • Organization (both time management and organizing information).
  • Ability to act independently from supervisor.
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Public speaking.
  • Working knowledge of Excel and data analysis.
  • Ability to understand and summarize research articles.

Professional Development

During the academic year, 17 hours per week will be on job tasks and 3 hours a week participating in a weekly interdisciplinary graduate seminar and developing a capstone presentation.

Benefit Notes

This position is a Graduate Extern position. The student will be paid in equal monthly stipends at the College of Education and Human Development Compensation Rate. Students receive 12 months of medical benefits from September 1 through August 31. All current benefits are listed on the website. This position does not have tuition remission.

To Apply

Applicants must submit the following to

  • Cover letter detailing qualifications and interest specific to the position
  • A resume or CV
  • Two letters of reference

An application is not considered complete until all are received.

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