The Arizona Early Intervention Program provides early intervention services using qualified personnel through the following service providing agencies:
- Team-based Early Intervention Services (TBEIS) programs,
- the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), and
- the Arizona State School for the Deaf and the Blind (ASDB).
To inquire about job opportunities through our TBEIS programs, use our Early Intervention Program (EIP) and Referral Contact List to contact a program in your area.
To inquire about job opportunities through DDD and/or ASDB, visit the Arizona State Job Board.
For more information on team-based early intervention services or joining our team, please see the resources below:
Arizona’s First Things First (FTF) funds Early Childhood Therapist Incentives Programs through the following regional councils: South Phoenix and Navajo Nation. The purpose of these programs is to provide incentives for Speech/Language Pathologists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Child Psychologists, and Mental Health Specialists who provides early childhood development services to children birth through age 5 in specified areas of Arizona as determined by the First Things First (FTF) regional councils. Loan repayment amounts range from $15,000 to $25,000 depending upon the type of therapy discipline. In addition, stipend amounts up to $19,000 are available. View more information about Early Childhood Therapist Incentives Programs.
Check out loan forgiveness on the United States Department of Education’s website for other loan forgiveness programs.
IDEA, Part C requires early intervention programs to:
- ensure personnel understand the basic components of early intervention services;
- meet the interrelated social or emotional, health, developmental, and educational needs of eligible children, and
- assist families in enhancing the development of their children and in participating fully in the development and implementation of IFSPs.
AzEIP’s Standards of Practice satisfies these requirements. Individuals beginning in early intervention have three years to complete the requirements. For information about all personnel requirements, please see Chapter 6, Comprehensive System of Personnel Development of AzEIP Policies and Procedures.
AzEIP’s personnel qualifications seek to ensure that personnel are appropriately and adequately prepared to provide early intervention services. Independent of AzEIP, the State of Arizona maintains professional licensure, certification, and/or registration requirements. Below are links to websites of the licensing boards in Arizona for certain disciplines that provide early intervention services: