Service Coordinator (early Intervention Specialist Ii)

Neighborhood And Community Services, Virginia
$62,693.28 - $104,489.63 Annually
Jan 21, 2023
Feb 04, 2023
Program Manager
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Infant and Toddler Connection (ITC) of Fairfax-Falls Church is looking for a Merit Full-Time Early Intervention Service Coordinator (Early Intervention Specialist II) to join our team of service coordinators providing specialized service coordination to eligible infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. The service coordinator monitors Individual Family Service Plans and ensures families are aware of their rights under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Conducts developmental screenings and works as a member of teams with speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and educators. The ITC Service Coordination team covers four (4) regional offices located throughout the county.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Note: This position is grant funded and will not exceed a salary of $31.64/hour. This recruitment is for a 40-hour week merit position, however, recruitment maybe used to fill multiple merit positions.

The positions are located in different regions of the county.
  • EAST Region: Heritage Center, East Wing, 2nd Floor 7611 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
  • WEST Region: 14150 Park East Circle, Suite 260, Chantilly, VA 20151
  • NORTH Region: 3750 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
  • SOUTH Region: 8350 Richmond Highway #515, Alexandria, VA 22309

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

  • Serves as single point of contact in helping parents obtain the services and assistance they need through the local Early Intervention system of services for the entire length of time that a child is being served;
  • Provides developmental screening across developmental domains and makes recommendations for further developmental assessment as needed;
  • Informs the family of the procedures for evaluations and assessments; the development, review, and evaluation of the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP); the delivery of services, the availability of advocacy services, and the family's rights and responsibilities under due process during these procedures;
  • Assists family and reimbursement staff in making payment arrangements for services;
  • Provides services in clients' homes, family day care homes, day care centers, other community agency offices, schools, hospitals, and out-patient clinics;
  • Coordinates scheduling for family and participates as member of an interdisciplinary evaluation team;
  • Assists in interpreting assessment results for family and in determining eligibility for services;
  • Participates as member of an interdisciplinary team to develop IFSP Plan;
  • Assists the family in determining family priorities, resources, and concerns;
  • Identifies available community resources, facilitates consensus among team members regarding type, frequency and intensity of services necessary to meet IFSP outcomes;
  • Implements strategies and activities in individual or small group sessions to address family outcomes listed in IFSP;
  • Provides service coordination across agency lines in center, home, and community-based settings for children with a wide variety of developmental disabilities;
  • Facilitates the development and implementation of transition plans for children exiting the Early Intervention system;
  • Conducts parent and/or other caregiver training;
  • Maintains regular contact with physicians and specialists providing therapy prescriptions;
  • Prepares evaluation, home programs, progress reports, and maintains client records in electronic record;
  • Makes referrals and assures utilization of other community services;
  • Attends and leads in-service training sessions;
  • Participates in staff meetings, interagency meetings, and activities as assigned;
  • Develops and delivers presentations to community groups as assigned;
  • Supervises students and volunteer as needed.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Knowledge of the philosophy, intent, regulations, and range of services and resources available to families under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act;
  • Knowledge of Early Intervention practices and eligibility criteria;
  • Knowledge of early childhood development;
  • Knowledge of early childhood developmental disabilities;
  • Ability to provide developmental screening;
  • Ability to conduct interviews and effectively work and consult with families;
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with infants/toddlers, families, team members, and professionals from multiple disciplines and other community agencies;
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations and training sessions;
  • Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports both written and electronically as required.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in Counseling, Early Childhood, Human Development, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education and other disciplines identified as Allied Health professions, plus three years of directly related professional Early Intervention services experience.

  • Driver's License
  • Certification as Early Intervention Case Manager or Early Intervention Professional issued by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) - within 30 days of hire.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, Child Protective Services Registry check, driving record check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  • Early Intervention Part C certified.
  • Prior experience in Early Childhood Education as a case manager or early intervention provider.

Work is generally sedentary in nature. However, incumbent may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying items up to 20 pounds. Ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to drive to homes for visits. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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