Early Intervention Specialist II (Service Coordinator)

Location
CHANTILLY (CH09), VA
Salary
$54,422.99 - $90,704.64 yr
Posted
Apr 17, 2017
Closes
Sep 01, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time

This job opportunity is being re-announced. If you applied previously, you do not need to re-apply to be considered.

Works as part of the Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church on a team of service coordinators providing specialized service coordination to eligible infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. Monitors Individual Family Service Plans and ensures families are aware of their rights under Part C of IDEA. Conducts developmental screenings and works as a member of teams with speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and educators. The ITC Service Coordination teams cover 4 regional offices located throughout the county. Must be able to travel to families' homes for visits. To learn more about careers that make a difference, watch our video "We Are CSB" .

Note: This advertisement will be used to fill four or more positions. Location will be determined based on the needs of the program.

Illustrative Duties
  • 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
  • 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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
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 experience. A master's degree may substitute for one year of the required experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Certification as Early Intervention Case Manager or Early Intervention Professional issued by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) within one month of appointment. Valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or equivalent in another state) at time of appointment and maintained throughout employment with CSB.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, a driving record check, and a check with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to the satisfaction of the employer.

Ability to drive to family homes and to interagency meetings.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Able to lift 20 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION:
Bilingual in any language, preferably; Spanish, Arabic, Korean, Urdu, Farsi, Amharic and Mandarin. Certification as an Early Intervention Case Manager issued by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS).

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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.

Fairfax County is proud to offer employees an attractive and comprehensive benefits program, including the following:
  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Programs
  • Contributory Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Leave (Sick and Vacation)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employees' Child Care Center and Fitness Center
  • Flexible Schedule and Telework Options
  • Transportation Subsidy
  • Discount Educational Programs
For additional details please visit the County's benefits webpage.
01 What is the highest level of education that you have completed?
  • Less than 12th grade
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Some college
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate degree
02 Is your area of study in one of the following disciplines?
  • Counseling
  • Early childhood
  • Human development
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Special education
  • Other allied health profession
  • None of the above
03 If you answered "other Allied Health Profession" for the previous question, please list the discipline of your degree. If this question does not pertain to you or you do not have a degree, please enter "N/A".
04 How many years of experience do you have providing early intervention services?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four or more years
05 Do you currently possess a Certification as an Early Intervention Professional or Early Intervention Case Manager issued by the issued by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS)?
  • Yes
  • No
06 How many years of experience do you possess working with early intervention, families, infants and toddlers, or working with children with special needs?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four or more years
07 How many years of case manager experience do you possess?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four or more years
08 Please indicate your knowledge in early childhood development:
  • Limited
  • Moderate
  • Extensive
  • None of the above
09 Do you currently possess a valid driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No
10 Please indicate your level of proficiency with Microsoft Outlook.
  • Beginner (Basic knowledge of identifying the components of the Outlook 2010 environment; composing email messages; sending and receiving email messages; organizing email messages into folders; managing contacts; scheduling appointments; scheduling meetings, managing tasks, notes and journal entries)
  • Intermediate (Knowledge of customizing message settings; organizing and locating Outlook messages; setting calendar options; tracking activities using the Journal; assigning and tracking tasks; sharing folder information; customizing the Outlook environment)
  • Advanced (Extensive knowledge of almost all functions of program including personalizing your email; organizing Outlook items; managing data files; managing contacts and contact information; saving and archiving email; creating a custom Outlook form; working offline and remotely)
  • No experience
11 Are you fluent in any languages other than English? Check all that apply.
  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Arabic
  • Urdu
  • Other
  • None of the above
12 If you answered "Other" for the previous question, please indicate the foreign language(s) that you are fluent in.
13 What is your second language level of proficiency?
  • Limited
  • Elementary
  • Professional
  • Native or bilingual proficiency
  • None of the above

Required Question