Early Intervention Service Coordinator (Early Intervention Specialist II)
As a member of the Infant and Toddler Connection (ITC), provides 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. Covers four regional offices located throughout the county.
Note: This position is grant funded and will not exceed a salary of $65,000 (or $31.25 per hour). This job announcement may be used to fill multiple full-time Early Intervention Service Coordinator (Early Intervention Specialist II) positions throughout Fairfax County.
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.
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.
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 30 days of hire.
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 DFS.
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).
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 numerous locations which include family homes, private providers and other facilities to conduct business. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds. Ability to use keyboard driven equipment. All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
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. EEO/AA/TTY.