Early Intervention Supervisor

Fairfax, Virginia
$64,146.16 - $106,910.34 Annually
Apr 06, 2019
Apr 06, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls church is looking for a full time Clinical Specialist (Early Intervention Supervisor) to join our team of early intervention professionals providing specialized services to eligible infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities. Provides support, guidance, communication and training to vendors; develop and present orientation modules for all new ITC staff. Develops, presents and/or supports ongoing trainings for all ITC staff; supervision of direct services staff; attends team meetings and mentors staff as needed. Performs professional and supervisory work in coordinating, tracking, and monitoring a system of early intervention services designed to provide a range of clinical and supervisory family support services to families of infants and toddlers (ages 0 to 3 years) with developmental disabilities; and performs related work as required.

Illustrative Duties

  • Provides supervision over subordinate professional personnel, auxiliary staff, students, and volunteers;
  • Develops new program initiatives and evaluates effectiveness;
  • Coordinates clinical activities with other human services and community providers;
  • Implements interagency system of client service coordination or clinical service's including training and technical assistance to service coordinators or interventionists;
  • Assigns and monitors caseload of staff and assures service delivery for all eligible families within federal timelines;
  • Serves as liaison with assigned managers of vendors that provide therapeutic services;
  • Assists in hiring and administrative tasks;
  • Provides new employee orientation and training;
  • Assures coordination with local school divisions;
  • Monitors and implements interagency data collection mechanisms;
  • Provides presentations, training, and consultation to community groups on a wide variety of complex issues and topics related to Early Intervention and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act;
  • Plans, implements, and participates in in-service training and professional development activities;
  • Participates in leadership team meetings and activities as assigned;
  • Conducts quality assurance reviews of client records;
  • Assures utilization of other community resources.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of philosophy, objectives, practices, and Early Intervention methodology as related to infants and young children with developmental disabilities;
  • Thorough knowledge of philosophy, intent, and rules/regulations pertaining to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act;
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of intervention, intake, screening, and evaluation techniques;
  • Thorough clinical knowledge of early childhood development and disabilities;
  • Thorough knowledge of medical, social and environmental factors that influence infant development;
  • Knowledge of mental health, substance abuse, and intellectual disability services;
  • Knowledge of procedural safeguards related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act;
  • Ability to assist staff and families in filing a procedural safeguard complaint;
  • Ability to coordinate services and interface with other Community Services Board teams;
  • 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 young children, families, team members and professionals from multiple disciplines and other community agencies;
  • Ability to prepare and maintain proper records and reports.

Employment Standards

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 five years of directly related professional experience. A master's degree may substitute for one year of the required experience.

  • Certification as Early Intervention Case Manager or Early Intervention Professional issued by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) and successful completion of the Supervision in Early Intervention training under the Early Intervention Professional Development module 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 DFS.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, a driving record check, and an Office of the Inspector General check to the satisfaction of the employer. Appointee will also be required to obtain a Tuberculosis (TB) test prior to appointment.

  • Bilingual in any language, preferably; Spanish, Arabic, Korean, Urdu, Farsi, Amharic, ASL, and Mandarin;
  • Current and/or prior experience as a speech-language pathologist, educator, or licensed clinical social worker;
Candidates who possess one of the following:
  • License in Speech-Language Pathology from the Virginia Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology and a Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), OR
  • License by the Virginia Board of Education with endorsement in one or more of the following areas: Special Education - Early Childhood (Birth to 5); Early/Primary Education (Pre-K - 3); Special Education - Hearing Impairments (Pre-K - 12); Special Education - Visual Impairments (Pre-K - 12); Career and Technical Education - Family and Consumer Services, OR
  • License to practice as Licensed Clinical Social Worker by the Virginia Board of Social Work.

Ability to drive to homes for visits. Able to lift 20 pounds. Ability to use keyboard driven equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include written exercise.

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.

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