Infant & Child Development Supervisor

$68,452.80 - $121,742.40 Annually
Aug 14, 2019
Aug 30, 2019
Full Time
Position Information

Are you passionate about providing early intervention and program services to infants and children with developmental delays, disabilities, or special needs? Arlington is seeking an energetic and progressive leader to provide oversight and direction of the Parent Infant Education (PIE) Program, a statewide system of early intervention services known as the Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia. These services are provided to children from birth to three years of age with developmental delays, disabilities or special needs and their families.

The Infant and Child Development Supervisor reports directly to the School Health Bureau Chief in the Public Health Division, Department of Human Services (DHS) and supervises a staff of 11 who are responsible for all operations of the PIE program.

To learn more about the Arlington County Department of Human Services, please visit our website. To learn more about the PIE program visit this website about the PIE program.

Specific duties include:
  • Planning, directing and implementing an integrated, comprehensive early intervention and interagency service delivery system and ensuring compliance with federal regulations and state and local policies and procedures;
  • Ensuring that children and families receive services and providing for the child's Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP);
  • Developing and monitoring performance measures to evaluate effectiveness of service delivery;
  • Ensuring comprehensive public awareness of PIE services and early identification of children with developmental delays or special needs;
  • Monitoring and managing contracts with private agencies and providers who provide services to PIE families;
  • Developing annual budget and recommending revisions and/or adjustments to program services and structure;
  • Preparing and submitting reports and implementing quality assurance initiatives to ensure state requirements are met;
  • Monitoring expenditures and completing expenditure reports and monitoring client billing by the department's Financial Management Bureau and by all contractors;
  • Participating in regional, state, county and division initiatives;
  • Collaborating with County and other DHS agencies and the Arlington Public Schools to ensure a comprehensive system of services;
  • Responding in a timely fashion to all inquiries, requests, and other communications from parents, community members, public and private organizations and administration;
  • Serving as the "System Manager," assuring compliance with state requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); and
  • Ensuring adherence to all Family Cost Share practices and compliance with Medicaid and Federal Part C requirements.

The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker who is knowledgeable of program services for infants and children with developmental delays or special needs and of state and federal requirements associated with PIE and IDEA with a strong understanding of developmental principles for infants and toddlers. This Supervisor is well versed in evidence-based practices in early intervention and is skilled at leveraging technology to support and enhance communication, statistical reporting, and budget, fiscal and project management.

Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria

  • Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, Early Childhood Special Education or a closely related human services area; and
  • Considerable experience providing or directing the delivery of therapeutic services to young children with developmental delays, disabilities, or who are at risk for developmental delays; and
  • Experience coordinating or leading staff and service delivery for a human service program area.

Substitution: Directly related higher level clinical degrees may substitute for the Master's degree requirement and one year of experience. In the case of this substitution, qualifying work experience must have been gained after the acquisition of the directly related higher level clinical degree.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with certification through Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia as an Early Intervention Professional, Specialist or Case Manager and experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Developing and delivering programs associated with Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA);
  • Managing human services programs to include: (a) supervising staff, (b) developing and monitoring policies and budget, and (c) creating reports and performance measures to assess service delivery and program performance;
  • Managing contract providers, contract agencies and other service providers.

Special Requirements

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

The candidate selected will be required to complete a State of Virginia Central Registry check.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

The employee must obtain certification from the Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia as an Early Intervention Professional, Early Intervention Specialist, or Early Intervention Case Manager within 6 months of hire.

Additional Information

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with periodic early morning, late evening and weekend hours.

Your responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire are considered part of the selection process for this position. Please do not enter "see resume" as a response to the questions. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered .

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


Please specify the discipline of your Master's degree:


My program administration experience involves program(s) that provide therapeutic services to infants and young children with the following (check all that apply):
  • developmental delays
  • disabilities
  • risk of developmental delays
  • other special needs
  • none of the above


Please describe your experience indicated in Questions #2 above by identifying the name of the program(s), its main objectives and the age group of the clients served. Please be specific about your role and responsibilities in the program.


Please describe your experience with Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Enter N/A if you do not have experience in this area.


Describe your experience utilizing and applying technology to support program administration and management. Indicate the software programs or business enterprise systems that you used and how you leveraged technology to enhance communication, statistical reporting, and budget, fiscal and project management, etc.


Describe your experience working with contract agencies and other service providers. Enter N/A if you do not have this experience.


Please indicate if you currently possess the Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia certifications listed below (check all that apply):
  • Early Intervention Professional.
  • Early Intervention Specialist.
  • Early Intervention Case Manager.
  • I do not currently possess any of these certifications.

Required Question

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