Early Intervention Specialist - Part C Intake Coordinator

Expiring today

Location
Alexandria, VA
Salary
$54,134.86 - $74,182.94 Annually
Posted
Jul 16, 2021
Closes
Jul 30, 2021
Ref
2022-00008
Hours
Full Time
Early Intervention Specialist

Part C Intake Coordinator

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Early Intervention Specialist position.

An Overview

Under the regulatory guideline of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Early Intervention Specialist works collaboratively with a team of professionals to assist in the coordination of Part C services for families who have children under the age of three years in accessing services that promote the development of children and increase the self-sufficiency of families as outlined under Part C of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (I.D.E.A.) and its supporting regulations. The Part C Intake Service Coordinator provides developmental screenings, psychosocial intakes, and direct coordination of services to ensure that eligible children and families receive services commensurate to their needs. The incumbent performs work in accordance with state Part C recognized practitioner qualifications, level and scope of work. Work is performed under administrative and clinical supervision of the Program Manager.

What You Should Bring

The ideal candidate should have strong Interpersonal Skills / Teamwork , includes the ability to interface with all individuals in a manner that is free from racial discrimination; Demonstrate an understanding that an integrated and coordinated team approach is essential when delivering effective early intervention supports and services to infants and toddlers and their families. Knowledge of team models, including how teams develop, team processes and dynamics; Ability to work effectively and consult with a variety of early intervention team members and community partners in determining eligibility, conducting assessment for service planning, and planning and implementing integrated intervention strategies, supports and services for children and their families; Communication includes the a bility to effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders in a jargon free and culturally sensitive manner both orally and in written formats; Ability to comprehensively orient newly referred families and conduct interviews and effectively consult with families. Ability to develop and deliver presentations and training sessions. Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports both written and electronically as required; Accountability and Excellence includes the ability to coordinate and monitor the delivery of necessary and appropriate services; Knowledge of current trends, practices, research and ethical considerations regarding early intervention services, and ability to apply recommended research-based effective practices; Commitment to professional growth and development through ongoing participation in training, professional organizations and literature review and research. Flexibility/Adaptability includes the ability to build and maintain parent-professional partnerships with families; Respects the cultural diversity of all families; Demonstrate respect for diverse family structures, dynamics, learning styles, coping styles, daily activities, routines, and environments; Ability to build on families’ strengths to enhance their confidence and competence as they move through the early intervention process; Understanding of practices that support and empower families, including the ability to advocate for and secure supports and services for themselves, throughout the early intervention process; Judgment and Problem Solving includes the ability to use effective problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution strategies. Racial Equity - Demonstrate deep commitment to racial equity, and familiarity with racial equity principles. Experience engaging in difficult conversations with individuals and groups around race, equity, diversity and inclusion.

The Opportunity
  • Conduct routines-based intake and developmental screening appointment with parent and child;
  • Coordinates the developmental evaluation and service planning meeting;
  • Gathers, synthesizes and interprets information from medical reports, developmental screening results, parent reports, observation summaries, and assessment summaries to determine appropriate interventions;
  • Ensures that required procedural safeguards are implemented and fully explained to families within federally required guidelines;
  • Actively monitors and coordinates early intervention services through face to face meetings and telephone conferences that include the family and other team members;
  • Formulates, coordinates and implements transition plans with families;
  • Serves at the attending temporary services coordinator through the evaluation and service plan development;
  • Completes and documents administrative functions related to intake and eligibility;
  • Completes required notes within 24 hours of service delivery;
  • Maintains a resource directory and identifies needed community resources;
  • Conducts community outreach and awareness activities;
  • Participates in peer record review and quality management activities;
  • Participates in staff meetings, interagency meetings, and activities as assigned;
  • Performs related work as required;


About the Department

The Center for Children and Families (CCF) provides programs and services for Behavioral Health, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, Child Welfare & Child Protective Services, Early Childhood and Youth Development. CCF provides compassionate, collaborative and effective person and family-centered services based on best practices. Our teams support self-determination, safety, recovery and resiliency for Alexandria children and all residents affected by abuse, neglect, mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse disorders.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in allied health, child and family studies, early childhood; human development; psychology, public health, nursing; counseling; social work; special education or other related field approved by the Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia and certified as an Early Intervention Professional or Early Intervention Specialist, or Early Intervention Case Manager, or eligible to obtain certification within 30 days of employment offer.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in social work, education, psychology or other related allied health/human service field; Infant Mental Health certification, endorsement, or waiver; Certification/registration or licensure as a Social Worker, Family Therapist; Counselor, Assistant Behavior Analyst; Behavior Analyst; Educator; Allied Health Services Therapist; or Psychologist; Two years in the infant, early childhood, and family mental health field OR two years post masters clinical experience; One year of case management experience, One year multidisciplinary team experience; Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/ Amharic or English/ Arabic or other locally prevalent languages needed by the program.

Notes

This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to: FBI/Federal Records Check; VA State Child Abuse/Neglect Registry; Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Database; Verification of education/certifications; Drug screening; and Driver's license.

Schedule:

Monday through Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM. There will be times that the incumbent will need to be available in the evening.

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