Parent Infant Education Program Supervisor, Early Intervention Supervisor

Location
Alexandria, VA
Salary
$68,394.30 - $94,659.50 Annually
Posted
Sep 17, 2021
Closes
Oct 01, 2021
Ref
2022-00099
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Parent Infant Education Program Supervisor

Early Intervention Supervisor

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 Parent Infant Education Program Supervisor position.

An Overview

The Parent Infant Education Program Supervisor will serve as the Early Intervention Supervisor in the Infant & Toddler Connection of Alexandria/Parent Infant Education (PIE) Program. The individual will provide direction to the Service Coordinators who are responsible for providing individualized developmental services and family supports 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 Early Intervention Supervisor provides support, guidance; training and technical assistance to program Service Coordinators assigned to her/his team. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Program Manager, but the employee works with considerable independence in completing assigned tasks. Work is reviewed through supervision and evaluation of results obtained. The work requires considerable written and oral communication skills to interact with other staff whose work is being reviewed for compliance purposes. The Early Intervention Supervisor will provide case management, consultative and direct services to individuals with developmental delays and disabilities, birth to age three and their families, to ensure that infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities receive necessary services commensurate to their needs on an as needed basis. In addition, this position participates in program and department functions related to outreach activities. The incumbent p erforms work in accordance with state Part C recognized practitioner qualifications, level and scope of work.

What You Should Bring

The idealcandidate should have Leadership and SupervisionExperience; Interpersonal and Teamwork Skills; Excellent Written and OralCommunication: Commitment to Professional Growth and Development; Flexibility/Adaptability;Effective Judgment and Problem-Solving Skills; Thorough Understanding of statePart C Early Intervention System; Knowledge and Use of Family Centered Practices;and a Commitment to Racial Equity Competence and Practice.

The Opportunity:

Supervision & Leadership
  • Supports the Early Intervention Program Manager in managing daily operations of the program;
  • Provides reflective supervision and completes annual performance evaluations for Service Coordinators;
  • Ensures that Service Coordinators provide high quality family-centered services;
  • Assists coordinators in problem-solving through coaching, mentoring, and provision of resources;
  • Directs staff assignments and monitors case management workloads;
  • Supports positive team environment and relationships;
  • Assists Service Coordinators with setting individual and team goals;
  • Responds to staff requests for technical assistance and clarification of regulatory requirements;
  • Participates in Service Coordinator recruitment, hiring, and onboarding processes;
  • Serves as the Early Head Start and Part B program liaison;
  • Supports leadership in the development and implementation of program initiatives, objectives, and strategies related to the advancement of racial equity;
  • Assists staff in ensuring a racial equity lens is utilized during all early intervention services;
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Quality Assurance
  • Reviews and assesses early intervention case record documentation according to pre-set indicators to evaluate compliance with Local, State and Federal regulations;
  • Participates in Service Coordinator recruitment, hiring, and onboarding processes;
  • In partnership with the Program Manager, compiles, analyzes and interprets data designed to enhance early intervention family satisfaction;
  • Conducts record reviews and observations of services provided by Service Coordinators;
  • Ensures timely coordination with local school division Part B program;
  • Completes monthly verification of Medicaid coverage and subsequent Early Intervention benefit status.

Documentation
  • Enters data into a centralize database within agency specified timeline;
  • Ensures accurate and timely documentation and activity requirements are met.

Case Management
  • Provide backup case management support and direct service coordination services as needed.

Professional and Team Development
  • Monitors staff training needs and requirements to ensure Service Coordinators meet department and Part C credentialing standards;
  • Facilitates service coordination meetings and ongoing training as needed;
  • Plans, implements, and participates in in-service training and professional development activities;
  • Monitors staff training needs and requirements to ensure Service Coordinators meet department and Part C credentialing standards;
  • Participates in local, state and regional meetings and other activities as assigned.

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

Master’s degree and three years of training or clinical experience in Part C Early Intervention. Areas of study and experience include 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 Part C as an Early Intervention Professional or, Early Intervention Specialist, or Early Intervention Case Manager; and one year of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Certified as an Early Intervention Professional, Early Intervention Specialist, Early Intervention Case Manager; Master’s degree in one of the following areas of study: 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 Part C as an Early Intervention Professional or, Early Intervention Specialist, or Early Intervention Case Manager; Fluent and Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Amharic or English/ Arabic or other locally prevalent languages needed by the program. Employees must possess a valid driver's license.

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; education/certifications; and driver’s license.

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

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