Monitors and assists the child and family in programmatic interventions including but not limited to gaining access to needed medical, social, educational and other developmental/therapeutic services. Functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team serving infants and toddlers. Performs service coordination, evaluation and assessment, IFSP development, and delivery of EI services requiring “qualified personnel.”
Protects the rights and dignities of individuals with developmental disabilities and extend these rights and dignities to family members or guardians.
Upholds and complies with all safety programs and policies to maintain a safe work environment for employees, clients, family members and visitors.
Commits to organizational quality initiatives by participating in programs that will assure quality improvements and team processes.
Maintains and assists in procuring assessments and evaluations necessary for establishing need for services.
Participates in the treatment, planning process and monitoring progress in meeting the goals and objectives of the IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan).
Locates, coordinates and monitors necessary medical, educational and developmental supports.
Documents all activities in accordance with requirements necessary for fulfilling, agency policies or Early Intervention regulations.
Obtains consultation from other members of the team in areas outside own expertise in order to fully address the needs of individual children on case by case basis.
Maintains professional knowledge through participation in professional organizations, conferences and in-services.
Provides direct and/or indirect Early Intervention services as qualified.
Performs evaluations and/or assessments in their specific discipline.
Mentors Service Coordinator I(s).
Provides formal teaching to parents and other members of the team in area of expertise.
Coordinates and chairs as appropriate team meetings including the IFSP and developmental supports.
Master’s Degree with certification in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Early Childhood Special Education, social work, psychology, communication disorders, nutrition, or a related Early Intervention field; 2-5 years experience providing interventions to infants and toddlers (birth to age three) in a family-focused, home-based setting; experience in the multidisciplinary provision of support; advanced knowledge in one or more special treatment areas such as Pervasive Developmental Disorders/Autism, etc. A minimum of 12 hours per year of training with a focus on working with young children with disabilities and their families and completion of the Introduction to EI course within six months of date of employment is required. Must have valid driver’s license, safe driving record, automobile insurance and own vehicle to be used as directed and when needed for transportation. Must have and maintain pediatric CPR certification.