Community Action Corporation of South Texas

Early Intervention Specialist/Service Coordinator

Location

LAREDO, TX

Type

Full Time

General Summary

Provides Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services for children (ages 0-3) and their families as identified In the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). Services include screening, intake, assessment, referral, planning, data collection, special instruction for child and family service coordination. Travels in assigned area to deliver services.

 

Primary Responsibilities

1.Assists in screening, assessment and referral services to eligible children and their families.  

2.Schedules IFSP meetings with appropriate team members within 45 day deadline.

3.Schedules ongoing annual assessments by or before the date of the annual FSP.

4.Enrolls children within 45 days, and documents family driven delays in meeting deadline.

5.Develops IFSP containing all essential elements using family friendly language.

6.Provides Specialized Skills Services, Case Management and other developmental services in the home or other natural environment. Assists in service delivery for other departments when needed, based on licensure or credential.

7.Delivers min. 85% of planned services on a monthly basis.

8.Keeps no shows to a minimum through scheduling regular appointments, keeping program cancellations to a minimum, and communicating the need for keeping appointments to familles.

9.Uses routines based assessment and intervention in developing and implementing the IFSP.

10.Conducts service Coordination activities for eligible children and their families as per Texas Administrative Code.

11.Is knowledgeable about community resources and service delivery systems.

12.Addresses transition by child's second (2nd ) birthday and adheres to all timelines and transition services.

13.Develops transition plans that are Individualized.

14.Follows all Community Action Corporation of South Texas (CACOST) Policy and Procedures, and ECI Policies and Procedures.

15.Follows policies on infection control and universal precautions and uses standard First Aid and CPR as needed, during the delivery of services.      

16.Responsible for reporting accurate statistics as required by monthly direct service logs, case status reports, annual reports, time study, and performance reports.     

17.Attends weekly supervision and staff meetings as well as scheduled training
opportunities.        

18.Responsible for collecting and keeping up-to-date professional development documentation.

19.Registers in the Competency Demonstration System and makes adequate progress by 9 months and 2 years.

20.Other duties as assigned. 

Work Experience

  • Two (2) to Three (3) or more years pediatric experience

Education/Certifications/Licensure

  • A Bachelor's Degree which includes a minimum of 18 hours of course credit relevant to early childhood intervention
  • Three hours of semester course credit in early childhood development or early childhood special education (Required)
  • The candidate must have a valid driver's license, safe driving record and auto liability insurance required.
  • Must authorize a criminal history background check and must pass a pre-employment physical exam
  • Case Management experience preferred.

Skills

  • Bilingual ability (English/Spanish) is required.
  • Proficiency in computer and Microsoft Office programs
  • Case Management experience

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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