Description

Compensation Type: Annual salary
Hourly Wage Minimum: This is a salary position.
Hourly Wage Maximum: This is a salary position.
Salary Minimum: $40,000
Salary Maximum: $60,000
Job Summary: At Kids Who Count you can truly make a difference in the lives of young children with special needs and their families. Located in South Utah County, Kids Who Count has been empowering families to optimize the developmental potential of their young children with special needs since 1986. The Early Intervention Service Coordinator ensures that children and families receive essential quality services in accordance with Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Utah State Policy and our own best practice procedures. As an essential member of the team, the Service Coordinator is the first point of contact for families and an advocate for parents enrolled in the program. Service Coordinators complete intakes, conduct developmental evaluations for children and families and collaborate with other members of the Early Intervention Team and community partners.
Primary Responsibilities: Job Responsibilities:
• Carry a caseload of families and children enrolled in Early Intervention services at KWC.
• Complete the initial family visit to newly referred children. Gather information to identify family concerns, priorities and resources.
• Orient families to the purpose of KWC’s Early Intervention program and activities, inform families of their rights and responsibilities, develop a positive rapport with families, and provide continuing support, resources and referrals.
• Conduct the initial developmental evaluation using criterion and norm-referenced instruments and assessment tools to determine a child’s eligibility for the program.
• Provide accurate and helpful strategies and information about typical and atypical child development to potential and enrolled families/caregivers.
• Collaborate with the team to develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) to appropriately address the child and family developmental concerns.
• Prepare necessary documentation for the Initial IFSP.
• Evaluate child progress for Annual and Periodic Reviews, complete all documentation for/and facilitate the review with the family.
• Provide special instruction in individual, family and group settings to infants and toddlers enrolled in the KWC Early Intervention program, as necessary.
• Write professional reports and maintain proper documentation of information, such as client records, caseload activities, including the initial evaluation, treatment, progress and discharge of clients.
• Correspond and communicate with a wide variety of professionals and agencies.
• Attend and participates in all scheduled team meetings and trainings.
• Provide Service Coordination for eligible children concurrently enrolled in KWC EI and the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind Parent Infant Program.
• Assist in child-find activities.

Physical Requirements:
• Hearing/listening, lifting, manual dexterity, pulling/pushing, seeing, sitting, speaking, squatting/kneeling, standing, and walking. In addition, s/he must be able to play actively with children on the floor and must endure some environmental health risks common to family homes, such as pets, secondhand smoke, etc.
• Must be willing to wear a facial covering over nose and mouth and submit to symptom and temperature checks to enter the KWC center, client home and other community environments in accordance with public health recommendations.
Desired Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in early childhood development, special education, social services or a related field. KWC verifies both degree attainment and educational institution accreditation following an offer of employment
• Use of personal vehicle with continuous automobile insurance that meets minimum state insurance requirements and acceptable driving record
• Ability to pass a Background Criminal Investigation
• Ability to work with PC and/or Mac devices for email communication, scheduling, data entry, written reports, personal work records and other documentation
• Proficient in Microsoft Office platforms including Word, Excel, Teams and PowerPoint
• Complete credentialing for “Early Intervention Specialist-II” through Utah State Dept. of Health Baby Watch Early Intervention Program within first 6 months of hire
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required upon full FDA approval

Preferred Qualifications:
• Strong oral and written communication skills in both Spanish and English.
• Demonstrated knowledge of early childhood development, including behavioral, communication, cognitive, social-emotional, self-help, sensory and self-regulation, general health and nutrition, and gross and fine motor.
• Ability to identify atypical development and possible risk factors for delays in infant and toddler development.
• Experience conducting developmental evaluations using criterion and norm-referenced instruments and assessment tools to assist in determining a child’s eligibility for initial and ongoing Early Intervention services.

Essential Skills:
• Proficient at organizing and managing work materials and a personal work schedule, keeping records and time-tracking up-to-date, work documentation, task checklists, caseload lists, and necessary documentation must be maintained complete and accurate.
• Ability to communicate in both written and verbal formats at a professional level.
• Proficiency working in databases (Baby and Toddler Online Tracking System-BTOTS).
• Ability to access digital and web-based information, including the use of common internet search engines, is required.
• Ability to work effectively as a team member, follow established policies and procedures, respond promptly to communication, participate actively as a team member, meet assigned deadlines, and resolve problems or differences of opinion in an open and authentic manner.
• Possess a working knowledge of Part C Early Intervention policies and procedures, as well as the State and Federal rules upon which they are based.
• Able to articulate the principles and purpose of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C Early Intervention Program and demonstrate understanding and respect for family-centered services.
• The ability to work with diverse populations of clients, colleagues and community partners committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Demonstrated ability to establish relationships of mutual respect and trust with client families, co-workers, and community partners.
Benefits / Why Work for Us: Kids Who Count offers full benefits including medical, dental, vision, H.S.A. and F.S.A. options. We contribute to our employee's 401K's and offer employer paid short and long-term disability, life insurance, and employee assistance programs. Best of all, you'll be part of a team that truly makes a difference in the lives of children and families in our community.
How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Melanie Linford.
melanie.linford@kidswhocount.org
Closing Date: 6/30/21
Status: Full Time
Location: Salem, Utah

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Contact Name: Melanie Linford
Email: melanie.linford@kidswhocount.org