Early Intervention Case Manager - Servic...
Prince William County Government - Prince William County, VA

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If you are interested in being part of an organization whose mission is a commitment to improving the quality of life for people with or at risk of developing mental disabilities and substance abuse problems through a system of caring that respects and promotes the dignity, rights, and full participation of individuals and their families, then Prince William County Community Services is for you. Located within easy commuting distance from Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, Prince William County is a diverse and dynamic community where we treasure our past and the promise of our future. Come join a team that values quality service, integrity, and accountability. We are recruiting a full time Early Intervention Case Manager.

Entering Salary Range: $47,989.50 - $64,330.50

General Definition of Work, Typical tasks, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The statements in this class specification are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:

Performs responsible professional work designed to provide a range of clinical services to families and infants and toddlers (age 0-2 years) with developmental disabilities in an interagency interdisciplinary setting. Work involves developmental screening, service coordination and consultation with family member and other professional agencies.

Work is performed under close supervision of Early Intervention Supervisor in accordance with rules and regulations pertaining to Early Intervention system of the individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Incumbent exercises some degree of independence within established policies, procedures and professional guidelines. Work which involves assessment and intervention in complex family or interagency situations is performed under supervisory guidance. Work is reviewed through observations, conferences, reports and results obtained. Supervision may be exercised over students and volunteers, as needed.

TYPICAL TASKS:

Serves as single point of contact in helping parents obtain the services and assistance they needed through the local Early Intervention system of services;
Provides developmental screening across developmental domains and makes recommendations for further developmental assessment as needed;
Informs the family of the procedures for evaluations and assessments, the development, review and evaluation of the IFSP, the delivery of services, the availability of advocacy services and their rights and responsibilities under due process during these procedures;
Assists family and reimbursements staff in making payment arrangements for services;
Provides services in clients homes, family day care homes, day care centers, hospitals, other community agencies, schools, hospitals and out-patient clinics;
Coordinates scheduling for family and participates as member of interdisciplinary interagency evaluation team, assists in interpreting assessment results for family and determine eligibility for services;
Participates as member of interdisciplinary interagency team to develop Individual Family Service Plan; assists family in determining family priorities, resources and concerns; identifies available community resources; facilitates consensus among team members regarding type, frequency and intensity of services necessary to meet IFSP outcomes;
Implements strategies and activities in individual or small group sessions to address family outcomes listed in IFSP;
Provides service coordination across agency liens in center, home and community-based settings for children with a wide variety of developmental disabilities;
Facilitates the development and implementation of transition plan for children exiting the Early Intervention system;
Conducts parent and/or other caretaker training;
Maintains regular contact with physicians and specialists providing therapy prescriptions;
Prepares evaluation, home programs and progress reports; maintains client records;
Makes referrals and assures utilization of other community services;
Attends and leads in-service training sessions;
Participates in staff meetings, interagency meetings and activities as assigned;
Makes presentations to community groups as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Thorough knowledge of the philosophy, intent, regulations and range of services and resources available to families under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; thorough knowledge of Early Intervention practices and eligibility criteria; some knowledge of early childhood development; ability to provide developmental screening; some knowledge of early childhood developmental disabilities; ability to conduct interviews and effectively work and consult with families; ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with infants/toddlers, families, team members and professionals from multiple disciplines another community agencies; ability to prepare and maintain records and reports.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in early childhood special education, social works, counseling or a related behavioral science field; and 1-2 years experience working with families of infants/toddlers with developmental disabilities/delays.

Special Requirements:

Prefer possession of an Early Childhood Special Education endorsement by Virginia Department of Education, or as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC);
Must possess a valid driver’s license; must pass DMV record check;
Must pass TB test;
Must possess certification in first aide and infant cardiac pulmonary resuscitation or obtain within 30 days of employment;
Offer of employment is contingent upon candidate passing a fingerprint based national criminal history check.

Child Protective Services Requirements: Effective 1999, mandated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services 12VA35-105-400 rules and Regulations for Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services related to Criminal Registry Checks, a search of the registry of founded complaints of child abuse and neglected maintained by the Department of Social Services.