Early Interventionist, .75 FTE

Deadline: 
Thursday, December 13, 2018
District/Organization: 
Ingham ISD
Position Details: 

Ingham Intermediate school district

Position Announcement

Job Title:

Early Interventionist, .75 FTE

Location:

Ingham ISD Early Childhood Services

Start Date:

January 8, 2019

Salary Range/ Level:

$34,977 – 48,474 per year

(commensurate with experience)

2018-19 IIPSA Salary Schedule

Terms of Employment:

44 weeks/year;

30 hours/week

 

Date Posted:

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Application Deadline:

Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m.

Application Process:

A completed online application is REQUIRED. (See application instructions at

Ingham ISD under Employment.)

 

Resume and cover letter may be:

  • Attached within the online application (preferred)
  • Faxed: (517) 676-4294
  • Emailed: jobline@inghamisd.org
  • Mailed: Ingham ISD, Human Resources         

2630 W Howell Road, Mason, MI 48854

 

Ingham Intermediate School District

Mission

Ingham ISD exists to serve and lead through collaboration, innovation and advocacy. 

Vision

Ingham ISD, in partnership with all stakeholders, will transform our community by fostering the success of all learners in preparation for college, work and life.

Job Description

Position Opportunity:

Under the supervision of the Director of Early Childhood Services, in accordance with the established practices and procedures of the Ingham Intermediate School District, the Early Interventionist shall provide services to families and children from birth to age 3: developmental evaluation, child and family assessment, family-centered services, service coordination, direct services and collaborative consultation with staff, parents, agency personnel and administrators.

Qualifications:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in child development, teacher education, counseling, social work, nursing, psychology or family studies and three to five years of recent and relevant early childhood experience, with preference to birth to three early intervention/home visiting experience.
  • Knowledge and expertise with child development, family-centered services, diagnostic services, early interventions, and diverse populations.
  • Training certifications and/or experience in administering tools such as the Infant-Toddler Developmental Assessment, AEPS, and DECA I/T.  Certification in Parents as Teachers preferred.
  • Qualified by training and/or experience to provide service coordination, diagnostic and direct services to children and families age birth-3, eligible for Early On, focusing on family-centered services, procedural safeguards, transitions, and natural environments.
  • Ability to effectively work and communicate with administrators, staff, agencies, medical providers, young children, and families.
  • Take initiative and work independently when given a variety of responsibilities and assigned tasks.
  • Ability to make independent decisions and problem solve collaboratively with a team of service providers in partnership with the family.
  • Ability to interact in sensitive and/or complex situations and to make effective presentations to groups.
  • Knowledge and experience working with young children/families in their homes and/or community settings, to include parent-child playgroups.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication.
  • Effective planning and organizational abilities.

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates or participates in providing comprehensive evaluation for children age 0-3 referred to Early On for suspected developmental delays or disabilities: motor skills, cognition, communication and social-emotional areas. Family assessment, clinical observation, a developmental and health history may also be completed along with a written evaluation report when acting as the initial service coordinator.
  • Assists families in understanding child development, identifying developmentally appropriate expectations, understanding the etiology and physiology of the child’s delay, disability and/or diagnosed condition. Supports the family by relating this information to the needs of the child. Informs families of their procedural safeguards on an ongoing basis.
  • Provides ongoing home visits to the child and family to enhance parent-child interactions and developmental guidance through the use of routines based coaching and strategies. Adjusts frequency and intensity of home visits based on child and family needs. 
  • Provides on-going assessments in natural environments for Early On children, age 0-3, and their families to determine outcomes and service needed within the IFSP.
  • Facilitates family and child playgroup sessions as assigned. This includes planning, coordinating support staff, set up, clean up, travel, transportation of needed equipment and supplies, documentation, data collection, and reporting.
  • Makes referrals to and collaborates with appropriate community resources and medical providers to facilitate services and supports for the child and family.
  • Completes and maintains documentation of the annual and review of Individualized Family Service Plan processes in accordance with district policies and procedures, including Consent to Screen/Evaluate, COSF, ongoing Consent for Medicaid, hearing and vision, safety checklist, ongoing request for medical records, Authorization to Share Information.
  • Facilitates required transition planning and activities identified by the IFSP for the child and family as they age out of Early On.
  • Leads coordination of services for caseload children through shared planning, decision making and collaboration with team members, families, and agencies on behalf of the child.  Recommends and assigns consultations to team members based on the needs of the child and family.
  • Models and leads reflective processing for staff during service coordination meetings and through individual consultations with families.
  • Facilitates the referral process acting as the initial service coordinator intermittently upon supervisor request or upon the circumstances of a returning or ongoing family.
  • Adapts to and implements changing requirements in Early On as laws, rules and regulations are updated and reauthorized.
  • Participates in public awareness activities to target agency staff, medical providers, and childcare programs to promote Early On and establish referral sources.
  • Completes and maintains documentation and data regarding services in accordance with the program guidelines and district policies and procedures.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities as assigned by the Director.

Working Conditions:

  • The Early Interventionist will be provided office space within Ingham Intermediate School District. Services are provided within the home and community requiring transport of materials to these settings. This position requires daily travel, for which staff must provide their own transportation. This position will interface with parents, LEA and Ingham ISD staff, community childcare/preschool providers, agency and medical personnel.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

It is the policy of Ingham Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender/sex, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, or lack of English language speaking skills, in its programs, services or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, 2630 West Howell Road, Mason, MI, 48854. (517) 244-1289.

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Email: 
jobline@inghamisd.org
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