This is a 40 hour per week, calendar year position with our CDS Two Rivers site in Brewer. Local travel is required. This is a Part C positions, serving children birth through age two
Child Development Services now offers a new, competitive salary and benefits package.
A Service Coordinator Level II acts as a CDS site point-of-contact; communicates program information to parents; assists and enables children birth through two to access services authorized under the Maine Unified Special Education Regulations (MUSER) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). As part of a transdisciplinary team, a Service Coordinator Level II coordinates intake, may conduct or support the developmental evaluation, participates in plan development, and may provide and/or coordinate services for eligible infants, toddlers, and their families.
REPRESENTATIVE TASKS include, but are not limited to:
- Establishes effective rapport with parents
- Communicates program information to parents
- Ensures that the Child Find process is explained to parents
- Ensures that parents receive answers to their questions
- Ensures that parents receive accurate explanation of the results of the child’s screening/assessment
Intake and Screening
- Reviews referrals and performs pre-assessment activities
- Performs initial intake and developmental screening of infants and toddlers via developmental screening instrument and informed observation
- Coordinates with medical and health providers
- Refers for evaluation and/or reviews other options (i.e. not referring for evaluation, using existing reports, etc.) with parents
Evaluation and Assessment
- Ensures that intake information is collected and elicits relevant additional information from parents and team members
- Ensures that the team is adequately prepared for evaluation and assessment activities.
- Collects PCP (Primary Care Provider) referrals and prescriptions for evaluations and assessment, as appropriate
- May conduct the developmental evaluation for the purpose of eligibility determination and IFSP development
- Gathers and reviews documentation specific to the child’s developmental and medical history
- May write the evaluation report in collaboration with other evaluators
As a member of the IFSP team:
- Ensures that information (screening results, medical records, child and family history, etc.) are reported to and understood by the team
- Completes the family needs assessment
- Participates in the development, review and evaluation of each child’s Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)
- Authorizes the commitment of funds to provide services as identified on the IFSP
- Informs parents of the protections under the procedural safeguards of the Maine Special Education regulations
- Facilitates the development of a transition plan to preschool as appropriate
- Ensures adherence to evidence-based practices in the development of the IFSP, including high-quality child and family outcomes, necessary services, and the frequency and intensity of those services
Coordination of Services
- Coordinates services within CDS and external entities such as medical providers, Department of Health and Human Services, and appropriate community resources
- Serves as the family’s single point of contact within the CDS system for the purposes of obtaining necessary services, understanding the operations of various systems, and supporting understanding of State and Federal special education regulations
- Facilitates, coordinates and monitors the timely delivery of available services
- Coordinates the transition of eligible children to preschool special education services
Recordkeeping, IFSP Writing, and Other Documentation
- Ensures that a complete IFSP is developed
- Ensures compliance with, and maintains data for, special education regulations and federal Part C indicators
- Ensures the timely entry, into the data system, of information relevant to the child’s educational record (i.e. intake/screening, authorizations for evaluations and services, evaluation reports, IFSP, service logs, communication with parents and other relevant parties)
- Maintains documentation appropriate to procedural safeguards under IDEA 2004 and Chapter 101
- Ensures the confidentiality of child and family personally identifiable information per the Federal Education Records Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Performs any other appropriate duties as assigned by the Site Director
- Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Child Development, Early Education, or an equivalent area of study
- Maine Department of Education certification (282, 079) or relevant professional licensure
- Successful background, criminal records, fingerprinting and reference checks
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
- Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate field of study
- Working knowledge of child development, disabilities, family systems, and natural environments
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of early intervention services as outlined in Part C of IDEA and MUSER
- Knowledge of the nature and scope of services available under the State's early intervention program
- Ability to interact with a wide variety of people
- Ability to coordinate individual and group services in a variety of settings and models
- Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing
- Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
- Ability to establish an effective rapport relationship with children and parents
- Ability to work collaboratively as a member of an early childhood team
- Ability to travel to a variety of locations
A complete application consists of a resume, completed employment application (on CDS website) cover letter, three professional letters of reference, and license and certification information. Persons applying for Case Manager, Therapist, Teacher or Educational Technician positions must provide a copy of transcripts, including grades, from all colleges / universities attended.
Submit Application to:
Amy Bragg, Site Director
CDS Two Rivers
250 State St.
Brewer, ME 04412
Child Development Services serves the early intervention and special education needs of Maine's children birth to age five. We have over 350 employees, a large network of contracted providers and currently serve over 3,500 children ages 0 top 5 years.
CDS consist of 10 principal sites throughout Maine with several satellite offices.
This posting is being offered by an equal opportunity employer.