Posting: Oakland Family Services - Early On Evaluator/Service Coordinator
March 22, 2021
Early Childhood Services
Full time – Salary
About Oakland Family Services
Oakland Family Services is a private, not-for-profit, human services organization that provides programs from four offices and within our community located throughout Oakland County. As a leader in child and family-focused services, Oakland Family Services reaches more than 40,000 individuals and 18,000 families each year. We offer a warm and engaging work environment and the opportunity to work with dedicated professional colleagues. In addition to excellent benefits, we offer flexible work schedules, advancement opportunities, work-life balance initiatives and more. Join our team and make a difference. Join us in our mission to build brighter futures for those we serve, while building your OWN brighter professional future.
The Early On Evaluator/Service Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, conducting and completing developmental assessments, reports and Individual Family Service Plans as needed; providing outreach to families in Oakland County communities through home visits; for initiating and maintaining communication and coordination based on family needs, including schools district personnel; and for maintaining internal and external customer relations through completion of paperwork, adherence to COA standards, quality assurance measures and participation in professional development activities. The position reports to the Manager of Early Childhood Services. The following represents a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents in this position. Incumbents may be requested to perform related tasks other than those specifically presented.
SPECIFIC DUTIES/JOB EXPECTATIONS
- Conduct Developmental Assessments on referred children within identified time frames.
- Complete reports summarizing the results of the assessment, including recommendations and case conceptualization within identified time frames.
- Complete all required paperwork as part of the evaluation and assessment process, including but not limited to, release of information, consents and other indicated forms.
- Function as service coordinator for children entering the Early On system who do not qualify for special education services, including coordination of all referrals, services and direct service provision when appropriate.
- Facilitate Individual Family Service Plan process based on the Developmental Assessment results of eligibility within identified time frames.
- Complete annual assessments; IFSP reviews; Transition Plans; Special Education referrals; Transfer and/or Exit processes with children and families within identified time frames.
- Coordinate with school districts regarding any transfers for children eligible for Special Education service.
- Provide home visits as indicated within identified time frames or provide visits in a community venue (i.e. play groups or other services provided by the Early On continuum) as indicated.
- Meet weekly productivity standards for assessments and service coordination as indicated by the Manager.
- Serve as a resource for families to connect with other internal and external community services. Collaborate with schools and other community representatives and agencies.
- Attend seminars, trainings and workshops to develop knowledge base in parent child issues. Attend supervision and Agency meetings.
- Communicate positively and professionally with clients and staff.
- Adhere to professional code of ethics
- Travel throughout Oakland County to provide home visits and attend trainings and meetings.
- Flexible scheduling in order to meet the needs the clients and professional development requirements.
- Able to work in a variety of environments, including the ability to engage in play and coaching activity on the floor in a family’s home.
- Other duties assigned.
- Must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of social work, early childhood education, teaching, counseling or other related field with experience with group work, education or behavioral sciences.
- Training and certification of the Infant-Toddler Developmental Assessment (IDA) assessment tool preferred.
- Knowledge of Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) and Federal Law IDEA, particularly Part C is preferred.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Ability and willingness to work as a team with Agency and community early childhood professionals.
- Spanish or Arabic speaking highly desirable.
- Special abilities and skills necessary to perform tasks and best meet the needs of the agency will also be considered. Any standard above may be waived when compensating specifications or circumstances exists.
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Oakland Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer