Infant Toddler Services Coordinator
Geary County USD 475 • www.usd475.org
Geary County USD 475
Division/Department: Special Education
Job Category: Coordinator/Infant Toddler Services
Title: Infant Toddler Services Coordinator
Qualifications: *Kansas Teaching Certificate with appropriate Special Education endorsement
Reports To: Executive Director of Special Education
Supervises: Infant-Toddler program staff
To provide early intervention services for families with infants and toddlers identified as eligible for Part C in a family centered, team based philosophy using evidence based practice.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee performing the duties of this position is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop, and reach. The employee may be occasionally required to manually lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds. The employee is required to interact with staff and meet the demands of several different people. The employee is responsible for the work output of others. The employee occasionally works extended hours. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Ability to maintain regular and good work attendance and come to work on time.
- Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with others.
- Ability to respond to information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
- Ability to manage job responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
- Ability to access, input, and retrieves information from a computer.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and staff information.
Coordinator will work as coordinator and Infant Toddler team member as needed.
As an Infant Toddler service provider, the candidate:
- Must possess the ability to work with families who have an identified child 0-3. Prefer ability to work in evidence based practice/primary coach model.
- The candidate:
- Consider alternatives for intervention based on available evidence
- Documents options based on available evidence
- Monitors progress systematically, and adjusts interventions based on data showing effectiveness/ineffectiveness of interventions with families
- Selects professional development activities that are supported by evidence in effort to continually improve professional knowledge and expertise through conference, reading, participating in study groups, etc.
- Provides leadership on team by including current evidence in discussions and planning activities
- Assess developmental level of children birth to 3 years using appropriate assessment tools, behavior scales, observations, parent interviews, etc.
- Work and plan collaboratively with the team of early intervention professionals and family as primary coach or secondary coach
- Maintain continuous communication with parents through home and community visits, phone calls, e-mail, home activity sheets, parent meetings, etc.
- Review progress toward IFSP outcomes, re-evaluate and summarize developmental progress, and revise IFSP’s within required timelines
- Completes all necessary paperwork including, but not limited to: IFSP and supporting documents, data collection, Medicaid and regular logs, assessment summaries
- Carry out the role of Primary coach/Family Service Coordinator to assist families with accessing needed resources
- Work collaboratively with area agencies for identification and service delivery to eligible infants and toddlers
- Attend staff meetings, in-services, and conferences as required by the Coordinator/district
- Assist in community screenings, parent meetings, and other find activities as requested by Part C Coordinator
- Assist with successful transition for eligible children into appropriate services at age 3
- Travel as needed to over service area
- Demonstrate skills for accessing technology for communication and completion of job-related tasks
- Other duties as assigned by coordinator
- As Coordinator, the candidate will:
- Assure quality early intervention programming and service delivery
- Maintain knowledge of all state and federal level issues concerning special education and early childhood services in relation to Part C.
- Participate in preparation of job descriptions, recruitment, interview of prospective staff members
- Prepare and collect program evaluations from parents, staff, community
- Prepare annual program self evaluation for KDHE
- Budget preparation
- Writing the yearly Federal Grant
- Control daily expenditures
- Assure compliance with USD 475 personnel policies
- Assist with staff evaluation/give daily feedback
- Inform ECFN Board/ECFN of all pertinent activities and issues involving Infant Toddler Services
- Enhance public awareness of ITS program and the needs of children 0-3 with special needs
- Assure on-going cooperative interagency efforts and cooperation with all agencies serving families with young children
- Serve as staff support on any district committee as requested
- Orientation on new staff/ongoing training of existing staff
- Coordinate in-service for staff in accordance with USD 475 requirements and Part C/KDHE requirements
- Provide on-going individual assistance to staff in development and implantation of program for families
- Schedule and facilitate routine early intervention staff meetings
- Verify compliance, accuracy and appropriateness of all program paperwork/services to include IFSP’s
- Prepare program information as needed for State, Federal and local reports
- Monitor compliance requirements for KDHE in reference to Part C of IDEA
- Assure the accuracy and thoroughness of the Management Information System
- Monitor caseloads of all staff to include the assignment of new referrals
- Any other duties as assigned/as needed to assure program compliance/quality
Term of Employment: 12 Months-Must be available for early evening appointments as needed
Salary Range: Determined by placement on teacher salary schedule.
Evaluation Frequency: Job performance will be evaluated a minimum of 1 time per year.
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Notice of Nondiscrimination
Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000