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Family Service Coordinator/Developmental Specialist II Cibola County

FSC/DS II
Family Service Coordinator/DS II Position Description

FAMILY SERVICE COORDINATOR/
DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIALIST II
DEPT/PROGRAM: Early Intervention
REPORTS TO: Early Intervention Program Manager
FLSA STATUS: Exempt LAST REVISED: May 2016

POSITION SUMMARY Responsible for the coordination of early intervention services and
provide developmental instruction through home visiting services. Employee will work under the
supervision of Early Childhood Services Program Manager.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Family Service Coordination
1. Facilitate and participate in the development, review and evaluation of the
Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).
2. Assist families in identifying and accessing all available services.
3. Coordinate and monitor the delivery of early intervention (EI) services.
4. Inform families of advocacy services and support families in developing their own service
coordination skills.
5. Coordinate with medical and health providers.
6. Participate in file reviews and self audits to ensure ongoing compliance with
federal/state mandates.
(a) Maintain compliance as identified by the NM Family Infant Toddler Program (FIT) to include:
transition timelines, APR indicators, quality assurance practices
(b) Participation in Trainings as identified by the FIT Program
(c) Implementation of quality practices that adhere to state and federal mandates.

Developmental Specialist
1. Participate in initial and ongoing assessments/evaluations to ensure child’s eligibility.
(a) 2nd evaluator reviewer for children qualifying under atypical development
2. Participate in Trans-disciplinary Teaming to achieve service integration by
working collaboratively and consulting with other disciplines.
(a) Serve as Team Lead when identified as such on the Individualized Family Service
Plan ( IFSP)
(b) Participate in consultation with other IFSP team members in order to promote
alignment of strategies, a coordinate approach to services, collaboration and co-visits with
members of the team.
3. Provide developmental instruction activities in the child’s natural environment.
4. Document contacts with the child and family, progress towards individual outcomes,
and periodic re-evaluation of progress according to FIT requirements.
5. Responsible for completing a yearly Individualized Professional Development Plan (IPDP)
with supervisor.
6. Conduct vision/hearing screenings.

FSC/DS II

7. Must maintain confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, LVF policy, state and federal law.
8. Maintain professionalism for clients, families, team and community. Must maintain professional
boundaries in accordance with best practices.
9. Must maintain current CPR, First Aid, Developmental Specialist II certification and
other trainings/certifications as required.
10. Must be comfortable with providing home visiting services in the child’s natural environment,
to include home, child care setting and community.

OTHER JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
• Attend agency staff meetings
• Attend program staff meetings
• Participate in community outreach efforts.
• Perform all other duties as assigned by Early Intervention Program Manager.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None.

ROLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Education Requirements
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education or other
related field. Ability to meet criteria for Developmental Specialist II certification.

Experience Requirements
• Experience working with children ages 0-3 years. Experience working with children
and families in natural setting to include; home, child care and community.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Must be creative and flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands
and opportunities. Aptitude to handle multiple changing priorities.
• Strong organizational skills, including time management.
• Requires current knowledge of principles and practices of early intervention.
• Strong written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills and computer literacy.
• English/Spanish bi-lingual a plus.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions:
• Must be able to manipulate and operate office supplies and equipment.
Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds
• Requires need for flexible schedules, including occasional evening and weekend work.

Family Service Coordinator/DS II Position Description

FSC/DS II
Family Service Coordinator/DS II Position Description

• An automobile at his/her disposal; a valid, non-suspended NM driver’s license and a current
automobile liability policy and continuous coverage
• Must pass a pre-employment background check
• No substantiation or criminal conviction of child abuse or neglect
• Travel within the state required

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by an employee
assigned to the role. It does not imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities
assigned to the job. The employee may be required to perform other duties as requested by the
director. All requirements are subject to change over time.