An organization in Worcester is seeking to fill a full-time EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICE COORDINATOR – SOCIAL WORKER who, under the direction of the Program Director, will provide developmental screening, assessment, direct service, and guidance to families of children birth to 3years of age who are at risk for, or experiencing developmental delays; uses skills in an area of specialization: nursing, occupational, physical, or speech therapy, psychology, or social work. Wage from $27/hr.; work area includes Worcester, Auburn, Boylston, Holden, Leicester, Paxton, Shrewsbury, West Boylston.

DUTIES:

  • Function as a multi-disciplinary team member in the screening and developmental assessment of children birth to 3 years of age who are at risk for or experiencing developmental delays; provides direct services, including hands-on treatment, in home and/or center-based settings according to the needs of the family and child; assists in service planning for all program participants
  • Assess the family’s needs and explains the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) process, in collaboration with the family and in accord with their stated needs and the developmental needs of the child; develop an IFSP within 45 days of referral to the program; monitor the provision of all services identified in the IFSP; inform the family about and assists in developing a transition plan when children are preparing to leave the Early Intervention Program
  • Provide service coordination, supportive family counseling, family support services including interagency coordination, helping families identify other service needs and assessing them (e.g. SSI, financial, equipment, medical, etc.) with parental permission; collaborate with other agencies and medical and social service providers to support the child and the family; empower families to advocate for their rights and needs
  • Provide education and guidance to families regarding individual children’s growth in perceptual/fine motor, gross motor, cognition, language and communication, self-care, and personal/social domains; provide information on parenting issues and community services, well baby care, nutrition and home management of specific health problems
  • Assist with planning and leading or co-leading center-based groups for children and/or parents as assigned; plan and carry out activities for the group to address IFSP goals and objectives for each group participants
  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and participates in training and ongoing staff development and supervision
  • Document interaction with children and families including the date, duration and content of contact and the discipline of the provider; prepare reports in a timely manner; maintain case records including IFSP updates, assessment reports, transition plans and other forms in accordance with MDPH operational standards and agency policy
  • Share expertise in own specialty through formal and informal teaching of team members and other staff
  • Maintain the required productivity requirement of the program
  • Attends all staff meetings and trainings unless excused by supervisor
  • Use all means of agency communication including email, mail (mailbox), and phone (voicemail) to remain well informed of agency activities and client needs
  • Maintain confidentiality according to agency policy
  • Meet with supervisor regularly
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Current licensure as a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
  • 1 year experience in the field of infancy/early childhood
  • Valid Massachusetts Driver License and car
  • Current certification in infant/child CPR and First Aid

Pay: $27.00 per hour

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