Service Coordinator - Early Intervention

1400 Dixon Ave, Lafayette, CO 80026, USA Req #1201
Friday, October 15, 2021

***$2,000 SIGN ON BONUS!***

 
Imagine! is a nonprofit with a goal of helping people aspire to, and achieve, a fulfilling life of new possibilities by providing support services to individuals with developmental and cognitive disabilities. We support Boulder and Broomfield counties.


"Our mission is creating a world of opportunity for all abilities."

Purpose of Position


As a Service Coordinator at Imagine! you will join a dedicated and enthusiastic team who serve children birth to three. You will have the opportunity to work alongside therapists and other team members to support children enrolled in the Early Intervention program. As a Service Coordinator, you will support families in developing an Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP) to support the child’s developmental progress.

You will provide ongoing service coordination throughout the time the child is in services, including but not limited to: developing plans, monthly contacts, documenting interactions, reviewing therapy notes, share community resources and supporting families with their child’s transition to potential preschool services and ensuring you are meeting State regulations and timelines. 

An ideal candidate will be a team player, a self-starter, enjoy working with families, be comfortable using technology and a variety of databases, be able to prioritize and manage time well. 

 
 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities
 

  • Coordinates delivery of services and supports.
    • Advises families on appropriate service options and assists in acquiring needed services/supports
    • Coordinates the delivery of services and supports from Imagine! and other organizations providing services/supports to the individual and/or their family.
    • Utilizes professional discretion in consulting with providers to ensure best practices in service delivery.
    • Assists individuals and families in resolving complaints with service providers and benefit sources. This may include the formal appeals process.
    • Facilitates exits and follow-up services for children and families as needed or requested; includes ensuring that proper notice of discharge is provided.
    • Provides support and resources to families as needed.
    • Mediates for, and negotiates with, IFSP team members and service entities to ensure congruent and effective service delivery for clientele.
    • Contacts families on a monthly basis and documents the contact in the main file.
    • Completes Targeted Case Management billing on a monthly basis.


  • Ensures that all required documentation is in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and Imagine! rules and regulations.
    • Ensures that master file for each individual is maintained in accordance with applicable rules and regulations
    • Ensures the completion of paperwork required to obtain and maintain availability of funding for services/supports for each person on the caseload.

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the IFSP.
    • Leads the IFSP team in both periodic and annual reviews in the maintenance and development of the IFSP for clientele. Ensures written document is completed and distributed. Facilitates communication throughout the year regarding IFSP and related services and supports.
    • Monitors services throughout the year to ensure alignment with the current individual needs and the IFSP.
    • Ensures that the IFSP teamreviews and revises the IFSP, as necessary, on at least a six month and ayearly basis, or more often as needed by the family or the team.

  • This position requires regular use of a personal vehicle with liability insurance that meets Imagine! standards.

  • This position requires regular use of a personal mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet.

 

Other Duties/Responsibilities
 

  • Advocates for the development of services/supports needed, but not available, for people with developmental disabilities and/or their families.

  • If position occupant has M.S.W., may supervise or assist in supervision of social work interns placed at Imagine!.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Job Qualifications
 

Knowledge, Skill, and Ability


·  Solid skills in working with people with developmental disabilities and/or their families.


· Solid independent judgment and discretion in monitoring, advising, and advocating for individuals and their families.


· Solid knowledge of family dynamics.


· Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks/goals for self and others.


· Effective written and verbal communication skills with individuals and groups at all professional levels.


· Strong planning and organizational skills.


· Effective and creative negotiator and problem solver. This includes an ability to provide crisis intervention as well as mediate disputes.


· Ability to work effectively with various technology including word processing software, internet based databases, etc.


· Possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to meet Imagine! driving requirements.
 

Training/Education


· Bachelor’s degree OR five years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities OR a combination of education and experience appropriate to the requirements of the position.
 

Experience


· Minimum of 1-2 years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities and their families, depending on combination of education and experience and/or minimum of 1-2 years of experience working with young children and their families, depending on combination of education and experience.
 

Working Environment/Physical Activities


· Requires the ability to travel to various locations to meet with families, providers, etc.


· Effective with shifting roles, responsibilities, and expectations in a highly stressful and changing work environment.


· Ability to respond to emergency situations as-needed.
 


Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

Imagine! is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect the dignity and diversity of individual work force members. We also recognize the value of diversity in our organizations and wish to employ a workforce that is as diverse as the communities and people we serve. It is our policy to comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).  Unlawful discrimination in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable laws is strictly prohibited.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $17.82
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • 1400 Dixon Ave, Lafayette, CO 80026, USA