Essential Functions:

Provides case management services to infants, toddlers and children through age 3 who qualify for Infant & Toddler Services and to their families. Provides, documents, and bills case management services in compliance with Medicaid regulations. Provides services in accordance with Part C of IDEA regulations. Works closely with public and private agencies to coordinate services. Position is directly responsible to the Infant & Toddler Program Coordinator. He/she is expected to exercise considerable independence and autonomy in day-to-day decision making related to the delivery of services to the identified population and to carry out those services on a daily basis with regularly scheduled supervision provided as well as consultation and assistance necessary to accomplish the work.

This position is classified non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.Major

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides direct case management services to children and their families in home and community settings.

Provides intensive case management through assessing needs, developing individualized

service plans for meeting those needs, linking individuals with services and supports, advocating on behalf of clients, coordinating services, enhancing community integration, and making collateral contacts as appropriate.

Provides case management services to eligible infants and toddlers in compliance with Part C requirements.

Collaborates with school special education services, particularly to facilitate transition from Part C services to Part B (school-based) services or other community settings.

Provides educational or training activities as appropriate to families of assigned cases.

Serves as resource to agency staff regarding community services available to children and their families.

Assures compliance with agency policy, confidentiality, clients rights, licensure regulations, Part C regulations, and Medicaid regulations, as applicable.

Meets agency standards for staff productivity.

Maintains effective relationships with coworkers and customers based on courtesy, compassion, and respect.

Makes effective use of available technology, including, but not limited to, voice mail, e-mail, Credible, and other computer resources.

Is responsible for other duties as assigned, consistent with Board policies and procedures and with program and client needs.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

This position requires a thorough knowledge of principles, practices and methods of community-based infant and toddler services and case management; ability to work effectively with clients, families, co-workers and service providers from the community; ability to provide services in compliance with complex regulations governing intensive case management, and Part C regulations; thorough knowledge of infant/child development and how developmental disabilities and risk factors affect developmental milestones; thorough knowledge of child-serving community agencies, such as school systems, social services, and public health; ability to teach parenting skills; knowledge of and adherence to basic ethics appropriate for helping relationships; the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; and demonstrated good judgement. Basic computer literacy and word processing skills are required.

Additional Requirements:

Possession of a current, valid Virginia driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Certification in CPR, First Aid, and Mandt.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, nursing, early childhood education or related discipline or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Experience with infants and toddlers, particularly those who have disabilities, is very desirable.