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Service Coordinator (Entry Level)

Company: Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockfo
Location: Evergreen Park
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Description:PROGRAM SUMMARY: Easterseals Chicago Family Connections (CFC) provide services in Early Intervention. The CFCs support families of infants and toddlers who have delays in development or are at risk for significant developmental delay. We serve the south side of Chicago and the southwest suburbs with locations in Evergreen Park (CFC ) and the Tinley Park area (CFC ).POSITION LOCATION: This position is located in Child Family Connection , at 9730 S. Western Ave., Evergreen Park, IL 60805.POSITION SUMMARY: The Service Coordinator, under the supervision of the Program Manager/Assistant Program Manager, is responsible for all coordination activities outlined in the CFC Procedure Manual (DHS-EI) for each assigned family from Early Intervention referral until the case is closed. The Service Coordinator will comply with the standards set forth in the HIPAA and FERPA privacy acts as well as the Easterseals Confidentiality agreement to protect the confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information of all children and families served. This position will be entry level.MAJOR FUNCTIONS/ACCOUNTABILITIES:Receive referrals; develop, maintain and process the permanent Early Intervention case recordProvide information about the Early Intervention Service System, including Rights and Procedural Safeguards, and available advocacy services to familiesConduct intake activities for all assigned familiesCompletion of initial and annual eligibility determination including insurance verification and Family Participation Fee information per DHS policiesCoordinate evaluations/assessments necessary for the development of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).Facilitate the development of the IFSP within the required 45 days of the referral dateMonitor the integrity of each IFSP developed and maintained through accurate, timely, and complete implementation of the services that the IFSP team agreed to with the Parent/Guardian's written consentMonitor that EI funds (Part C of IDEA) are the payor of last resort to the extent allowed by law. This includes assisting the family in accessing resources, including but not limited to, Medicaid, AllKids, Division of Specialized Care (DSCC), and Private Health InsuranceComply with the minimum communication policy with each enrolled family to ensure the family is well informed and an active participant in the programAssure that the IFSP of each family on the SC caseload is reviewed at least every six months and updated annually, that transition to Part B/Special Education services occurs 90 days prior to the child's third birthday, and that case closure activities occur according to the CFC Procedure ManualKnow and implement the philosophy of the Illinois Early Intervention SystemAll other duties as assignedRequirements:Education/Certification:Bachelor's Degree in a Human Service or Social Service field requiredExperience Required:Knowledge of typical/atypical child developmentObtain EI Service Coordination DHS credentialVehicle/Transportation Requirements:Valid driver's licenseAuto insuranceReliable vehicleSkills/Abilities:Excellent written and verbal communication skillsExcellent organization, time management, and problem-solving skillsBasic computer skillsGood interpersonal skillsSensitivity and respect for families of children with disabilitiesAbility to make home visits with laptop computer and caseComplete data entry and phone conversations within large group officesObtain El Service Coordination DHS credentialAbility to maintain DHS credentials through required continuing educationADA: Easterseals will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act of 1990. Unless exempted by the Americans with Disabilities Act, all persons hired for this position are required to possess the ability to perform the physical tasks necessary to treat clients, i.e., bending, floor-sitting, etc., as well as to have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently

Keywords: Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockfo, Chicago , Service Coordinator (Entry Level), Other , Evergreen Park, Illinois

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