DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is specialized professional social casework which involves responsibility for coordinating the direct delivery of early intervention services to challenged infants and toddlers under three years of age and their families. Additionally, the incumbent of this position is responsible for overseeing proper processing of forms, files, and other required paperwork, and ensuring that work is performed in accordance with New York State Department of Health regulations and guidelines. Work is performed under general supervision of the Commissioner of Health and the Administrator of Early Intervention and Pre-School Programs. Direct supervision is provided to Early Intervention Service Coordinators and clerical support staff. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, methods used to evaluate children to determine the need for treatment; thorough knowledge of resources available in the community for infants and children who require intervention; thorough knowledge of legal procedures for preparation of petitions and other documentation for Family Court; ability to participate in preparation and implementation of fiscal plan for early intervention and pre-school programs; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professionals and with family involved in early intervention and pre-school programs; ability to analyze, plan and participate in the development of programs that effectively meet needs of children in early intervention and pre-school programs; ability to relate sympathetically to a potentially difficult client population; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing with groups and individuals; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people and agencies; ability to deal effectively and objectively with people of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and cultures; good listening skills; social perceptiveness; organizational ability; enthusiasm; initiative; patience; good judgment.
Master’s degree in social work and three (3) years experience in an early intervention and/or pre-school service coordination program.
NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
SUBSTITUTION NOTE: Per NYCRR Title 10, Part 69, §69-4.4(a)(1)(i), verifiable voluntary or part-time experience is acceptable to meet the above described requirements on a pro-rata basis.
* Minimum qualifications reflect requirements of New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR), Title 10, Part 69, §69-4.
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