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Early Intervention Evaluator

Company: Department for Persons with Disabilities
Location: Oak Ridge
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

For over 75 years, Catholic Family and Community Services, has provided at little or no cost, a full spectrum of services to individuals who are oppressed, families who are in crisis and communities who are disenfranchised.

Located throughout the New Jersey Counties of Passaic, Morris and Sussex, we provide professionally based social services, including Behavioral Health Programs, Veterans Services, Childrens Programs, Senior and Aging Services and much more.

Early Intervention Evaluator

Hours:

8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Some flexibility in schedule is required in order to accommodate family schedules.

Location:

John Paul II Center

775 Valley Rd.

Clifton, NJ 07013

  1. Conduct Evaluations for NJEIS:
  • Conduct and document evaluations of children referred from the NJ Early Intervention System within federal and state timelines

  • Develop a comprehensive and professional evaluation report, which includes all areas of development, providing Standardized Scores (Z-Scores) and clearly stating the areas in which the child qualifies for EI (if applicable), in language that is understandable to the family. This report is written at the time of the evaluation in the familys home and the family is provided with an electronic copy.

  • Administer developmental evaluation in natural environment (home, day car, park, etc.), electronic administration and scoring of Battelle Developmental Inventory 2nd Edition (BDI-2), other developmental assessment utilizing play activities and evaluative tools.

  • Determine the need for additional assessments prior to the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) meeting and arrange for completion of assessments, as needed.

  • Provide the family with suggestions, strategies and descriptions of activities that they may utilize while waiting for the development of their IFSP.

  • Perform additional assessments, both before and after IFSPs as requested, with the expectation of attending the subsequent IFSP on review meeting.

  • Process all evaluations and required forms within required timelines. Submit all reports and documentation within the required timelines.
  1. NJEIS System Collaboration:
  • Collaborate with the Service Coordination Unit, TET Independent Contractors and any other members of the NJEIS service team to deliver identified evaluations and services within federal and state timelines.

  • Participate as a member of the IFSP team, along with the family and service coordinator, to collaborate on the development of a service plan, including both current development and transition to preschool plans, which will meet the needs of the child and family.

  • Manage appointments, and professional communication with other providers and service coordination unit to coordinate and reschedule appointments that are convenient to family.

  • Report all communication related to evaluation dates, eligibility status, and client contact information on a daily basis in required format.

  • Determine IFSP date(s) with the family at the completion of the evaluation if appropriate, and communicate with the OSCU related to the IFSP date.

  • Notify the ongoing service coordinator of any family needs that are identified at the time of the evaluation process (social Service needs, absence of toys, disabled family members, etc.)

  • Maintain appropriate, professional, and required documentation related to client contacts, reasons for delays in scheduling, and any issues that my affect the meeting of state mandated timelines, guidelines or requirements, utilizing required format.

  • Demonstrate flexibility in scheduling appointments with clients.
  1. Training, Development and Meetings
  • Participate in the BDI-2 training program and become proficient in using the BDI-2 Testing Tool and the laptops, including the daily upload of electronic BDI-2 reports from the laptop onto the BDI-2 website

  • Participate in regularly scheduled eval team meetings.

  • Participate on committees that would enhance the provision of services to the clients.

  • Attend required CFCS and NJEIS trainings and regional training days.

  • Attend conferences necessary to maintain current licensure.
  1. Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintain professionalism at all times.

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed.

  • Represent the evaluation team and CFCS within the community.

Qualifications:

1) Must meet one of the following criteria:

a. Licensed Registered Nurse w/Bachelors Degree

b. Certified Teacher of the Handicapped

c. NJ Certified or Licensed Social Worker

d. Other NJEIS Personnel Standards Specialist Designation

2) Current NJ License / Certificate as appropriate

3) Must have knowledge and understanding of the following:

a. Early childhood development, especially ages 0-3.

b. Part C of IDEA and NJAC 8:17 regulations.

c. Nature and scope of services available under the NJEIS.

d. Knowledge and experience in the use of developmental tools.

e. Transdisciplinary and family-centered approach to service delivery. (will train)

4) Must have valid New Jersey Drivers License.

5) Must be able to climb three flights of stairs and carry up to 40 lbs. (Battelle Developmental Inventory 2nd manipulatives, laptop, and manuals)

6) Dress: business casual in compliance with CFCS policies.

Great Benefits: For full time positions, (30+ per week) we offer:

  • We provide PAID training
  • Medical/vision and dental
  • Life insurance (agency-paid), supplemental life insurance (employee-paid)
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Accidental/Critical Illness Insurance
  • 403B (with company-matching)
  • Generous paid time off
  • Employee discount programs (i.e. travel, movies, cellphone), etc.
  • Collaborative team environment
  • Career growth opportunities

Keywords: Department for Persons with Disabilities, Paterson , Early Intervention Evaluator, Other , Oak Ridge, New Jersey

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