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Coordinator, Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers Program

MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CLASS DESCRIPTION
OFFICIAL TITLE: Coordinator CODE: 0435 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Coordinator, Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers Program GRADE: N MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under the direction of the Supervisor of Child Find/Early Childhood Disabilities Unit, and in collaboration with the Program Manager of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), supports the implementation of Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) for children who have developmental delays, ages birth to age four, and their families mandated by federal/state law. Major responsibility includes overseeing the Infants and Toddlers regional site to ensure smooth daily operations. This involves master scheduling for assessments and home-based intervention; fiscal management including monitoring of providers¿ 12 month calendar schedules and implementing payroll procedures; hiring and evaluating all MCPS staff assigned to the site; responding to staff concerns; conducting weekly staff meetings; working closely with support staff; addressing parent questions and concerns; coordinating interagency service teams in natural environments; coordinating the transition process while overseeing enrollment of children in OASIS and following Individualized Education Program (IEP) procedures; supports professional development opportunities for staff in collaboration with the lead agency, keeping abreast of the current research and methodology relating to infants and toddlers with suspected developmental delays.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of typical and atypical child development of infants and toddlers and federal/state legislation related to assessment, and early intervention services for children, ages birth to four, with developmental delays; thorough knowledge of IFSP and IEP development; ability to utilize the on-line IFSP and IEP tools; thorough knowledge of the Maryland Child Outcomes Summary; ability to work with staff and parents in a collaborative manner; knowledge of community resources available to families who have children with developmental delays; skill in working with parents/families/staff in crisis situations; understanding of family coaching model; ability to coordinate schedules for children and multiple service providers; excellent organizational skills for managing student and staff information, developing schedules, and monitoring flexible 12 month calendar schedules and payroll. Excellent human relations and organizational skills are required. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills are required Knowledge and application of the six leadership standards that have been established for the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals (MCAAP/MCBOA) Professional Growth System (PGS).
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Master's degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in infant/toddler development, developmental delays, psychology, counseling, social work, education or related field. Certificate in supervision and administration. Background in early childhood human development, developmental disabilities, and working with parents. Training and experience in working with children with disabilities or developmental delays, and their families, birth to age four. Considerable outstanding experience appropriate to the position, or a combination of applicable education and experience that provide the knowledge, abilities and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Maryland APC or license for special education teacher or related service required. Meets Maryland certification requirements for Supervisor, Principal and/or Administrator 1. Meets Maryland certification requirements for Administrator I and in the assigned discipline. Completion of OAT I or II, or completion within one year of the position start date.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) Ability to move young children in the event of illness, emergency situations, etc.; ability to move/lift program materials in community settings.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Frequent evening work may be required; frequent countywide travel.
OVERTIME ELIGIBLE: No

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Designs and coordinates the overall master schedule for assessment, intervention and transition for children and families assigned to the site.

Provides consultation and direct support to staff about the needs of families and children.

Designs and conducts professional development in collaboration with lead agency representatives.

Assists regional center staff in developing IFSPs, designing intervention strategies.

Oversees implementation of instructional groups for children and families.

Designs innovative intervention strategies and programs to address the needs of families served by the regional site.

Coordinates and monitors transition process from Infants and Toddlers programming to community services and/or Part B, special education services in MCPS.

Completes evaluation process for all MCPS staff assigned to the regional site in consultation with specialty supervisors; provides input to DHHS staff for evaluation of contractors as appropriate.

Interviews and hires MCPS service providers in consultation with specialty supervisors.

Represents service providers at transition IEP team meetings and chairs site-based initial eligibility IEP team meetings. Implements all procedures related to OASIS enrollment and IEP development.

Works with MCPS and interagency administrators and other regional coordinators to address programmatic issues including mediation or parental appeals regarding services, data collection, staff professional development, policy/procedures, etc.

Monitors quality and assures completion of eligibility and transition assessments and outcomes data.

Addresses facilities issues at MCITP buildings and/or works with building administrators to address facilities issues including technology.

Coordinates 12 month calendar scheduling for MCPS service providers and maintains accurate payroll records.

Maintains accurate fiscal records and monitors expenditure of funds for the regional site.

Collaborates with MCITP program manager to maintain documentation and data collection at the regional center.

Keeps abreast of latest research methodology on assessment and issues relating to development of infants and toddlers.

Promotes good public relations with MCPS and MCITP staff, parents, public and private organizations and the general public.

Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position.

Class Established: 7/2002
Date(s) Revised: 4/2008; 2/2012,4/2013, 7/2016, 8/2018
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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