Easterseals serves 33,000 clients annually in programs across Chicagoland and the Rockford Region in Illinois and Northwest, Indiana, proudly employing over 600 dedicated professionals since 1936. We offer a wide-range of programs, some of which include therapeutic schools and adult programs for individuals living with autism spectrum disorder and other intellectual disabilities, inclusive early childhood education, early intervention, home visiting, training and more.
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.
Receive referrals; develop, maintain and process the permanent Early Intervention case record.
Provide information about the Early Intervention Service System, including Rights and Procedural Safeguards, and available advocacy services to families.
Conduct intake activities for all assigned families.
Completion of initial and annual eligibility determination including insurance verification and Family Participation Fee information per DHS policies.
Coordinate 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 date.
Monitor the integrity of each IFSP developed and maintained through accurate, timely and complete implementation of the services that the IFSP team agreed to with Parent/Guardian written consent.
Monitor 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 Insurance.
Comply with the minimum communication policy with each enrolled family to ensure the family is well informed and an active participant in the program.
Assure 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 Manual.
Know and implement the philosophy of the Illinois Early Intervention System.
All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in a Human Service or Social Service field required
Knowledge of typical/atypical child development.
Obtain EI Service Coordination DHS credential
Valid driver's license.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organization, time management and problem solving skills
Basic computer skills
Good interpersonal skills
Sensitivity and respect for families of children with disabilities
Ability to make home visits with laptop computer and case
Complete data entry and phone conversations within large group offices
Obtain El Service Coordination DHS credential
Ability to maintain DHS credential through required continuing education
ADA: 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.
Easterseals changes the way the world defines and views disabilities by making positive, profound differences in peoples' lives every day. If you are passionate about what you do, then we'd love to hear from you. Our talented, diverse and agile workforce is the cornerstone of what we do day-in and day-out, which is why we hire the best in the market. We hope you will be one of them.