POSITION TITLE: Screening and Assessment
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
PAY RANGE: $40,000 to $52,000 annually
DEPARTMENT: Provider Relations
DATE: April 27, 2020
The Screening and Assessment Specialist is primarily responsible for monitoring the accuracy and completion developmental screenings and assessments of children in the School Readiness
Program as well as providing trainings and technical assistance for childcare providers. This position will serve development, implement and monitor intervention activities as it relates to needs identified in child screenings. Position will serve as a liaison with families and providers to access community resources and supports early intervention services while promoting and growing inclusive early education programs in the community.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Responsible for all referral and the development of processes once initial contact has been made with the referring agency (Child Find, School District of Hillsborough County, Early Steps)
- Record and prepare monthly reports regarding all activities related to screening, assessment or intervention provided to children
- Utilize the Best Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Education (BPIECE) when goal setting and providing professional development to providers
- Actively engage families and providers in conversations related to screening, assessment, child development and inclusion
- Work in collaboration with providers to ensure that all required School Readiness children have an ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE completed annually and upon enrollment to program
- Ensure all data related to screening, assessment intervention is accurately entered into the appropriate database
- For children who score below their developmental level on the identified screening instrument, design an individualized activities plan. Follow up with childcare providers on status/implementation of the individualized activities plan. Provide technical assistance as needed.
- Communicate with childcare providers about needed follow up screenings or assessments for
children scoring below developmental norms at the time of initial enrollment into School
Readiness services and subsequent annual screenings.
- Promote community awareness of the need for and benefits of inclusion, including access to the warm line.
- Identifies community needs and resources related to the inclusion of children with disabilities and special health care needs
- Provide consultation and on-site technical assistance to programs to create inclusive environments through environmental and program design, accommodations, adaptations and quality enhancement.
- Work collaboratively with community agencies
- SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
- Associate degree from an accredited institution in early childhood education, social services or other closely related field; Bachelor’s degree preferred
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in an early learning environment
- MMCI experience preferred
- Familiarity with CLASS; CLASS certified preferred
- Knowledge of School Readiness and VPK policies and procedures (Florida Statutes and
Florida Administrative Code), especially as it relates to quality initiatives and School
Readiness Health and Safety requirements
- Successful completion of the level 2 background screening standards as set forth in s. 435.04,
- Valid Florida’s driver license and the ability to drive a passenger vehicle
- Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred
- Advanced organizational, analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to provide consultation and technical assistance
- Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Products
Physical Activity/ Work Conditions
- Work Environment: This job operates in a general office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers/fax machines. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently interacts with staff, vendors, and the public in person and via telephone and email.
- Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods, at a desk, utilizing a computer, reviewing online, and paper documents. The employee will also be required to lift and move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.
- Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position. Standard hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (37.5-hour workweek), however evening and weekend hours may be required.
- Work Environment: This job operates in a general office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers/fax machines. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently interacts with staff, vendors, and the general public in person and via telephone and email.
- Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit for prolonged periods of time, at a desk, utilizing a computer and reviewing online and paper documents. The employee will also be required to lift and move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.
- Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position. Standard hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (37.5-hour workweek), however evening and weekend hours will be required.
The statements in this Job Description are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work required. The content should not be construed as a complete list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required to meet the criteria for this position. Upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County does not discriminate against employees or clients based on race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status or any other characteristic protected by Federal and State law. The coalition will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as Amended (ADAAA).
We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.
Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implies or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $40,000.00 to $52,000.00 /year