The Program Coordinator is responsible for conducting developmental screening and/or evaluation of referrals to determine eligibility for the BabyNet program, within 45 days of referral. Provides educational guidance to providers, community and colleagues in an effort to identify gaps and/or barriers in early intervention processes as well as the BabyNet program. Promotes program awareness within the community. In addition, specific job functions and duties include:
Initiates first contact and provides consequent home visitation/face-to-face meetings with families referred to BabyNet through various means such as phone calls, emails and faxes. Processes each referral within the 45-day requirement.
Maintains current and accurate documentation in the BabyNet Educational record and data system following current BabyNet guidelines. Follows BabyNet policy and procedures to ensure eligibility is determined within policy guidelines.
Provides assistance to the Systems Point of Entry (SPOE) Supervisor as requested. Prepares for and provides feedback when attending meetings, committee or work-group meetings and trainings. Prepares accurate and timely reports, as requested, both weekly and for special projects.
Maintains a thorough and working knowledge of BabyNet policy and procedures and serves as a resource to SPOE team members and other government entities. Provides ongoing input to supervisor and local early intervention partners regarding barriers and/or gaps and potential solutions for the local early intervention system.
Attends meetings and training sessions as required. Makes and keeps schedules, completes tasks timely, and reports to work timely. Prepares reports as needed. Performs other duties as required.
Minimum and Additional Requirements
A bachelor's degree in Child Development, Education, Family and Consumer Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Public Health, Human Services and one (1) year of relevant program experience with children birth to five (5) years old.
Must have and maintain valid driver's license.
Additional Position Requirements:
Required to drive routinely.
Overtime and/or weekend work with Deputy approval.
Sitting or standing for long periods of time.
Lifting requirements: 40 lbs.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with inter and intra agency staff and public and private groups.
Considerable knowledge of BabyNet eligibility policies and procedures.
Effective communication and organizational skills. Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word and Excel.
Should exemplify professionalism at all times and contribute to good team work practices and overall success of the Division.
Should be able to identify a need, make decisions, and respond appropriately.
Ability to maintain confidentiality. Responsible for adhering to all applicable federal, state, Departmental, Federal Education Record Protection ACT (FERPA), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules and regulations.
Must have exceptional organizational and time management skills.
Please complete the State application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application for qualification purposes. All applicants must apply online. All correspondence from the Office of Human Resources will be through electronic mail.
This position is located in BabyNet, Beaufort County.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including, but not limited, to lactation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.