Description of Work
The Children's Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) is one of a statewide network of 16 regional agencies that provide interdisciplinary early intervention services through the North Carolina Infant Toddler Program. The CDSA is the local lead agency for the Infant Toddler Program (ITP), a federally mandated program under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), serving children ages birth to 3 yrs. with or at risk for developmental disabilities, and their families.
Lead agency responsibilities include the oversight of the administration of the Infant Toddler Program, ensuring that evaluation, case management and intervention services are available within a multi-county catchment area and that children eligible for the program receive recommended services either through a network of enrolled early intervention service providers or directly from the CDSA.
The CDSA is the single portal of entry for birth to 3 referrals to the Infant Toddler Program (ITP) and has primary responsibility for providing multi- and interdisciplinary developmental evaluation and assessment, determination of eligibility for the program, service coordination for eligible children, and consultation and technical assistance to service providers and other professionals who provide recommended intervention services for eligible children and families. A local CDSA will typically have 50-75 staff, including service coordinators, clinicians, management and administrative and support staff.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide overall management of the Children's Developmental Services Agency, including:
Monitoring and assuring CDSA compliance with federal mandates and state policies.
Assuring compliance with HIPAA/FERPA and procedural safeguards under IDEA, Part C.
Representing the NC Infant-Toddler Program at the local level.
Providing support to the Early Intervention Branch in the management of the statewide Infant-Toddler Program.
Oversight of CDSA budget and fiscal management.
Oversight of the CDSA Provider Network.
Oversight of all personnel and human resources management activities at the CDSA.
Salary Grade: GN15
Recruitment Range: $56,046 - $74,257
Exam Plan: 20-09530
About the Early Intervention Branch
The North Carolina Early Intervention Branch (NCEI) is a part of the N.C. Division of Public Health. It is the lead agency for the N.C. Infant-Toddler Program (ITP). The Infant-Toddler Program provides supports and services for families and their children, birth to three who have special needs. Research shows that this time period is critical. It offers a window of opportunity to make a positive difference in how a child develops and learns. Children's Developmental Services Agencies (CDSAs) across North Carolina work with local service providers to help families help their children succeed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified applicants must document on the application that they possess all of the following:
Experience working with programs associated with young children who have developmental disabilities or delays.
Experience with managing program budgets.
Experience with managing, hiring, training, and supervising staff that provide services to young children with developmental disabilities or delays.
Ability to engage and work across various programs with both internal and external stakeholders.
Management Prefers Candidate with the following
Experience in a clinical field such as social work, psychology, speech/language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, etc.
Experience in a multi-disciplinary team setting
Budgets (development and implementation)
Knowledge or experience with the DEC Recommended Practices and Key Principles for Early Intervention
Communicating effectively orally and in writing with Division staff and representatives of local health departments, private health care providers, and medical schools
Experience with Part C program(s) or other early childhood programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities
Office and meeting room environments, travel within catchment area.
Travel to Raleigh, satellite offices and some travel to other CDSAs within the state may be required.
Work in excess of 40-hour week may be required.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution and three (3) years of program experience related to the area of assignment, including one year of supervisory program experience;
an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information
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