Join Our Team

Any Baby Can is an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit whose mission is to empower families so children can succeed. We strengthen families through education, therapy and family support services. When you join the Any Baby Can Team, you share in our belief that all children deserve the chance to be healthy and happy.

We offer a fun, fast-paced, and professional environment filled with people who work hard to bring our mission to life. Our organization recognizes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. As a result, Any Baby Can offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits in order to recruit the right people. These benefits include agency-paid health, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation, personal time off, many holidays (including a winter break), an Employee Assistance Program, professional development funding, retirement matching, and Flexible Spending Accounts.

Any Baby Can is also an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please email Jobs@anybabycan.org with questions.

Chief Executive Officer

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Founded almost 40 years ago, Any Baby Can is a dynamic nonprofit organization that leads the way in services to young children and their families. Any Baby Can provides family support services to more than 6,000 families and their children in Austin and the surrounding area. Any Baby Can strengthens parents and their children through in-home therapies, resource navigation, community classes, and support groups provided by licensed professionals.
Any Baby Can’s annual operating budget is $8.9 million (increasing to $12M in 2018) with a fiscal year of September to August. The organization is financially sound, owns its own building, has no long-term debt, and has a satellite office in Georgetown to service Williamson County. Another satellite office will open in San Marcos in 2018 to service Hays County. Any Baby Can receives 50% of its revenue through government contracts, 23% from foundation grants, 15% from medical billing, and 12% from donations/contributions, with St. David’s Foundation being its largest donor. The board is comprised of 25 volunteer directors and works in partnership with the CEO to lead 103 full-time employees, and more than 150 volunteers. For more information about Any Baby Can, visit https://www.anybabycan.org

If you would like to apply for this position, please contact Kim Thompson of Lehman Associates at Kim@lehmanassociates.com

POSITION SUMMARY

After an inspiring period of growth and transformation, Any Baby Can’s board seeks a mission-driven, high-profile leader with vision, integrity, and passion for strengthening families to help all children succeed. The ideal candidate will be a proven, dynamic leader who has successfully worked with a major, complex nonprofit of equal or greater size that provides like-kind services with multi-faceted funding. The new CEO will lead five direct reports to preserve and build upon an organization that has garnered an excellent reputation in the region, and will work to strengthen its capacity, grow its services strategically, and enhance the profile of Any Baby Can in Central Texas and beyond.
The new CEO will serve as the principal officer of Any Baby Can, overseeing the organization’s entire operations and leading its strategic initiatives, in concert with the board of directors. The CEO will focus on the following critical responsibilities:
▪ Compete viably for hearts, minds, and funds in one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas, where numerous nonprofit organizations are vying for constituencies.
▪ Successfully shape, influence, and execute the organization’s strategic plan.
▪ Increase sustainable private funding while preserving existing relationships.
▪ Ensure the organization delivers best-in-class programming.
▪ Cultivate a team that embraces excellence of service.
▪ Address other top challenges of the organization:
– Modernize processes to maintain and improve efficiencies.
– Improve talent acquisition/retention.

KEY OBJECTIVES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• In collaboration with the Board of Directors, execute the strategic plan.
• Oversee daily operations and put in place best-practice processes and procedures.
• Maintain a culture of fiscal responsibility within the organization by creating financial strategy, embodied within a sound annual budget, that maximizes return on the funders’ investment in the organization. Responsible for overall fiscal accountability by adhering to the annual budget.
• Identify and take a lead role in the community on legislative issues and medical advances that affect clients, and implement appropriate proactive and responsive changes at the organization.
• Serve as the liaison between the Board of Directors, staff, and the community, including the medical, social service, and educational communities.
• Work with the board to include members who participate in driving the organization’s mission, including new and unique ways to access funding and fundraising.
• Develop a professional leadership team. Provide consistent direction and leadership. Hire, mentor, and retain talent, while being mindful of succession planning.
• Be “the face and voice” of Any Baby Can and raise general awareness of the organization.
• Plan, implement, and evaluate area programs to identify service gaps in the community, and advocate publicly for the initiation of community programs to improve services or increase resources that address these gaps.
• Pursue collaborative efforts and enhanced partnerships with donors, volunteers, grant-makers, community organizations, businesses, and all levels of government agencies (from federal to local) to leverage resources.
• Work closely with development head to enhance financial support across a wide spectrum of funding sources, both public and private.
• Remain in compliance with all health, safety, and regulatory requirement, including significant federal government contracts.
• Use data analysis and modeling for strategic planning. Modernize technical resources to improve efficiencies and data management.
• Minimal travel, but some week day or weekend events may be required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor’s degree and advanced degree preferred.
• Prefer background in healthcare and/or delivery of health and human services with familiarity of compliance with healthcare regulations, such as HIPPA. Will consider applicable experience in corporate, government, or quasi-government organizations.
• At least 10 years of senior management experience, preferably in a growing organization with a budget of $10 million or more.
• Must have a passion for the Any Baby Can mission with a strong desire to advocate for the organization to raise awareness and achieve funding goals.
• Excellence in organizational management with track record of building and retaining high-performance teams, including demonstrated successful management of diverse workforce.
• Experience cultivating, negotiating, and managing federal funding and familiarity with government contract requirements strongly preferred.
• Knowledge of healthcare business line development including reimbursement models within the context of the Affordable Care Act.
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• Strong financial acumen. Must have experience overseeing large, diverse budget.
• Experience in tapping the energy and influence of an active board of directors.
• Experience with a volunteer-based organization.
• Proven track record of leading a development team and/or chairing efforts or serving on boards to raise money and attract grants funding.
• Ability to communicate as the voice of Any Baby Can and interact with a wide variety of constituent groups, including the medical, social services, and educational communities; high net worth individuals, business executives, governmental leaders, the press, the public, and the families served by Any Baby Can.

KEY EXECUTIVE COMPETENCIES AND DESIRED PERSONAL TRAITS

• Passion and energy for Any Baby Can’s mission, with an entrepreneurial, motivated mindset.
• Professional manager with strong business acumen, creative problem-solving abilities, and vision for long-term outlook and solutions.
• Hands-on leader, motivating others to be champions of the organization’s strategy and goals.
• A good listener and communicator, able to interact successfully with a wide variety of audiences.
• Self-starting, strategic thinker.
• Accountable mentality to measure success.
• Attitude of transparency with the board, staff, and public stakeholders.
• A high-profile person with a widely recognized organization or career/name recognition in the nonprofit arena, a plus.
• Commanding and credible public presence; unflappable under pressure. Leadership presence that engenders confidence and produces desired results.
• Self-assuredness without ego; able to serve confidently as the “face” of Any Baby Can.
• Integrity above reproach, treating all with respect. Earn and maintain trust among all colleagues.
• Collaborative by nature, and able to bring out the best in others.
• Innovative thinking and sharp intellect. Good, objective judgment and intuitive nature.
• Moral standards appropriate for leading an organization devoted to families and children.
• Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, with innovative approach to planning.
• Strong, persuasive, and passionate written and verbal skills.

Donor Relations Coordinator

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Reports to: Chief Development Officer
Classification: 30-hour work week with equivalent salary pay of $40,000

The Donor Relations Coordinator plays a critical role in fundraising success of the organization. The position shares in the development and implementation of the donor stewardship program to compliment the overall goals and objectives of the Development program. The position will provide outstanding customer service to prospects, donors, and agency staff.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain donor/prospect database and act as resident expert on fundraising software program.
  • Analyze donor database and develop a prospect ranking system for donor cultivation and relationship management.
  • Manage the donor stewardship program including drafting thank you letters, producing call lists for Board Development Committee members and other acknowledgment/recognition of mid-level and major donors.
  • Communicate directly with donors by phone and email to ensure timely receipt of gift pledges, follow up on invitations to special events and as assigned by CDO, thank you/stewardship calls.
  • Manage annual fundraising appeals. Collaborate with the CDO to craft a strategy and message, develop and produce targeted donor solicitation lists.
  • Generate regular, monthly reports for the CEO, CDO and Finance Department and ensure accuracy of gift accountability.
  • Project manage all development mailings including list generation, mailing materials and gift tracking.
  • Generate and maintain donor/prospect lists for various fundraising efforts and projects.
  • Assist with major fundraising and donor cultivation events, including invitation list generation, tracking replies, generating registration/guest list, event follow-up, and other event support.
  • Assist CDO in preparing materials for monthly Board Development Committee meetings, donor prospect and solicitation meetings.
  • Other assignments may be added as needed or required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4-year degree with minimum of two years work experience in fundraising or marketing in a non-profit setting.
  • Knowledgeable about non-profit fundraising and development.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to team-oriented philosophy, as well as ability to work independently.
  • Adherence to principals of ethical fundraising.
  • Exceptional public relations skills and commitment to high quality customer service.
  • High level knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Office products, fundraising software, and database applications.
  • Willingness to adjust schedule as needed to meet demand of job

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work in excess of 8 hours per day.
  • Ability to sit, stand, kneel as necessary to fulfill daily duties assigned.
  • Ability to effectively/clearly communicate.

Nurse Home Visitor

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Reports to: Nurse Family Partnership Supervisor
Classification: Salary Exempt, Full-Time

The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse Home Visitor (NHV) is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP program. Nurse home visitors are responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice, case management and care coordination, adherence to the NFP model, and to policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of NFP and of Any Baby Can. The NHV provides home visits to women eligible for the NFP Programs (low-income, first-time mothers and their families, from early pregnancy up to 2 years of age), adheres to nursing process and the NFP model of home visitation, and carries a case load of 25 clients. Nurse home visitors report to the NFP Nurse Supervisor. This position is required to attend education sessions in Denver, CO to learn the NFP model and guidelines.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Completes all required NFP education including Dyadic Assessment of Naturalistic Caregiver-Child Experiences (DANCE) training.
  • Develops therapeutic relationships, utilize concepts of reflection and motivational interviewing with women and their families in a home visiting environment.
  • Performs home visiting in accordance with the NFP Model Elements and NFP Visit-to-Visit guidelines and maintains appropriate, thorough, timely and compliant documentation on visits into an electronic data base.
  • Follows nursing process in implementing NFP into nursing practice.
  • Assess physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to the NFP domains.
  • Assists women and their families in establishing goals and outcomes; provide education, support and referral resources in attaining goals; evaluate clients’ progress and plan home visits in accordance with clients’ goals and NFP outcomes.
  • Consults and collaborates with other professionals involved in providing services to women and families.
  • Formulates nursing diagnosis based on nursing assessment and client goals.
  • Actively engages in professional development to meet all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements.
  • Meets with NFP Nurse Supervisor weekly for clinical supervision.
  • Utilizes reflective practice in supervisory sessions.
  • Schedules joint home visits with NFP Nurse Supervisor every four months.
  • Attends and participate in bi-weekly case conferences and team meetings.
  • Provides information to support staff for timely and accurate data input to the NFP performance management system.
  • Participates in review and analysis of reports for achievements and areas for improvement.
  • Participates in quality improvement efforts.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Perform outreach activities to community agencies in order to facilitate alliances for program promotion and to improve program objectives.
  • Develop and maintain community relationships to support client referrals and link clients with community resources that are relevant to their specific needs.
  • Accurately assesses own learning needs and develops strategies to meet them.
  • Motivated to utilize computer for distance learning.
  • Stays informed of current health care developments to provide safe, quality nurse home visiting services.
  • Establishes and records progress toward annual goals.
  • Other assignments may be added as needed or required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing required.
  • Current Texas RN license (in good standing) required.
  • Current CPR required.
  • Two years recent experience in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting or mental/behavioral nursing required.
  • Home visiting experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Language skills in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Able to work independently and manage client visit schedule to meet program visit requirements.
  • Possess strong organizational skills.
  • Basic computer skills and basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Requires a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to travel within the region.
  • Able to travel by air to Denver, CO for all face-to-face education session(s).
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work in excess of 8 hours per day.
  • Ability to sit, stand, kneel as necessary to fulfill daily duties assigned.
  • Ability to effectively/clearly communicate.

Nurse Supervisor

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Reports to: Chief Program Officer
Classification: Salary Exempt, Full-Time

The Nurse Supervisor is responsible for supervision and staff development of the Nurse Home Visitors, in order to provide primary support and appropriate oversight, and to build and model a strength-based, client-centered culture. This position also works within the local community and leads the agency structure to assure the NFP program is implemented in accordance with established guidelines and contract requirements. This position is required to attend education sessions in Denver, CO to learn the NFP model and guidelines.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide supervision to Nurse Home Visitors and Administrative Assistant, including staff recruitment, training, evaluation, and implementation of NFP philosophy and model.
  • Ensure that all staff, including supervisor, attend all required NFP education sessions as outlined in NFP training materials.
  • Assign caseloads and monitor Home Visitor’s ability to build and manage caseloads, and provide useful feedback to confront and resolve issues.
  • Coordinate and lead regular case conferences and team meetings to provide assistance in analyzing complex case situations.
  • Attend Supervisor’s meeting regularly.
  • Develop and maintain external and internal systems to assure timely receipt and disposition of referrals to and from the NFP.
  • Create and implement strategies for researching and attaining community referral sources for NFP staff and clients.
  • Remain proactive with local, state, and national issues that may affect sustainability of NFP program.
  • Attend community fairs if appropriate for the program.
  • Acclimate NFP program into current agency practices, and cooperate and partner with other program managers to ensure comprehensive client services.
  • Assist in the preparation and monitoring of the NFP budget to ensure appropriate use of funds, expenditure of funds, and compliance with NFP contract requirements.
  • Develop and recommend an adequate budget for appropriate materials, gifts, and incentives for NFP program clients.
  • Complete monthly reports as required by funders.
  • Other assignments may be added as needed or required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Master’s degree preferred, plus a minimum of 4 years practical nursing experience, required.
  • Current Texas RN license required.
  • Familiarity with program management and staff supervision, strongly preferred.
  • Experience in community health, educational or case management setting, with an emphasis on pediatrics, pre/postnatal care and infant mental health, strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to communicate and establish interpersonal relationships with low-income and culturally diverse families having multiple needs.
  • Demonstrated abilities in problem-solving, initiative, and communication, required.
  • Demonstrated skills in building self-efficacy, and practicing strength-based, solution-focused nursing with the ability to adapt to change and challenge, required.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Must have good driving record, valid Texas driver’s license, and current auto insurance.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work in excess of 8 hours per day.
  • Ability to sit, stand, kneel as necessary to fulfill daily duties assigned.
  • Ability to effectively/clearly communicate.

Senior Accountant

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Reports to: Controller
Classification: Hourly Non-exempt, Part-Time
Classification: $22-$25+ per hour depending on qualifications

Under the supervision of the Controller, the Senior Accountant is responsible for accurately processing bi-weekly payroll and managing employee leave and benefits. The Senior Accountant will also assist the Controller with the review of financial transactions and processing of contract payment requests to ensure the Accounting team meets its critical deadlines.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Process bi-weekly payroll, including review of employee timecards, verification of salary allocations, review of benefits enrollments, and management of employee inquiries.
  • Reconcile monthly benefit invoices with payroll and accounting systems, and ensure timely payment of invoices.
  • Manage employee benefits and leave balances and maintain payroll files, reports, and other payroll related documents.
  • Process monthly invoices of subcontracting partner agencies, provide quarterly budget updates, and perform annual reviews of each subcontracting partner agency to verify contract compliance.
  • Assist Controller with the review and approval of financial transactions, monthly reporting, and preparation and execution of various audits.
  • Contribute to other financial tasks as needed to help Accounting team meet critical deadlines.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, plus a minimum of 3 years relevant experience, required. CPA, strongly preferred.
  • Experience with payroll processing, and benefits or leave administration required. Experience with Paycom (or similar payroll service provider) and importing payroll related general ledger transactions, preferred.
  • Advanced Proficiency with Excel plus experience with automated accounting software, required; experience with Abila MIP Fund Accounting software, preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment and handle and preserve confidential, sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a collaborative team, as well as communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated success meeting overlapping deadlines with frequent interruptions and competing priorities.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to effectively/clearly communicate.

Credentialing Specialist

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Reports to: Medical Billing Manager
Classification: Hourly Non-exempt, Part-Time
Rate of Pay: $15-$18+ per hour depending on qualifications

The Credentialing Specialist is responsible for all aspects of the credentialing process for all providers who render services at Any Baby Can. This position will administrate provider enrollment and application processes as well as prepares and submits applications and supporting documentation for the purpose of enrolling individual providers and facility with payers. In addition, this position ensures the setup of providers for electronic claims submission and electronic remittance advice, follows up on the status of applications and tracks the progress on all pending applications. Interacts with providers and other third parties to obtain and secure needed information for credentialing.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare and/or process various types of enrollments, re-enrollments, and changes for providers while ensuring timely receipt of forms.
  • Process, track and file credentialing applications within established standards
  • Communicate effectively and respond timely to all payer inquiries regarding credentialing status
  • Review and resolve rejections and denials related to provider enrollment issues
  • Maintains knowledge of current health plans and agency requirements for all credentialing providers
  • Sets up and maintains provider information in online credentialing databases and systems
  • Assist with preparing provider files and materials for internal and external audits
  • Identify trends and recommend improvements to mitigate potential issues
  • Other assignments may be added as needed or required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High-School diploma or equivalent, required, plus 2-4 years relevant experience. Associate’s degree or completion of technical school with emphasis in medical billing, preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, plus experience working with medical billing software (Medisoft) a plus.
  • Knowledge of medical billing and insurance claim filing, including experience with software for electronic billing of Medicaid claims and private insurance paper claims.
  • Ability to handle and preserve confidential and sensitive information, and follow HIPAA guidelines for protecting Personal Health Information.
  • Capable of working both independently and as a member of a collaborative team, as well as communicating with individuals at all levels of the agency.
  • Proven communication skills and ability to multi-task, with an emphasis in prioritizing responsibilities, along with being able to work well under pressure.
  • Skilled in meeting deadlines and managing time and resources, in addition to demonstrating pro-active, problem solving skills.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to effectively/clearly communicate.

Family Support Services Case Manager

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Reports to: Family Support Services Supervisor
Classification: Hourly Non-Exempt, Full Time

The FSS Case Manager will utilize a range of case management and financial assistance resources to provide comprehensive service coordination spanning from rent/mortgage and utility assistance, transportation, medical equipment assistance, and homelessness prevention strategies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide comprehensive case management services to individuals and families in four main areas: income, housing, medical, and self-sufficiency.
  • Screen potential participants, assess and document needs.
  • Ensure program eligibility is met and proper documentation is collected.
  • Maintain an average caseload of 30.
  • Regularly assess clients’ needs and provide appropriate case management to address those needs linking clients to internal and external resources.
  • Conduct stability assessments as specified by funding source.
  • Collaborate with Housing Locators to facilitate housing location for clients.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to determine best integration of activities and resources within the agency and community.
  • Attend program collaboration meetings and training sessions as appropriate
  • Manage case data through the Homeless Management Information System and agency internal database.
  • Maintain accurate and timely data and ensure it meets program quality requirements.
  • Maintain client hard files to include; eligibility/enrollment paperwork, case notes, individual service plan, financial assistance, assessments and other file check list requirements.
  • Engage in appropriate teamwork functions in order to provide a professional work environment and effective service delivery.
  • Other assignments may be added as needed or required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent case management experience.
  • At least 2 years of social service case management experience.
  • Bilingual skills, in English and Spanish required.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel and database system.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Requires a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to travel within the assigned region.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work in excess of 8 hours per day.
  • Work well independently, and as part of a team.
  • Ability to sit, stand, kneel as necessary to fulfill daily duties assigned.
  • Ability to effectively/clearly communicate.

Social Worker

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Reports to: Family Health Programs Supervisor
Classification: Salaried Exempt, Full-Time

The Social Worker provides medical case coordination and supportive services to families of children in two Any Baby Can medical case management programs, serving children with cancer or a spectrum of chronic medical needs. Support services include referrals, development of individual service plans, and crisis intervention with the goal of identifying service needs and implementing plans to meet those needs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide medical case management in the home, office, and other sites as needed in concert with developing and maintaining good rapport with clients and their families on caseload.
  • Complete a Family Needs Assessment and develop an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), in collaboration with the family.
  • Complete intakes of new clients and along with other cases, present at team meetings for the purpose of further assessing the needs of each family and developing strategies.
  • Complete case documentation within program and agency timelines.
  • Facilitate referrals with community resources through advocacy and coordination, and collaborate with other agencies to enhance service provision and referrals.
  • Assist agency with community outreach.
  • This position requires periodic availability outside the normal working hours to attend and facilitate program-related events, groups and fundraisers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Social Worker in the state of Texas required. Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • 2 years of experience in the field of serving children with special health care needs, preferred.
  • Fluent language skills in English and Spanish, both verbal and written modalities, preferred.
  • Experience working with low-income and culturally diverse families, preferred.
  • Home visitation experience, preferred.
  • Familiarity working with children and families in medical settings, and ability to handle crisis situations.
  • Flexible, able to work well under pressure, and ability to work independently, as well as an active and collaborative team member.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook. Familiarity with database applications.
  • Must have good driving record, valid Texas Driver’s license, and current auto insurance.

Bilingual Occupational Therapist

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Reports to: Early Childhood Intervention Supervisor
Classification: Salaried Exempt, Full-Time

To provide evaluation, consultation, and direct service, in the areas of fine motor or feeding to infants, toddlers and their families. This position participates as a member of a multidisciplinary team in providing comprehensive services to clients in their natural environment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide occupational therapy for client to promote the acquisition of fine motor, oral motor and/or feeding skills.
  • Incorporate family’s involvement in order to integrate fine motor, oral motor and/or feeding skills in all aspects of the clients’ routines.
  • Provide clients and their families with adaptive equipment and refer clients to other medical services such as orthopedists, neurologists and/or other specialists as necessary.
  • Recommend educational material and activities to assist parents in implementing appropriate fine motor, oral motor and/or feeding therapy techniques.
  • Maintain up-to-date with current research and statistics in the field of fine motor, oral motor and/or feeding therapy.
  • Deliver at least 85% of planned direct services.
  • Deliver initial service within 28 days from IFSP date.
  • Complete assessments and evaluations for client with motor concerns to determine level of functioning and eligibility criteria.
  • Develop Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) for qualified case in collaboration with the client’s family within 45 days of the referral date.
  • Provides ongoing monitoring of the IFSP, at least once every six months, to provide professional opinion as to the effectiveness of services.
  • Complete written reports and all necessary paperwork on a daily basis and submit paperwork within 48 hours of completion.
  • Meet agency and program deadlines.
  • Attend Any Baby Can, program meetings and activities as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Other assignments may be added as needed or required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Occupational Therapist in the state of Texas required.
  • Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Language skill in English and Spanish required.
  • Experience working with children and families and persons of different cultures.
  • Knowledge of the physical and psychological development of children.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Requires a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to travel within the assigned region.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work in excess of 8 hours per day.
  • Flexible, able to work well under pressure and handle crisis situations.
  • Ability to sit, stand, kneel as necessary to fulfill daily duties assigned.
  • Ability to effectively/clearly communicate.

Bilingual Early Intervention Specialist (EIS)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Reports to: Early Childhood Intervention Supervisor
Classification: Salaried, Exempt, Full-Time

The Early Intervention Specialist (EIS) is responsible for the three roles in the ECI program as program approaches capacity.  This position is responsible for referrals, pre-enrollments, comprehensive assessments, and Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP). This position will provide case management services and specialized skills training services to eligible children. This position participates as a member of a multidisciplinary team in providing comprehensive services to clients in their natural environment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist families and eligible child in gaining access to the rights and procedural safeguards under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C, and to needed medical, social, educational, developmental, and other appropriate services.
  • Complete developmental screenings and makes appropriate referrals to obtain services from medical, social, and educational providers to address identified needs.
  • Complete Initial Comprehensive Assessment using the Battelle Developmental Inventory-2 NU for children with developmental concerns and Help Strands for children with medical diagnosis to determine level of functioning and eligibility criteria.
  • Develop Individualized Family Service Plan for qualified cases in collaboration with the client’s family within 45 days of the referral date.
  • Identify appropriate steps and transition services with family and team members when child turns 27 months old and before 33 months old for effectively transition from ECI services to Local Education Agency (LEA) special education services or other community services, which the family would like the child to participate in after exiting ECI services.
  • Monitor the delivery and effectiveness of services through monthly contacts with the child, family members, service providers, or other entities or individuals as frequently as necessary.
  • Coordinate Annual Comprehensive Assessment to children enrolled to determine continuing eligibility criteria.
  • Coordinate discipline evaluations such as speech, occupational, physical, and behavior as necessary for enrolled children.
  • Facilitate the planning and development of Annual and Complete IFSP Reviews for enrolled children and their families.
  • Provide direct services for client designed to create learning environments and activities that promote the child’s acquisition of developmental skills.
  • Provides first direct service for new enrolled children within 28 days of the date of enrollment.
  • Complete written reports and all necessary paperwork on a daily basis and submit paperwork within 48 hours of completion.
  • Meet agency and program deadlines.
  • Attend Any Baby Can, program meetings and activities as requested.
  • Other assignments may be added as needed or required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in adaptive physical education, child development, child life, communication disorders, early childhood, family studies, health, human development, psychology, rehabilitative counseling/rehabilitation services, social work, sociology, special education or any other degree which includes a least 18 hours of college credit directly related to early childhood intervention.
  • Language skills in English and Spanish required.
  • Experience working with children and families and persons of different cultures.
  • Knowledge of the physical and psychological development of children.
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills and ability to work independently, as well as with a team.
  • Flexible, able to work well under pressure and handle crisis situations.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid Texas Driver’s License and current auto insurance good driving record.
  • Have prior history of good health and employment attendance.
  • Willing to commit at least two year at Any Baby Can.