Director Early Childhood Intervention

Posting ID : A1068470216
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Business Mgmt

Director, Early Childhood Intervention
Location: Austin, TX
Job Type: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Senior Director of Children and Family Services

In keeping with our mission, we provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or specials needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We offer competitive pay, a positive work environment, and opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
We are seeking a Director, Early Childhood Intervention that will be responsible for identifying, developing and managing the operations of the ECI Department in order to meet the needs of the community and support the strategic goals and mission of Easter Seals Central Texas. Responsibilities include promotion, administration and evaluation of medical rehabilitation programs that are mission-based, fiscally responsible and meet or exceed the requirements of regulatory and/or certification agencies.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.Administering the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program consistent with policies, standards and
Procedures established for the program.
2.Providing training, supervision, development and evaluation of assigned staff performance consistent with
policies, procedures and operational work plan priorities translated to specific performance objectives and
developmental plans for each employee supervised.
3.Creating program budget and modifying it throughout the year as necessary.
4.Managing resources within approved program budget with program and billing revenue generation per contract
requirements.
5.Maintaining program certifications and accreditation; including but not limited to, development of, standards
and procedures for service delivery.
6.Maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements and contract specifications through continual review of
contract outcomes performance, trends, and evaluation of service delivery.
7.Reviewing and approving Quality Assessment procedures, participating as a member of the Quality
Improvement Committee.

8.Assessing ongoing needs to support program growth and stability and works with Executive level staff to
implement policies, procedures, technology, overseeing the effective application of tracking and monitoring
benchmarks, and systems that promote effective and efficient program operation.
9.Oversee database and forms applications for wireless technology, outcomes and deliverables measurement,
and trends analysis.
10.Ensure correct data is entered into all databases to include TKIDS and Carevoyant.
11.Participates in agency and program fundraising, marketing, and business development.
12.Other duties as assigned.

Fiscal Management
1. Drafts annual program budget in collaboration with CEO, CFO and/or others as indicated.
2. Monitors program performance against budget with frequency needed, on at least a monthly basis.
3. Analyzes program performance against budget projections and determines actions necessary for
variances.
4. Analyzes data and information to determine need for strategic shifts in operations.
5. Contributes to the determination of provider enrollment opportunities with third party payers and
participates in contract negotiation for rates that are based on cost and value of services.
6. Monitors coding, billing, and collections process, including denials of payment, with finance
department to assist with timely and accurate collection of payment.
7. Assists finance department in determining fair and appropriate charges for services based on cost and
value of the service.

Leadership
1. Provides guidance and supervision to facilitate effective program operations.
2. Provides/encourages/mentors personnel in developing their leadership skills, enhancing their skills,
building and strengthening their competencies, to build and maintain a staff of premier service
providers.
3. Participates in staffing decisions including hiring, assigning, evaluating, disciplining and termination.
4. Develops new programs and revises existing programs in response to community needs assessment
information.
5. Is an active member of appropriate professional organizations and encourages others to participate
through a variety of means including membership, advocacy activities, and educational activities.
9. Collaborates with other departments to develop and deliver services, resulting in integrated programs
and services throughout the Affiliate, promoting cross-service line referrals, integrated marketing
materials, whole-organization marketing, and other benefits gained through a team approach.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Knowledge and skills related to achieving successful outcomes for children and families challenged by
developmental risk and/or disabilities.
Advanced supervisory, training, and management skills
Ability to demonstrate accountability for financial and operational resources.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, internally and in the external environment.
Work independently and use good judgment.
Demonstrate initiative and imagination.
Knowledge and skills related to do initiating quality assurance and improvement processes, maintaining
Industry standards and utilizing basic technologies associated with these processes.
Knowledge of and the ability to achieve and maintain program certification(s) and accreditation status.
Ability to interact with other departmental colleagues to achieve program and agency-wide goals.
Ability to multi-task.
Business development skills.
Respect for the value, potential and dignity of service participants and their families.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in child development, psychology, social work, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or related Human Services field and certified by the Early Childhood Intervention state agency, when applicable. Three years of supervisory experience. Five years' experience working with children preferably with special needs.

Submit resumes with salary requirements to hresources@eastersealstx.org or fax to (512) 615-7121 EOE


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