Department of Economic Security
Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona
Case Manager Lead - Early Intervention
300 N. Coronado Blvd., Clifton, AZ 85533
This announcement is open until a sufficient number of resumes are received. Interested applicants should apply for this position if they feel that they are qualified as quickly as possible to ensure a timely application.
Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) works with families, community organizations, advocates, and State and Federal partners to realize our collective mission to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need. To learn more about DES visit DES Overview and visit our careers page to see current job opportunities. Join the DES Team!
The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Case Manager Lead-Early Intervention. This position is responsible for serving children with developmental disabilities and their families. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Conducting home visits and meeting with individuals/families to develop relationships and become familiar with family dynamics/priorities/resources/concerns/supports and make appropriate referrals to community agencies
- Convening and facilitating multi-disciplinary Individualized Family Service Plan meetings (a minimum of every 6 months on every child) to support children with developmental disabilities and their families
- Assisting families in choosing appropriate providers
- Assisting the families with orientation into all systems, any problem solving, & system issues which may arise
- Gathering all necessary information and documentation for determining eligibility for DDD Early Intervention services
- Developing and maintaining files for each child and writing comprehensive progress notes
- A Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, Family Studies, Speech-Language Pathology, Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy from an accredited college or university; OR a Bachelor's degree in a closely related field from an accredited college or university with review of coursework and approved by the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) and one (1) year of experience working with people with developmental disabilities; OR Developmental Specialists or Service Coordinators (Support Coordinators), hired in the AzEIP system before July 1, 2001, documentation of continued satisfactory work in the AzEIP system from that date of hire, and three years of Service Coordinator (Support Coordinator) experience which must include one (1) year of experience working with people with developmental disabilities, are required
- Possess an active and valid driver’s license with 5 or fewer points on driving record
- Methods, procedures, and techniques used in the development of Individualized Family Service Plans
- Federal and State statutes and agency policies and procedures relating to the care and assistance for individuals with developmental disabilities
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Principles and practices of case management and community resources
- Child development principles
- Effective verbal and written communication skills
- Interviewing, counseling, and interacting with members and family members
- Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) is desired
DES promotes career development and a work/life balance by offering a learning environment, team oriented culture, and flexible schedules. Our new hires enjoy several other benefits such as 10 paid holidays per year, 13 vacation days, up to 12 days of sick leave, affordable medical, dental, and vision benefits, $15,000 life insurance with the option to increase as desired. We also offer short and long term disability and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan. Click here to learn more about benefits.
Applicants will be required to:
- Apply for and show proof of receipt of a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card that meets Level One requirements
- Be subject to a search of Child Protective Services Central Registry
- Successfully pass background and reference checks. Employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions
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Reasonable Accommodation Request: Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting Human Resources Administration at (602) 771-2870. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
If you experience issues while applying for this position, please dial 602-542-4700 and select option 9 for assistance.