Job: Case Manager Lead Early Intervention(Job Id 36549)

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Job Description

03/07/2018 03/13/2018
PHOENIX 0.00-40,630.00

Department of Economic Security

Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!

Case Manager Lead - Early Intervention

Division of Developmental Disabilities

11420 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85029


The Division of Developmental Disabilities’ (DDD) Case Manager Lead - Early Intervention serves children with developmental disabilities and their families.  The purpose of Early Intervention is to support the family in their relationship with their child with a delay or disability. The end result of Early Intervention is to develop a firm foundation, that is convenient and attainable for the family, upon which the family may challenge and nurture development to build a child's independence and well-being in all environments throughout their lifetime. 


-          Conducts home visits and meets with individuals/families to develop relationships and become familiar with family’s dynamics/priorities/resources/concerns/supports and makes appropriate referrals to community agencies

-          Convenes and facilitates multi-disciplinary Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) meetings (a minimum of every 6 months on every child) to support children with developmental disabilities and their families

-          Assist family in choosing appropriate providers

-          Assists the family with orientation into all systems, any problem solving and system issues which may arise

-          Gathers all necessary information and documentation for determining eligibility for DDD Early Intervention services

-          Develops and maintains files for each child, and writes comprehensive progress notes and maintains case records


Knowledge of:

-          Methods, procedures, and techniques used in the development of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP)

-          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)

-          Child development principles

Skill in:

-          Verbal and written communication

-          Interviewing, counseling, and interacting with members and family members

Ability to:

-          Work independently and within diverse work teams

-          Organize and manage case load

-          Maintain confidentiality

-          Drive a vehicle


-          The candidate must have 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


-          Background and Reference Checks

-          Valid Driver’s License

-          Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

-          Subject to a search of both the Child Protective Services Central Registry and Adult Protective Services


 The Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 

-          Sick leave

-          Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

-          Health and dental insurance

-          Retirement plan

-          Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

-          Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact (928) 637-0916 for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-364-3981. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.