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Job: Continuous Quality Improvement Coordinator(Job Id 36058)

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Job Description

02/12/2018 02/18/2018
PHOENIX 39,983.00-55,773.00

Department of Economic Security

Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!

Continuous Quality Improvement Coordinator

Arizona Early Intervention Program

Division of Developmental Disabilities

1789 West Jefferson Street

Phoenix, AZ 85007


Within the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP), this position designs, implements, and supervises an integrated monitoring system of services Under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Utilizing all components of a general supervision system, this position monitors statewide Early Intervention Programs adherence to IDEA Part C and AzEIP policies and procedures.


-          Design, implement, and supervise a comprehensive, multi-agency monitoring system.

-          Provides day to day technical assistance to assigned Early Intervention Programs regarding implementation of federal requirements, AzEIP policies and procedures and contract requirements

-          Maintain a system to provide due process, mediation and investigate and resolve system complains

-          Lead and manage projects and must exercise considerable discretionary judgment within established policies and procedures to ensure compliance to applicable regulations

-          Gathers, compiles and interprets data and analyzes reports to measure progress

-          Work in partnership with all AzEIP team members, including IT, Accountability, Fiscal, Practices, Technical Assistance, and Data

-          Stakeholder engagement and partnerships; involvement on community partner committees, taskforce involvement, meetings, initiatives



Knowledge of:

-          Team-Based Early Intervention Services and current Early Intervention Evidence-Based Practices

-          Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C and other relevant early childhood laws

-          Concept of program planning and evaluation, program monitoring and supervision

-          Federal and state laws and regulations governing social services programs

-          Management information systems

Skill in:

-          Excellent Oral and written communication

-          Evaluating Programs activities analytically and developing effective plan for program improvement

-          Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data

-          Preparing and presenting reports

-          Investigating and resolving formal and informal complains

-          The use of various software (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.)

Ability to:

-          Analyze programmatic data reports for compliance to early intervention contracts and to IDEA, Part C

-          Work independently and within diverse work teams

-          Establish excellent interpersonal relations with various level of staff and community organizations

-          Prioritize multiple tasks

-          Drive a motor vehicle


-          Bachelors or Master's degree in early childhood education, special education, therapy discipline, social work, public health or related field. Four years of experience in the provision of early intervention services or equivalent experience in related program coordination including program development, administration, evaluation, supervision, monitoring, data, and reporting.



-          Have a current, valid state issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employee is subject to driver’s license record checks and must maintain an acceptable driving record, valid motor vehicle insurance and registration, and must complete any required training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12)

-          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 


 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 602-542-6868 for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting DES Human Resources Administration at (602) 771-2870. 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.


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