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Space Coast – Program Director

Position Title:
Program Director
Space Coast Early Steps
Rockledge, FL
$70K to $90K plus relocation
Position Description:

Position Summary: Provides oversight, coordination, and supervision of Space Coast Early Steps. Ensures that federal, state and program requirements for the Florida Early Steps System are met locally.

Position Relationships: Reports to the CATCH Board of Directors

Essential Functions:
1. Implement and ensure adherence to core and required services that are provided to clients in accordance with state and federal guidelines.

2. Ensure that Early Steps and its staff comply with DOH Information Security Policies, Protocols, and Procedures.

3. Ensure the Early Steps policies are implemented locally, and CATCH/Space Coast Early Steps policies are followed.

4. Integral in the orientation process for staff, providing information on the federal regulations and governing principles of the program as well as teaching clear expectations of the positions

5. Provide timely and accurate completion of programmatic and contractual reports as required by state and federal regulations to ensure services provided are documented accurately in the record in accordance with regulations.

6. Develop and maintain a local quality assurance process with metrics to provide oversite for the program’s productivity and ongoing improvements.

7. Foster (Provide) collaboration among Space Coast Early Steps, Early Steps State Office, and community providers/partners/interagency coalitions.

8. Provide supervision and consultation to program team members, interface with community providers with regards to program policies to ensure delivery that meet client and families’ needs according to ES established high standards and policy guidelines.

9. Function as primary liaison for program public relations and community awareness with outside stakeholders. Participates in and lead coordination of community education and public relations activities as needed.

10. Attend Early Steps statewide meetings and participate in contract monitoring.

Space Coast Early Steps is committed to a drug free workplace

*Must have worked in an Early Intervention Program for a minimum of three years.
*Bachelor’s degree or higher in special education, social work, human services, child
development, public health, or psychology preferred.
*Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in supervision/administration.
*Experience with non-profit reporting and regulatory affairs
*Requires excellent people skills as well as ability to communicate orally and
in writing.
*Must be able to analyze and interpret specific and non-specific information for
*Has contact with a variety of people requiring ability to use an elevated level of tact and
*Must be able to work well under pressure and manage stress effectively.
*Must have adequate physical mobility and transportation.
*Must be able to work independently and as a team member.
*Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
*Drug screen and Criminal background checks are required.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed in a climate-controlled office. Business hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Physical Requirements:
• Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
• Must be able to lift to ten pounds at a time.
• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Counties Served:
  • Brevard
Contact Name:
Gladys West
Contact Email:
[email protected]
Contact Phone:
(954) 234-5295

Southernmost Coast – Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist (ITDS)

Position Title:
Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist
Southernmost Coast – South Miami
TBD-Based on experience
Position Description:
1. Complete assessments/evaluations of the child’s health and developmental status and of the family’s educational and support needs.
2. Include the family/caregiver in all aspects of service design and delivery.
3. Use mediated learning strategies to support the care giver/child interactions.
4. Consult with other members of the multidisciplinary team to assure cohesive and consistent goals based on the developmental needs and capabilities of each child.
5. Comply with documentation requirements outlined in the Department of Health (DOH) Children’s Medical Services Early Steps Policies and Procedures, the Medicaid Early Intervention Handbook, and Easter Seals Florida Policies and Procedures.
6. Complete all evaluation reports and paperwork in a timely manner.
7. Follow all safety procedures as required by organization policy and procedure.
8. Maintain an effective and professional working relationship with families, co-workers, and referral sources.
9. Report all incidents and accidents immediately.
10. Report any suspicion of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation of clients pursuant to Chapter 415, F.S.
11. Attendance and punctuality are essential duties due to direct client services.12. Driving is an essential function of this position.
12. Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE : Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in early childhood special education, early childhood development, or a related field; or licensed as a Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, or Speech Language Pathologist; and a minimum of one year direct hands on work experience with young children and their families.

State of Florida Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist Certification (or eligible upon hire)

Medicaid Provider, or eligible on hire

Meet Easter Seals Florida Approved Driver Requirements

Counties Served (all or specify):
  • Miami-Dade
  • Monroe
Contact Name:
Jana Khoury
Contact Email:
[email protected]
Contact Phone:
(305) 929-8705
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