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TENTATIVE

 

Occ. Code 5286001

 

 

EARLY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST 1, GRADE 20

5286001

EARLY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST 2, GRADE 23

5286002

EARLY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST 3, GRADE 25

5286003

EARLY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST 4, GRADE 27

5286004

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

Positions in this title series administer and oversee the statewide Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers with special needs and their families, established under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and New York State Public Health Law.  Incumbents of these titles review and approve provider applications to participate in the program; develop and implement monitoring protocols for local governments and providers; review and approve corrective plans based on monitoring outcomes; administer and coordinate due process procedures (including investigation of system complaints); provide training and technical assistance to local governments, providers, and parents regarding State and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to the program; develop interagency agreements; develop and revise regulations, policies, procedures, and guidance documents; and provide staffing support to the Early Intervention Coordinating Council and committees.

 

These positions are classified at the Department of Health (DOH).

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

EARLY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST 1:  full performance level; assist in developing policies and procedures for service providers and coordinators at the State and local level.

 

EARLY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST 2:  first supervisory level; provide guidance, technical assistance, and oversight to Early Intervention officials, providers and parents on implementation of policy and regulatory requirements.

 

EARLY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST 3:  second supervisory level; assist in implementing and managing the Statewide Early Intervention Program.

 

EARLY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST 4:  section head; serve as the head of a major section of the Bureau of Early Intervention related to training and technical assistance, provider approval and due process and quality assurance.

 


RELATED CLASSES

 

Public Health Representatives conduct, plan, implement, administer, and/or direct any of a wide variety of programs and functions in the area of public health in order to promote and protect the health of the citizens of New York State. 

 

Health Program Administrators perform administrative activities and related reviews in support of a Department of Health program.  Incumbents are characterized by the performance of administrative tasks in support of health program operations.

 

Health Planners research and analyze medical resources and health care needs, design and implement programs to address shortages, conduct health planning analyses, convene work groups to achieve improvements in health care quality, access, affordability, and efficiency, promote health systems and public knowledge of health care, track and analyze legislation, draft regulations, and conduct special health planning studies.

 

Public Health Educators provide consultation and technical service to other public health educators in State and local health departments, and to other agencies and community groups that plan, carry out, supervise, and evaluate public health programs or that have a role in solving health problems. 

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

EARLY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST 1

 

Apply policies and procedures for consistent and efficient monitoring of contractor reports. 

 

Research information necessary to inform policy decisions.

 

Inform the field about program standards for delivery of services.

 

Assist in activities related to developing clinical practice guidelines and clinical standards for the Early Intervention Program.

 

Participate in the development of guidance memoranda, letters, and other documents to communicate state early intervention policies and procedures.

 

 

EARLY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST 2

 

May perform all of the same duties and functions as an Early Intervention Specialist 1.

 

Provide guidance, technical assistance, and oversight to Early Intervention officials, providers, and parents on implementation of policy and regulatory requirements.

 

 

Provide consultation and technical assistance to municipalities and providers relative to the departments monitoring activities and development and implementation of their corrective action plans.

 

Coordinate and/or supervise the activities of subordinate staff.

 

EARLY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST 3

 

May perform all of the same duties and functions as an Early Intervention Specialist 2

 

Assist in the implementation and management of the Statewide Early Intervention Program. 

 

Respond to formal requests for information about state policies and procedures from other states and national, State, and local organizations.

 

Supervise subordinate staff.

 

 

Develop recommendations on early intervention regulations and EI regulatory initiatives.

 

 

EARLY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST 4

 

May perform all of the same duties and functions as an Early Intervention Specialist 3.

 

Serve as head of a major section of the Early Intervention Program, facilitating the assessment and appropriate treatment of children under five years of age at risk for developmental delay.

 

Collaborate in areas involving policy development, fiscal control, and provide support and assistance to service providers, resource allocation, or design.

 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

EARLY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST 1

 

Open Competitive:  a Bachelors or higher degree in education, early childhood education, special education, psychology, social work, sociology, disability studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech or language pathology, audiology, nursing, dietetics, nutrition, or a related social or behavioral science; and three years general experience involving the provision of early intervention services to children under five with, or at risk for, disabilities and their families.   This experience must have been in a program or setting approved under Part 69 of the New York State Public Health Law or a special education preschool program approved under Section 4406 and/or Section 4410 of the New York State Education Law, where the primary focus is on providing early intervention services to children under age five, or in a professional position, in a governmental setting, developing and evaluating certified early intervention programs. 

 

EARLY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST 2

 

Promotion:  one year of permanent competitive service as an Early Intervention Specialist 1.

 

Open Competitive:  a Bachelors or higher degree in education, early childhood education, special education, psychology, social work, sociology, disability studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech or language pathology, audiology, nursing, dietetics, nutrition, or a related social or behavioral science; and four years general experience as described above; and one year specialized experience where at least 50% of your experience must have involved either the management of an early intervention program, including policy and procedure development and programmatic oversight; or development or regulatory oversight of early intervention programs; and one year of supervisory experience involving direct supervision of professional staff responsible for the planning, evaluation, or provision of early intervention services to children and their families.  This supervision must have included responsibility for time and attendance and performance evaluation.

 

EARLY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST 3

 

Promotion:  one year of permanent competitive service as an Early Intervention Specialist 2.

 

Open Competitive:  a Bachelors or higher degree in education, early childhood education, special education, psychology, social work, sociology, disability studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech or language pathology, audiology, nursing, dietetics, nutrition, or a related social or behavioral science; and five years general experience as described above; and two years specialized experience as described above; and two years of supervisory experience as described above.

 

EARLY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST 4:

 

Promotion:  one year of permanent competitive service as an Early Intervention Specialist 3.

 

Open Competitive:   a Bachelors or higher degree in education, early childhood education, special education, psychology, social work, sociology, disability studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech or language pathology, audiology, nursing, dietetics, nutrition, or a related social or behavioral science; and six years general as described above; and two years specialized experience as described above; and three years of supervisory experience as described above.

 

Date:  3/10

NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.