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DISABILITIES SERVICES SPECIALIST

Company: Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA)
Location: Jackson
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
Under the supervision of the Director of Children's Services, the Disabilities Services Specialist is responsible for planning, coordinating, monitoring, record keeping and reporting, guiding, training, supervising and evaluating, supporting and collaborating to ensure the effective delivery of services in the Disability Program.

Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, Psychology, or related field with two (2) years experience working directly with preschool children. Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally.

Job Requirements:
Collects data and participates in writing and updating the disability/mental health plan.
Provides input in developing job description and staff performance evaluation plans for center based education/child development staff.
Participates in team planning sessions.
Assists with the negotiation of contracts and other agreements with professionals, LEAs and community agencies.
Provides for the integration of disabilities education into the total Head Start program.
Assists with developing program schedules, record keeping and reporting systems.
Provides curriculum material for parents of children with disabilities and for staff.
Participates in writing and developing of Individualized Education Plan.
Assists with the assessment of training needs and the development of training designs.
Provides follow-up on children who receive services through the LEAs.
Requests needed professional services, supplies and equipment for children with disabilities.
Provides follow-up on disability and mental health services based on the assessment of needs in a timely manner.

Keywords: Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA), Jackson , DISABILITIES SERVICES SPECIALIST, Other , Jackson, Mississippi

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