Job: Early Intervention & Therapy Manager
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WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?
United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona is an affiliate of one of the nation‚s largest health charities. Since 1952, the nonprofit health and human services organization has served children and adults with disabilities through therapies, independent living services, inclusive and integrated educational based programs, innovative social opportunities and basic research. UCP of Central Arizona provides comprehensive programming annually to more than 7,000 children and adults with a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome, developmental delays and learning disabilities.
Because our programs continue to grow, including our AzEIP contracts, we are currently looking for an Early Intervention & Therapy Manager.
• Effectively communicates verbally and in writing to all internal and external contacts
• Manages Early Intervention and Therapy Services program in accordance with the regulations set by each entity (AzEIP, DDD, private insurance)
• Participates in meetings as required (agency meetings, team meetings, IFSP, IEP, and transition meetings)
• Provides support, guidance and training to families as needed
• Manages set budget and proactively plans based on growth
• Ensures that all participating agency contract requirements and regulations are met such as data corrections, IPP and service timelines, AzEIP Corrective Action Plans, and school notifications.
• Ensures charging is submitted in a timely manner for processing
• Assist with new Program Applications when necessary
• Review, create and manage Program Policy and Procedures with Leads
• Provide community trainings on Early Intervention and UCP Programs for local agencies such as preschools, Early Head Start Programs, Physicians, Raising Special Kids, NICU Smooth Way Home etc.
• Recruits, supervises, evaluates, monitors and trains direct staff, approves payroll and annual performance reviews.
• Liaison with Universities seeking placements for intern and student pediatric coursework
• Participates in workshops/conferences for professional growth.
• Attends provider meetings, ICC meetings, Maricopa Family Support Alliance, First Things First, and other appropriate program related community meetings
• Serves as liaison with AzEIP and DDD for Early Intervention and Therapy programs
• Analyzes program needs with Leads and orders appropriate equipment and testing tools
• Ensures EI staff is completing AZEIP Standards of Practice, including completing role of Apprenticeship Coach and completing necessary paperwork
• Works with Grant Writer and internal team to develop diversified funding sources
• Manages therapy and EI programs and services to ensure grant approval, adherence and renewal
• Serves as primary contact for audits and evaluations of program
• Perform other related duties as required to promote and ensure the health, safety and general welfare of all consumers in alignment with UCP’s mission and vision
• Supervise and manage Family Support Coordination Program and attend First Things First Meetings as required
• Collaborates with other managers and programs to cross-market and provide training where appropriate
Skills / Requirements
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy or closely related field and 3 years experience in education or social work. Two years in a supervisory role and experience in program development and management including staff development; budgeting, strategic planning; and program evaluation.
Preferred: Master’s degree in speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, occupational therapy, vision, hearing, social work or closely related field. Five years experience working with a specialty population, such as persons with disabilities. Three years in a supervisory role and in program development and management including staff development; budgeting, strategic planning; and program evaluation.
• Must have experience in all aspects of managing employees
• Must satisfy state professional licensure requirements and agency requirements for fingerprinting, CPR, First Aid and Article 9.
• Must complete AzEIP Standards of Practice training within three years of employment.
• Efficient use of the Microsoft Office Suite and depth of understanding of billing criteria for each program and service provided.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and adequate insurance coverage per UCP policy.
• Must maintain professional therapy license.
UCP of Central Arizona provides comprehensive services to individuals with disabilities and their families by providing physical and developmental support as well as educational growth which is the foundation for independent living.
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