Section 69-4.4 - Qualifications of service coordinators

69-4.4 Qualifications of service coordinators.

(a) All early intervention service coordinators shall meet the following qualifications:

(1) a minimum of one of the following educational or service coordination experience credentials:

(i) two years experience in service coordination activities as delineated in this Subpart (voluntary or part-time experience which can be verified will be accepted on a pro rata basis); or,

(ii) one year of service coordination experience and an additional year of experience in a service setting with infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities; or,

(iii) one year of service coordination experience and an Associates degree in a health or human service field; or

(iv) a bachelors degree in a health or human service field; or

(v) a license, certification, or registration in one of the professions listed in section 69-4.1(al) of this Subpart.

(2) demonstrated knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

(i) infants and toddlers who may be eligible for early intervention services;

(ii) State and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the Early Intervention Program;

(iii) principles of family centered services;

(iv) the nature and scope of services available under the Early Intervention Program and the system of payments for services in the State; and,

(v) other pertinent information.

(b) Service coordinators shall participate in the introductory service coordination training session sponsored or approved by the Department of Health,in the first three months and by no later than one year of direct or contractual employment as an early intervention service coordinator, provided that training sessions are offered and accessible in locations with reasonable proximity to their place of employment at least three times annually.

(1) Employees of approved agency providers shall submit documentation of participation in the introductory service coordination training to their employers for retention in their personnel record.

(2) Individual service coordinators must submit documentation of their participation in introductory service coordination training to the Department of Health for retention with their approved application to deliver service coordination services.

(3) Failure to participate in the introductory service coordination training sponsored or approved by the Department of Health may result in the disqualification as a provider of service coordination services in accordance with procedures set forth in Section 69-4.17(i).

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Doc Status: 
Complete