Family Resource Coordinators link families with appropriate community resources, help with funding and eligibility requirements, and coordinate services.
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Kindering Center, a not-for-profit neurodevelopmental center, has provided comprehensive services for children with special needs and their families since 1962. Kindering embraces children of diverse abilities and their families by providing the finest education and therapies to nurture hope, courage, and the skills to soar. Kindering Center is dedicated to maintaining a highly trained, licensed and certified team of professionals. Current services include comprehensive developmental assessments, physical and occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, special education, family counseling, feeding team, parenting education, and family resource coordination.
Family Resource Coordinator – Bellevue
Hours: 40/week; M-F
Pay: $36,000 annually
Location: Bellevue, WA
Provide families with access to coordinated services across those agencies providing services to young children with disabling conditions and their families in compliance with Part C.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Manage referrals and schedule developmental evaluation to determine eligibility for Part C services.
- Serve as point of contact in helping parents obtain needed services (both within Kindering and the community), funds and assistance.
- Coordinate evaluations and assessments and identify service providers available to the child and family.
- Maintain documentation of FRC activities in each child’s file and collectively for agency records, billing and tracking.
- Communicate and collaborate with insurance billing, service providers, school districts, and other agencies as needed.
- Facilitate development, scheduling and review of Individual Family Service Plans, helping create and monitor functional, family-centered goals.
- Ensure compliance of Kindering, IDEA Part C, and school district policies, procedures, and timelines.
- Provide care and program planning, coordination, anticipatory guidance for complex health needs, assistance to access services both within Kindering and in the community), resource development, interagency coordination, quality management and administration to support Medicaid programs.
- Maintain confidentiality of all client information.
- Help transition families to other services when child exits Kindering.
- Complete other duties as assigned
Required Education & Experience
- B.A. /B.S. degree in a field related to social services or early intervention services.
- Experience working in a field of social services or early intervention.
- Experience working with diverse populations; Bilingual in English plus Spanish, Mandarin, or Hindi preferred
- A fundamental understanding of current issues and challenges facing individuals from under-served communities including sensitivity to racial equity/diversity
- Be able, upon hire, to be trained by and registered with the DSHS Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program and King County ICC.
- Pass Washington State DSHS criminal history background check and FBI fingerprint check.
- Possess valid Washington State driver’s license and valid automobile insurance.
- Have access to a dependable personal vehicle.
- Be able to lift 40 pounds (average three-year-old).
- Be able to pass tuberculosis test.
- Experience and comfort with interacting with diverse populations.
- Strong teamwork skills.
- Ability to demonstrate reliability and punctuality.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to maintain detailed records.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions.
Kindering values diverse perspectives and life experiences. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.