Early Development Network Service Coordinator – Grand Island


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Title: Early Development Network Service Coordinator – Grand Island

Facility: Early Development Network - Grand Island

Reports To: Early Development Network Manager

Status: Full-time


Position Summary:

The Early Development Network Service Coordinator is responsible for the identification, referral, and coordination of services for families with infants and toddlers with special needs. Provides communication with new clients, physician offices, outside agencies, and maintaining the CONNECT System for State reporting. Serves under the rules and regulations of all applicable federal, state and local laws, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, and local school districts, as well as ruralMED Management Resources policies.


Job Duties:

  • Incumbent must have the skills, ability and judgment to perform the following essential job duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Serves as a point of contact with DHHS and the Department of Education for all new referrals.

  • Gathers and enters all concerns and demographic information into the CONNECT System.

  • Coordinates referrals with the school district to ensure the concern is being addressed and handled appropriately.

  • Secures the authorizations to release information form and facilitates sharing of information.

  • Notifies the referral source and other contacts as requested by the family via progress letter.

  • Appropriately and confidentially uses and discloses patient protected health information only as it applies to job functions, in amounts minimally necessary for intended purpose.

  • Follow procedures for coordination of CAPTA referrals with DHHS case worker.

  • Follow up on medical records and authorizations for ACCESS Nebraska.

  • Compiles CONNECT reports for Planning Regions Team (PRT), school district and services coordination meeting’s to assure continuous quality improvement activities with the overall goal of identifying gaps and barriers in the community.

  • Makes referrals to appropriate healthcare professionals, hospital and community resources as needed for the family.

  • Maintains database for all Early Development Network clients.

  • Communicates in a positive, professional, and effective manner, with clients, physician’s offices, outside agencies, to ensure timely referral of intake application and that State mandated timelines are adhered to.

  • Participates in staff meetings, training programs, workshops and conferences as required.

  • Performs value-added activities that result in positive financial performance and customer satisfaction

  • Upholds the Mission, Vision, and Values of ruralMED Management Resources.

  • Displays organizational values in all interaction with internal and external customers.

  • Demonstrates competency annually in assigned areas of work.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 5 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include those required to maintain a valid driver's license.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment includes traveling to the home of families and various meeting locations including schools. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens is minimal.


Required Education:

1. Knowledge of family systems model; community resources; empowerment theory; family centered services; interagency collaboration: affirming minority families and their cultural diversity at a level normally acquired through any continuation of training and/or experience.

2. Associates Degree in social/behavioral sciences is required, with preference for a Bachelors in Human Service or related field of study. Equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of required coursework/training.

3. Approximately 6 (six) to 12 (twelve) months experience working with families of children with special needs, young children, infants and toddlers; experience with a wide variety of community agencies that provide services to young children with disabilities and families; experience working with culturally diverse families, requires the ability to work with any age group, birth and above.


Licenses/Certifications Required:

  • Must have and maintain at all times, a valid Nebraska driver’s license and a good driving record.

  • Must be able to utilize own transportation during work time.