The Lead Inclusion Specialist (LIS) is responsible for consultation, collaboration, and monitoring of children with special needs and/or disabilities who are enrolled in Allies programs, including providing supports in the classroom and at family childcare provider locations. This position works within an interdisciplinary team setting to ensure full inclusion of children with disabilities. The Lead Inclusion Specialist works closely with the Inclusion Specialist (IS) and Director of Inclusion Services (DIS), to ensure support for children with special needs and/or disabilities, monitor access to individualized services, and provide appropriate referrals to relevant community agencies to address developmental delays, as needed. The LIS will be responsible for tracking referrals from all Allies departments, and ensure that all children with ASQ screenings outside typical range are referred to Regional Center, and other supportive community services, as appropriate.
Allies for Every Child (Allies) exists to give at-risk children and children living in poverty the foundation they need to increase their life choices and lead fulfilling lives. For over 30 years, Allies has been providing thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education programs (including comprehensive Early Head Start services), family strengthening interventions, foster care and adoption services, and a range of vital, integrated services, including early childhood mental health, disabilities screenings, nutrition, dental and vision screenings, and pediatric health consultations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
$2500 SIGN-ON INCENTIVE BONUS
Pay Range: $25.00 – $31.00 per hour (In accordance with California law, the expected salary range for this California position. The actual compensation will be determined based on experience and other factors permitted by law.)
**REQUIRED: Bilingual in English and Spanish
FOR CONSIDERATION: Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Benefits Package offered including:
Allies for Every Child actively seeks candidates who reflect the rich diversity of the communities that we serve. We are committed to a work environment that embraces and promotes individuality and inclusion. We believe that diversity and inclusion of varied perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences are essential to our organization’s effectiveness, and allows us to serve our clients in the respectful, responsive, and understanding way that they deserve. We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, geography, socio-economic status and other unique attributes that make us who we are.
Allies for Every Child has achieved accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA). This means our programs, services, administration, and management have been rigorously evaluated and meet best practice standards. Visit www.COAnet.org to learn more about COA Accreditation.