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Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind
  • Position Number: 4603265
  • Location: Talladega, AL
  • Position Type: Human Resources

R-9660 Early Intervention Service Coordinator/Developmental Specialist -Office of Field Services Birmingham Regional Center- Re-Advertised

Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind

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R-9660 Reference# 3263415525125

Posting Date: September 15, 2023

Candidates who are blind or visually impaired and/or deaf or hard of hearing are encouraged to apply for this position and may be given preference in hiring as permitted by federal laws. Information related to disability is not required, and if disclosed voluntarily, will be used only in AIDB's efforts to create opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Non-disclosure will not subject any applicant to adverse treatment.

POSITION: Early Intervention Service Coordinator/Developmental Specialist

Office of Field Services - Birmingham Regional Center


Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) is the world's most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service program serving individuals of all ages who are deaf, blind, deafblind and multidisabled and their families. Founded in 1858, AIDB serves more than 36,000 infants, toddlers, children, adults and seniors with hearing and vision loss throughout Alabama each year.

Our services literally span a lifetime including five campuses in Talladega, ten regional centers located in Birmingham, Dothan, Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Shoals, Opelika and Decatur with programs that range from early and senior intervention, traditional and nontraditional education services in residential and outreach settings and a manufacturing facility that is the state's largest employer of adults who are blind and deaf.


You will play a vital role to ensure that AIDB's culture is reinforced and that employees feel connected, recognized and proud to be a part of the company. You will play a vital role in the lives of our consumers and be a part of the miracles that happen every day at AIDB. This will be accomplished by demonstrating flexibility, positive attitude and professional maturity.


Our employees are among the organization's most valuable assets and resources. We share compassion for leveling the playing field for all. Our mission makes AIDB a unique place to work. Service Coordinators & Developmental Specialists serve as team members with other service providers to help children and their families obtain needed services.

  • Hold Bachelor's or Master's degree with certification in Hearing or Vision impairment.

  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, or related human service fields accepted by Alabama's Early Intervention System's (AEIS) document, "Personnel Standards for Alabama's Early Intervention System"
  • Certification of "Journey through Early Intervention in Alabama-Level I" and "Message ReVITALIZED: Journey Level II" after three (3) months of employment
  • Documentation as "Alabama Approved" in conducting the Routines Based Interview (RBI) and in Routines Based Home Visiting (RBHV) within twelve (12) months of employment.
  • A sign language proficiency level of SURVIVAL must be obtained within the first twenty-four (24) months of employment

  • Maintain program compliance with Alabama's Early Intervention System (AEIS) through the Monitoring Review process
  • Accept and process referrals in a timely manner
  • Maintain records and documentation in a timely and organized manner in compliance with AIDB and AEIS standards
  • Attend required workshops and participate in training through other sources based on identified individual and program training needs
  • Complete appropriate Medicaid training/maintain required Medicaid documentation
  • Coordinate the timely provision of Early Intervention services across agency lines
  • Serve as a team member with other staff, therapists and service providers
  • Serve as the single point of contact in helping parents obtain needed services, advocating on behalf of the needs and rights of children and their families
  • Facilitate and participate in the development, review, and evaluation of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), inclusive of Six-Month Reviews, Annual Reviews, and Transition Plans
  • Coordinate planned interaction of personnel, materials and time and space that leads to achieving the outcomes on the child's IFSP
  • Coordinate the performance of evaluations and assessments
  • Provide the family with information, skills and supports related to enhancing the child's development of skills
  • Work with the child to enhance the child's development
  • Plan home visits, parent workshops and play groups
  • Complete Next Step Forms that are in compliance with Alabama's Early Intervention System (AEIS) Monitoring Reviews
  • Collect data on child and parent progress; compile progress reports to determine accountability for direct/consultative instruction
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Upon offer of employment, the applicant must submit to a fingerprint background check at an agency designated and paid by AIDB."

SALARY: $48,624 - $67,756 Scale E3 Rank 56

207 Days

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance available
  • TRS retirement
  • Deferred compensation options available
  • Paid time off

This is a non-exempt position and is subject to overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Direct Deposit is required.

This is an exempt position, and is not subject to overtime

provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.


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