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POE Manager / District Child Evaluation Specialist - Friday, November 14, 2014
November 14, 2014

POE Manager / District Child Evaluation Specialist – This is a contract position located at the First Steps office in Ashland (Summitt Plaza).
Supervision of POE staff: service coordinators and support staff; Oversight of the day-to-day operations of the POE in compliance with the Scope of Work from the Health Department Memorandum of Agreement; Implementation of First Steps policy and procedures, including State Performance Plan indicators; Implementation and resolution of Corrective Action Plans issued by the State Lead Agency; Ensure POE representation on the District Early Intervention Committee and help facilitate the provision of information to the committee; Coordination of effective child find and provider recruitment activities with the District Early Intervention Committee; Conduct or ensure screenings are completed for children referred to First Steps for suspicion of a developmental delay using a Cabinet-approved screening protocol; Conduct or ensure completion of a five area assessment using a Cabinet-approved, criterion referenced instrument for children referred to the POE who have a diagnosed establish risk condition; Conduct or ensure completion of an initial evaluation using Cabinet-approved instruments on children referred to the POE suspected of having a significant developmental delay; Collaborate with the service coordinator to determine the disciplines needed for eligibility determination, and assist in the coordination of the multidisciplinary evaluation/assessment and any further assessment when/if needed; Monitor the implementation of IFSPs, including changes to the IFSP, and facilitate the record review process for the district.
Minimum Education, Training or Experience: Meet the minimum highest entry-level requirement for one of the professions identified in 902 KAR 30:150 Section 2 (1) (b), (c), (d), (f), (i), (j), (l), (m) or (p); and four years’ work experience in an early childhood education capacity or community health agency that serves families with children birth through five (5) years of age in a position which the following skills and competencies have been demonstrated:
a. Strong interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal;
b. Ability to create and maintain accurate reports;
c. Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently, meet deadlines, work independently, and exercise good judgment; and
d. Establish collaboration and leadership while working with families and service providers.
Two years of the experience shall demonstrate progressive responsibility in a supervisory or management capacity in a community or public health organization. In addition , the individual must have two years experience working directly with young children birth through two years of age including children with disabilities or atypical development; and
One year experience in using standardized instruments and procedures to evaluate infants and toddlers birth through two, completed as part of formal training or supervised practice.
The two years of experience with children can be concurrent with the supervisory experience.

Starting Salary: $20.00/hr - Excellent fringe benefit package.

Applications may be obtained at the Gateway District Health Department, PO Box 555, Owingsville, KY 40360 or

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business November 26, 2014 to Gateway District Health Department.
Resume will not substitute for completed application.

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Gateway District Health Department

P.O. Box 555
Gudgell Avenue
Owingsville, Kentucky 40360 

The Gateway District Health Department exists to protect people's health and well being.  Through our programs and services, we hope to prevent injury and illness, promote good health practices, keep the environment safe and clean, and help you enjoy a long, high quality, and healthy life. If you need to contact us about our programs and services, you may call us at our district office or at any of our four county health centers.  The phone numbers are:

  • Gateway District Health Department: 606-674-6396 Fax: 606-674-3071
  • Bath County Health Center: 606-674-2731
  • Menifee County Health Center: 606-768-2151
  • Morgan County Health Center: 606-743-3744
  • Rowan County Health Center: 606-784-8954 

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