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Family Resource Coordinator

When you join the staff of Whatcom Center for Early Learning (WCEL), you join a dedicated, mission-driven team of professionals who believe every child should have access to Early Support services and the opportunity to grow their skills and abilities. Our staff are passionate about our county-wide work with children and families with developmental delays and disabilities and aim to actively contribute to an equity-minded culture of appreciation and growth.

WCEL’s mission is to partner with families to provide high-quality, equitable, and comprehensive therapy and support services to children experiencing developmental delays and disabilities. Our vision is an equitable society where children with disabilities and their families thrive, experience meaningful connections, and have a deep understanding of their strengths and needs.

This position is located in beautiful Bellingham, WA. Bellingham is uniquely placed at the heart of the Pacific Northwest, nestled between the mountains and the sea. Living here you can discover your inner adventurer by exploring iconic cities, trying countless outdoor activities, and becoming part of a welcoming community.

Join our life-changing organization today!

Position Summary:

The Family Resources Coordinator (FRC) will develop, implement and coordinate comprehensive, family-centered Early Support services for children birth to three and their families under the provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, IDEA-Part C, Early Support Section and following the guidance of Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) and Whatcom Center for Early Learning (WCEL) guidelines. This position reports to the Lead Family Resources Coordinator of their respective house.

 

Locations: Each FRC works primarily out of Blue House (2001 H. Street Bellingham WA) or Brick House (2185 Ferndale Terrace Ferndale, WA) as assigned and remotely as necessary. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the process of initial referral to WCEL and evaluation for birth to three (3) Early Support services through Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) through the transition to school districts for children and families or other community resources.

  • Develop Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) in appropriate developmental skill areas for all program participants in partnership with parents/ caregivers and WCEL Primary Service Provider’s as part of an interdisciplinary Primary Coaching team.

  • Create and identify goals and functional outcomes for eligible children in partnership with parents and WCEL Primary Service Providers.

  • Include parents in all aspects of program services.

  • Coordinate each family’s Early Support services in natural environments through visits in family homes and other community settings.

  • Advocate for families through information sharing regarding rights and responsibilities, available community and county-wide resources and referrals to other professionals and/or service providers as needed and requested.

  • Collaborate with medical providers, social service agencies, cultural navigator, childcare centers, etc., to support families’ needs as applicable.

  • Participate in staff meetings and professional development opportunities.

  • Attend parent education sessions, Whatcom Infants and Children’s Council (WICC) quarterly meetings, panels or events, including WCEL family picnics, as scheduled.

  • Host interns and/or provide job shadowing opportunities, as applicable and in coordination with the supervisor.

  • Record and maintain all required data in the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) data management system according to regulations stated in WCEL contracts and best practices for Early Support programs.

  • Maintain hard copies of all family information, medical history, evaluation documentation, ongoing assessments, progress reports, six (6) and twelve (12) month reviews and transition reports in each child’s file at WCEL.

  • Document daily work hours in QuickBooks for billing purposes to WCEL funders for reimbursements for services rendered to eligible Whatcom County children and families.

  • Other duties as defined by the Lead FRC.

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Professional work habits (punctual, responsive, organized, ability to manage multiple projects, attention to detail).

  • Excellent communication and conflict management skills including via written, in-person and telephone.

  • Ability to prioritize effectively and handle multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously and strong organizational/record keeping skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with staff as a foundational team member.

 

Education and Knowledge

  • FRC training through ESIT/DCYF (can be completed after hiring)

  • DSHS background check approval

  • State of Washington driver’s license and reliable, insured vehicle

  • Awareness of resources and services in the community and Whatcom County

  • Experience as an Family Resource Coordinator and with home visits is preferred

  • Personal experience with infants and toddlers with special health care needs and their families (preference given to parent of a child with special needs)

Pay Range: $22-$25/hr DOE

 

Schedule: Full-Time

 

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@wcel.net

Please send your resume and cover letter describing your interest in our mission and how your work or life experience had prepared you for this role.