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Early Intervention Official Designee, Bureau of Early Intervention

Early Intervention Official Designee, Bureau of Early Intervention

Posted on: 10/31/2023
  1. Full-time



  1. No exam required


Early Intervention

$56,625.00 – $56,625.00

Job Description

This vacancy has now expired.

Established in 1805, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (the NYC Health Department) is the oldest and largest health department in the country. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of all New Yorkers, in service of a vision of a city in which all New Yorkers can realize their full health potential, regardless of who they are, how old they are, where they are from, or where they live.

As a world-renowned public health agency with a history of building transformative public health programming and infrastructure, innovating in science and scholarship to advance public health knowledge, and responding to urgent public health crises from New York City’s yellow fever outbreak in 1822, to the COVID-19 pandemic we are a hub for public health innovation, expertise, and programs, and services. We serve as the population health strategist, and policy, and planning authority for the City of New York, while also having a vast impact on national and international public policy, including programs and services focused on food and nutrition, anti-tobacco support, chronic disease prevention, HIV/AIDS treatment, family and child health, environmental health, mental health, and racial and social justice work, among others.

Our Agency’s five strategic priorities, building off a recently-completed strategic planning process emerging from the COVID-19 emergency, are:
1) To re-envision how the Health Department prepares for and responds to health emergencies, with a focus on building a “response-ready” organization, with faster decision-making, transparent public communications, and stronger surveillance and bridges to healthcare systems 2) Address and prevent chronic and diet-related disease, including addressing rising rates of childhood obesity and the impact of diabetes, and transforming our food systems to improve nutrition and enhance access to healthy foods
3) Address the second pandemic of mental illness including: reducing overdose deaths, strengthening our youth mental health systems, and supporting people with serious mental illness
4) Reduce black maternal mortality and make New York a model city for women’s health
5) Mobilize against and combat the health impacts of climate change

Our 7,000-plus team members bring extraordinary diversity to the work of public health. True to our value of equity as a foundational element of all of our work, and a critical foundation to achieving population health impact in New York City, the NYC Health Department has been a leader in recognizing and dismantling racism’s impacts on the health of New Yorkers and beyond. In 2021, the NYC Board of Health declared racism as a public health crisis. With commitment to advance anti-racist public health practices that dismantle systems that perpetuate inequitable power, opportunity and access, the NYC Health Department continues to work in and with communities and community organizations to increase their access to health services and decrease avoidable health outcomes.


The Division of Family and Child Health (DFCH) of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is charged with the creation and oversight of programs, policies, services, and environments that support physical and socio-emotional health, and promote primary and reproductive health services, health equity, social justice, safety and well-being for New York City families and children.

The division is comprised of the Bureau of Maternal Infant Reproductive Health, the Bureau of Early Intervention, the Office of School Health, and the Bureau of Administration.

The vision of the DFCH is that every child, woman, and family recognizes their power and is given the opportunity to reach their full health and developmental potential.

We encourage qualified applicants with demonstrated commitment to social justice, particularly racial, gender, and LGBTQI+ equity to apply.


Facilitate IFSP meetings with families, interventionists and service coordinators in a manner consistent with SDOH regulations and NYC EIP policies and procedures, within mandated timelines, using Microsoft Outlook and NYEIS (New York Early Intervention System, the NYS EI IT system) for data entry, case processing and other activities.

Ensure the accurate completion of other procedures as delineated in the NYC Policy and Procedure Manual and NYS Regulations.

Ensure the completion of all necessary documentation relating to the evaluation and IFSP process, including service and billing paperwork to ensure continued services for Early Intervention (EI) children.

Respond to, prepare for and attend/participate in mediations/fair hearings as assigned.

Attend regularly scheduled meetings inside and outside of the Regional Office as directed.

Communicate with EI providers, families, service coordinators and other colleagues in a professional manner.

Report concerns and submit requests for technical assistance to supervisor and other units within the Bureau as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualification Requirements
1. A Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Engineering, or Social Sciences, Health Care Specialization, Physical Sciences or related programs; and
A minimum of four years of progressive, responsible, experience related to Health Care Program Planning, Research, Design, Operation, Evaluation and Analysis; or

2. A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Public or Hospital Administration, Health Care Specialization, Business Administration or related disciplines; and
A minimum of three years progressive, responsible, experience directly related to health care program planning, research, design, operation, evaluation and analysis; or

3. A satisfactory equivalent combination or training, education and experience; and
4. Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication.

Preferred Skills

Preference will be given to individuals who understand child development and handicapping conditions, in addition to having knowledge of services for young children, and of family-centered services. The candidate must have good communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines. Knowledge of Early Intervention (EI) regulations is also an asset.
Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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