Early Intervention Supervisor Job at Felton Institute, San Francisco, CA

  • Felton Institute
  • San Francisco, CA

Job Description

Job Description:

Early Intervention and Inclusion Supervisor

Feltons Early Care and Education Programs

Agency Overview

Founded in 1889, the Felton is the oldest nonsectarian, nonprofit social services provider in the City and County of San Francisco and the Bay Area. Rooted in equity, our mission is to transform the quality of life and promote social justice to accelerate community-led change. Our vision is to drive positive and sustainable community-led change where all have equitable access to innovative, high-quality, evidence-informed services.

Division Description
Feltons Children, Youth, Family, and Transitional Age Youth division offers comprehensive, early care and education, family support, and mental health services across San Francisco to over 400 families.??

Via a two-generation approach,?Feltons Family Support services promote strong families and optimal development for their children by focusing on the Strengthening Families Framework. The primary function of the family supports The Five Protective Factors;?parental resilience, increase social connections, increase knowledge of parenting and child development, providing concrete support in times of need, and supporting social-emotional competence in young children.? This approach serves as a one-stop integrated service continuum, supporting families to address their needs largely under one roof, with a core group of staff with whom they can build trusting, supportive relationships.??

ECE Programs
Felton Institute has been providing comprehensive Early Care and Education (ECE) services in San Francisco since 1971. Felton now has ECE programs in SFs Mission, Bayview, and Visitacion Valley neighborhoods; and offers a school-readiness program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers (2 weeks to 5 years old). Feltons ECE programs include 4 infants, 7 toddler, and 11 preschool classrooms, which serve approximately 400 children, full day/ year-round. These multicultural, educational classrooms provide a nurturing, developmentally challenging, and inclusive environment for very young children of low/moderate-income families. We are committed to inclusive, positive environments that build on childrens positive self-esteem and self-image.

Early Intervention and Inclusion Programs
To meet the needs of young children with delays or disabilities, Felton Institute provides an array of Early Intervention programs that are funded through various funding streams including private funders, SFUSD, Golden Gate Regional Center and the Department of Early Childhood. These programs are geared towards infants and toddlers who may be at risk or who have a developmental delay or disability. Additionally, Felton offers preschool inclusion services that include 1:1 specialized instruction, Speech and Language Therapy, case management, and social skills groups designed to meet the needs of preschoolers who have Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) or those who require the extra support.

The opportunity:

Felton Institute is seeking a passionate and experienced Early Intervention & Inclusion (EII) Supervisor to join our team. In this role, you will lead efforts to enhance Feltons coordinated and integrated system of care for children with special needs aged 0-5. This is one of several positions that offers a unique opportunity to shape and enhance critical components of San Franciscos System of Care for Early Intervention and Specialized Services, with a focus on these two key areas: Care Coordination & Individualized Support Services and Developmental Playgroups. This role will lead the implementation of care coordination and developmental playgroup services for children up to 5 years old who demonstrate developmental concerns but do not qualify for formal early intervention programs. Along with the EII Leadership Team, the EIIS is responsible for implementation of an integrated Care Coordination system that supports all children within Feltons ECE programs and FRCs with being linked to appropriate, high quality developmental services.

Role Philosophy:

  • Embrace the belief that children are competent and capable of positive developmental outcomes, deserving high expectations.
  • Focus on care coordination and collaborative of efforts to support all children served by Felton with being linked to necessary, developmentally appropriate services
  • Acknowledge that children develop at different rates and require inclusive and accommodating environments to experience optimal growth.
  • Recognize that children thrive within the context of their family, culture, and community, and actively integrate diverse cultural and community components into playgroup designs.

Position Overview:

The Early Intervention and Inclusion Supervisor (EIIS) will be responsible for overseeing care coordination and developmental playgroup services for children 0-5 years old. The EIIS will lead developmental playgroup services for children who may be experiencing developmental concerns or delays, particularly those from low-income communities of color. These playgroups aim to provide accessible, culturally responsive, and developmentally appropriate play opportunities where diverse identities can be explored and reflected. They are intended for children at risk for developmental issues or exhibiting mild to moderate delays, who may not meet the requirements for formal early intervention programs. You will also be responsible for the implementation of Parents Connect groups that occur during the Play Groups. Along with the EII Leadership team, you will have the opportunity to design the curriculum for these groups. As an EIIS, you will be responsible for strategizing ways to actively engage parents in supporting their children's development during play sessions and beyond. You will also be responsible for the Care Coordination services offered to all children with special needs across our 4 ECE sites including the Playgroup families. This EIIS will be responsible for working with the EII Leadership team to achieve full implementation of the Care Coordination model during the first pilot year, with the goal of having 100% of Feltons ECE and FRC families linked to appropriate developmental services and supports.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Design and Content Development:

  • Design engaging and stimulating play content aligned with developmental domains, age groups and specific and targeted skills.
  • Develop culturally responsive play opportunities that reflect the diversity of the community.
  • Provide home-based activity handouts or resources in multiple languages to parents and caregivers, including digitally enabled play content [Sparkler & ASQ] organized by age group and skills.
  • Design the Parents Connect Curriculum to happen concurrently with playgroups
  • Obtain, maintain, and distribute materials and supplies required for playgroup activities at designated sites and children's homes
  • In collaboration with the EII Leadership team, design and implement care coordination processes and procedures for all Felton ECE and YFRC families

Implementation and Facilitation:

  • Oversee Parent Connect ensuring that activities align with developmental objectives.
  • Provide guidance and support to playgroup instructors, trainers, or facilitators on child development principles and playgroup dynamics.
  • Coordinate the setup and logistics of playgroup sessions at various locations throughout the community.
  • Ensure all Felton ECE and FRC families receive care coordination services that result in children being linked to appropriate developmental care this includes intake, referrals and receiving services.

Monitoring and Assessment:

  • Oversee developmental screening tools before and after playgroup sessions to track children's progress using the ASQ and other age-appropriate screening tools
  • Oversee children's participation and engagement during playgroup activities, noting any developmental progress.
  • Address developmental concerns and design play content around specific developmental objectives.
  • Provide phone consultation to playgroup parents and caregivers as needed
  • Collect feedback from parents and caregivers regarding the effectiveness of playgroup sessions via pre-and post surveys, qualitative feedback.
  • Monitor, review and collect feedback on Developmental Playgroups, Care Coordination services including the Family Support Plans, Family Needs Assessment and Transition Plan
  • Ensure all documentation is complete, adequate and timely

Coordination and Collaboration:

  • Coordinate with other service providers and agencies around Care Coordination and Playgroups
  • Maintain conducive physical spaces for developmental play or host playgroup sessions at identified sites, ensuring accessibility for parents and children.
  • Coordinate with outside entities for playgroup referrals, particularly for children requiring intensive support or interventions.
  • Collaborate with partners in the Early Intervention and Specialized Services System of Care to implement and streamline referral procedures for families.

Parent Engagement and Support:

  • Engage parents and caregivers in playgroup activities and provide guidance on supporting their child's development at home.
  • Facilitate Parents Connect groups
  • Communicate expectations to parents regarding their involvement in playgroup sessions and follow-up activities.
  • Offer resources and information to parents to enhance their understanding of child development, early intervention and play-based learning.

Quality Assurance

  • Ensure adherence to program guidelines, protocols, and quality standards in service delivery.
  • In collaboration with Supervisor/Directors conduct regular reviews and audits of program activities to assess effectiveness, identify areas for improvement, and implement corrective actions as necessary

Evaluation, Reporting and Continuous Improvement:

  • Participate in the evaluation of developmental playgroup, care coordination effectiveness and outcomes.
  • Collect and analyze data to assess the impact of developmental playgroup and care coordination services on children's developmental progress.
  • Provide input on ways to improve developmental playgroups content and delivery based on evaluation findings.


  • Supervises a team consisting of EIs, EII Care Coordinators and Parent fellows.
  • Provides regular guidance and supervision to staff using a Reflective Supervision Lens
  • Manages performance issues as they occur
  • Approves time and attendance and leave request

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bilingual Spanish Speaker-HIGHLY PREFERRED
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in early childhood education, special education, or a related field, with a focus on children with developmental delays or disabilities.
  • Proven experience in care coordination, case management, and family support.
  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university program in Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education, Inclusive Education, or other education-related or social science field preferred.
  • Credentialed or licensed eligible preferred.
  • Masters Degree in related field-HIGHLY PREFERRED
  • At least 2 years of supervisory and management experience
  • Experience with program implementation and program design
  • Must pass Department of Justice Fingerprint screening
  • Fingerprinting Clearance DOJ/FBI & Clearance Child Abuse Index
  • Current Immunizations (TB, Influenza, MMR, Pertussis) and Physical Health Screening (every 2 years thereafter)
  • Provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination +Booster
  • Current CPR & First Aid Certificate (every 2 years thereafter)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Principles and practices of referral, evaluation, intervention, ongoing assessment and transition for children and families from Early Intervention
  • Federal laws (IDEA Part C) governing early intervention and how those laws are implemented in California
  • Knowledge about community-based organization and resource development
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention and prevention principles and practices
  • Familiarity with SFUSD, early childhood special education services, and other special services providers in the local area
  • Good understanding of current issues and best practices in the fields of Early Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education, Inclusion, and family support
  • Understanding of typical growth and development of children throughout their lifespan, with specific knowledge about atypical development and risks
  • Ability to lift 25 40 pounds as needed every day; this includes children and equipment
  • Ability to bend, stoop, sit on floor, lower, and raise self from floor during classroom activities, and to use both hands to grasp securely on a consistent basis. Can move quickly when responding to an emergency
  • Awareness of and ability to address the culturally unique needs of the target population
  • Competent computer skills, including working knowledge and use of Microsoft Word Processing, Microsoft Office, Excel and other online tracking databases
  • Strong verbal, written, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential information
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries with clients/staff.
  • Able to work effectively in an organizational setting; understands how to utilize the chain of command to resolve problems and bring program development ideas forward; is able to proactively collaborate with other supervisors, consultants, and directors to ensure the best possible training for staff and service delivery for clients.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and to work effectively as a team member
  • Ability to be a team player with a welcoming attitude
  • Must be available to work a schedule of 10-6pm at least 3 days per week.
  • Night and weekends required as needed (infrequent)

Why Join Felton Institute?

Impact: Play a pivotal role in shaping the future of early intervention and specialized services for young children with special needs in San Francisco.
Innovation: Be part of a forward-thinking organization that embraces evidence-based practices and innovative approaches to service delivery.
Community: Work within a supportive and dynamic team committed to making a difference in the lives of children and families.
Professional Growth: Benefit from ongoing professional development opportunities and the chance to contribute to cutting-edge programs and initiatives.

Additional Information:

Division: Children, Youth, Family & Transitional Age Youth Division

Reports to: Early Intervention & Inclusion Director

SEND RESUMES TO: "jobs@felton.org"

Job Tags

Local area, Night shift, Weekend work, 3 days per week,

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