Service Coordinator Requirements

  •  A bachelors degree or higher in human services, behavioral science, social science or health related field or a current license as a Registered Nurse
  • Be an employee of a Child and Family Connections office
  • Complete the Early Intervention Credential Application
    • The DCFS Authorization for Background Check, the Fingerprint-Based Background Check, and the National Sex Offender Registry Check must be completed and approved before a credential will be issued.

A 3-month Temporary credential will be issued crediting any Core Knowledge Hours earned from official college transcripts. The following trainings must be taken and certificates sent to Provider Connections by the expiration date:

  • Online System Overview Follow-Up
  • Online Service Coordination Training
  • Online Service Coordination Blended/Cohort Training

Within 18 months of the Temporary credential being issued, Service Coordinators must document the completion of educational experiences as approved by the Department that include at least 2 semester college hours of, or the equivalent (30 clock hours or CEU credit hours) in, each of the following EI core knowledge content areas:

  • Development of Young Children, Typical (15 clock hours) and Atypical (15 clock hours)
  • Working with Families of Young Children with Disabilities
  • Intervention Strategies for Young Children with Special Needs
  • Assessment of Young Children with Special Needs

And the Consultation Verification Form, documenting 240 hours of consultation .

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