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Educational Program Specialist (Sponsor Funded Administrative)

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

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The Educational Program Specialist is one member of an interdisciplinary team of professionals who work directly with grandparents raising grandchildren, in parent-absent households. Home-based case management is the general service protocol; educational program specialist has a primary focus on serving families with grandchildren ages birth to five years who may be at risk for developmental delays.

Primary tasks include screening grandchildren for developmental delays using a standard screening tool, assisting grandparents with defining family goals, coordinating family referrals to local public agencies for treatment services, social service benefits, and/or other community resources, facilitating support group meetings with grandparents, and collaborating with diverse community agencies to meet family needs. Other required tasks include writing required intake summaries, service reports, and progress notes, providing parent education support materials, working collaboratively with other members of Project Healthy Grandparent’s (PHG) interdisciplinary team to address family needs. The person holding this position should be able to work independently with moderate supervision.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Provide monthly case management home visits with families. (Currently, due to COVID, home visits may be virtual until such time in-person visits are resumed)
  • Screen grandchildren ages birth to 5 years using the Ages & Stages Questionnaire
  • Refer grandchildren whose child development screen results suggest possible delays, for a comprehensive evaluation at the Neurodevelopmental Exposure Clinic at Emory University School of Medicine (ENEC)
  • Assist grandparents in completing the application process for the comprehensive developmental evaluation at Emory University
  • Accompany grandparents to ENEC when grandchild’s developmental testing results and recommendations are presented at the post-evaluation meeting
  • Provide case management services to grandparents to identify and acquire any necessary support services as recommended or prescribed by the clinicians at ENEC
  • Provide individual parenting education support services to families
  • Recommend/provide developmentally appropriate toys, books, or educational resources to grandchildren who could benefit from parent-child interaction activities
  • For grandchildren who are school age, work with grandparents and school personnel to ensure that appropriate Individual Education Plans (IEP) specify needed intervention services provided through the school system are current and implemented as prescribed
  • Prepare monthly program service reports, progress notes, and maintain accurate documentation on all services utilized by families using computer database and /or spreadsheet programs
  • Coordinate scheduling for service referrals and transportation for families, as needed
  • Interface with PHG’s interdisciplinary team (nurses and social workers) and other community partners (childcare providers, primary school educators, pediatric providers) to help families meet their planned goals
  • Attend departmental meetings, trainings, and workshops as required
  • Organize and facilitate monthly support group and parenting group meetings as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Bachelor's degree and one year of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

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Open until filled

College/Business Unit: School of Nursing and Health
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 10/19/21, 5:41:44 PM


Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.


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