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Coordinator of Children’s Services (209983)

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Topeka (Full-Time)

Posted: Aug 16, 2023


Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has a Coordinator of Children’s Services opening in Topeka. This position demonstrates a commitment to maintaining an up-to-date understanding of relevant federal and state laws and regulations. Effectively manages and oversees annual or special compliance review processes in strict adherence to state and federal guidelines and the established monitoring plan. Diligently monitors all timelines, providing comprehensive and well-informed written and verbal guidance to programs. Takes ownership of developing and maintaining a thorough report compilation encompassing all Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) reviews. Proactively tracks and address ongoing compliance issues and concerns, employing corrective action plans as necessary. Ensures the accurate compilation and dissemination of annual determinations, promptly issuing findings of non-compliance when warranted. Maintain ongoing oversight of programs with current compliance findings, promptly releasing findings upon successful compliance restoration. Fosters direct collaboration with programs, providing dedicated support in resolving compliance-related concerns. Provides articulate and constructive written feedback to each program, addressing compliance-related issues with attentiveness and professionalism. Supports the Program Coordinator in the meticulous drafting of federal compliance reports, and promptly furnishes compliance-related documentation to federal officials upon request.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

Exhibit unwavering commitment to driving year-over-year performance improvements as mandated by the Office of Special Education, actively partnering with local programs to achieve defined objectives. Collaborate closely with local programs to develop and update comprehensive continuous improvement plans, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and priorities. Assume a leadership role in driving quality improvement initiatives in collaboration with the Program Coordinator, Kansas Inservice Training System, and local programs. Display a meticulous approach to monitoring and analyzing data related to services and child outcomes, with special attention to traditionally underserved populations. Vigilantly identify inequities in services and child outcomes, particularly among traditionally underserved populations, working diligently with state and community partners to ascertain root causes and develop strategies to address these disparities, as mandated by the Office of Special Education. Proactively cultivate and foster cooperative relationships with stakeholders and state/community partners, collectively striving to mitigate and eliminate service and outcome inequities.

Attend state, regional, and national meetings as assigned, ensuring the prompt and effective dissemination of essential information to Part C staff and local projects. Embrace a continuous learning mindset by actively participating in skill-building courses, conferences, seminars, and workshops, thereby enhancing professional development, and fostering growth. Contribute meaningfully to special projects assigned by the coordinator, approaching these tasks with a sense of responsibility and dedication.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Seven years of experience in child services. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.


The minimum level of education and experience required to perform the job.

  • High School, GED

Licensing & Certification: 

  • Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Any additional skills, experiences, or qualifications that would be beneficial, but aren’t strictly necessary.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, Social Work, or related field.
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Understanding of local, state, and federal laws relating to early intervention.
  • Experience related to program monitoring and continuous improvement.
  • Experience in development and evaluation of policies and procedures.
  • Understanding of Early Childhood Education and of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the related state and federal statutes and regulations.

About the Position: 

  • Who can apply: Anyone (External)
  • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
  • Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes

Employment Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

How to Apply:

Specific instructions for applying, which might include submitting a resume, cover letter, list of references, or completing an online application.

  • Please include the Job ID number (209983) when emailing.

Job Application Process:  Only applications submitted within our State of Kansas Careers Portal will be considered.

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  • Complete or update your contact information on the State of Kansas Careers Portal > My Contact Information page. *This information is included on all your job applications.
  • Upload required documents listed for each specific job posting.
  • Start your draft job application, upload other required documents, and Submit when it is complete.
    • Manage your draft and submitted applications on the Careers> My Job Applications page.
  • Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.
    • Email – sent to the Preferred email on the My Contact Information page
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Contact Information:

[email protected]

Salary Range

$ $21.13 to $23.31