Health Coordinator Carlsbad HS

  • Eddy
  • Hourly

JOB SUMMARY:

The Health Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the implementation and administration of the Health content area of the Head Start Program in such a way as to ensure quality as defined by the Head Start Performance Standards. He/she will receive instruction, training, supervision, and evaluations from the Site/Area Supervisor and Health/Nutrition Manager. (Carlsbad Position)

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development, Social Services, Human Relations, Social Science, Psychology or related field
    OR
  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development, Social Services, Human Relations, Social Science, Psychology or related field AND one (1) year work experience in early childhood, social work, parent education, family studies, health or related field
    OR
  • High School Diploma or GED AND three (3) years work experience in early childhood, social work, parent education, family studies, health or related field.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Must be proficient in computer skills including knowledge of a word processing program and a spreadsheet program.
  • Certification of First Aide and CPR within the first 2 months of beginning employment and updated as required.
  • Knowledge of family health care and nutrition.
  • Knowledge and expertise in parenting skills, child development, adult learning principles, family dynamics, and the principles of child health, safety and nutrition.
  • Clerical skills including, but not limited to: filing; proper telephone etiquette; operating a personal computer, fax, copier, 10-key, etc.
  • Warm and friendly personality. Compassionate in accomplishing the objectives and goals of the Head Start Program.
  • Ability to express self in a clear, concise, understandable manner, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to gain and maintain the confidence of Head Start families.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Successful completion of program required checks/testing such as: criminal records check, employment history, physical exam, T.B. test, and drug/alcohol screening.
  • Must have own transportation, a valid driver’s license, clear driving record, and current vehicle liability insurance.

ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS: 

  • Ability to express self, in English, in a clear, concise, understandable manner, both orally and in writing.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred).
  • Ability to gain and uphold the confidence and trust of Head Start families.
  • Ability to interact with children and adults in a positive, courteous and professional manner.

Requirements that must be satisfied prior to attaining REGULAR employment status:
1. Three Professional References
2. Proof of High School Diploma/GED/CDA/Educational Credentials/Degree (Per Job Requirement)
3. Drug and Alcohol Pre-screen Test (Per Job Requirement)
4. TB Test Results
5. Local Police Report
6. Child Abuse and Criminal Background Checks (Finger Prints will be taken and Processed)
7. Valid Driver’s License
8. Clear Driving Record
9. Proof of Current Vehicle Liability Insurance
10. Proof of US Citizenship, or eligibility to work in the US.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Consistently ~ Occupation requires this approximately 66% – 100% of the time

  • Handles problems appropriately within scope of knowledge and using good judgment.
  • Responsible for the scheduling and conducting of (or assisting in the scheduling and conducting of) health screening including evaluations, follow-up appointments, transportation, etc. Instruct the child/family regarding good health habits and familiarizes the children as to the procedures prior to the delivery of service by health providers.
  • Assists in the enrollment of a child, including a review of immunization records and pertinent medical records.
  • Ensures that copies of Medicaid/insurance cards and completed/signed consent forms are on file for use when necessary.
  • Coordinates/advocates with health providers in seeking health services in and out-of-town for children and their families.
  • Provides Head Start families with medical/health assistance information and makes referrals to service providers.
  • Assists parents with the scheduling of their child’s physical and dental exams as well as establishing a medical home for the children and their families.
  • Consults regularly with the other staff member to gain useful information relative to the children and families.
  • Maintains program plans and written reports as needed.
  • Active in an on-going self and program assessment in order to participate in the continuous improvement of personal skills and program enhancement. Participates in workshops, in-service training and make use of all personal and professional growth opportunities. Participates in a minimum of 24 annual hours of training during one program year as per the NM State Licensing regulations.
  • Carries out any and all other assignments to meet the goals and objectives of the SNMCAC and the Head Start program.
  • Serves as a role model for employees, children, parents, clients and community partners.
  • Maintains good work habits through timeliness and low absenteeism.
  • Punctual at all times.
  • Develops and maintains a positive, professional attitude and working relationship with the staff, clients and community.
  • Facilitates open communication with employees, parents, clients and community partners.
  • Knowledge of SNMCAC and Head Start policies, procedures, performance standards and NM state licensing regulations.
  • Complies with SNMCAC’s Confidentiality Policy assuring that the program, children, family and employee records and information are protected at all times.
  • Understands, accepts, implements and promotes SNMCAC’s Mission Statement, program goals, philosophy and objectives.
    Frequently ~ Occupation requires this approximately 33% – 66% of the time:
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times.
  • Applies knowledge and skills to achieve quality results.
  • Responds to changing circumstances.
  • Assures compliance with scheduled deadlines (without reminder).
  • Has the initiative to work independently.
  • Trains, instructs, supervises, and evaluates the Health Assistant and monitor their work.
  • Responsible for scheduling and conducting monthly health related training for students, parents and staff.
  • Inputs and maintains up-to-date data in the children’s tracking systems including HSFIS, hard-copy files/health data tracking log.
  • Maintains ALL parent contact information in written form.
  • Develops and maintains a positive, professional working relationship with staff.
  • Develops and maintains positive communications with parents, staff members, and visitors.
  • Carries out any and all other assignments to meet the goals and objectives of the SNMCAC and the Head Start program.
    Occasionally ~ Occupation requires this up to 33% of the time:
  • Prepares and submits a detailed monthly report and tracking log to the Health/Nutrition Manager.
  • Inputs and maintains updated all of the children’s data in the child tracking systems (the HSFIS program, hard-copy fields, and health data tracking log). (Coordinator’s have a much lighter caseload.)
  • Prepares and distributes a child’s health summary to each child’s parent/guardian at the end of each program year.
  • Conducts home visits, as needed.
  • Provides First Aide. Contacts parents/guardians, when and if necessary.
  • Prepares and submits information to the appropriate individual for the monthly newsletter.
  • Submits monthly reports to the Site/Area Supervisor and/or Health/Nutrition Manager on or before the due date.
  • Assists with public relations (news release, parent contact, civic organizations, etc.) as needed.
  • Participates with teachers, parents and other Head Start staff in the development and utilization of the health related areas of the Individualized Education Plan and works cooperatively with the teachers, staff members and parents.
  • Must be willing to substitute in the classroom as needed.
  • Attends all Head Start functions, meetings, training, programs, etc., day or evening, locally or out-of-town as directed by supervisor. Some out-of-town travel is overnight.
  • Make self-knowledgeable of SNMCAC and Head Start polices and procedures, Head Start Performance Standard and New Mexico Licensing regulations.
  • Participates in on-going self and program assessment in order to enhance personal skill and program development/improvement.
  • Participates in workshops, in-service training, as well as, other personal and professional growth opportunities.
  • Attends all required/assigned local and out-of-town Head Start functions, training and staff meetings.
  • Documents and reports any signs of the following: child abuse and neglect, illness or accidents and reports families who appear to have special needs in accordance with agency policies and procedures.