Health (medical and dental), mental health services, nutrition and child safety areas are an integral part of the larger system of services provided by Head Start/Early Head Start. They play an important part in supporting the goals of the program. This position is responsible for the facilitation of Health Services of the Head Start/Early Head Start program. This position is responsible for collaborating on the development of the program, tracking and record keeping, community relations and outreach. The position could involve provision of direct services in the health areas only if the individual is licensed, certified or registered as such in the state of service. This position is responsible for ensuring health procedures are preformed only by licensed/certified health professionals with ex expertise in serving young children and their families. This position provides content area training and technical supervision to other agency staff and ensures health services are supported by staff/consultants with training and experience in public health, nursing, health education, maternal and child health or health administration. The Family and Community Partnerships area of the Head Start/Early Head Start program plays an integral part of the larger system of services provided by head start/Early Head Start and plays an important part in supporting the goals of the program. This position is responsible for oversight and development of systems to provide opportunities and support for growth of Head Start/Early Head Start families so they can identify their own strengths, needs and interests and find their own solutions. Developing a parent and community volunteer program and being the lead on child abuse and neglect issues are also part of this positions responsibilities. Developing relationships with community partners, to whom families can be referred for services, is also a key function of this position. This position is responsible for ensuring Family and Community Partnership services are supported by staff and/or consultants with training and experience in field(s) related to social, human or family services.
Minimum requirement is a bachelor's degree in a Health or Nutrition field, Social Work, Human Services, Family Studies or other human services related field plus associated experience working with young children and families. One year supervisory/management experience required. Two years' experience in case management preferred. Experience working in public health or nutrition arena and working with low-income clients preferred. Experience and training in public health, nursing, health education, maternal and child health or health administrations preferred. Experience and knowledge of family-strengths/family-centered practice preferred.
This position is open until filled. CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applications may be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Please submit all completed applications to email@example.com or mail to CDI Head Start Serving South Norwalk, CT, PO Box 307, Norwalk, CT 06856. All applications mus be signed to be considered for employment.