Job Summary: Monitor and document the child health services for Head Start/Early Head Start/ECEAP classrooms, implement parent health education program, and help track staff health status.
Essential Job Functions:
- Complete and monitor the health portion of enrollment for families and children.
- Work with families and staff to obtain needed health coverage and medical home.
- Work with families and staff to ensure children obtain needed immunizations, screenings and exams on schedule.
- Screen children for vision, hearing, and growth.
- Develop plan with parents and staff for classroom care of children with special health care needs.
- Evaluate all health information for needed follow-up or referral and support family in obtaining follow-up services.
- Participate in family staffings and initiate special staffings when needed.
- Ensure there is ongoing two-way communication with parents about their child's health status.
- Monitor and track all health services and outcomes in planning for individual child.
- Maintain up to date health records for each child and provide transition summary when child leaves program.
- Participate in the Direct Service Team and assist in carrying out Team responsibilities when needed.
- Develop and/or distribute parent health education materials.
Other Job Functions
- Participate in meetings, training, and community activities as requested.
- Job presence.
- Cooperation with management team members.
- Uphold and assist in enforcing administrative regulations and board policy.
- Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect children, staff, equipment, materials, and facilities.
- Requires the use of multiple communication and technology systems, which may include electronic mail, computers, document cameras, smart boards and web-based resources.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following conditions:
Significant: standing, walking, sitting, talking, hearing, handling paperwork, color vision, peripheral/depth perception, ability to adjust focus
Frequent: vision, driving, climbing, kneeling, squatting, crawling, reaching above the shoulder, carrying, repetitive motion, use of personal computer/phone, looking at computer monitor
Occasional: lifting, pushing/pulling, use of fax machine/calculator/vacuum cleaner
Required Education and Experience:
- AA degree in health, social or human service field.
- Experience (paid or volunteer) in pediatric or community health work.
- Two years experience (paid or volunteer) working with low income families with preschool age children.
- Experience working with families from diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
- Experience working as a team in providing services.
Required Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities:
- Must have good human relations and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to keep confidentiality and show initiative when appropriate.
- Demonstrated competency in verbal and written skills
- Ability to work in partnership with parents.
- Knowledge of needs of families with preschool children.
- Computer skills or willingness to learn.
- Good organizational skills.
- Ability to maintain an accurate and confidential record-keeping system.
- Ability to perform accurate, reliable health screenings on schedule and consistently document results in the child’s file.
- Ability to travel; reliable transportation and Washington State driver’s license.
Required Licenses and/or Certifications:
- None required
To apply: Visit www.oesd114.org and complete the on-line application.