Early Childhood Job Center

Posting Date:
06/07/2017
Closing Date:
07/01/2017
Job Title:
Health Nutrition Advocate Part-Day, Part-Year - Bremerton
Job Position:
Family
Organization:
Olympic Educational Service District 114
Email Address:
City/Area:
Bremerton
State:
WA
Zip Code:
98312
Duties:

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.

Working Environment:

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

Qualifications:

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
Instructions:

To apply:  Visit www.oesd114.org and complete the on-line application.