Early Head Start Family Health Coordinator
Child Development Center
Full-time (40 hours a week)
3/4 ($14.17 hourly)
November 8, 2019
November 22, 2019
The Early Head Start Family Health Coordinator is responsible for the health components of Early Head Start and ECEAP as stated in the Head Start and ECEAP Performance Standards, including coordinating with Family Services and other component staff as needed, including classroom staff, parents and other agencies providing health services to children and advocating for families. The Early Head Start Family Health Coordinator must be professionally prepared to work with expectant families and children in the Early Head Start Program in a culturally relevant manner. Must have knowledge of fetal development, infant-toddler development, Early Head Start requirements and sensitive to families and their individual needs. Promote enrollment and maintain up to date child health records in data system by assisting enrolled families in meeting all required health screenings and follow-up either directly or through support to the Family Community Partnership Team. Use child data health and recruitment reports to guide daily work.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Other duties may be assigned)
Plan and implement bi-monthly home visits which are individualized for each expectant family and meet requirements in the Early Head Start Performance Standards and Head Start Act.
Plan and implement bi-monthly prenatal education/socializations that are individualized for the expectant families.
Ensure that expectant mothers have access to comprehensive prenatal care and are attending all prenatal appointments.
Establish a working relationship with the clinics that see prenatal clients in the local area to assist in the recruitment of expectant families.
Stay current on new developments of breastfeeding, car seat safety, fathering, postpartum development, nutrition, SIDS, promoting first relationships, and risks of alcohol and substance use during pregnancy.
Provide ongoing information with families on all areas of prenatal development and child birth.
Establish a working relationship with the Squaxin Island Family Services Healthy Families, Parent Educator and Home Visitor staff.
Assist in planning a smooth transition of newborn infants to Early Head Start, ensuring family participation in the decision making process.
Encourage and support family involvement in all aspects of the Early Head Start Program.
Review and maintain all children’s health & dental records.
Determine if each child has an ongoing source of continuous accessible health care, assist families who do not have this.
Follow up to ensure each child has a full complement of health screenings and immunizations.
Serve as an advocate for child health and a liaison to the health community.
Perform other duties as assigned.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Must be 18 years of age.
· Meet all other federal or state requirements.
· Experience in health education and planning.
· Experience working with culturally diverse and low-income families.
· Knowledge of health and safety protocols and healthcare issues.
· Principles of record keeping and confidential records.
· Experience and knowledge in using health screening instruments.
· Ability to interact with families in a professional and respectful manner in the classroom and in their home environment.
· Ability to model to families teaching methods for infants and toddlers that will enhance their learning and development.
· Knowledge of pregnancy issues in all component areas.
· Knowledge of birth-to-three childhood development.
· Ability to provide professional leadership and stability for program continuity.
· Ability to assume other duties within Early Head Start/ECEAP Programs as needed.
· Attend all required meeting, trainings, Early Head Start/ECEAP and community meetings to discuss trends in families and coordinate health information sharing.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High School Diploma/GED and 1 year of relevant experience. Must have certification in the health care field. Must meet Department of Early Learning General Staff Qualifications.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must successfully pass an employee background check and be fingerprinted with the State of Washington Department of Early Learning. Must have a current First Aid/ Infant and Child CPR certification. Must obtain a T.B. test/screening.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch or crawl, push and pull. The employee must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE:
The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.
Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.