Family Health Manager 

Job Title:
Family Health Manager

Squaxin Island Child Development Center

Reports to:
SICDC Director

FLSA Status:

Time Status:
Part time (20 hours week)

TS Range:

Opening Date:
May 14, 2021

Closing Date:
May 28, 2021


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 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 be 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

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 complete health screenings and immunizations.

Serve as an advocate for child health and a liaison to the health community.

Perform other duties as assigned.

As assigned to include any contract health services required.

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 have a BA degree related to health professions
  • Meet all other federal and 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.
  • 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.
  • Possess effective written and interpersonal communication skills necessary to partner cooperatively with co-workers, families, and other agencies
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and multitask to work efficiently and effectively with minimum supervision
  • Have proficiency in collecting, monitoring, maintaining and analyzing data. Preparing accurate reports, and interpreting information at Tribal, State and Federal levels and for our community.
  • Complete all pre-employment requirements:
  • TB Test 
  • Physical 
  • First Aid/CPR including Child and Infant 
  • Background Check 
  • Fingerprint Clearance 
  • Food Handler Permit within 30 days of hire 
  • DCYF Orientation Training within 30 days of hire

The physical demands of a Family Health Coordinator described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job This may include, lifting, carrying, holding, bending, stooping, stretching, pushing, pulling, squatting, kneeling, reaching, or moving children with a weight range of 10-50 pounds.  A lead teacher is also expected to immediately and appropriately respond to multiple or unexpected situations or emergencies.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the unique and essential functions of this job. Employee will regularly be exposed to chemicals that may appear in cleaning solutions and/or arts and crafts activities.  The employee will be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level range in the work environment is quiet to noisy.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

The work environment respects the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each member.  The work environment is a drug free workplace, candidates will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening.

Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Submit application packets including a resume and cover letter to   Contact Human Resources for more information: (360) 432-3865.