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Health Specialist - Early Head Start and Head Start Programs

HEALTH SPECIALIST GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This is a professional position that assures the continuation of good health related services for children enrolled in the Early Head Start and Head Start Programs. The employee fulfilling this job is expected to complete assignments with a high standard of accuracy, attention to detail, and timely completion of work. This position works under the supervision of the Early Head Start/Head Start Director.

HEALTH SPECIALIST RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Implements Health Objectives and performance standards
  • Coordinates and directs all phases of the medical and dental programs as approved by the Health Services Advisory Committee
  • Coordinates all health screenings while assisting in the identification of high-risk children and the provision of a healthy, safe environment for children and staff
  • Maintains adequate health records for each child enrolled in the program.
  • Counsels with parents regarding available resources for management of individual health needs
  • Utilizes individual and group counseling opportunities to promote health
  • Meets with parents and staff and makes home visits when necessary
  • Provides oversight for all medical referrals for enrolled children within the community, and assures continuity of care for those students needing further medical care
  • Assesses and provides oversight for student immunization records to assure compliance with state and local health regulations via MCIR.
  • Participates in health education activities with families and groups, upon request
  • Assists in promoting preventative health services and early intervention to families
  • Assists in performing growth assessments and health screenings of each child
  • Serves as a liaison with the medical and dental community
  • Maintains a daily record of center and home visits and outreach functions

HEALTH SPECIALIST MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Health Administration, Health Care Management or a related field from an accredited university preferred; AA in health field, LPN or Medical Assistant certification with health education experience from an accredited university with minimum of three years experience
  • Considerable knowledge of basic nursing practices, methods and techniques such as medication administration training, vision/hearing/dental screenings
  • Knowledge of health problems of children with moderate to significant disabilities and behavior disorders

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Insurance

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Experience:

  • early head start/head start: 1 year (Preferred)
  • infant/toddler healthcare: 3 years (Required)

Education:

  • Associate (Required)

Typical start time:

  • 8AM

Typical end time:

  • 4PM

Company's website:

  • www.develctrs.org

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

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Posted 3 months ago

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