Summary Oversees and implements programmatic plans related to the health, nutrition, mental health, and disabilities services provided to children and families enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start. Essential Job Duties
? Implement on-boarding procedures to support various compliance training for federal, state, and city regulations. ? Develop and implement a system to support reflective practice groups focused on supporting children with challenging behaviors. ? Lead efforts to design and implement training on the Five Rights of Medication Administration, OSHA, and Communicable Disease, and health and safety in the classroom. ? Provide health, nutrition, IDEA, wellness, and safety training for families. ? Ensure compliance with Head Start and Early Head Start screenings time-frames as mandated and outlined in the Head Start Program Performance Standards. ? Ensure that all children are up-to-date with EPSDT requirements and receive follow-up treatment for chronic health conditions. ? Develop and implement effective systems of collaboration and communication (both internally and externally through community partnerships) that assist in achieving child and families outcomes. ? Ensure that children with special dietary or health needs have an Individual Health Plan and approved special diet menu. ? Ensure that food services are delivered in accordance with CACFP regulations. ? Develop, foster, and maintain community partnerships. ? Collaborate with the Educare School Director to develop and maintain a budget for comprehensive services. ? Develop and implement a system to ensure informed consent for comprehensive services. ? Lead the production of a monthly nutrition focused newsletter and ensure distribution to families. ? Perform additional job-related duties as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.
? Knowledge of programs and systems that serve children, families, low-income communities, and communities where Head Start/Early Head Start families live. ? Knowledge of clinical and trauma informed practices. ? Knowledge of and ability to assess, analyze, and interpret Head Start Standards, State and Local licensing requirements and the Ounce’s philosophy. ? Knowledge of child development and parenting education strategies. ? Knowledge of child abuse risk and protective factors. ? Proven ability to establish professional working relationships with a wide variety of staff and families representing a range of cultural and economic differences. ? Knowledge of rights and procedures for children with disabilities. ? Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously with exceptional attention to detail. ? Ability to manage work in an environment that can be interrupted by violence. ? Demonstrated leadership abilities and ability to utilize reflective supervision. ? Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information and materials. ? Proficient with computer applications--thorough understanding of Microsoft Office. ? Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with parents, staff, and various professional community groups. ? Ability to exercise independent judgement and decision-making. ? Able to process and protect and exercise discretion in handling confidential information and materials.
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
? General office conditions. Exposed to moderate noise levels. Physical Abilities - Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below 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 essential functions. ? Required to use close vision and be able to focus. ? Regularly required to talk and hear; frequently required to sit, stand and bend at the knee and waist, and walk. ? Must be able to have repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement to type and work on computer. ? Must have finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination to work on computer, telephone, and related office equipment. ? Must be able to physically interact with children. ? Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds.
Required Qualifications – Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)
? Master’s Degree in Public Health, Social Work, Nutrition, or Special Education (or related field) preferred. ? 5 years of experience in special education and/or health field required, Head Start and/or Early Head Start experience preferred ? Minimum of five years of supervisory experience preferred. ? Complete 15 hours of continuing education annually.
Internal Number: 7083149674
About The Ounce of Prevention Fund
The Ounce of Prevention Fund gives children in poverty the best chance for success in school and in life by advocating for and providing the highest-quality care and education from birth to age five.