JOB SUMMARY: Serves as the leader of health and nutrition services within a program, guiding the health and wellness curricula, program planning, policy development and training. Contributes to program improvement through evaluation, self-assessment, and other program development efforts. Recruits, trains and supervises personnel. The Nurse/Health Manager will work as a member of a team whose primary role is to engage families to partner with us to promote children’s healthy development and school readiness. In this role, they will collaborate with the operations team, other key stakeholders and Administrators to provide effective training and technical assistance to develop, maintain and oversee systems related to health and nutrition expectations contained within the Head Start regulations.
We believe all families share the same aspirations for their children and have the ability to significantly contribute to their children’s development and learning. The Nurse/Health Manager helps strengthen our Head Start program’s ability to provide more targeted support to families who may require additional resources to achieve these outcomes.
1. Develop, implement and evaluate systems for the delivery of health, nutrition and safety services. Includes center and, where applicable, home base services.
2. Meets federal, state, and program documentation requirements by maintaining accurate, objective, complete, timely, and well-organized child and family records, both on paper and in designated on-line systems. Maintains confidentiality regarding students and families.
3. Research, evaluate and prepare recommendations on health, nutrition and safety curricula to ensure compliance with Performance Standards and monitor for fidelity in implementation.
4. Monitor health and nutrition services throughout program. Collect and use quality data to support the use of effective practices that have a positive impact on family and child outcomes, including school readiness.
5. Participate in the development of integrated school readiness plans.
6. Assists in development of program training plan. Facilitates and provides training, coaching and technical assistance to staff, parents and volunteers.
7. Assists in developing and monitoring of health and nutrition budgets along with responsibility for procurement of materials, identifies and prioritizes materials and equipment needed.
8. Works cooperatively with staff to integrate health and nutrition services with education, disability, parent engagement, and family services.
9. Creates, files and maintains required reports and documentation. Composes and proofreads correspondence and reports.
10. Secures contracts and interagency agreements with community service providers to enhance local delivery of comprehensive services to children and families.
11. Responsible for the implementation of health services advisory committee in collaboration with a range of community specialists (e.g., medical, dental, speech, nutrition, mental health).
12. Oversees Child Care Food Program, planning menus in coordination with Food Service Manager and Nutritionist. Supervises and ensures that USDA records and reports are maintained and submitted, including funding applications.
13. Annually completing all the portions of CACFP application including but not limited to completing annual CACFP training, completing annual CNP web applications, and completing CACFP contract including procurement and renewal of procurement per the CCCS policies and procedure and per the rules set by 45 CFR Part 75
14. Develop and document progress on professional development plan for self and assigned staff. Facilitates and engages in professional development activities to increase qualifications in accordance with Agency’s Guiding Principles.
15. Ensuring to plan and implement all portions of 1302.40 of HSPS to provide high-quality health, oral health, mental health, and nutrition services that are developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate and that will support each child’s growth and school readiness.
16. Using coordinated approaches develops comprehensive and integrated programs, policies, systems and initiatives targeted to provide effective interventions and family support to strengthen families & pregnant women of enrolled children ages birth to five in the Head Start/Early Head Start program.
17. Coordinates and ensures through ongoing monitoring the completion of all health & dental exams, immunizations, nutrition and eligibility intake assessments, are completed within 45 and 90 days of enrollment, providing follow up to ensure documents are completed and entered.
18. Responsible for ensuring that trained staff conducts Individualized Health Plans (IHP’s) and Special Meal Requests (SMR’s) for participating families.
19. Ensures through coordinated approaches that the program participates in Health Fairs and community health events.
20. Ensures that Family Partnership Agreements are completed and provides coaching to staff on effective goal setting practices.
21. Responsible for the completion of all cycle menus and provides supports to staff and families on health nutrition and food experiences.
22. Facilitates Health Services Advisory Committee.
23. Monitors Family Support Staff to ensure that each Head Start child has medical and dental access while at home. This includes routine medical care, immunizations and dental care including dental hygiene.
24. Ensures that parent and staff education in the areas of Health, Nutrition, and professional development courses. (i.e., Family Development Credential, doing in-house bi-weekly and monthly CPR training for staff whose CPR cards are expiring, etc.).
25. Ensures and monitors compliance with screening deadlines for vision, hearing, height, and weight.
26. Develop/maintain and implement a plan and system of continuous monitoring and evaluation of activities and staff as it relates to health and nutrition activities.
27. Ensures and monitors the preparation and maintenance of health records to ensure that they are complete and current.
28. Develops and implements through a coordinated approach an accurate recordkeeping system to document Health and nutrition services.
29. Investigates family/client grievances related to Health & Nutrition through coordinated approaches leads the process for calling case conferences in order to formulate plan based on child/family condition.
30. Using program dashboard and Management Information Systems reviews data to analyze trends, problem solve and leads the process through coordinated approaches to create a team approach for Continuous Program Improvement.
31. Provide training and technical assistance to program managers, supervisors and staff to ensure they possess the tools and resources necessary to implement programming initiatives.
32. Facilitates policy committees and standing committees to ensure parents understand the importance of Health & Nutrition in having school ready children.
33. Co-lead team meetings with the Family Support Specialists, Home Based Educators, Area Managers and key stakeholders in the Early Childhood and Development staff.
34. Provides input on the hiring, training, and evaluation of the program’s family and community partnership staff personnel.
35. Establish and maintain comprehensive and current recordkeeping systems of activities and operational procedures utilizing the ChildPlus Management Information System (MIS).
36. Conduct research, write reports, assists with grant writing, prepares and deliver presentations.
37. Attends and serves on community coalitions and task forces representing all facets of Catholic Charities Community Services programs and to ensure that the agency’s interests are represented in collaborations of social and human services organizations to develop effective & integrated delivery systems.
38. Supervise and manage assigned staff in accordance with agency personnel practices including recruitment, training, performance evaluation, guidance, etc. Participate in the process of ongoing personal and professional development.
39. Maintain comprehensive communication among all contacts (internal and external).
40. Provide oversight and guidance for volunteers assigned to the family services portion of the program.
41. Model professional standards and ethics in accordance with agency philosophy.
42. In accordance with our “one team” philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with others tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.
43. Participate in and support PQI initiatives to include attending appropriate program leadership meetings and attending all relevant PQI meetings to ensure organization-wide involvement in PQI and the development of program performance measurements. Supervisors must also develop and provide appropriate staff training and support the recognition of accomplishments relative to PQI.
44. Promote ongoing commitment to excellence and continual quality improvement to ensure the highest quality of services to our staff and clients.
OTHER JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES:
1. Works alternative hours as required, including nights and weekends.
2. Prepares, and attends all meetings, trainings, and conferences as assigned.
3. Maintains self and functional work environment.
4. Performs other tasks as may be required for the efficient comprehensive, integrated program.
1. Education /Background: Minimum of an Associate’s degree in nursing, public health, health administration or closely related field or a High School Diploma or equivalent with a license or certification as a health professional:
(i) Registered dietician or nutritionist with appropriate qualifications.
Must have a minimum of two years’ experience with management/supervisory duties in similar setting. Bilingual preferred.
2. Job Knowledge: Considerable knowledge and understanding of Family Services, Health/Nutrition, Early Childhood Education School Readiness Goals, Child Welfare system, and managerial requirements; know how to plan, organize, direct, delegate, coordinate, train, develop, evaluate staff and parents, and analyze program data; considerable knowledge required of applicable laws, regulations, statutes, and policies related to the effective functioning of Head Start programs. Must be sensitive to cultural differences within the agency and community. Fluent in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel & Outlook).
3. Working Conditions/Physical Demands: Some evening and weekends required. May be exposed to communicable diseases and varying temperatures during community work. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with moderate interruptions. Must be able to work with pre-school age children. Must be able to stoop, bend, squat, assist children to the bathroom, sit on floor and ambulate over uneven floor surfaces including stairs, steps and playgrounds. Must be able to visually and auditory assess and interact with clients to ensure their safety and wellbeing. Requires driving and may lift up to 40 pounds.
4. Other requirements:
a. Meets Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) requirements for licensure
b. Possesses or acquires, and maintains, Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint
c. Approved documentation of a negative result for a tuberculin (TB) skin test or chest x-ray
d. Meets federal Head Start employment requirements including physical examination at hire (and every three years thereafter)
e. Possesses or completes verified training in First Aid and CPR (within ninety (90) days of hire) and
remains current in the certification
f. Possesses or acquires, and maintains, valid Maricopa County Environmental Services Food Service
g. Possesses and maintains valid Arizona driver license (An individual must be 21 years of age or older to drive on behalf of Catholic Charities Community Services Westside Head Start)
h. Reliable personal transportation and ability to show proof of current/valid vehicle registration and insurance.
Peoria, Arizona , 85345
Catholic Charities Community Services- Westside Head Start
Jul 13th, 2021