Grade: 10                                                                                    Pay Rate: $20.94 - $25.69 per hour

Hours Per Week: 40                                                                    FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Job #093-17                                                                                                                                 

Job Summary:

In accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards and Childcare Development fund Requirements, responsible for organizing, coordinating and delivering Health and Safety services for Early Head Start, Head Start, CCDF and Preschool Promise Programs. Provides support services for Early Childhood Education Director.

 Essential Functions:

  • Assures that all Early Head Start, Head Start, and Child Care Development Fund Health and Safety standards are met.

  • Reports child abuse/neglect to proper authorities as required.

  • Assures all students are up to date on all immunizations.

  • Collect student health information from health care providers

  • Assists with the conduct and analysis of the Community and Self-Assessment.

  • Assists Health Services Advisory Committee.

  • Plans, conducts or facilitates Health training programs for parents and staff.

  • Arrange health screenings for all students on an annual basis.

  • Promotes preventative care, early intervention and health and safety practices.

  • Maintain established monitoring system and record keeping that assures confidentiality and compliance with performance standards.

  • Ensures that all Health records and screening results are adequately reviewed and evaluated

  • Ensures all students receive referrals and follow up care for identified health concerns

  • Assists with program reports for health component.

  • Ensure that all child/family files are up-to-date and accurate.

  • Provide or assist with providing health screenings and outside agency referrals (e.g. hearing, vision, and height/weight) for the purpose of promoting needed treatment and complying with program requirements.

  • Develops individualized health and nutrition plans of all enrolled children.

  • Ensure proper medication procedures (storage, documentation and administration) is followed.

  • Work with parents and child’s health provider to develop a health transition plans and the end of each child school year.

  • Complete USDA Quarterly Inspection

  • Track staff health requirements per Head Start Performance Standards and State of Oregon Child Care Rules

  • Organize and implement monthly fire and earthquake drill.

  • Work with registered dietitian on children’s nutritional concerns.

  • Assist in the completion of the Program Information Report (PIR) and annual self-assessment.

  • Abides by and is familiar with all program policies.

  • Participates in regular training programs and conferences.

  • Maintains current knowledge and skills necessary to comply with Head Start and Early Head Start regulations and requirements.

  • Advanced data keeping and report preparation.
  • Submit monthly CACFP claim   
  • Work with appropriate agencies to develop and monitor Individual Family Service Plans.

  • Ensures timely assessment of special education service needs of children with disabilities.

  • Provides student referrals and tracks progress of services provided by outside agencies

  • Provides parents with information and assistance in understanding and advocating for services and support needed to address their child’s special needs.

  • Provides staff with the information, guidance, and resources needed to help children and families meet the individualized goals and objectives in the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP).

  • Helps teachers modify activities and remove barriers for inclusion of children with disabilities in the full range of program activities.

  • Develops and updates disabilities service plan providing strategies for meeting the special needs of children with disabilities and their parents.

  • Maintains interagency agreements with Local Education Agency (LEA’s) and other agencies.

  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Supervisory:

  • Ensures the hiring, training, promoting, assigning, disciplining and discharging of employees are in accordance with Tribal Law, including without limitation, the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO).

  • Assures staff adherence to all policies and procedures, work, safety and administrative rule, Tribal Law and State Regulations.

  • Serves as a mentor, as requested, for Tribal career development

    Education, Experience, Licenses, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or related field

  • Requires two (2) years of experience working with families or adults in health and/or disabilities or related capacity in a lead position.

  • Must maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license or obtain one upon hire, qualify for the Tribe’s vehicle insurance, and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a working knowledge of the Privacy Act/HIPPA and its applications.

  • Must have a working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).

  • Requires a minimum typing speed of 40 wpm.

  • Requires working knowledge and proficiency in use of office equipment and computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point, and Outlook.

  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, business and telephone etiquette.

  • Must have the ability to work at times with minimal supervision.

  • Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and record keeping skills.

  • Must have ability to respond courteously and tactfully to complaints and client requests, and to maintain confidentiality.

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture required.

 Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Continually requires the ability to express or receive detailed information or important instructions through oral communication.

  • Continually requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Requires repetitive movement of wrists, hands and/or fingers. Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.

  • Requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time, raising objects from a lower to a higher position and/or moving objects horizontally.

  • Occasionally requires lifting of up to 20 pounds.

  • Due to the nature of the interactions with other employees and the public we serve, employees may be required to provide documentation of, or receive, certain health vaccinations.

  • This position is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.

  • May be called upon to serve as a Disaster Reservist during Emergencies, or when the Tribal Emergency Operations Center is opened.

  • Local travel is occasionally required. Travel outside of the state is infrequently required.

Background Check:

  • Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and may be subject to fingerprinting.