Nurse Health Professional
Company: Catholic Charities Community Services
Posted on: January 8, 2022
"Helping our community's most vulnerable with solutions that
permanently improve lives"
Catholic Charities Community Services is currently seeking a health
professional to develop and implement systems and procedures for
the delivery of quality health within our Head Start Program.
Hourly rate is $24.00 - $33.00 depending on experience.
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 online 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
4. - - Monitor health and nutrition services throughout the
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
6. - - Assists in the 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
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
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
14. - Develop and document progress on a 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
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
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
29. Investigates family/client grievances related to Health &
Nutrition through coordinated approaches, leads the process for
calling case conferences in order to formulate a plan based on
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
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
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
44. - Promote an ongoing commitment to excellence and continuous
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
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
Must have a minimum of two years of experience with
management/supervisory duties in a similar setting. - -Bilingual
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 evenings and
weekends are 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 the 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. Fully Vaccinated
against COVID-19 Great Benefits: Medical, Vision, Dental, Basic
Life, Short-Term Disability, Vacation, Sick Time, 12 Paid Holidays,
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), 403(b) with a match, -EAP and a
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