We are a federally and state funded non-profit that serves low income families in two separate programs (Early Head Start - home based - pregnant women, children birth to 3 years old and Head Start - center based - children ages 3 to 5 years old). We have a total of five locations all within Ocean County that serve up to 600 children. This is an opportunity to work with our programs. The position is 48 weeks per year. Below is a review of the job description.
- Possesses knowledge of and performs in accordance with all aspects of the program including Performance Standards, Service Delivery Plan, all program policies and NJ Office of Licensing regulations.
- Follow protocol and L.E.A.P., Inc. policies and procedures.
- Participates in the annual program self-assessment for Head Start / Early Head Start.
- Oversees determination of each child’s health status upon enrollment in the program.
- Ensures screening of each child for sensory (vision and hearing) and dental concerns.
- Works in collaboration with parents and staff to develop a follow-up plan of treatment for identified health needs.
- Implements ongoing screening of each enrolled child for new or recurring medical and dental concerns.
- Involves each parent in all procedures related to their child’s health care.
- Maintains individual health records on each enrollee in the program. Ensures confidentiality of files.
- Maintain children’s electronic records on Child Plus.
- Ensures the integration of medical, dental, nutrition, mental health and safety education into the curriculum.
- Participates in the development and implementation of medical, dental, nutrition, mental health and safety education programs in the annual parent training plan.
- Participates in the Health Services Advisory Committee; utilizes the committee’s recommendations for the program.
- Follows procedures to respond to medical and dental health emergencies.
- Oversees exclusion and re-admittance of children regarding short-term injury and acute or contagious illness.
- Develops and oversees implementation of medication administration and standard precautions procedures.
- Establishes collaborative relationships with health care, mental health and nutritional service providers and other health professionals in the community. Identifies resources for health services.
- Works collaboratively with Mental Health / Disabilities Consultant and Nutrition Consultant contracts.
- Monitors Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to verify meal service compliance with federal regulations and assess training needs.
- Provides written monthly progress report to Health Manager and other reports as required.
- Makes purchases and oversees expenditures related to Health Services area.
- Attends staff meetings, trainings and workshops.
- Is able to lift, carry and hold up to 45 pounds.
- Assist in acquisition and documentation of in-kind to meet the programs non-federal match.
- Other duties as assigned deemed necessary for program operations and for the health, welfare and safety of staff, children and volunteers.
· NJ state Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse , or college degree in public health, nursing, health education, maternal and child health, or health administration
· Related experience
· CPR certification
· Ability to speak, read, and write English and Spanish (preferred)
· Ability to deal effectively with public and staff
· Ability to communicate and work with children and adults from diverse backgrounds
· Valid driver license and access to transportation as needed