Sault Tribe
  • - Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Sault Ste. Marie , MI, USA
  • 23.773
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Health Coordinator, under the direction of the Early Childhood Programs Manager, is responsible for carrying out and implementing the goals and objectives of Federal, State and Tribal regulations pertaining to the health, mental health, safety, and nutrition services provided to children and their families and for reviewing and evaluating health and safety data, and making referrals as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

  • Implements all Federal, State and Tribal regulations pertaining to health, safety, mental health and nutrition within the Early Childhood Programs.
  • Collects, reviews and evaluates all health data on individual children and makes referrals as needed.
  • Compiles monthly health data and status on all children.
  • Evaluates plans, policies and procedures and makes recommendations for continuous improvement.  
  • Organizes and implements health screenings for children; physical, dental, nutrition, vision, hearing, immunizations, special health care needs.
  • Conducts health site visits, meal service and safety observations at the Head Start/Early Head Start Sault and St. Ignace locations.
  • Evaluates and disseminates data to all staff, including corrective action needed.
  • Provides education and guidance to parents and empowers parents to advocate on behalf of their children and understand developmental milestones, stages and experiences of young children.
  • Supervises Early Head Start Home Visitor Instructor; evaluation of lesson plans, reports, etc.
  • Monitors food service, menus, and all associated paper work for USDA food program.
  • Assists manager in the development of self-assessments and community assessments.                              

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

  • Evacuates children during emergency and monthly drills.
  • Ensures OSHA guidelines are enforced.
  • Works with local health centers, doctors and dentists to ensure children are receiving all required health screenings.
  • Works with parents to schedule and obtain all required health screenings.
  • Work with staff to ensure all safety requirements (children, families, and facilities) are implemented and reported.
  • Works with Facilities Management to ensure upkeep and safety of all Early Childhood Education buildings and playgrounds.
  • All other job-related duties as assigned.

CONTACTS:           

Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, customers, outside vendors/service providers, Health Advisory Committee, medical clinic and doctor office representatives.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Position medium with lifting of 50 pounds maximum, with frequent lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds. Physical factors include constant use of hearing, smell, near/mid/far vision, depth perception, color/field of vision; frequent standing, walking, sitting, typing and driving; and occasional carrying, lifting, pushing/pulling, stooping, kneeling, handling, reaching and bending. Working conditions include frequent exposure to weather and noise and occasional exposure to wet/humidity. Potential hazards include constant exposure to electric shock; frequent exposure to chemicals, insecticides/pesticides, infectious exposure, client contact, computer and equipment use; and, occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, needles/syringes and equipment. Must obtain an annual TB Test. Must be in good physical health as determined by physician.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, Early Childhood Education, Human Development, Nursing, or Health related degree required.  

Experience: One-year experience in Early Childhood Education or Health Care field required in addition to above-stated degree requirements.  

Certification/License: Must be able to obtain First Aid/CPR and AED certification within 1 year of hire. Must be able to obtain Parents as Teachers Supervisor Certification within 1 year of hire.  Must be able to obtain ServeSafe Certification within 1 year of hire. Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department.  Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience working with Native American children and families preferred.  Knowledge of Federal, State and Tribal regulations pertaining to health, nutrition, safety, and mental health required. Developmentally appropriate practices, principles of child health, safety, nutrition, and disabilities required. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred. Knowledge of community Resources including Tribal and non-tribal required. Knowledge of OHSA, Head Start and Tribal Safety Regulations preferred. Knowledge of adult learning concepts required. Must have strong oral and written communication skills. Must be able to facilitate groups and oral presentations. Must have strong partnership/collaboration skills with other agencies and service providers. Must have working knowledge and be able to use word processing and spreadsheet and data base software. Must maintain confidentiality.  Native American preferred.




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