Health/Inclusion Specialist ensures the provision of Health and Inclusion Services to all assigned children enrolled in CCG Early Head Start Home-based and Family Child Care Programs and is accountable for ensuring that all local, state, and federal mandates for Health Services are met. Responsibilities include monitoring all health services including weekly assessments of immunizations, conducting health histories, making referrals, tracking medical and dental services and treatment, and participating and conducting trainings and meetings. This responsibility also includes timely coordination and documentation of medical and dental services for all children enrolled in the program. Functions as part of the Center Operations interdisciplinary team and serves as a member of the Health and Inclusion team. Work is performed under the collaborative direction of the Home-based program Manager and the Family Child Care Program Manager and under supported guidance of the Health/Inclusion Manager with some demand for independent judgment.
Health Services Component: Assists in planning and implementing the day-to-day operations of required Head Start Performance Standards and Service Delivery Plans addressing Health Services; Serves as resource person for parents needing referrals for medical/dental services, including health insurance.
Inclusion Services Component: Assists in planning and implementing the day-to-day operations of required Head Start Performance Standards and Service Delivery Plans addressing Inclusion Services; Serves as resource person for parents needing referrals for inclusion and mental health services, including health insurance.
Intakes/Medical Screenings: Obtains health histories of children during intake process and monitors health histories on an on going basis as needed; Conducts medical screenings of children as needed including: hemoglobin, blood pressure, hearing, vision, strabismus, height, weight, head circumference.
Health Records Management: Maintains accurate child health records using the ChildPlus database; Conducts folder reviews of children record for health histories, parental concerns, and completes proper documentation within 45 calendar days of childs entry; Coordinates medical assessments, dental examinations, developmental screenings & follow-up treatment of children in the program.
Training & Development: Coordinates and conducts health education and trainings for parents, children and staff; Participates in an active role with the Health Services Advisory Committee, annual Parent Fair, and Delegate meetings
Reporting: Prepares Health/Inclusion Services Content Area monthly reports, center reports, tracking sheets, treatment timelines, quarterly United Way statistics, yearly hearing & vision reports, bi-monthly Health & Safety Checklist, and Head Start Program Information Report (PIR); Documents services for children and communication with families in a timely & accurate manner using ChildPlus database
Database Maintenance: Requires the acquisition of knowledge and proficiency of the ChildPlus database within the introductory period of employment. ChildCareGroup will train the employee directly.
Contacts: position has daily contact with clients from the community at large and with local funders and Federal/State funding agencies; Contacts are with Parent Educators, Family Child Care providers, administrative staff, children, parents, and families.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Attends staff meetings, seminars, conferences, staff development training and professional trainings when scheduled or assigned (i.e. case management, center & team meetings, local coalition meeting
Coordinates transportation for medical/dental services for children, as needed.
- Maintains positive rapport with staff, parents, children, and community partners.
- Assists with special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
- Local travel required.
- Must have reliable transportation, valid Texas drivers license
- Proof of liability insurance
- Driving record acceptable to CCGs automobile liability insurance carrier