EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES:
At Community Action, we fight poverty. In doing so, every employee is responsible for supporting the agency’s mission, vision, and values. This includes actively and regularly demonstrating high quality customer service, accountability in all aspects of your position, and respecting the diversity and differences in our staff, customers, and communities. Expected behaviors and qualities include professionalism and competence, active collaboration, effective communication, initiative and innovation, respect, and goal achievement. Employees are to be able, at any time, to provide basic information about the breadth of customer opportunities available through Community Action and to help customers make connections within the organization. Employees are also expected to adhere to the Community Action
Partnership Code of Ethics and Head Start Code of Conduct.
Community Action is more than an equal opportunity employer. Our agency recognizes and understands that historical and systemic racism, classism, and other forms of unwarranted bias and discrimination have resulted in disparities that cannot be healed through equality efforts alone. Community Action is committed to a company culture that celebrates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion among all people.
POSITION SUMMARY BROAD FUNCTION:
Under the general supervision of the Director of Early Childhood Outcomes the Health Advisor is responsible for child health and nutrition services oversight and planning. The position is responsible for ensuring program rules, applicable laws, and agency policies and protocols, are followed. Other duties will, from time to time, be assigned as deemed by the supervisor as necessary and appropriate.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Plan and implement comprehensive child health services for Early Head Start and Head
(Priority function 25/100) a. Develop and implement health related enrollment practices that meet Head Start Program
Performance Standards (HSPPS), Kansas Department of Health and Environment;
Kansas Laws and Regulations for Licensing Preschools and Child Care Centers (KDHE), and Child and Adult Care Food Program regulations (CACFP). b. Obtains informed, signed, parental consent and release of information for all health, dental and nutritional services provided to children by the program. Encourages parental presence and participation at these health services and informs parents in writing of the results of all services. c. Develop and coordinate screening practices that ensure the timely completion of vision and hearing screenings for enrolled children and children in partnership locations. d. In collaboration with parents and other staff, develops a written follow-up plan and arranges rescreening, further diagnostic testing, examination, and treatment for each child
found to have medical, dental, or nutritional concerns. Assists parents, as needed, with identifying resources to obtain prescribed medications, aids, or equipment for medical and dental conditions. e. Ensures that all enrolled children are up to date on a schedule of age-appropriate preventive and primary health care within four weeks of child’s entry and as services become due. Works collaboratively with parents to arrange any needed medical, dental, or nutritional examinations and immunizations, keeping in mind parents work schedules. f. Develop and implement care routines for children with special medical needs as provided by doctor orders. g. Participate in IFSP/IEP teams as needed for enrolled children.
2. Plan and implement services that provide for the child nutritional requirements of the
(Priority function 15/100) a. Serve as program Administrator for the CACFP program at the Wheatley Center. b. Develop and implement meal and snack menus that comply with HSPPS, KDHE and
CACFP regulations. c. Develop and implement meal and snack modifications as needed for enrolled children. d. Develop and implement systems that support classroom staff in providing safe and nutritious family style meals. e. Ensure provision of nutrition training to meet HSPPS and CACFP regulations. f. Monitor staff compliance with HSPPS and CACFP regulations and develop correction plans in these areas as needed.
3. Observe and report children’s health status
(Priority function 15/100) a. Maintains detailed, accurate, up-to-date, and confidential records including child health files, health services tracking system and documentation of all activities. b. Develop and submit timely reports of component services and activities for the director, grantee, Policy Council, Board of Directors, and others as required. c. Identify and report trends in health and nutrition services to the director, grantee, Policy
Council, Board of Directors, and others as required.
4. Develop and support community partnerships
(Priority function 15/100) a. Organizes and facilitates the activities of the agency’s Health Services Advisory
Committee (HSAC); ensures that the Committee membership is composed of all required professions and parent representation and that it meets at least twice a year. b. Identifies health, dental, emergency and nutrition service resources within the community and shares this information with families and staff as needed.
5. Program Leadership
(Priority function 20/100) a. In cooperation with agency administration staff participate in the hiring and termination of program health and nutrition staff. b. Provide regularly scheduled individual supervision meetings with staff. c. Monitor and approve employee time sheets and leave requests. d. Complete regularly scheduled, formal, written evaluations of assigned staff.
Community Action, Inc. Job Description 2
Title: Health Advisor
Updated: August 2022; Policy Council Approved:
e. Plan and implement strategies for the provision of consumable supplies and/or equipment related to health and nutrition services. For example, first aid supplies, child size silverware, classroom sanitation supplies, etc. f. Plan and implement child health exclusion plans that align with HSPPS and KDHE. g. Plan and implement emergency plans in conjunction with the Head Start Leadership team and other partnership staff as assigned. h. Participate in multi-disciplinary planning for the professional development of program and partnership staff. i. Participate in multi-disciplinary planning and delivery of parent education information for program and partnership locations. j. Plan and implement written directives and guidance that establish program practices for meeting HSPPS, KDHE and CACFP regulations. k. Participate in multi-disciplinary case planning as needed. l. Commit to learning and implementing practices of the Conscious Discipline approach. m. Self-regulate and interact with others in ways that demonstrate understanding of the
Seven Powers and Skills. n. Individually and in groups, practice and grow school family concepts throughout the program.
6. Maximize professional skills and talents.
(Priority function 10/100) a. Regular attendance is an essential function of this position b. Adopt a continuous growth practice in interacting with technology products. c. Share unique skill sets or talents professionally as needed. For example, use of a second language, completion of an assessment tool, or curriculum knowledge. d. Address areas of conflict or concern with adults promptly, but not in the presence of children. e. Provide objective input for performance evaluations as requested. f. Demonstrate welcoming, supportive interactions with new staff and other peers, volunteers, and visiting professionals. g. Participate fully in individual and program wide professional development opportunities. h. Participate in Community Action events and special activities. a. Practice adaptability and openness to change as the position and organization evolve over time.
AUTHORITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY:
The Health Advisor is delegated full authority necessary for the effective performance of all assigned duties and responsibilities subject to the restrictions, requirements, and terms of the agency’s policies and procedures, applicable local/state/federal laws, and the dictates of sound business judgment, prudence, and ethical conduct. The Health Advisor is fully accountable to the Director of Early
Childhood Outcomes for their performance, which will be measured against the position description and established performance goals.
Community Action, Inc. Job Description 3
Title: Health Advisor
Updated: August 2022; Policy Council Approved:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily carry out each essential duty.
The knowledge, skill, achievements, and/or abilities required or preferred, are listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Baccalaureate degree, (minimum), preferably related to one or more of the disciplines that staff oversee
Must be able to lift 50 pounds
Must be able to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.
Preference given to individuals with experience in a Head Start setting.
Preference given to individuals with experience in a licensed childcare setting.
Preference given to individuals with a minimum of five years’ experience in leadership and supervision of staff.
Experience working with low-income families.
Experience working with families of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
May not hold or run for a partisan, publicly elected office while working for Community
This position requires the operation of either company owned or company-controlled motor vehicles and will be subject to the standards outlined by the corporate motor vehicle insurance policy.
Salary Grade 2: Minimum, annual full-time salary of $56,534.40
Based on August 2022 salary schedule
Board approved salary range based on education, experience, and budget capability for this position.
This job description and the statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties responsibilities, and skills required. The duties outlined in this position description may change as the position, program and/or agency evolves.
Job Type: Full-time
Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
Topeka, KS 66605: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
Work Location: One location
Salary Grade 2: Minimum, annual full-time salary of $56,534.40; Benefits 401(k), 401(k) matching, dental insurance, employee assistance program, flexible spending account, health insurance, life insurance, paid time off, vision insurance
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