Health Services Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Summary

The Health Services Coordinator works under the supervision of the Head of Educational Excellence (HEE) to carry out health services to support children and families across Allies programs. The Health Services Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the direct comprehensive health services for children and families that include a range of medical and dental services /follow-up in accordance with goals and contract requirements. The Health Services Coordinator works hands-on with children families and our contracted licensed Family Child Care providers and must be able to consistently communicate in a manner that demonstrates respect and sensitivity.

Agency Overview

Allies for Every Child (Allies) foundation they need to increase their life choices and lead fulfilling lives. For over 30 years, Allies has been providing thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education programs (including comprehensive Early Head Start services), family strengthening interventions, foster care and adoption services, and a range of vital, integrated services, including educational assessments, disabilities screenings, nutrition, dental and vision screenings, mental health and pediatric health consultations.

DETAILS

Categories / Dept

REPORTS TO

Head of Educational Excellence

REPORTING STAFF

none

STATUS

full-time-exempt
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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Work with families directly to ensure the completion of child health requirements and other required screenings and assessments as they relate to contract requirements and Community Care Licensing in order to accurately collect and track health data and ensure compliance
  • Work with parents to support the completion of children’s medical and dental screenings and ensure follow-up treatment care is completed within established state/federal guidelines
  • Monitor, guide, and support staff, providers, and families with children who have medical concerns across agency programs as needed (e.g. Early Education, Family Preservation, Resource Family Program, Early Childhood Mental Health, etc.)
  • Review, evaluate and interpret health records to assess needs and to plan and implement special programs or activities to meet these needs and to ensure high quality comprehensive services
  • Maintain health records in hard copy as well as on ChildPlus database and ensure an effective system of tracking, follow-up and confidentiality
  • Conduct and document follow-up on all referrals to ensure that needs of children are met
  • Work with families to ensure children’s hearing and vision screenings are completed within 45 days of entry into the program
  • Complete individualized health and treatment plans, as needed
  • Provide consultation and technical assistance with parents directly, in staff meetings and trainings
  • While respecting confidentiality, share information with staff and relevant providers to ensure coordinated services that meet the needs of individual children and families
  • Work with families directly and serve as a resource to support staff (e.g., outside service providers, Family and Community Specialist) regarding children’s health issues, compliance, referrals and follow-up treatment, including oral health and physical health
  • Reviews lesson plans, to ensure that curriculum concepts and goals are being met for safety, health, and nutrition and report findings, as needed.
  • Participate in Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings
  • Assist in recruiting prospective families and assist in the enrollment process by coordinating and facilitating intake process for children with health and nutrition concerns
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with local agencies to assist families in the referral of health-related services in the local community
  • Support enrollment team with initial enrollment process by reviewing all health documents before children start program
  • Maintain medication list for early education center
  • Review, evaluate, update and prepare reports for health services. Monitor health records for completeness, accuracy, and follow-up and report findings to supervisor.
  • Monitor health section of children’s files on an ongoing basis, report all outcomes to EE Administrative Manager and supervisor
  • In collaboration with other Health Services Coordinator and HEE support graduate level health interns for successful health rotations
  • In collaboration with other members of the service coordinator team and other related staff, develop, implement and monitor case plans to address identified needs onsite, in family childcare provider’s homes and in the community
  • Keep inventory of supplies and materials needed (related to health and safety)
  • Participate in ongoing program evaluation, planning process and in annual self-assessment
  • Support parents directly in their roles as their child’s primary teacher and provide opportunities to participate in the development of the program (e.g. health advisory committee and approach to medical, oral health and nutrition strategies)
  • Plan and conducts CPR, First Aid and other health related training for staff, providers and parents
  • Ensure safety is a priority in performing all job responsibilities
  • Participates in PQI meetings when needed
  • Participate in the Safety Committee
  • In accordance with our “team” philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.
  • Staff must believe in and act in accordance with both the Agency’s and the program’s mission/vision statements, adopted theoretical frameworks, and philosophy.
  • Must be at a minimum a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Registered Nurse preferred
  • Two years’ experience working with children in the birth to five population preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively – verbally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Commitment to teamwork
  • Basic computer skills required – Word, Excel, Software applications
  • Experience working with diverse groups and populations
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Passionate about learning and possesses curiosity about issues affecting children and families
  • All employees serve as role models for children and families who are served by our agency.
  • Fingerprint background clearance (DOJ, FBI & Child Abuse Clearance Index), or approved exemption
  • Successful completion of pre-employment physical, PPD test/ risk assessment, immunizations for Covid-19 + booster, pertussis, measles and influenza (can decline)
  • Class “C” driver’s license, proof of insurance, a safety record acceptable to CAA, and reliable transportation required

BECOME AN ALLY TODAY!

Allies for Every Child actively seeks candidates who reflect the rich diversity of the communities that we serve. We are committed to a work environment that embraces and promotes individuality and inclusion. We believe that diversity and inclusion of varied perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences are essential to our organization’s effectiveness, and allows us to serve our clients in the respectful, responsive, and understanding way that they deserve. We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, geography, socio-economic status and other unique attributes that make us who we are.

council on accreditation

Allies for Every Child has achieved accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA). This means our programs, services, administration, and management have been rigorously evaluated and meet best practice standards. Visit www.COAnet.org to learn more about COA Accreditation.

For consideration: Email cover letter and resume to 
hr@alliesforeverychild.org

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