Position: Health Services Coordinator

Department: ELC
Classification: Full-time, salaried

Benefiting Your Future!

•   Competitive pay of $47,840.00 – $52,000.00 per annum / DOE
•   Employee Medical, Dental, Vision premium
•   $50,000 Basic Life Insurance, Long Term Disability
•   Voluntary Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability
•   401(k) and up to 5% Employer Contribution Match
•   Paid Leave: Annual, Sick, 13 Paid Holiday Observances, Jury Duty, Bereavement, Closure

To assure the Head Start and ECEAP performance standards and Washington Administrative Code for Child Care regulations are followed for the Health Services Content Area. Work closely with classroom staff, Support Coordinators, families, and community partners in securing needed health services and resources for children. This includes information and resources for parents, families, and staff.

Your Education / Experience
•    AA in medical related field.
•    At least one-year experience working with Native children and communities.
•    If no ECE background, must complete an Initial Certificate in ECE within 2 years of hire date.

Your Responsibilities
•     Submit monthly reports to ELC Director outlining completed screenings, growth data, physical & dental exams, health-related follow-up, and accomplishments related to maintaining monitoring of progress per Headstart and ECEAP program standards and WAC codes for childcare, as well as updates on projects and issues and their progress or needs.
•     Coordinate education for Head Start /Early Head Start/ECEAP parents about children’s health issues.
•     Acts as the center’s mandatory illness and injury reporter and recorder and is responsible for identifying, reporting, and educating staff and the families on contagious illnesses/infestations and collaborate with teachers to complete necessary illness documentation.
•   Assist teachers with parent notifications to pick up their children who become ill during the program day, children who are unable to participate in daily activities, or children who have possible contagious illnesses as listed in the ELC Illness Exclusion Policy.
•   Notify families of possible exposure their child has to any contagious illnesses/infestations.
•   Coordinate education with the Home Visiting program on pre-natal issues for pre-natal mothers and help co-facilitate peri-natal support group meetings.
•   Observe, compare, and monitor records and data to determine compliance with prescribed performance standards from the Office of Headstart, ECEAP and/or WAC codes, depending on the classroom and funding source.
•   Advise the ELC Director on the development of health initiatives to provide health equity for children while keeping the Director informed on internal and external factors or vulnerabilities impacting childrens health issues in an early learning setting in both Kitsap county and tribal settings.
•   Coordinate monthly Earthquake emergency and Fire Drills with ELC management team and serve with the ELC Director as a point of contact with the Suquamish tribe Emergency Operations team to make recommendations and develop plans for the ELC in any and all emergencies. Maintain documentation of such drills and plans. Coordinate maintenance of all program first aid kits/fanny packs. Provides the center with the necessary health equipment (CPR/First Aid Kits, Blood and Body Fluid kits, etc.) Take monthly inventory of all first aid kits and order necessary supplies as needed.
•   Maintain child health files, the Child Plus data management system and the ELMS system for ECEAP file tracking, including updating immunization records.
•   Screen children enrolled in Head Start/Early Head Start/ECEAP for vision, hearing, and growth problems within 45 days of enrollment. Documents and notifies families of results. Re-screen any children who fail the screening and refer them to a specialist if necessary.
•   Attend pertinent conferences and training, as assigned.
•   Organize the Health Services Advisory Committee (HSAC) meetings. This includes the administrative functions of scheduling meetings and providing calendar reminders, note taking, and recording meeting minutes.
•   Coordinate monthly safety checks of Early Learning facilities with ELC management team including Indian Health Services annual facility inspections. Follows up on areas of concern and maintains all related documentation. Spend time in the classrooms when requested to provide health-related curriculum.
•   Participate in classroom staffing for Head Start/Early Head Start/ECEAP and multidisciplinary team meetings with community partners to exchange information, provide input & advice, and remain up-to-date on new developments.
•   Coordinate technical assistance, training, and information to staff and families about health topics, including the training of all staff on Blood Borne Pathogens.
•   Assist in the development/maintenance of the health section of the resource library.
•   Advocate for the child with health needs with the Head Start/Early Head Start/ECEAP and Wrap Around Child Care program.
•   To be knowledgeable of and implement the Head Start and ECEAP performance standards and WAC child care regulations.
•   To review the Kitsap Interagency Coordinating Council community assessment with the management team and the ELC director and use in planning services to families.
•   Submit information on health issues for the monthly Suquamish Tribe newsletter.
•   Act as a resource to staff regarding health and curriculum materials.
•   Gather health related service and activities information from outside agencies that will assist staff in providing resources to families for planning healthy activities.
•   Provide direct supportive services, information, and referral and follow-up to families.
•   Respect and maintain confidentiality of pertinent information concerning children and families.
•   Provide individualized health response plans and associated training for classroom teachers, in compliance with medication management policies for Headstart Program Standards, WAC’s and ECEAP standards.
•   Coordinate annual health related trainings for staff in collaboration with the ELC management team.

Qualifications You’ll Bring
•   Strong organizational skills.
•   Must have good, written and verbal communication skills.
•   Must be willing to work as a team member at the ELC.
•   Ability to coordinate and/or conduct training sessions in the field of Health.
•   Ability to research, resolve, and document situations outside of the norm.
•   Ability to pay attention to detail and follow through with a task.
•   Must have concern for and understanding of low-income families
•   Must have strong organizational skills
•   Must have well-developed social interaction and information gathering and distribution skills
•   Must be willing to work as a team member.
•   Knowledge of Public Health reporting requirements.
•   Knowledge of required handling, storage, labeling, and documentation of medications.

What to Expect
•   TB Skin Test before first day of employment and every two years thereafter
•   Have or obtain CPR/First Aid and food handlers cards upon employment
•   Initial physical exam confirming employee has no communicable diseases prior to first day employment and every two years thereafter
•   Complete Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP) Training within three (3) months of employment
•   Remain knowledgeable in the latest research concerning health-related issues for children and adults.
•   Participate in staff meetings, conferences, training sessions, and workshops as assigned and requested.
•   Demonstrate compliance with personnel policies, and ability to formulate work plan and objectives of Head Start/Early Head Start.
•   Be an ambassador for the mission and philosophy of the Early Learning Center.
•   Maintain congenial relations with staff, children, parents, and volunteers.
•   Keep current and accurate records and files on time including Child Plus.
•   Maintain objective and professional standards, including confidentiality.
•   Most of the work is active, including activities such as sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting and carrying of moderate loads of educational materials and supplies, up to 40 lbs.
•   The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, classrooms and kitchen.
•   Work will require flexibility in hours with a changing schedule to meet the needs of the children and families and will include occasional evening and weekend work.
•   May occasionally encounter a stressful or dangerous situation, including exposure to communicable diseases in a facility that is open to the public.
•   Occasional out of town travel for related job duties training and attendance at night meetings.

•   Federal, State and Tribal Background check
•   Valid WA State Driver’s License
•   Pre-Employment drug testing
•   Native American Preference
•   Random Drug Testing
•   Suquamish Tribe Vaccine Requirements

Tagged as: early learning, eceap, head start, health, medical

About The Suquamish Tribe

About The Suquamish Tribe
The Suquamish Tribe believes that our employees are one of the most important assets to the success of Tribal Government operations. We have a strong commitment to provide employees with a positive, productive work environment with opportunities for personal satisfaction and growth in a safe, healthy, and harmonious work environment. The Suquamish Tribal Government currently employs staff in the areas of Administration, Human Resources, Community Development, Early Learning, Education, Finance, Fisheries, Human Services, Health Benefits, Indian Child Welfare, Information Systems, Legal, Maintenance, Natural Resources, Public Safety, and Tribal Court.