Position requires working with staff/classrooms in both Butler County and Armstrong County
- Assist in the developing, updating and implementing the organizational plans of the Center
according to Head Start Program Performance Standards.
- Assist the QA/H/N Director with programmatic issues related to health and nutrition.
- Assist the QA/H/N Director to ensure that all facilities of the Center are maintained in a manner that meets
DHS regulations and Head Start Performance Standards, related to health, nutrition and
- Participate in the annual Head Start self-assessment process that results in the annual action plan and addresses the objectives in the organization’s five-year goals.
- Ensure that all children and families receive services specified in performance standards,
regulations and guidance from funding source, related to health, nutrition and disabilities.
- Be responsible for the daily operations and administration of the CACFP program for Head
Start/Child Care and Family Home Providers.
- Ensure that all CACFP regulations and guidelines are followed for all programs and is responsible for updating and maintaining the organization’s CACFP manual.
- Coordinate the process of assessing children, including initial screenings, ongoing developmental
and specialized assessments to determine if a disability exists.
- Participate in the recruitment, supervision and hiring and evaluating of health, nutrition, and
- Serve as a consultant to staff in the area of health, nutrition, and safety service and as a
resource person to other managerial staff.
- Coordinate the training for staff and parents regarding health, and nutrition according
to DHS and Head Start or other funding source regulations.
- Ensure all classrooms are periodically observed to ensure health/nutrition, and safety
performance standards are being met.
- Participate in staffing meetings for children and families served and assist in developing and
implementing plans to meet identified needs of people served.
- Provide community outreach and professional development related to health, and nutrition.
- Build collaboration with community agencies by attending community meetings, community
events and supporting other social service agency efforts.
- Co-chair a Health/Disabilities Advisory Committee, consisting of Butler County Children's
Center staff, parents, and community representatives.
- Assist the CEO to ensure that all possible public and private sources of funding are utilized for
- Attend all recommended training, meetings and in-service workshops. Maintain an up to date
PDR and individual training plan.
- Promote Butler County Children’s Center in the community.
- Staff will support the program-wide adoption of the teaching pyramid model to promote the development of young children’s social-emotional competence and address challenging behavior.
- Staff will create and maintain a positive organizational culture by demonstrating the program-wide behavioral expectations in their social interactions with children, families, community members and colleagues.
- Assume other related duties as assigned by the QA/H/N Director.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to communicate with classroom staff and parents, must be able to exchange accurate
information in these situations.
- Must demonstrate evidence of strong organizational skills.
- Must be able to demonstrate effective communication skills.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- The Health/Nutrition/Safety Coordinator must have a Bachelor Degree in Health or a related field from an accredited college or university.
- Three (3) years work experience with families, preferably low-income preferred.
- Five (5) years of experience working with preschool aged children preferred.
- Ability to frequently move about inside the office to access file cabinets and office machinery.
- Ability to operate a computer or other office equipment such as a calculator, copy machine or
- Ability to observe staff and child behavior in a classroom setting.
- Capable of lifting 20 pounds.