Promote child wellness and identify concerns early to help all children become ready for school. Work with program staff and families to support the development of children with special needs. Collaborates with community partners to build peer networks, link families and children to needed services, and support successful transitions for children and families.
1.Meets federal, state, and program documentation requirements by maintaining accurate, objective, complete, timely, and well-organized child and family records, both on paper and in designated on-line systems. Maintains confidentiality regarding students and families.
2.Assumes responsibility for primary health care of assigned children at the center level in states. Prepares and maintains all required health records on enrolled children.
3.Administers medications in accordance with policy. Provides first aid when needed.
4.Schedules health and dental examinations with contracted physicians and dentists. Provides or arranges for transportation for appointments or emergencies as needed.
5.Participates and/or conducts screenings on children, including children with disabilities, as well as in developing individual service and health plans. Monitors records to make sure children are up-to -date on preventive and primary health care.
6.Works collaboratively with a range of community specialists (e.g., medical, dental, speech, nutrition, mental health) by sharing child and family information, identifying approaches to solving issues, and developing follow-up plans.
7.Promotes a unified approach to sharing child information with families by engaging in joint planning with teachers and other specialists to prepare for home visits and other family contacts. Participates in case management and transition meetings.
8.Assists education staff in implementing health, dental, mental health safety, and nutrition activities within the classroom.
9.Provides information and education to parents and the community about available programs and other community resources. This can be done in-person, by telephone or a group presentation format.
10.Documents implementation of safety policy and procedures at center level in accordance with program and corporate policies/procedures.
11.Where applicable, ensures proper documentation and implementation to meet USDA CACFP requirements.
12.The person in this position must have the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
13.Protects the safety of children by ensuring the implementation of active supervision techniques to ensure no child is left alone or unsupervised at any time.
14.Ensures the mobilization and documentation of matching/in-kind funds.
15.Provides health and nutrition training and technical assistance to staff and parents.
16.Inventories and orders health related supplies.
17.Assist with recruitment of children, including children with disabilities.
18.Participates in staff and parent meetings, committees and training sessions.
19.Works in cooperation with supervisor to develop and document progress on professional development plan. Actively engages in professional development activities to increase qualifications in accordance with Corporation’s Core Values.
20.May perform duties of other staff members (Teacher, Bus Monitor, Center Aide, Teacher’s Assistant) in time of staff shortage.
21.Fills in on a temporary basis for facility staff when the staff member needs to leave the classroom for a short duration.
22.Work may require the flexibility to stay until all children have left the program.
23. Perform all other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
This position has no direct supervisory duties but is expected to train or explain work procedures to others.