Health & Nutrition Coordinator


Job Type

Part Time

Published:

04/09/2018

Address

317 Elm St.
Newark
New Jersey
07105
United States

Description

AGENCY BACKGROUND:

The Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC) is a 49 year non-profit organization whose mission is to engage

and empower individuals, families and groups in realizing their aspirations and, together, work to create a just,

vibrant and sustainable community. ICC strives to address the needs of our diverse, multi-lingual, multi-cultural

community. Today, ICC serves more than 1000 children and families every day with a wide range of programs

and services. ICC also strengthens communities through advocacy, neighborhood organizing, and community

development initiatives.


JOB DUTIES:

The Ironbound Community Corporation Head Start Health, Safety and Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for

providing support to the families and children ages 3-5, in the areas of child health, safety, and child nutrition

through leadership, training, monitoring and technical assistance to program’s systems and services as outlined

in the Head Start Performance Standards. The Health, Safety and Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for

ensuring that ICC HS complies with federal, state and local requirements regarding health services.


ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Has primary responsibility for the development of HS Partners to ensure the address of the requirements of

the Head Start Performance Standards.

• Provides assistance in developing Individual Health Plans for children with special health needs and their

families.

• Provides technical assistance and monitoring of health service plans.

• Coordinates and facilitates participation in the Health Services Advisory Committee.

• Responsible for ensuring vision and hearing screening for children at within 45 days of entry into program.

• Collaborates with nutritional consultant and follows up on nutrition-related recommendations.

• Works with HS staff to assure optimal involvement of parents with health and nutrition plans and activities.

• Provides consultation and technical assistance in staff meetings and trainings.

• Develops training and other support systems and the annual Training and Technical Assistance Plan to

address identified needs and services.

• Disseminates information related to changes in health regulations and current health-related best practices.

• Monitors health and dental services and records.

• Develops and implements health and dental protocols.

• Participates in the evaluation of program services through the annual Self-Assessment.

• Develops referral relationships with local health services providers.

• Generates all necessary program service reports.

• Reviews and revises the Health Protocol Manual annually.

• Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of the job description.


JOB SPECIFICATIONS OR QUALIFICATIONS, SPECIAL WORKING REQUIREMENTS:

• Minimum 2 years of experience working with young children and families or equivalent related work

experience.

• Bilingual (English- Spanish or English – Portuguese) preferred.

• CPR and First Aid Instructor certification preferred.

• Qualification to conduct infant/toddler vision/screening preferred.

• Medication administration certification preferred.

• Must complete state CARI and fingerprint check.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: ICC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse

cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to hiring@ironboundcc.org with the subject line “Health &

Nutrition Coordinator”.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


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