Under the supervision of the Head Start Director or designee, the Health Specialist shall ensure compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards in the areas of child health and developmental services and child health and safety for families and children ages birth to 5. The Health Specialist shall have knowledge of the availability of community health/dental service providers, provide training for staff and parents, and assist in maintaining healthy and safe classrooms and working environments.
Other duties as assigned: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive, and employee will also perform other reasonable related business duties as assigned by immediate Supervisor and other management as required
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree with preference for a health provider’s certificate, license or equivalent preferred. Combination of three years of experience in work place safety, public health, school health, nutrition or pediatric and community health plus experience as a trainer, educator, or public speaker.
Possess a valid California driver’s license in good standing, valid auto insurance, reliable transportation and ability to drive to different locations within ECS’s service area (mostly South Bay San Diego County).
Must meet and maintain state law and county licensing requirements regarding employment in a child care center (fingerprints, TB, required immunizations, health clearance) prior to hiring. Employment is contingent upon passing a criminal background clearance by Community Care Licensing. Certification in Pediatric First Aide, CPR and must be met within 90 days of assignment.
Category: Health Services
Location: San Diego/National City, CA
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted On: February 16th, 2018
Originally founded in 1927 by All Saints' Episcopal Church to provide social welfare programs for the poor, elderly, sick, and "those who might otherwise be forgotten", Episcopal Community Services (ECS) expanded its scope in 1954 to provide programs to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of all San Diegans. ECS was incorporated in 1955 and obtained its first government contract with San Diego County to provide counseling and jobs for men released from prison. Today, ECS provides more than $27 million in health and human services in the areas of homelessness, mental health, poverty, addiction and early childhood education to more than 8,000 clients in San Diego.
Operating under its mission of serving God by serving those in need through programs that foster hope, dignity, and independence, ECS inspires children, empowers adults and transforms communities by providing vital, high-quality social services that encourage healthy interdependence.