Para Los Ninos - Los Angeles, CA

In partnership with the Health/Nutrition Coordinator, the Nurse Consultant ensures the timely and effective delivery and documentation of health-related services to Para Los Niños Head Start/Early Head Start children and families. The nurse may also collaborate with outside health professionals to establish partnerships that can support children and families to receive any and all necessary medical and dental services.



Guiding Philosophy

  • Carries out the Mission, Vision, and Values established by the President/CEO and Board of Directors of Para Los Niños.
  • Carries out Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards, requirements of the Head Start/Early Head Start Act, and the requirements of the LACOE contract.
  • Adheres to professional conduct at all times (e.g., proper tone and language use in the classrooms/site, respectful, proper for children, parents, and peers at all times.
  • Attends/participates in: 1) Professional Development Activities, 2) Supervision, and 3) Individualized Professional Development Goals/Activities.


Essential Functions:

  • Ensure PLN Head Start/Early Head Start complies with the health and safety-related regulations in the Head Start/Early Head Start Act and Performance Standards and mandates in the LACOE GIMS.
  • Ensure PLN Head Start/Early Head Start complies with the health and safety-related California Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) regulations
  • Support the FSSs to support families to follow through with the Bright Futures/AAP Periodicity Schedule for Health Assessment Requirements by Age Groups
  • Ensure the implementation of mandated and recommended child care health and safety standards (e.g., CCLD regulations, Caring for Our Children (CFOC) 3rd Edition, and other child care health and safety resources)
  • Engage in the timely and effective review of the health component of child files.
  • Communicate any health needs of students to teachers, including the development, implementation, and evaluation of individualized health care plans where needed.
  • Participate in the planning and delivery of health training such as the use of an Epi-pen®, medication administration, illness management and standard precautions, etc.
  • Participate in the planning and coordinating of dental screening, and specialized CPAC training standards.
  • Assist the Health/Nutrition Coordinator in: the preparation of the annual Health Services Action Plan and standards and procedures for providing and evaluating health care services; planning health screenings, staff and parent education, community outreach and health committee activities; developing and maintaining community resource networks and negotiating interagency agreements and contracts with local providers. Coordinate child study teams and integrated service delivery teams for intervention and follow-up purposes.
  • Utilize data management systems (ChildPlus) to track and monitor cases and the effectiveness of service delivery.
  • Participate in continuing education activities when applicable for maintaining a license or certificate
  • Other duties as assigned.

Expectations for All Para Los Niños Staff

Candidates for employment at a Para Los Niños, regardless of position, will consistently demonstrate the following:

  • Unwavering belief in and commitment to fulfill the mission of Para Los Niños.
  • Deep commitment to the success of all PLN students and families
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards -- for self, students, and colleagues.
  • Continuous learning by engaging in reflection, self-assessment, and individual professional development.
  • Use of data to inform decisions and drive continuous improvement.
  • Ability to thrive as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Self-motivation and initiative with solutions-oriented disposition.
  • Belief in and ability to develop respectful relationship with parents and children marked by sensitivity to the students’ cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively handle challenging situations
  • Comfort with basic Microsoft Office applications and a curiosity and propensity to push own adoption of new technology and approaches.
  • Regular, punctual attendance and professional appearance.

Qualifications Guidelines:

Experience, Education/Training/Certification

  • Bachelor’s in nursing health education preferred; Registered Nurse (RN) and have two to three years’ experience in health services (administering or providing direct service), preferably pediatrics
  • Hold current nursing license
  • Current certification in in CPR/First Aid
  • Has Knowledge of health and safety mandates in the Head Start/Early Head Start Act and Performance Standards
  • Has knowledge of health and safety-related California Community Care Licensing Division regulations

License/Special Requirements

  • Health screening
  • TB test clearance to be renewed every two years.
  • Verification of Immunizations required by the California Department of Health (Pertussis, Measles and Influenza)
  • Criminal record check clearance prior to employment start date

Physical Requirements:

To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Child Development employees must be able to perform the following physical activities:

  • Observe, see, hear, and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and conflicts that may occur in the child development center or on the playground.
  • Lift 30 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.
  • Reach a child 20 to 30 feet away within 30 seconds without endangering the staff person’s health.
  • Crouch to a child’s height, maintain eye contact at the child’s level, sit on the floor and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment.


It is the established policy of Para Los Niños (PLN) to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without discrimination with regard to race, religious belief (including dress or grooming practices), color, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including breast feeding), age, national origin (including possessing a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code § 12801.9), ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, transgender status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, genetic information, family care, marital status, enrollment in any public assistance program, status as military, a veteran or qualified disabled veteran, status as an unpaid intern or volunteer, or any other classification protected by law. PLN also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Para Los Niños is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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Contact Info

Maria Elena Cortez

Job Details

Category: Health Services

Type: FT

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: March 12th, 2018

Agency Details


Para Los Niños Early Education program provides services to young children (ages six weeks through entry into kindergarten) and their families in 6 locations in the greater Los Angeles area. Our program is designed to promote optimal child development, foster critical thinking, spark curiosity, promote inquiry and heighten parental involvement. Our goal is to create early learning environments that enable children to develop the skills to be the best they can be now, throughout their school careers and in life.

Para Los Niños’ early education services are funded by the California Department of Education and the Los Angeles County of Education Head Start program. Funding from these sources enable us to be responsive to the needs of eligible children and families in a variety of settings: part-day state preschool classrooms, part-day Head Start classrooms, infant and toddler classrooms, and partnered Head Start/state preschool classrooms that support families who need a quality full-day option.