Child Care Health and Safety Supervisor
4C Council of Santa Clara County - San Jose, CA
Position: EHS Health and Safety Supervisor
Salary: Depending on Experience
Reports to: EHS Program Manager
The Community Child Care Council (4C Council) is a non-profit, community-based agency that serves as the community childcare link for families and childcare professionals who live and work primarily in Santa Clara County, California. The agency and its staff are proud to serve the Silicon Valley families, for more than 45 years. It is currently supported by the California Department of Education, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Agriculture, County of Santa Clara and the City of San Jose. The 4C Council provides Early Care and Education, Information, Referrals, childcare voucher payments, nutrition services and family supportive services to over fifty thousand children each year. Most recently, the agency also provides Senior Nutrition Services.
The EHS Health and Safety Supervisor reports to the EHS Program Manager. This position supports the EHS Director and the EHS Program Manager in the oversight of the Early Head Start comprehensive services for: health, nutrition, disabilities, mental health, safety and safe Environments. The EHS Health and Safety Supervisor also supports the director in providing supervision, guidance and leadership to the EHS staff, and directly supervises the Health Specialist and Health Assistant. The EHS Health and Safety Supervisor will monitor all health, disability, nutrition, safety and safe environment systems to assure compliance with: Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act, Program Information Memorandums, applicable Title 5 Regulations for the State of California, and California Community Care Licensing Regulations (Title 22). The EHS Health and Safety Supervisor will develop a working knowledge of all Head Start requirements, and will assure that 4C’s Early Head Start Program options meet and exceed all funding requirements. The EHS Health and Safety Supervisor must have the skills and abilities relevant to human services program management, and is responsible for the planning and implementation of ongoing monitoring and program improvement.
Example of Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides leadership, direction and supervision for comprehensive services to all health content area staff
- Evaluate performance, ongoing development and training of department staff on program requirements, policies and professional customer services to clients
- Must be able to coach, mentor and discipline staff and successfully enforce company policies and procedures
- Maintain full knowledge of program guidelines; learn and apply all functions of the department
- Able to work extended hours to meet agency and community needs
- Maintain full confidentiality of information of clients and all agency matters
- Assures that health, disability, mental health, nutrition and safety standards are met or exceeded
- Compiles data analysis for reporting, and creates program improvement plans
- Works closely with a variety of community organizations, and develops Memorandums of Understanding with community partners, in the areas of health, disabilities, and mental health, nutrition, and safety services.
- Maintains documentation for delivery of all Early Head Start health, disability, mental health, nutrition and safety systems
- Reports to the Board of Directors and Policy Council as necessary to assure compliance
- Monitors and reports on services to children with disabilities
- Oversees Health Services Advisory Council’s organization and annual meetings
- Assists the EHS Director with the Training and Technical Assistance budget and planning, as it relates to health, disabilities, mental health, nutrition and safety
- Conducts necessary meetings and trainings
- Provides one-on-one training to 4C’s Child Care Partners, as needed
- Supervises staff, including: interviewing, hiring, orientation, training, appraising and disciplining
- Monitor staff activities, productivity, workload schedule, assignment, delegation, and complete staff performance evaluations
- Oversees day to day programmatic requirements, for health, disabilities, mental health, nutrition and safety, and assures that staff maintains appropriate security procedures while performing duties off site
- Ensures that all records and statistics are properly maintained, and ensures that reports are generated for compliance and integrity with federal funding
- Interprets Medical Data
- Provides annual trainings on: Infectious Disease; Blood Borne Pathogens, SID, Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, etc.
- Oversees systems for medication administration (as needed, i.e.: Nebulizer/ Diabetes)
- Follow up through Health Systems Tracking, to assure compliance
- Follow up about physical exams or TB screening, as needed
- Conducts home visits to mothers with newborns within two weeks of birth to assess if referrals are needed, to schedule appointments, and to determine if an interventionist is needed for any mental health/ post-partum issues
- Implements Head Start Performance Standard and provides information to pregnant mothers
- Attends all required meetings and trainings, including supervisory trainings
- Promotes and protects the full interest of the organization and its services
- Works collaboratively as a team with other supervisors and management in all areas of the department, including in the absence of the Program Manager
- Communicates in a respectful manner and cooperates with diverse families, various professionals and community groups
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Director
Education and/or Experience:
- Minimum bachelor’s degree preferably related to one or more of the disciplines they oversee 1302.91(d)(1)
- Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, Excel, and word processing applications
- Experience working in a Head Start or Early Head Start program, is preferred
- Knowledge of office management and organization skills and techniques
- Competent analytical and problem solving skills
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills
- Proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point.
- Experience working directly with children and families of targeted population is preferred
- Demonstrated supervisory experience, which reflects progressive responsibilities in: hiring, firing, training, performance appraisal, conflict resolution, and disciplinary counseling
- Demonstrated successful community organizing or ethnic community outreach experience, is preferred
- Knowledge and experience working in the field of: Early Childhood, Health, Disabilities, Mental Health and Nutrition services, is preferred
- Knowledge of general principals and standards in Health and Safety
- Prior successful professional experience in providing confidential, administrative support.
License or Other Requirements:
- Must possess a valid California driver license, have access to an insured motor vehicle and a clear driving record.
- Required to travel to Santa Clara County areas to facilitate assignments to center/classroom sites, meetings and other off-site destinations.
- Must be able to travel, locally and nationally.
- Must be willing to work beyond the usual work week to accomplish the job.
- Preferred an up-to-date California State Nursing License.
- First Aid Certification.
- Must pass criminal background check.
- Must have up to date physical and tuberculosis screening results.
- On-going professional development through education, role modeling, mentoring, and training.
- English Proficiency is required. Bilingual Vietnamese or Spanish is preferred.