Foothill Family - El Monte, CA
The Health Manager oversees the health, nutrition and environmental safety areas of Early Head Start services. This position establishes and maintains policies and procedures, forms, and a system for ongoing monitoring as part of the management system and engaged in the continuous program improvement. S/he collects and analyzes various data to ensure that the program is in compliance with Head Start Program Performance Standards and meeting program goals and objectives. This position also supervises the EHS health team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supports and promotes the mission of the Agency: Foothill Family empowers children and families to achieve success in relationships, school, and work through community-based services that advance growth and development.
- Coordinates the program’s Health Services Advisory Committee and plans and conducts trainings and workshops for families, staff, and childcare partners.
- Works together with EHS and 0-5 Program Management Team towards meeting program goals and striving for excellence.
- Develops and updates program policies and procedures in accordance to the regulations, agency/program mission and philosophy, as well as program goals.
- Serves as an expert along with professional health staff and consultants, such as nurse and dietitian, to train, communicate and support staff and families on health related topics as well as implementation of policies and procedures.
- Develops and maintains efficient and effective record keeping and tracking tools and system for Health.
- Develops and implements monitoring system to ensure compliance as well as quality improvement on on-going basis.
- Collects, aggregates, analyzes, reports, and communicates various data of children/family needs, strengths, progress, and outcomes efficiently to inform the area, program, agency, and community.
- Provides on-going professional development coaching and reflective supervision to direct reports.
- Ensures health staff’s qualifications and competency requirements based on the HSPPS.
- Guides others including managers and staff in theories and principles of impact of health/nutrition/environment in child’s development.
- Coordinates and facilitates the EHS Health Services Advisory Committee in accordance to the HSPPS.
- Creates and maintains a creative, positive, sustainable and supportive work environment.
- Collaborates and participates in the evaluation of the Program by working closely with Quality Assurance department as well as EHS management team.
- Completes program reports and community presentations.
- Monitors and tracks health inventories and supplies, as well as budget.
- Works independently and as part of a team; responsible to ensure coverage of caseloads during absences and/or in case of emergencies and disasters.
- Participates in interviewing of new staff as part of a team. Provides on-the-job training to new and on-going staff based on assessment of individual staff needs and contract requirements.
- Participates in Clinical Management Team, Program Team, and all-staff meetings.
- Participates in Agency staff training activities and provides input on overall staff training needs.
- Ensures program staff, consultants or contractors are familiar with the ethnic backgrounds and heritages of families in the program and able to effectively communicate, either directly or through interpretation and translation, with children who are dual language learners and to the extent feasible, with families with limited English proficiency.
- Identifies any individual, Agency or systems problems which impede service to clients and/or productive team work and submit recommendations for problem resolution.
- Works with Early Head Start and 0-5 program management team and staff to help address identified gaps in and barriers to service.
- Provides outreach in a culturally appropriate way to various segments of the community for promotion of goal achievement by existing clients and development of relationships with others for the benefit of clients, program and Agency.
- Facilitates the development and maintenance of networks, cooperative and collaborative relationships with both public and private community organizations, groups and individuals.
- Represents the Agency at community meetings and outreach events. Consults with other agencies and schools.
- Prepares for and participate in meetings, supervision, training sessions and other activities pertaining to Early Head Start or Foothill Family as required by the Agency.
- Keeps abreast of new developments in the field of health/nutrition, early childhood development, parent and family engagement, prenatal and related areas.
- Supports, reinforces and implements Agency policies. Works effectively and cooperatively with other agency staff, collaborating when appropriate.
- Displays sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomics characteristics.
- Performs work in a safe manner at all times and ensures employees are abiding by safety practices; takes action when employees put themselves or others at risk.
- Follows all policies, procedures and legal mandates including HIPAA, client confidentiality, releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files.
- Ensures staff follows all policies, procedures and legal mandates including HIPAA, client confidentiality, releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files, and takes applies appropriate coaching, counseling and disciplinary action to reinforce staff compliance.
- Ensures performance and behaviors support the Agency’s performance quality improvement (PQI) goals and objectives.
- Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Performs supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Agency's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Examines, analyzes and evaluates program operations, productivity data and personnel needs, prepares necessary reports and makes recommendations to reconcile program budget(s) and resource allocations.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Health Education, Public Health, Maternal and Child Health, Health Administration or related program, or a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) required.
- A higher degree such as Master’s in Public Health or related field preferred.
- 2 years of supervisory and/or management experience in Early Head Start or related program preferred.Ability to work collaboratively as a team player with her/his staff, clients (children and parents) and other professionals in the program/agency.
- Knowledge of the EPSDT needs of pregnant women, infants and toddlers ages 0-4.
- Sound organizational and time management skills to manage high and varied activity level.
- Initiative, flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm.
- Ability to be an excellent representative of the agency to the community.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to administer a complex program by being detail oriented, following up on concerns, and understanding the systems which help insure quality of service and accurate record keeping.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work cooperatively as a team leader and team member.
- Knowledge and sensitivity to cultural differences.
- Computer literacy.
- Ability to gather, analyze, and utilize data efficiently and effectively; and create useful reports to communicate with others.
- Ability to relate harmoniously with staff and clients of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds.
- Valid CA Driver License and maintains insurability on the Agency’s Auto-liability policy and maintains the state if California required auto insurance liability limits.
- Understands and versed in contract requirements including Head Start Performance Standards and Head Start Act, as well as other local and federal laws and regulations in order to ensure program compliance in the area of Health, Nutrition, and Environmental Safety.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Travel to other program locations or offsite meeting sites is required. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Foothill Family is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and veterans.