Head Start Coordinator-Health

Neighborhood House Association - San Diego, CA

NHA, 5660 Copley Drive, San Diego, CA 92111

Under the supervision of the Senior Associate Vice President-CSQI, develops policies and procedures which align with program compliance with federal and state regulations and performance standards; interfaces with community health providers to advocate for access and comprehensive services; provides training and technical assistance on health services and standards for Early Head Start/Head Start program; provides consultation for children with special medical needs and develops Individualized Health Plans; assists with program performance monitoring and evaluation; serves as staff liaison to the Health Services Advisory Committee; and performs related work as required.

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this position.

  • Provides consultation for children with special medical needs and develops Individualized Health Plans;

  • Supervises the work of designated staff;

  • Serves as a team member on a multidisciplinary team;

  • Organizes and staffs the Health Services Advisory Committee;

  • Develops standard operating policies and procedures for the health program;

  • Develops training in health issues of young children, preventive health methods, and availability of community services;

  • Conducts training workshops for program staff and parents;

  • Ensures the implementation of regulations regarding health examinations and screenings;

  • Provides assistance with follow-up for identified health issues;

  • Ensures proper maintenance of health records;

  • Coordinates health programs with community providers;

  • Monitors grantee-operated programs, subcontractors and delegate agencies for compliance with health standards;

  • Conducts data analysis and develops data-based program recommendations.


Knowledge of:

Understanding of principles and practices of administration, management, supervision, adult learning and training;
Child health and development for children ages 0-5 years and prenatal health and development (for SPW);
Support of Health and Safety Practices and Monitoring;
Public Health principles and practices; Maternal health; Disabilities and developmental issues; Characteristics of communicable disease control;
Support Nutrition Coordinator;
Challenges and needs of low income families; and Various community socioeconomics and sociocultural populations of service areas.

Ability to:
Work collaboratively with the local public health community to develop and implement health policies and procedures that maintain best practices and ensure effective service delivery to children and families;
Ensure program compliance with federal and state regulations and performance standards;
Provide consultation to individual families and develop Individualized Health Plans;
Plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of others;
Provide training for parents and Early Head Start/Head Start staff in the area of public health;
Promote parent engagement with Early Head Start/Head Start health programs;
Work effectively with low income families and show sensitivity to service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics;
Work with parents, Policy Council or committee representatives and other community agencies;
Present an outstanding professional demeanor while on the job and in the community;
Speak and write clearly and professionally in English and effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, community members and regulatory agency, community groups, families, staff and the general public;
Maintain records, prepare reports, and navigate electronic data tracking system to analyze data and perform data entry of service delivery;
Deal tactfully and courteously with persons seeking information and expressing concerns about program policies and functions;
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships;
Communicate effectively with staff, managers, clients/participants, and diverse clientele outside of the department and organization; 
Skillfully establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management, employees, and others encountered in the course of work;
Be well organized and is able to plan, prepare, and execute accordingly;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; 
Demonstrate experience working with culturally and ethnically diverse, low income or no income clients and unique populations.




Possession of a valid license or credential as a Registered Nurse or Public Health Nurse issued by the State of California or a master's degree in Public Health and/or closely related field; minimum of five years of increasingly responsible and related work experience in community health, coordinating community and public health services, preferably dealing with the health issues of young children, pregnant women and their families; minimum of two years supervisory experience.

Licenses, Certifications & Special Requirements:
A good driving record of at least two (2) years duration, as evidenced by freedom from multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents is required; certification in Pediatric First Aide/ CPR must be met within 90 days of employment. Must meet and maintain state law and county licensing requirements regarding employment in a childcare center (fingerprints, TB, physical, and immunizations).




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Job Details

Category: Management

Type: FT

Location: San Diego, CA

Salary: 31.47 - 33.07

Posted On: April 6th, 2021

Agency Details

Website: http://www.neighborhoodhouse.org/


The NHA portfolio of programs is as wide and varied as the communities we serve. Current NHA programs range from early childhood development in Head Start to an innovative nutrition program, to health programs like HIV/AIDS case management, mental health services, Adult Day Health Care services, youth services and Senior Services.