Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of Escambia County families? We are currently looking for a Health Coordinator to help the families and children we serve live their best life. The Health Coordinator will spend their days ensuring all children and families in our Community Action Head Start program have a source of continuous, accessible, and affordable healthcare (including medical, dental, and disability services. If this sounds like you, apply today.

• Open Date: October 1, 2021 Closing Date: Open until filled

• Salary: $21.94 per hour / 40 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

• FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt – Benefits Eligible

Overview:  Reports to the Director of Family Engagement and Health, the Health Coordinator at Community Action Program Committee, Inc.-Pensacola is a key player in ensuring that children and families receive the services they need to be successful. Communication and collaboration with the professional community and the general public are essential. The position requires one to be self-motivated, able to multitask, prioritize tasks, provide ongoing training for staff and parents, be able to supervise and be willing to work as part of the CAPC management team. Responsible for implementing the Head Start Performance Standards for the family engagement and health team. Accountable to the Director of Family Engagement and Health for completion of tasks and to high standards of accuracy, attention to detail, and timely completion of work. Plays a significant role in forging relationships and partnerships with local agencies to ensure that children get needed services to have successful early learning experiences.

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

The Health Coordinator integrates knowledge of evidence-based practices to promote child and family health and wellness to build a health program that:

  • Helps staff and families understand the relationship between child and family health and children’s school readiness outcomes
  • Develops strategies to address the health disparities in low-income communities, particularly related to common chronic health conditions such as asthma, obesity, and lead exposure
  • Engages families as leaders in building a program environment that promotes health and wellness
  • Develops community partnerships to assure that children and family’s preventive and health treatment needs are met; that secures long-term relationships for families to providers who will support their children’s long-term health and well-being
  • Represents the agency as a community speaker resource regarding agency services and programs to assist low-income individuals and families.

Health Adherence

  • Assures children with allergies, chronic health conditions, or special needs, has current medical documentation, and case conferences occur prior to entry.
  • Establishes regular coordination and communication with Family Engagement and Health team members to provide more intensive support to families of children with chronic health conditions and special needs, including targeted goal setting, and assistance with building family advocacy skills to navigate community systems of care for their children

Health and Wellness

  • Provides guidance and support to Social Services Advocates to complete and/or participate in individual care plans for children with chronic health conditions and follow up to ensure that children’s health conditions are effectively managed.
  • Coordinates with Family Engagement and Health teams to execute high-quality case consultation and case conferencing systems to address the needs of children with chronic health conditions and/or special needs.

Family Engagement

  • Support families to be fully engaged in all aspects of the program
  • Promotes active parent engagement in the total Head Start health program, for example, parents as members of the Health Advisory Committee

Health Education

  • Integrates health education into the program and provides health education for parents, staff, and children.
  • Design, facilitate, and participates in health-related training per Head Start/Early Head Start and local and state requirements.

Education/ Experience: Bachelor’s degree in public health, health education/promotion, family and child development, or related field.  At least three years of experience working with diverse families in low-income communities on health and wellness interventions, including evidence-based strategies to reduce health disparities, with supervisory responsibilities.  Background and understanding of child preventative health, including health requirements for children 0-5 and, 2+ years office experience with a strong computer background.

The Community Action Program Committee, Inc is an EOE; participates in E-Verify; and Advocates for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.