• Health Services Coordinator

    Job Locations US-NM-Jemez Pueblo
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/27/2018 4:30 PM)
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  • Overview

    Performs duties to meet the goals of chlldren enrolled in the Early Childhood Program (ECP). Position will be responsible for planning, organizing, and administering in the areas of Health and Mental Wellness. Will work closely with children, famllies, teachers, and other programs within the Pueblo of Jemez to make sure the child's overall health needs are met.


    • Mandatory reporter of all suspected incidents of child abuse and neglect
    • Coordinates the development of the Health Service Plan
    • Within the first 45 days of school, coordinates health screenings in order to identify any special health needs the children may present, and do a follow-up.
    • Compiles and analyzes data on the effectiveness of health services; reviews, revises, and updates Health component service plan annually.
    • Coordinates health related training for ECP parents and staff; informs the Head Start community of relevant federal and state laws; local resources and outside agencies to provide effective and efficient health services to children and families.
    • Coordinates quarterly Health Services Advisory Committee Meetings in order to address health concerns of the ECP children.
    • Assures Mental Health Professional completes developmental screening within 45 days of child's entry into Head Start.
    • Assures developmental screening is complete within 45 days of child's entry into Head Start, and as followed up quarterly by teaching staff.
    • Reviews, revises and updates Mental Health component service plan annually.
    • Works with Jemez Social Services to collaboratively schedule parent and staff meetings/training on mental health and wellness topics, and positive child guidance techniques.
    • Acquires appropriate informed written parent consent for screening, assessment and services for children with atypical behaviors.
    • Reviews Head Start's Sick Child and Health Policies and Procedures annually with Head Start staff.
    • Coordinates ECP staff and parent training provided by the Mental Health Professional.
    • Follow rules and regulations as set forth by the Tribal Council in Tribal Personnel Policies and Procedures.
    • Adhere to Head Start Performance Standards, and follow ECP Policies and Procedures.
    • No supervisory responsibility.


    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Medical Assistant Certificate required. Associates or Bachelors Degree preferred in a health related field. Two or more years experience working with an Early Childhood Program, Public Health, and/or a related field. Towa Speaker preferred. Must have current physical examination and tuberculosis test or obtain within 30 days of hire. Must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable through the tribe's insurance carrier. Position is subject to a Motor Vehicle and a full Background Check prior to hire for suitability.


    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Knowledgeable of basic health information and medical terminology. Ability to take vitals and body temperature. Knowledgeable of Early Childhood Development, Head Start, and Head Start Performance Standards. Possess excellent oral and written communication skills, good personality and character. Knowledge of office skills and procedures. Skill in organizing and establishing priorities. Knowledge in the use of a personal computer and its software. Adhere to all confidentiality requirements.


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