Early Childhood Education Program Health Services Coordinator - Mamá Tingó Early Childhood Education Center
  • Status: Full Time
  • Expected Start Date: ASAP
  • Department: Early Head Start
  • Reports To: Early Head Start Program Director


Job Summary:
Under the direction of the Program Director, the Health Services Coordinator directs, manages, supervises, plans, and coordinates the Health Services Programs and activities of the Early Head Start programs; coordinates assigned activities with other Early Head Start service areas and with outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Mama Tingo Early Childhood Education Center. Supports and applies the mission and goals of Dominican Women’s Development Center.

BA or BS in Public Health, Health Education or other health related field. Experience working in programs that serve low income children and families. Experience working with Latino children and families in a Head Start or pre-school setting. Bi-lingual Spanish highly desirable.

*The ideal candidate is great with data management and at the same time works very well with families and other staff.

Creativity in accomplishing duties and ensuring compliance a must.
This is a great opportunity for someone who likes quality of services and is willing to go the extra mile.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assumes management responsibility for all health, mental health, dental, and nutritional health services and activities of the Early Head Start programs.
  • Manages the contract and oversee the work of the nutritionist, mental health consultant and nurse practitioner
  • Writes the health, safety and nutrition services plans for Early Head Start in consultation with staff, parents and community health care providers. Reviews and evaluates health, safety and nutrition service plans and make recommendations for corrective action, as needed.
  • Serves as a liaison for the Early Head Start programs with community programs providing health related services to low-income families. Develops partnerships with community agencies for support and services to Early Head Start children and families, and assures each enrolled infant/child and pregnant woman has a medical home.
  • Develops and implements a process of on-going monitoring to assure each enrolled infant, toddler and child receives required health and dental examinations, and nutrition and sensory screenings as required by Head Start Performance Standards; that all identified concerns receive appropriate follow-up to resolution; that each enrolled pregnant woman receives health services and information required by Performance Standards, a visit by a health professional within two weeks of delivery, and referrals to services, as needed.
  • Ensures compliance with EHS policies and procedures.
  • Arranges for the collection of data as needed to ensure compliance with pertinent legislation, regulations, and laws; ensures timely and accurate reporting of data to Federal and State authorities. Analyzes data for evaluating, planning, and improvement of services.
  • Establishes and maintains a Health Services Advisory Committee composed of representatives of EHS parents, pediatric health care providers, dental care providers, nutrition service providers, mental health service providers, and infants/toddlers/children with disabilities.
  • Maintains a positive public profile for all assigned programs. Provides leadership with an understanding of the diverse populations served. Participates in a variety of meetings, activities, and events to support EHS and its partners; attends and participates in professional group meetings and trainings.
  • Assures parent participation in the health services programs and activities by encouraging parents to be present for all health and dental screenings and procedures; informs parents immediately of the results of screenings and assessments; provides parents with education and training in first aid, nutrition, and a wide variety of health related topics.
  • Meets regularly with the Early Head Start Director and managers; meets with other staff as needed. Schedules and/or attend case conferences, parent conferences, case reviews, IEP/IFSP meetings, staff meetings, parent meetings, in-service and pre-service meetings, and other meetings.
  • Performs other job related tasks as required.


To apply: Email resume to Carolina Capellan: [email protected]