Health and Wellness Coordinator
Innovative Network of Knowledge (INK)

Fredericksburg, Texas

Posted in Education and Training


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Job Info


It's a great feeling to work for a company that does so much good for others around the world!

Academic Requirements: Bachelor's degree

Work experience: (2) years of experience in serving young children and their families. Must have additional experience in the areas of early childhood education, special education, speech pathology, or health services.

Preferred Qualifications: Licensed or certified health professional. Master's degree in early childhood education or related field.

Critical Action Items:
1. Design, implement, and monitor a health and wellness program to help parents and staff understand physical and mental health and wellbeing, as well as access to interventions and referral, as needed. (HSPPS §1302.42, 1302.45)
2. Implement strategies (e.g, classroom observations and consultations) for effective classroom management and positive learning environments; supportive teacher practices; and strategies for supporting children with challenging behaviors and other social, emotional, and mental health concerns. (HSPPS §1302.45, 1302.46)
3. Provide appropriate referrals to ensure training and technical assistance for program staff on mental health and disability service delivery in accordance with state and federal regulations (e.g., completion of developmental screenings) (HSPPS
§1302.45)
4. Ensure appropriate practices to keep children safe during all activities, including reporting at a minimum suspected or known child abuse and neglect, appropriate supervision of children at all times, and all standards of conduct. (HSPPS §1302.17, 1302.90)
5. Support staff development and well-being, including completion of minimum training requirements as specified in state and federal standards (HSPPS §1302.92), continuing professional development, and staff wellness initiatives.

Measurable Deliverables:
1. Ensure referrals and assessments are completed according to parameters and timeframes specified in agency, state, and federal policy and regulations.
2. Monitor child health and nutrition records to ensure all are current, organized, complete, and compliant.
3. An established schedule of oversight is applied to delivery of nutrition services to ensure compliance with Head Start Program Performance Standards, USDA requirements, and licensing standards.
4. An established schedule of sufficient and consistent frequency ensures a partnership between program staff and families in a timely and effective manner.
5. Assessments and, if necessary, referrals are completed according to parameters and timeframes specified in agency, state, and federal policy and regulations.
6. Required reports are prepared and submitted prior to deadlines.

Requirements:
1. Develop and monitor compliance of child program files (e.g., behavioral action plans, individualized education plans, family service plans), including compliance with confidentiality.
2. Ensure the availability of specialized supplies and equipment as needed for children with disabilities.
3. Facilitate and monitor referrals to outside agencies for children with mental health and disability needs as requested.
4. Attend Individual Family Service Plan (FSP) and Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings, home visits, and parent conferences for children with mental health and disability needs.
5. Knowledge of applicable state and federal Head Start regulations, performance standards and guidelines.
6. Knowledge of the principles, practice, and procedures of mental health program administration.
7. Knowledge of mental health resources available within the community, state and federal government.
8. Demonstrated proficiency in collecting data, preparing reports, monitoring progress and analyzing data.
9. Strong written and oral communication skills to communicate with a diverse audience (e.g., students, parents, teaching staff, program staff, and community partners), including individuals with low health literacy.
10. Sound judgment in the protection of confidential information.
11. Ability to organize and prioritize duties and responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
12. Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, holidays, and weekends.
13. Ability to work independently.
14. Possess sensitivity to the service population's cultural and socio-economic characteristics

Here at INK, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. Please feel free to apply for this position even if your work experience and education do not align perfectly with every requirement for this job description. You may very well be the perfect candidate for this role or other ones that we have open. Thank you for your interest in joining our mission!

INK, is committed to following immunization recommendations produced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As such, our company policy requires that all employees must receive an annual Influenza vaccination or obtain an approved exemption as a medical or religious accommodation. This is a condition of employment, and all new hires will be responsible for providing proof.

INK, is an Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of INK, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, disability, medical condition, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state and/or local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, training, working conditions, transfer, job assignments, benefits, layoff, and termination.
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