Region III – Head Start, Health Specialist
Region III Head Start, Health Specialist (Remote)
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Home Based in Region III (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)
ICF seeks a Health Specialist to work as a liaison between the Regional and Central Office of Head Start (OHS) and the National Center on Health and Wellness, as well as other agencies relevant to the work of the Regional Office.
The Health Specialist will serve as a resource to other Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Specialists on comprehensive health services, including mental health and environmental health and safety, in accordance with the requirements of the Head Start Program Performance Standards across the birth to five spectrum.
This position is home-based within Region III and will involve travel to states within Region III (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)
Serve as a resource to other TTA specialists on comprehensive health services, including mental health and environmental health and safety, in accordance with therequirements of the Head Start Program Performance Standards across the birth to five spectrum;
Serve as a resource to other TTA specialists on strategies for engaging families around issues on health.
Participate in case conferences about individual grantees, at the request of the Regional Office.
Serve as a point of dissemination to program and TTA specialists about health data specific to grantees.
Aggregate and analyze state and regional health data from a variety of sources to identify emerging trends and patterns impacting Head Start and Early Head Start grantees.
Provide training on topics related to health and mental health to regional office staff, grantees and state partners, at the direction of the Regional Office.
Provide direct TTA to grantees, as directed by the Regional Office.
Incorporate other tasks specific to health reflective of evolving national priorities as presented by the Office of Head Start, National Centers, Regional Office, and/or aggregate regional assessment data.
A minimum of a BA or a BS, from an accredited university or college in public health, mental health, health education, maternal and child health, or health administration. If the highest degree was awarded more than ten years ago, the resume should be specific regarding such events as courses, conferences, seminars attended that ensure the specialist remains current in their field.
5 years’ experience related to health services in a Head Start/Early Head Start program specific to the development and implementation of comprehensive health services, including the integration of health services to other HS service areas.
Ability to analyze health related data and assist grantees to make data informed driven decisions in order to improve the effectiveness and quality of program operations.
Demonstrated experience with the provision of ongoing consultation or technical assistance related to health services for children birth to five years old.
Ability to help grantees prioritize health goals and objectives, including those related to a grantee’s school readiness goals.
Experience addressing the health needs of children from diverse backgrounds such as children with special health care needs, children with disabilities, children who are dual language learners, children in family child care settings, and/or children who are homeless….
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