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NUTRITION COORDINATOR

Mexican American Opportunity Foundation

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted May 6, 2022.

The mission of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is to provide for the socio-economic betterment of the greater Latino community of California, while preserving the pride, values and heritage of the Mexican American culture.

MEXICAN AMERICAN OPPORTUNITY FOUNDATION

HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START

Title: Nutrition Coordinator

Department: MAOF Head Start/Early Head Start

Reports to: Program Director

FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-Time

EHS-CCP Manager

DEFINITION: Under general supervision, plans, coordinates and oversees the implementation of the health services of the MAOF Early Head Start Program. The Health Coordinator is responsible for developing memoranda of understanding with community organization that provider health, nutrition, oral health services to families and children participating in the Early Head Start Program.

I. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND SPECIFIC DUTIES

1. Responsible for updating and/or developing service area plans, policies procedures, forms, monitoring tools and reports, in collaboration with the Early Head Start Management team, parent, health services advisory committee for the health, nutrition, and oral health using program data and the results from the community needs assessment.

2. Ensures services are delivered with strict adherence to the organization’s health, nutrition, and program policies, and procedures.

3. Works as part of the integrated management team. Responsible for ensuring coordination and delivery of quality, comprehensive services in accordance to the agency’s established timelines and in compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards

4. Implements Level 2 and 3 of the ongoing monitoring policies and procedures for nutrition, oral health, and health. This includes and is not limited to oversight and monitoring to ensure child’s health screening, follow up on any child needs identified, including health needs are met in a timely manner.

5. Ensures the prompt identification, assessment and development of individual health plans that respond to the children’s diagnosed or suspected health and nutritional needs.

6. Produces reports regarding health services, oral health and nutrition services. Conducts data analysis and submits recommendations to improve the quality and consistency of innovative practices to the EHS CCP Program Manager.

7. As assigned, will participate in the development and negotiation of interagency agreements and contracts with local providers

8. Plans pre-service, in-service trainings, workshops, and education sessions for staff, family child care providers and parents on health and nutrition. Coordinates participation in community outreach and community events related to health and nutrition.

9. Attends the child study teams and multi-disciplinary teams. Works with the program coordinators, teachers and Family Child Care Providers to develop effective, individualized child care plans, interventions and follow-up where/as needed.

10. Responsible for identifying and recruiting community professionals that will form the Head Services Advisory Committee (HSAC). Plans effective agendas and sharing of knowledge and resources for the HSAC meetings in coordination with the Education/Mental Health/Disabilities Coordinator, the ERSEA/PFCE Coordinator and the EHS CCP Program Manager.

11. Monitors the work and provides guidance to the Licensed Vocational Nurse to ensure all children have access to medical and dental homes, are on the schedule of well-child care as outlined on the State’s EPSDT guidelines and are up to date on all required immunizations.

12. Trains to, and monitors for implementation of the agency’s selected parenting curriculum.

13. Plans and coordinate Health and safety inspections to ensure adherence to the agency’s policies and procedures related to health services such as medication, first aid, child accidents, toileting, tooth brushing and universal precautions.

14. Ensures staff and family child care providers adhere to the agency’s confidentiality polices and procedures

II. SUPERVISION

1. Establishes formal and effective lines of communication between all Family Services, Home Visitors and Health staff with Family Child Care Providers and other program staff in order to facilitate coordination and efficient flow of communication and the effective delivery of high quality services to children and families.

2. Interviews and recommends hiring of licensed vocational nurse in accordance with MAOF’s hiring policies and procedures.

3. Oversees compliance with the contract deliverables for the contracted Registered Nurse and Registered Dietician, who provide and/or support Health and nutrition services.

III. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

1. Bachelor of Science degree in public health, child health, maternal health, Health Science, Social Work, or related field. Licensed Vocational Nurse with experience in Head Start is acceptable.

2. Three years of experience in the Health Field or Coordinator in Head Start.

3. English/Spanish speaking preferred.

IV. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

1. Must meet State health requirements including obtaining a physical examination at the time of employment; and give proof of T.B. clearance prior to employment (dated within six months before employment) and renew this every 4 year.

V. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Must be willing to complete background checks including a criminal, FBI, DOJ, National Sex Offender Registry and CACI checks

2. Must have the use of an automobile and must possess a valid California driver’s license and adequate automobile insurance coverage or have available private transportation.

Physical Requirements:

While performing duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk; to use both hands to handle or feel objects and supplies and materials necessary to fulfill the demands of the job. To talk or hear when working with peers, teachers, parents, children, internal departments and/or members of the community on the telephone or in person. Frequently required to reach with hands and arms when accessing reference materials. Frequently required lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job includes close vision and distance vision. While performing the duties of this position, the employee works in a normal office environment where the noise level is usually moderate. The employee is required to drive to fulfill duties of this position. To carry out this job, an individual must be able to perform all essential duties satisfactorily.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. This job also operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

MAOF is committed to a diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, MAOF provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, medical condition as defined by state law, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other legally protected status.