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The Redlands Christian Migrant Association leads the way in child care and early education for the children of migrant farm workers and other rural, low income families. Opening doors to opportunities since 1965, working at RCMA is especially rewarding and we are hiring…
Health Worker Full-time
(1 position-full time)
Hardee and Polk Area Office
Job Order: C-18-19
PURPOSE OF POSITION: Provide high-quality direct services at the center(s) in the areas of health, disability, safety and nutrition. Coordinate and carry out the direct comprehensive health services for children and families that include a range of medical, dental and nutritional services and follow-up in accordance with goals and federal performance standards. Work hands-on with children and families and therefore, must be able to communicate and respond in an effective manner that consistently demonstrates respect and concern.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following; however, other duties may be assigned:
1. Arrange and conduct hearing, vision and dental screenings on all enrolled children including follow ups; or
coordinate with local resources to conduct such screenings, assist in the screening process and conduct follow
ups. Share all results with families. Ensure children needing dental exams and follow up treatment get
services and are documented in child’s file/electronic record. Complete and provide families with referrals
and consistent follow up. Coordinate mental health observations. Follow standards and timeframes listed in
RCMA Plan of Action.
2. Ensure all children stay current on their immunization status, and utilize information available through
Florida SHOTS. Ensure all children stay current on their Well Child Check-ups following the Florida
Medicaid (EPSDT) periodicity schedule. Ensure all other health screenings are completed and documented
(blood lead and hemoglobin/hematocrit). Complete nutrition review and growth charts. Complete and
provide families with referrals and consistent follow up.
3. Assist ECS/MT in making referrals for disability services to Early Steps, FDLRS, or other agencies.
Complete the disabilities summary sheet and submit to the Inclusion Coach on a monthly basis. Work in
collaboration with families and the family’s FSW to arrange services including providing or arranging
transportation as needed for any health and/or disability related appointment.
4. Work in collaboration with IDS to enter health related data and follow-ups in our data system myHeadStart.
Review and analyze data using myHeadStart reports. Make corrections as identified. Ensure the Health &
Disabilities PIR data is accurate.
5. Provide information, education and services to pregnant women and family members of children enrolled,
encouraging a healthy pregnancy and postpartum care, conduct newborn home visit (birth outcome), offer
services, plan transition to program enrollment, etc. Use Partners for a Healthy Baby Curriculum. Work
with Healthy Start or Healthy Families.
6. Complete tasks listed on the Health Specialist Checklist which include child file documentation, classroom
observations, and disability services, e.g. reviewing teachers’ Daily Health Checks, medication
documentation, initiating and/or renewing agreements/contracts, HSAC minutes. Conduct the Health &
Safety Checklist 2-3 times per year/per center, depending on the length of center program year. Coordinate
Center safety committee with Center Coordinator. Maintain safety standards in accordance with RCMA
policies, state and federal regulations.
7. Use RCMA Health Book to provide guidance to classroom staff and in making child health referrals.
8. Responsible for completing and renewing health agreements.
9. Complete 3 USDA meal reviews (breakfast, lunch and snack) per center. Ensure menus are posted and
followed. Assist Center Coordinator in completing the free/reduced meal applications (FD1e) and infant
feeding forms (FD11e). Keep enrollment roster (FD2) current.
10. Engage in regular meetings with the Core Team and teachers as it relates to assigned duties. Provide training as needed. Maintain communication and consultation with the regional team. Maintain effective communication with outside agencies. Attend community meetings as it relates to role.
11. Ensure center(s) meet compliance with Head Start Program Performance Standards, USDA, Plan of Action, RCMA policy, DCF Licensing, local, state and federal regulations including timeframes on all assigned duties.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS/EDUCATION: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty element satisfactorily while exercising independent judgment and discretion. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The individual must meet age, medical, moral character and any other requirements as defined by Florida Statutes. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
After initial hire, the employee must complete mandatory child care training in accordance with Florida Statutes and funding source requirements to retain eligibility to be employed in this position.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Member of community being served and/or farmworker background. Possess or willing to obtain certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Red Cross First-Aid.
Send application and/or resumes & cover letter to:
Redlands Christian Migrant Association Hilaria Cuevas , Area Coordinator
Mailing address: 404 Bertha Fulse Street, Bowling Green, FL,33834
Application available online at: www.rcma.org
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