SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Health and Nutrition Manager, the Health and Nutrition Supervisor is responsible for monitoring and implementing comprehensive health services and nutrition programs for children and their families. The Supervisor will ensure services are in compliance with the USDA, Head Start Performance Standards as well as local, state and federal regulations. The Health and Nutrition Supervisor will supervise all staff who are responsible for daily meal service to children enrolled in the Children’s Services program.
- Act as a resource for children, families and staff in addressing daily and ongoing health and nutrition issues for all children, including those with special needs;
- Ensures that the agency’s health and nutrition services for all children and families is implemented at the site level, including monitoring and tracking of health and nutrition, resources and referral development and completion;
- Adheres to all areas of the Head Start Program Performance Standards within the Health and Nutrition content areas for all El Valor’s children’s program models;
- Supervises and mentors Health Aides and Kitchen staff at the site level;
- Conducts annual performance evaluations of staff, supports in the professional development, and seeks opportunities for growth of the health and nutrition staff;
- Ensures that families are linked with medical and dental home services through the monitoring and tracking of health services for the child and expectant family;
- Leads health practices including but not limited to daily health coverage operations of caring for children, staff and parents training and implementation of agency health policies and procedures;
- Implements system of individual training, orientation and professional development planning that support continued staff improvement and degree attainment as required by agency and funding requirements;
- Collaborates with the site supervisory team on an ongoing basis in the planning and implementation of individualizing family needs, site events, staff and parent training on health and nutrition related topics;
- Coordination and tracking of all ongoing health/nutrition screening and follow-up referrals involving identified problems;
- Ensure that families are linked with ongoing, community health (medical/dental) services in coordination with site case management staff;
- Promote parent involvement in all aspects of the site health/nutrition program;
- Manage kitchen operations including, kitchen staff, menu planning, meal monitoring, and services to children with special nutrition needs;
- Promote health and safety practices in the program and coordinate site safety and sanitation procedures, first aid, and emergency medical procedures;
- Assist and participate in the training of site staff and parents on health/nutrition related subjects;
- Maintain the site health/nutrition monitoring system, including review and evaluation of health records, CACFP program, tracking and resolving issues identified as part of the annual PIR and/or self-assessment process;
- Develop required health/nutrition quarterly site reports, annual PIR and self-assessment data;
- Participate in transition planning for all site children and their families into pre-school and from pre-school to elementary school;
- Participate in cross component planning with other site component staff in support of interdisciplinary services to children and families.
- Other duties may be assigned.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: An equivalent amount of training, education and experience will be considered.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college required.
- Masters degree or higher level of education from an accredited college or university may be required.
- Five to nine years of job-related prior experience required.
- Fluent verbal and written English and Spanish communication preferred;
- Completion of Food and Sanitation Certification course;
- Proof of physical examination, tuberculosis and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) screening within the last six months required;
- Successful completion of First Aid/CPR certification required;
- Current, valid Illinois driver’s license and proof of insurance required;
- Reliable means of transportation required;
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time
LOCATION: Pilsen, Little Village and South Chicago