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 implement 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.

JOB FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following)

  • Adhere to all areas of the Head Start Program Performance Standards, Chicago Early Learning Standards (CELs), and Head Start Early Learning Outcome Framework (HSELOF) within the Health and Nutrition content areas for all El Valor’s children’s program models;
  • 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;
  • Ensure that families are linked with ongoing medical and dental home services through the monitoring and tracking of health services for the child and expectant family, in coordination with site case management staff;
  • Ensure 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;
  • Maintain the site health and nutrition monitoring system, including review and evaluation of health records (e.g. screenings and follow-up referrals involving identified problems, etc.) CACFP program, tracking and resolving issues identified as part of the annual PIR and/or self-assessment process;
  • Supervise and mentor the Health Aide and Kitchen staff at the site level;
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations of staff, support in the professional development, and seek opportunities for growth of the health and nutrition staff;
  • Implement a system of individual training, orientation and professional development planning that supports continued staff improvement and degree attainment as required by agency and funding requirements;
  • Lead health practices including, but not limited to, daily health coverage operations of caring for children, staff and parent training, and implementation of El Valor’s health and nutrition policies and procedures;
  • 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;
  • Develop required health and nutrition quarterly site reports, annual PIR and self-assessment data;
  • Collaborate 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;
  • Promote parent involvement in all aspects of the site health and nutrition programs;
  • Participate in transition planning for all site children and their families into preschool and from preschool to elementary school;
  • Participate in cross component planning with other site component staff in support of interdisciplinary services to children and families;
  • Participate in promotional activities to recruit and enroll children in El Valor’s programs.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college 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.


  • Full-Time


  • 2434 S Kildare Ave, Chicago, IL 60623


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Employee assistance program
  • 401k with employer matching
  • Company-paid basic life insurance and AD&D coverage
  • Company-paid short term disability coverage
  • Tuition Reimbursement


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday (some weekends and evenings may apply as needed for recruitment events)

To apply please submit resume and cover letter to regarding interest in this open position.