POSITION : Early Head Start Health/Mental Health/Disability Manager R.P.T.
SALARY : D.O.E.
OPENING DATE : September 20, 2017
CLOSING DATE : October 4, 2017
LOCATION : Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
Early Head Start Program
SUMMARY: To collaborate with community care providers that provide and promote the growth and development of all Early Head Start children and families. To monitor and track services provided to the children and families. To work continually with the community health care providers in continuing the health education to families while enrolled with the Early Head Start program. Must have knowledge of and support the Omaha Tribe Early Head Start's mission statement and program philosophy. Must comply with the drug and alcohol free workplace policy.
DUTIES and/or RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Report to work at 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
a. Notify the supervisor by 8:15 a.m. if unable to report to work.
Health duties will include:
1. Collecting of Health information provided by the families and health care provided.
2. Ensuring the well-being of children enrolled into the Early Head Strat program, that all children are healthy enough to start school services.
3. Intake interviews with the families on child's health at the time of enrollment.
4. Collaborate with the community health providers to ensure each child is provided with local, free health care, or to assist the families in locating appropriate health care.
5. Establish, maintain and keep all records of care plans, treatment plans, follow up plans and home visits confidential at all times.
6. Maintain safety of all children, families, Early Head Start teachers and staff at all times.
7. Coordinate Safety trainings for Early Head Start staff throughout the school year, include parents as often as the trainer see fit.
8. Track, maintain and monitor health care provided, treatment plans and follow up care of the children into the ChildPlus data management system.
9. Submit monthly reports on enrollment, attendance and health to the Early Head Start director and to the Office of Early Head Start.
10. Submit a monthly ERSEA and Health newsletter article to publish to the families.
11. Develop, implement and annually update the performance standards on ERSEA and Health.
Mental Health duties will include:
1. Coordinates with Mental Health Providers to schedule visits to the Early Head Start program for classroom observations, individual observations, and sessions on-site; giving teachers time to meet and discuss observations and recommendations.
2. Coordinates with Mental Health Providers to be available for individual consultations for parents and staff to make referrals and post dates in advance.
3. Ensures Mental Health Provider reviews developmental screening results, and other supporting documentation to identify concerns or delays, and give recommendations for follow-up.
4. Develop and maintain working relationship with community partners, including, Early Intervention, LEAs, and community mental health providers to ensure necessary services are secured for Early Head Start children.
5. Promote comprehensive model of service delivery, including prevention, identification and referral, and treatment for children exhibiting behavioral or other mental health related issues.
6. Coordinate meetings between agencies when children/families are receiving services from multiple entities.
7. Ensure formal written inter-agency agreements are in place and regularly updated, including Memorandum of Understanding with the LEA.
8. Coordinate and facilitate classroom and individual child observations as needed.
9. Act as an advocate and support for families who have children with mental health needs in acquiring required services.
Disability duties will include:
1. Partner with classroom staff and LEA Staff to identify and meet the needs of children with disabilities.
2. Oversee referral and follow up processes for all children with disabilities requiring external services.
3. Act as an advocate and support for families who have children with disabilities needs in acquiring required services.
4. Assures compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, local, Federal, State and Tribal regulations in the areas of Disabilities.
COMMUNICATION WITH FAMILIES
1. Approach each child, parent, and other staff members with respect, being sensitive to each individual's rights, strengths, needs and cultural/socio economic background.
2. Do home visits with parents on child's absences as needed, Develop individual plans for children with excessive absences.
3. Communicate the health care provided and the results of those screenings with the families.
4. Document all treatment care and follow up care, make available to the family upon request.
SPECIAL SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Minimum, a baccalaureate or advanced degree, preferably related to one or more of the disciplines they oversee.
2. Licensed or certified health professional.
3. Must be 19 years of age.
4. Must have a valid driver's license.
5. Pass physical exam-good physical and mental health a must!!
6. Must be able to pass any drug testing done.
7. Must be able to pass the Central Registry Check and Background Check.
8. Must obtain CPR and first Aid certification within 90 days and keep valid.
9. Must have the ability to deal with parents/guardians/children in emergencies.
10. Must maintain confidentiality.
a. Limit discussion of children and families, discuss factual information.
b. Avoid gossip and inappropriate labels; avoid gossip of staff's personal/professional status
c. Does not talk about children disparagingly in front of other children.
11. Be able to verbally communicate and have the necessary personal qualifications to deal with staff and individuals/groups with varying abilities.
12. Flexible, with the ability to work in a highly demanding environment.
13. Ability to cooperate successfully as a member of a team.
14. Be willing to establish nurturing bonds with children and foster a positive relationship with parents/guardians, and support parents.
15. Accepts supervision and accepts constructive criticism/direction; provides feedback to supervisor.
16. Performs any other task deemed necessary by your immediate supervisor and/or Director.
**INDIAN PREFERENCE WILL E PRACTICED, HOWEVER, ALL QUALIFIED
APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE SEND RESUME/APPLICATION TO:
OMAHA TRIBE OF NEBRASKA
ATTN: PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
P.O. BOX 368
MACY, NE 68039
TELEPHONE (402) 837-5391
FACISIMILE (402) 837-4394