Lutheran Services of Florida
Health Coordinator Duval Head Head Start
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong and communities are vibrant. Since 1982, Lutheran Services Florida has been providing and sharing solutions to protect Florida’s most vulnerable. Today, we are one of the largest nonprofits in Florida touching 1 in 50 Floridians with a wide range of services, including:
- early childhood education
- refugee and immigration
- mental health and substance abuse
- juvenile justice
- child welfare
Purpose & Impact
LSF is looking for a talented Health Coordinator who works with Child Health and Safety Manager to plan, coordinate and monitor compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards and Florida licensing laws. Assists with the completion of the child health requirements and other required screenings and assessments. Plans, develops and implements training for education staff, parents, and volunteers in collaboration with HS/EHS staff development team, and if applicable Nutrition and Mental Health Consultants. Participates in the HS/EHS Quality Assurance efforts.
- Leads Family & Community Engagement Specialists in encouraging parents to adhere to medical, dental, screenings, nutrition and ensure follow-up treatments are completed within established federal guidelines.
- Organizes and participates in team management functions of planning, implementing and evaluating family health goals and objectives.
- Assists in organizing and attends the Health Services Advisory Committee. Develops and facilitates at conferences and team meetings.
- Assists contracted nurse and Child Safety, Health & Disabilities Manager in developing health plan, training staff on how to better care for children with medical needs in the program. Monitors, guides and provides advice to families and staff who work with infants/toddlers with re-occurring medical concerns.
- Works cooperatively with local agencies to assist families to linkup with services in the local community.
- Assists with the completion of the child health screening, other required screenings and assessments and is familiar with referral requirements. May assist in recruiting prospective families and assists with enrollment process through coordinating and facilitating pre-staffing for children with health, nutrition and disabilities concerns.
- Coordinates implementation of health and individual treatment plans. May provide parent consultation, and coordinate care between parent/staff/physician.
- Conducts and documents follow-up on all referrals to ensure that needs of the child are met.
- While respecting family confidentiality, regularly shares information with teachers to ensure coordinated services that meet the needs of individual children and families.
- Provides health, safety and family literacy activities to parents, as appropriate.
- Develops a working knowledge of community resources, and visits, at least annually, with major agencies for service delivery updates and community resource guide updates.
- Assists in interpreting and implementing federal performance standards. Participates in the development and revisions to the Parent & Staff Health Handbook including areas of health, safety and nutrition.
- Attends parent/teacher conferences as requested.
- Assists in ensuring the health and safety of children enrolled in the Home-based option.
- Enters data into ChildPlus (Head Start/Early Head Start specific software) regarding critical health notes and allergies. Documents all efforts to assist families, tracks family partnership efforts and outcomes, records, monitors and follows up on referrals, and submits reports as required.
- Maintains strict confidentiality at all times, including the ability to recognize situations in which confidentiality is required.
- Attends all workshops and meetings as deemed necessary by the Director.
- Attends all required staff and parent meetings and activities.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Must be able to lift at least 45 pounds. Reasonable accommodation may be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities.
Why work for LSF?
Ability to Make an Impact in Multiple Areas
LSF offers several programs, spanning across a wide range of populations in need. This gives our team members an opportunity to learn and potentially work in programs outside of their direct area. Either way, members of the LSF family will play a part in transforming the lives of those in need.
A career at LSF means working and learning alongside talented professionals in a dynamic and inclusive environment. The values of our organization – OPEN-MINDED, COMPASSIONATE, GENEROUS, VISIONARY and HONESTY – drives each one of us.
People working at Lutheran Services Florida treat each other like family. Whether you work on the front lines or work in an office, you share a common bond that is felt throughout the organization.
Because of the variety of programs we offer throughout Florida, team members have the option to explore areas of interest in other programs or grow within their existing program/department.
Amazing benefits package including:
- Medical, dental and vision
- Teledoc (24/7 access to doctors via phone and video)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Long-term disability
- Employer paid life insurance (1X salary), AD&D
- Health and dependent care FSA
- Paid holidays
- Generous PTO policy
- 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match
- Tuition reimbursement
- Additional voluntary benefits:
- Short-term disability
- Group life insurance
- Accident, critical illness/Cancer and hospital policy
- Legal Shield coverage
Lutheran Services Florida is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
Lutheran Services Florida Children & Head Start Services
3027 SAN DIEGO ROAD, Taylor Building