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Health and Nutrition Assistant

Company: Drake University
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Title: Health and Nutrition Assistant - ****** Description: Drake University Head Start is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as the Health and Nutrition Assistant for the program. This position, under the supervision of the Health and Nutrition Manager, will provide support for the nutrition and health services offered to the staff, children, and families of the Head Start, Early Head Start, and Early Head Start Child Care Partnership programs. Associate's degree in health or child development, or related degree or a Bachelor's degree preferred. One to three years of experience in Head Start, child care, or early childhood preferred. Current Driver's License and ability to be insured by University's insurance carrier required. Duties: FunctionPercentDescription 0125%Under the direction of Health and Nutrition Manager, conduct monitoring activities including, but not limited to classroom nutrition observations, child health documentation, safety checks, Risk Management Checklists, and follow-up with appropriate training as determined by findings or issues. Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. Travel for business purposes within assigned area. 0225%Complete ongoing review of health/safety checklists for classrooms and assist with follow up in a timely manner. 0320%Maintain ongoing inventory of health and nutrition supplies and complete purchasing of replacement supplies as needed. 0410%Assist in providing professional development and education for all staff, nurses, and parents on health and nutrition issues, including, but not limited to, medication administration, CACFP, and Universal Precautions as determined by Health and Nutrition Manager. 055%Assist in development and oversight of action plans for student health needs. Ensure that safe accommodations are made for children with health needs. 065%Assist Nutrition Assistant with CACFP claims and documentation, as needed. 075%Communicate understanding and support of organization goals through actions and spoken and written words; interact respectfully and effectively with individuals and groups at all levels; maintain ties with external organizations; keep all interested and involved parties informed of matters requiring their attention. 085%Maintain strict confidentiality of all records and documents. Maintain department records and reports in a secure manner. 090%Perform other duties as assigned. Ensure compliance with Federal Head Start Performance Standards, state, and local regulations and rules and University guidelines. Ensure the confidentiality of all documents maintained in the department. Promote Head Start philosophy and initiatives. Prompt and regular attendance. Qualifications: Associate's degree in health or child development, or related degree. Bachelor's degree preferred. One to three years of experience in Head Start, child care, or early childhood preferred. Current Driver's License and ability to be insured by University's insurance carrier required. Date Available: 10/28/2019 Required Documents Message: Cover Letter, Resume/CV

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