The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Health Manager/Child Care/Chicago

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview



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    Health Manager

    (Exempt/Regular Full-Time)



    Coordinates the Head Start health component with Head Start site staff and managers, assures services of medical and dental providers, serves as a liaison to two Head Start programs and participates as a member of the Child Care Program management team.



    1. Coordinates the Head Start Health Component with Head Start site staff and Establishes health philosophy of the program.
      1. Writes and updates Head Start health plan.
      2. Facilitates in-service training at delegate level and provides resources to sites to meet site in-service training requirements.
      3. Provides technical assistance to center staff, and meets with staff on a regular basis.
      4. Meets with parents as need arises around special health concerns.
      5. Reviews health tracking and documentation for the purpose of providing technical assistance to center staff.
      6. Submits quarterly health report to DHS.
      7. Revises the Health Section of the “Forms Notebook” annually, and works with the Program Manager to revise the entire notebook.
      8. Assures timely completion of services to children as indicated by Performance Standards and City and State licensing standard requirements, including facilitating the direct delivery of services such as immunizations, hearing and vision screenings, etc. as needed.
      9. As computer resources become available, supports site staff in utilizing electronic systems for maintaining health data.
      10. Works with Education Manager to assure classroom health activities.
      11. Writes and coordinates the work of the “Exposure Control Plan”.
      12. Supports staff in supporting families as they identify a “medical home”.
      13. Works with site staff to include family health needs in “Family Partnership Agreement”.
      14. Supports site staff in development of community partnerships with health providers.
    2. Assures services from health, dental, and speech and hearing providers.
      1. Contracts with providers.
      2. Reviews, processes, and approves billing.
      3. Monitors quality of provider services.
      4. Oversees medical & dental expenditures.
    3. Administers Head Start Nutrition ProgramContracts with caterer.
      1. Provides support to food staff.
      2. Submits monthly Child Care Food Program reports.
      3. Review sites food records at least three times a year.
      4. Arrange and coordinate food service training for staff.
      5. Ensure that agency meet all Board of Education Food Program requirements.
    4. Assures that all sites are in compliance with requirements for CPR and First certification.
      1. Provides CPR and First Aif training to center staff or arranges for CPR and First Aid training for center staff.
      2. Supports center director in making sure all staff are up-to-date in meeting CPR and First Aid requirements.
    5. Serves as liaison to two or more Head Start Programs
      1. Meets with the site director bi-weekly, or at a minimum monthly basis to provide supervision and support.
      2. Responds to requests for information, technical assistance and support from the Site Director.
      3. Supports director in responding to special need and child abuse situations.
      4. Provides technical assistance in implementing policies in the program.
      5. Represents the program and its needs to the Administrative Office.
      6. Evaluates the site director annually.
    6. Participates as a member of the Child Care Program Management Team.
      1. Planning
        1. Coordinates with all members of the management team to plan, support and monitor all programs of The Salvation Army Child Care Program.
        2. Assists with budget review. Makes appropriate suggestions for expenditures and/or changes.
        3. Participates in new program development.
        4. Identifies potential funding sources for supplemental services and develops proposals as requested.
      2. Personnel Support
        1. Assists with developing and maintaining good staff relationships.
        2. Participates in interviews for management staff, as requested.
        3. Represents The Salvation Army and Child Care Program to staff with regard to personnel policies.
      3. Advocacy
        1. Develops an atmosphere of support for the agency’s programs within the community at large and among program users and participants.
        2. Establishes and maintains collaborations and partnerships with state, community and neighborhood institutions and organizations, creating written agreements when appropriate.
      4. Professionalism
        1. Maintains a professional attitude.
        2. Adheres to personnel policies.
        3. Supports and enforces program regulations.
        4. Assumes and thoroughly completes all duties in a professional and timely manner.
        5. Accepts responsibility willingly.
        6. Demonstrates enthusiasm for the program.
        7. Responds objectively to change.
        8. Responds in a positive manner to constructive suggestions.
        9. Respects the confidentiality of parents, children, and other staff members.
      5. Assumes an advocacy position for children and families.
        1. Presenting at professional conferences.
        2. Representing the needs of the children and families in our programs at meetings.
      6. Keeps abreast of health practices.
        1. Demonstrates a proficient knowledge of health issues.
        2. Demonstrates professional growth and improvement through:
          1. Identification of own training needs.
          2. Participation in training sessions,
          3. Enrollment in workshop/college courses.
          4. Reading professional literature.
          5. Application of training to professional performance.
    7. Other Duties
      1. All other duties as assigned.



    RN required.


    Minimum of two years’ experience in supervision of staff.


    Experience in working with multi-ethnic and multi-problem families.




    A commitment to uphold and promote the mission of The Salvation Army.



    An excellent attention to detail, procedures, processes and policies.


    A demonstrated ability to manage projects, priorities and staff in a constantly changing environment.


    A communication and management style that exhibits the principles and values of the Army as well as fosters team relationships and effectively communicates information.


    A flexible style that also displays a willingness to learn.


    Possess ability to multitask with a strong awareness of deadlines.



    An understanding of federal, state and Salvation Army policies.


    An understanding of data management, procedure development & flow of information.


    A “hands-on” knowledge of how to effectively work with diversity in the workplace.


    Good organizational skills and the ability to work independently as well as with a team of people.


    Good judgment in making decisions, recognizing established precedents, and demonstration of resourcefulness in meeting problems.


    Ability to write clearly and give good instructions.



    This individual will only commit Army resources that have not been allocated or approved.


    This individual will keep the Program Director and other pertinent staff members informed on all critical issues relating to his/her area of responsibility.


    This individual will adhere to all Army policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.



    This position is required to do light physical work. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.   


    In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to use standard office equipment and a PC occasionally. 


    The work environment for this position includes an office environment with a low noise level.



    Exempt/Regular Full-Time                     



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