Community Action Organization
  • 11-Oct-2017 to 29-Oct-2017 (PST)
  • Head Start
  • Hillsboro, OR, USA
  • $48,089.60-52,898.56
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible

Position Title:

Health Services Supervisor


Head Start

Open Date:

October 11, 2017

Reports to:

Program Services Manager

Close Date:

October 29, 2017

Work Location:

Hillsboro, OR

Hiring Range:

$924.80-1,017.20 Weekly

FLSA Status:


Position Status:

Regular Full-Time (RFT)

Full-Time Equivalent:


Work Hours Per Week:


Number of Positions:


Months Active:


Positions Supervised:



Under Oregon statute, after July 1, 1996, an offer of employment for this position is contingent upon the results of criminal offender information record check, and possibly fingerprinting, conducted on applicants for employment in early childhood services agencies.  Applicants who have been convicted of certain offenses or who refuse to consent to such background checks will not be hired for this position.
 The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.   Continuation of all positions is contingent upon future funding.

Position Summary:

In support of the Agency's mission, this position will plan, coordinate, develop resources and implement activities to achieve the objectives of the health and nutrition services component of the Community Action Organization Head Start programs according to agency philosophy, goals, and values, and based on federal, state and local laws and Head Start Program Performance Standards.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing systems which ensure the compliance of the program with all funding source requirements.
  • Develop and revise health-related program policies and procedures and provide training to staff on their use.
  • Develop and monitor the health services tracking system, utilizing the ChildPlus database to its fullest potential.
  • Provide direct supervision to staff as assigned. Provide a thorough program orientation to incoming staff, frequent support and feedback, encourage professional development, and prioritize work assignments to ensure components are functioning in an organized and efficient manner.
  • Ensure the completion of health screenings for children by arranging for or contracting with appropriate professionals to meet the 45 and 90 day deadlines.
  • Develop and manage Registered Nurse consultant contracts; train, schedule, monitor consultants as required to ensure the delivery of needed services.
  • Develop and coordinate (in conjunction with the Oregon Child Development Coalition) the regular meetings of the Health Services Advisory Committee for the purposes of securing community support for program activities, gathering input regarding program policies and procedures and organizing efforts to improve health services for low income children and families.
  • Prepare and submit required reports (including immunization status, health services completion) and other required information on all enrolled children.
  • Support the development of a health services provider pool by advocating and coordinating health care resources for children and families.
  • Ensure that health and nutrition education for children is integrated into the daily classroom curriculum by providing resources and training to staff and participates in health curriculum development.
  • Develop and conduct health education training and informational materials for parents and staff.
  • Ensure that the special needs of health-impaired children are being met by consulting with health service providers and/or providing center staff with information and assistance as needed.
  • Ensure that Head Start/Early Head Start facilities meet health and safety standards according to Head Start and Child Care licensing requirements.
  • Assist in the development, review, and maintenance of Head Start Policies & Procedures related to the health services component.
  • Strictly adhere to all safety policies and procedures at all times and respond/correct any at-risk safety issues immediately.
  • Strictly adhere to agency code of ethics and standards of workplace behavior.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to meet business needs including regular and reliable attendance and adherence to all company workplace behavior standards.

Marginal Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Other marginal functions and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Education/Training/Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a Health or Health Education related field with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in Head Start health services, including experience training adults individually and in groups. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • English proficiency, both written and oral communication, at a minimum of the 12th grade level with advanced skills in active listening and conflict resolution.
  • Must be able to successfully pass applicable background and Oregon Central Background Registry checks prior to new hire processing and beginning actual employment.
  • Completion of appropriate Fit for Duty and TB Testing according to Head Start regulations prior to date of hire.


  • Master's Degree or higher in Health Education, Community Health, or a related field.
  • Prior experience working in a community health setting.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish, verbal and written.
  • Experience working with low-income families.
  • Experience working with pre-school age children.
  • Experience advocating for the health care needs of young children and families.

Required Licensing or Other Special Certifications:

  • N/A

Required Physical Demands of Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Most work is conducted in an office environment with moderate to extensive phone use.
  • Some travel to various Head Start sites throughout Washington County.
  • May require some evening and weekend work.
  • Extensive use of video terminal and keyboarding.
  • In normal work day, may stand/walk __2__ hrs/day; may sit _6_ hrs/day; may drive __2 hrs/week; may use hands for repetitive grasping, pushing and pulling, typing and fine manipulation _1_ hrs/day; may use hands at or above shoulder level for _1_ hrs/day.
  • In normal work day, may bend, squat, and/or climb occasionally.
  • Work is light in nature, lifting maximum of 40 lbs.
  • Frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 20 lbs.
  • May require walking or standing to a significant degree, or sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

Special Note on Central Background Registry Requirement:

In order to be offered any position within our Head Start program, you must be currently enrolled in Oregon's Central Background Registry.  If you are not currently enrolled, you may still be considered for this position, but no offer of employment may be extended to you until this requirement has been completed.  For information on how to enroll in Oregon's Central Background Registry, please visit or call the Office of Child Care at 1.800.556.6616.

How to Apply for this Position:

To be considered we must receive a completed Community Action Employment Application form.  You are welcome to also include a cover letter and resume at your option.  Transcripts may be required for certain positions.  Applications can be completed on our website: or you can print off the application to complete or pick up the application form at either of our following locations:

Hillsboro 1001 SW Baseline St, Hillsboro OR 97123

Beaverton 5050 SW Griffith Dr, Suite 101, Beaverton OR 97005

Be sure to submit your application in a timely manner.  If you choose not to complete an online application, you can send your completed application form, optional resume and cover letter and any other required documents via fax at 503.357.6057.  If you prefer to mail your application be sure to mail attention Human Resources at the Hillsboro office address above.

All application submissions will be acknowledged with a receipt notification. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you. 

All current Community Action employees are encouraged to apply for openings at Community Action which they are interested in.  For current employees, some qualifications may be met by an equivalent combination or education and experience at the discretion of the employer.

Benefits:  All regular full-time (RFT) status positions of 0.50 full-time equivalent or higher are eligible for our outstanding benefits package including:

  • Generous paid sick and vacation time
  • 12 0bserved holidays
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance
  • Free life and long term disability insurance
  • Medex travel assistance
  • Employer-matched 403(b) retirement plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Rich and diverse mission-based working environment


Community Action is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state equal employment opportunity laws.  Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

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