Health Manager, Early Childhood Education – Colville, Wa

DIVISION: Early Childhood Education

LOCATION: Colville

REPORTS TO: Early Childhood Education Division Director

SUPERVISES: Nutrition Specialist, Program Requirements Specialist

DATE OPEN: 07/07/2022


STATUS: Exempt

This is a full time, salaried/exempt position, $4,496 - $4,769 / month DOE.


Plans, organizes, coordinates and monitors the health, mental health, dental, & nutrition services for the Northeast Early Childhood Program. Establishes program policies and monitors performance standards and operational procedures for compliance. Manages resources to achieve program goals within budget. Conducts program and personnel evaluations, maintains records and prepares periodic reports of program results. Plans and coordinates the recruitment of qualified staff. Plans and coordinates health, mental health, dental, and nutritional staff trainings. Collaborates with parents as partners in the health and well-being of their child in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner. Prepares documents such as grant proposals and service contracts in order to provide funding and services. Maintains cooperative relationships with other agencies and community partners serving the same or similar clientele.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinates health, mental health, dental, and the nutritional services components of Head Start and ECEAP; writes the health services and mental health plans for yearly grant submission; reviews progress and provides follow-up to assure that all requirements are met; recommends changes in priorities and schedules as needed to assure goals are met in an efficient manner according to appropriate guidelines, procedures and regulations.
  • Coordinate and maintain a Health Services Advisory Committee (HSAC) that includes, parents, professionals, and members of the community.
  • Participates in family staffing to exchange information and to collaborate with parents as partners in the health and well-being of their child in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner. Establishes and maintains a network with other programs to make referrals and coordinate service.
  • Participates in planning, coordinating, evaluating and revising ongoing health, mental health, dental, & nutrition services delivered to children and families.
  • Provides training and technical assistance to staff on health, mental health, dental and nutritional services.
  • Provides training and technical assistance to staff on health, mental health, dental and nutritional services.
  • Develops annual consultant contracts as determined by the program Director.
  • Coordinates and monitors consultant visits to classrooms and manages consultant invoicing.
  • Resolves problems or emergencies affecting the availability or quality of health and mental health services.
  • Develops, monitors, and maintains systems and records that provide for the proper evaluation and documentation of assigned services; records significant information and actions in appropriate files, tracking sheets, and reports. Prepares or oversees the preparation of reports and correspondence as required.
  • Prepares and monitors relevant program budgets.
  • Assists, supervises, schedules and evaluates the work of assigned staff; advises, assists and trains staff as necessary; takes action regarding the discipline of subordinate employees.
  • Coordinates the Access to Baby & Child Dentistry program within the Tri-County area; submitting quarterly reports, recruiting and organizing training for local providers, attending meetings as required.
  • Participates on Early Childhood Program Planning Team.
  • Responsible for generating, collecting, and documenting In kind contributions for the program.
  • Assist with the operation of Policy Council under the direction of the Director, as needed.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills, and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of health and mental health services and practices.
  • Knowledge of dental & nutrition services and practices.
  • Ability to work with diverse families.
  • Basic word processing and data entry skills.
  • Knowledge of community resources available.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local policies, procedures and regulations applicable to area of assignment.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate child, family, and program needs and work as a team member with staff to develop action plans in response to needs and requirements.
  • Ability to work with other agencies to develop systems to benefit program children and families.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other agency personnel, and the general public.
  • Ability to supervise three or more people.

Required Education or Experience

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in one or more of the disciplines overseen and four to six years related work experience including program planning and supervisory management.

Required Certifications & Licenses

Preferred Certifications & Licenses

Valid driver’s license in state of residence.

Access to reliable transportation.

Auto insurance in the amount required by the State of Washington.

Physical examination within three weeks of employment.

Acceptable completion of a background criminal history check.

Previous work experience with adults in a health, mental health, nutrition, dental or social service capacity.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone, and keyboard reach.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
  • Light to moderate lifting is required.
  • Ability to uphold the stress of traveling.
  • Regular, predictable attendance is required.

The work environment characteristics described are what is encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period.


TB test and proof of test results to employer prior to the start of employment.  New employees do not need a TB skin test if they have written proof of one of the following:

  1. A negative Mantoux TB test in the twelve months prior to hire; or
  2. a previously positive Mantoux TB test with documented proof of treatment; or
  3. a recent negative chest X ray and a statement from a health care provider that employee does not pose a health risk to others; or
  4. Medication therapy to treat TB.

Documentation of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) immunization:

  • An immunization record indicating that you have received at least one dose of MMR vaccination (Immunization record card is acceptable only with doctor’s signature/initials or stamp). Or
  • Lab evidence of immunity to measles disease (also known as a blood test or titer). Or
  • Documentation from a health care provider that the person has had measles disease sufficient to provide immunity against measles. Or
  • Written certification signed by a health care practitioner, licensed in Washington State— a medical doctor (MD), naturopathic doctor (ND), osteopathic doctor (DO), advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) or a physician’s assistant (PA)—that the Measles, Mumps, & Rubella vaccine is, in the practitioner’s judgment, not advisable for you.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

*Denotes Essential Functions

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