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Health Coordinator

Company: Sunbeam Family Services, Inc.
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details

Job Location
Sunbeam Family Services - Oklahoma City, OK

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
Undergraduate Degree


The ECS Health Coordinator is responsible for the developing, planning and administering health and nutrition services for children and families. The ECS Health & Community Coordinator is also responsible for engaging with local and federal policy makers and community partners to stay abreast of changes in health policies and procedures.

All employees and volunteers are expected to be sensitive to our clients cultural and socioeconomic characteristics, reflect Sunbeam Family Services core values and to perform at Sunbeams standards of excellence at all times.

Our core values are:

Champion Spirit We work like a champion every day: paying attention to details and performing with excellence

Servant Heart We exhibit humility in serving everyone; no job is below anyone and we all pull together to get the work done.

Sunny Attitude We bring a smile and a positive attitude. We treat each other with respect, ensuring an energized work environment.

Essential Functions:

The ECS Health Coordinator ensures that the health program adheres to and enhances the Head Start performance standards by:

  • Promoting, encouraging and displaying examples of leadership for the agency in accordance with the agency mission driven, employee first culture.
  • Demonstrating capacity for providing developmentally appropriate and evidence-based practice, for exemplifying the values expected within the program, and for promoting the mission of the organization.
  • Planning, developing and administering the ECS health and nutrition services program area, ensuring an integrated and comprehensive system of services for children and families.
  • Providing training and guidance to staff, parents and community members on a variety of pertinent topics in the areas of health and nutrition.
  • Ensuring ongoing monitoring, tracking, follow-up and analysis of health and nutrition services, including health and nutrition plans.
  • Maintaining record keeping and reporting systems, including service area plans, schedules, timelines, policies and procedures for health and nutrition services in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Ensuring coordination of communication with staff, parents, program consultants and community to enhance services to children and families.
  • Supervising and overseeing work tasks and activities within the Health Services department to ensure the full delivery of integrated services.
    • Developing and maintaining effective relationships and MOUs with community partners. Other Duties:
      • Perform any other duties needed in keeping with our mission, vision and values. Qualifications

        • Bachelors degree in Public Health or closely related field
        • Masters degree preferred Experience:
          • 5 years experience working with children and families.
          • Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred Skills and Knowledge:
            • Understanding Head Start Program Performance Standards and state and local child care licensing requirements
            • Excellent written and verbal communication to include intermediate knowledge of computer operations and applications and the ability to master other computer technology
            • Good organizational and time management skills
            • Previous knowledge and understanding of Child Plus preferred
            • Knowledge of Head Start performance standards and local and state licensing requirements preferred Abilities:
              • Must work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
              • Communicate in a professional manner, demonstrating dignity and respect for our internal, external and community members including health professionals and other various professional community groups.
              • Process, protect and exercise discretion in handling confidential information and materials
              • Sustained concentration to detail and accuracy, along with the ability to prioritize workload
              • Willingness to work with high-risk, low-income communities
              • Must be able to travel and work some evening and weekends as required by the job
              • Bilingual Spanish/English speaking preferred Additional Job Requirements:
                • Clear background and drug screen
                • TB screen required
                • Physical required
                  Working Conditions:

                  Physical Demands

                  While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to physically interact with children, including talk, hear, sit, stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and lift and or move children and items of up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Frequent sitting, working at computer keyboard and desk, regular standing to file, train and perform other office functions. Must be able to clearly hear and understand telephone conversations.

                  Work Environment

                  The employee will work in an office environment, may work in close quarters with other staff and small children. The noise level in the work environment varies from moderate to loud; frequent chaotic situations will occur, characteristic to working with children ages 0 5 years. Employee must expect exposure to strong odors such as soiled diapers and clothes, and poor hygiene. May come into contact with childhood diseases and blood on occasion.


                  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel or candidate and may be subject to change at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: Sunbeam Family Services, Inc., Oklahoma City , Health Coordinator, Healthcare , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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