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HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES COORDINATOR

Company: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Location: Salinas
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

The mission of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is to provide for the socio-economic betterment of the greater Latino community of California, while preserving the pride, values and heritage of the Mexican American culture.

Mexican American Opportunity Foundation

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: MAOF Health and Social Services Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: MAOF Migrant/ Preschool

Salinas, Monterey County

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt, Full-Time

SUPERVISED BY: CC/PS Program Administrator

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Health and Social Services Coordinator links families to the appropriate health, special needs, nutrition, social services, mental health and parent involvement services, supporting them in making decisions and choices that will help improve their lives. Will assist with recruitment of children by attending community events, and will conduct the pre-screening/enrollment of migrant families

Component Mission

The general objectives of the Health Services component are to:

A. Provide a comprehensive health service program which include a broad

Range of medical, dental, mental health and nutrition services to preschool children, including handicapped children, to assist the childs physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development towards the overall goal of social competence.

B. Promote preventive health services and early intervention.

C. Provide the childs family with the necessary skills and insight and other

Otherwise attempt to link the family to an ongoing health care system

ensure that the child continues to receive comprehensive health care even after leaving the program.

The general objectives of the Social Services component are to:

A. Provide a comprehensive social service program which include referrals, outreach and recruitment, facilitation and use of community services and resources, and linking families to services to encourage a productive home atmosphere.

B. Promote positive child development and prevention.

Responsibilities:

Provides MAOF families with emergency assistance and crisis intervention.

Refers children and families to appropriate services (mental health, nutrition, court, disabilities, and health); facilitates and assist families in arranging appointments and follow up.

Conducts family assessments and family action plans to provide necessary services and follows up as needed.

Assists the site supervisor in the planning and presenting parent trainings on child abuse and other topics in the area of health and social services.

Assists with the distribution of program supplies (disabilities, nutrition, and health).

Assists parents in arranging a smooth transition of their children to the public school system.

Assist with pre-screening/enrollment of migrant families and interviews for health history.

Participates in an orientation for parents at the beginning of program year.

Assist with the recruitment of children by attending community events.

Collects completed health history forms for all children registered at their assigned sites.

Explains to parents the purpose and need for medical and dental screenings, examinations, and treatments.

Assists to make doctor and dentist appointments; is responsible for follow up.

Maintains complete medical and dental records on assigned children and communicates pertinent information to site supervisor and/or teaching staff (this includes updating immunizations and following up on all referrals and medical issues).

Acts a parent contact for all medical and dental issues, documenting all interactions.

Meets with site staff regularly to coordinate health activities with education program.

Assists teachers with dramatic play for the children; is in preparation for doctor, clinic/hospital, and dental visits.

Checks first aid kits monthly, ordering supplies as needed.

Monitors and manages the operation of the food pantry at Salinas Child Care Center.

Communicates in an effective manner with parents and children in their native language; develops and maintains a centralized record keeping system which ensures confidentiality of individual child records.

Participates in in-service training as provided.

Attends all required meetings as designated by Site Supervisor, Program Director and Director of Operations.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in child development, education, or related field.

Minimum two (2) year of experience working with low income families and/or children; experience in case management.

Ability to deal with conceptual matter.

Ability to work with minimum supervision.

Strong written and oral communication and organizational skills.

Computer knowledge.

Bilingual English/Spanish required.

Must possess own vehicle at all times, a valid California Drivers License and appropriate automobile insurance.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule, when required, evenings and weekends, as needed.

Ability to work with an ethically and linguistically diverse population.

Ability to maintain cooperative, diplomatic working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the public; work as part of the team and collaborate with colleagues; and complete projects under tight deadlines even when there are competing requirements and changes to assignments.

Health Requirements:

Must meet State health requirements: Must submit to a pre-employment physical examination and Tuberculosis (TB) clearance at the time of employment, renewed every four years.

Must provide vaccination records for influenza, pertussis and measles, at the time of employment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MAOF is committed to a diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, MAOF provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, medical condition as defined by state law, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, Salinas , HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES COORDINATOR, Healthcare , Salinas, California

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