HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES COORDINATOR
Company: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Posted on: November 22, 2022
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
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
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
The general objectives of the Health Services component are to:
A. Provide a comprehensive health service program which include a
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
Otherwise attempt to link the family to an ongoing health care
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.
Provides MAOF families with emergency assistance and crisis
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
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
Assist with the recruitment of children by attending community
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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