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Our mission is to plan, develop and coordinate services designed to combat conditions related to poverty.

We are looking for a motivated person to provide assistance to the Health and Safety team to ensure that all children of Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) programs are up to date on required health screenings. This person also assists in the coordination and has oversight of Child and Adult Care Food Program Center food service.operations.

Wage:  $15.11 – $16.20, depending on education qualifications.  This is a 40 hour a week position.

Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 7:30-4 or 8-4:30

Job duties include:

  • Perform, review and track health related screenings. Help coordinate and plan dental assessment days.
  • Assist in the reviewing of CACFP Eligibility forms, dietary surveys and restrictions. Assist in developing nutrition plans for any child’s special dietary need.
  • Ensure that all children’s nutrition, health, dental and related information has been obtained and completed.
  • Assist with the development of health, nutrition and sanitation policies.
  • Maintain relationships/collaborations with nutrition, medical and dental providers.
  • Assist in the development/presentation of trainings to staff and children in the classroom on health related topics.
  • Become certified as a First Aid/ CPR instructor and train staff/parents as needed.
  • Conduct/complete monitoring of food service facilities to ensure compliance.
  • Develop menus that meet CACFP, SFSP, HSPPS, and ODE standards. Monitor/review CACFP forms for compliance and accuracy. Create and maintain SFSP ingredient books to match menu.
  • Prepare monthly CACFP claim for child care centers. Evaluate data and calculate estimated reimbursements.
  • Become Manager Serve-Safe certified.
  • Assist with the CACFP/SFSP, food service license and food safety applications. Review SFSP vendor paperwork and follow up, as needed.
  • Coordinate/lead quarterly staffing’s with food service staff. Provide continuing education opportunities for all food service staff as required per CACFP.
  • Create a plan to introduce new foods to children at the sites.
  • Take the lead on the coordination and facilitation of Farm to ECE and Snap-ED.
  • Order approved CNL products and maintain the HS/EHS food pantry.

What’s in it for you?

  • Medical, Vision, Dental, Short Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Retirement plan has a 6% match
  • Accruals earned: Personal and Vacation time
  • 11 paid holiday’s
  • Weekends off
  • Summers off
  • Make a difference in the lives of children

What can you bring to the table?

  • A friendly, enthusiastic attitude
  • Passion for helping and serving others
  • Desire to learn how to cook
  • Desire to keep things clean and organized
  • Be insurable under the NOCAC insurance policy
  • Be able to pass a background check

Minimum job qualifications:

  • A minimum of an Associate Degree or certification in Public Health or Nutrition/Dietary Management area, preferred
  • Three years’ experience in a health/ nutrition program that included menu preparation, cost management, report preparation and training of adults, preferred.
  • Experience with children and families, including health education experience, preferred.
  • Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and maintain state minimum amount of automobile liability insurance and be insurable through NOCAC’s vehicle insurance carrier.
  • Must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated

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