Job Application - Cortland County Community Action Program

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Program Support Floater

Status: Full-time position, Non-Exempt, for 37.5 hours per week, 46 weeks per year (Program-Year with summers off) with benefits.


Job Function: To facilitate and perform under the guidance of the Nutrition Manager, Health Coordinator, Family Services Coordinator, and Education Services area, stated job duties, responsibilities, and support functions of the functional area components of the Head Start/Early Head Start Program while abiding by all Head Start Performance Standards and NYS Child Care regulations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the following as needed and designated routine duties of the different functional areas of the Head Start/Early Head Start Program:


Health Services


Stock First Aid Bags, lock boxes and Blood Spill Kits with necessary items for each HS/EHS   Center.


Provide oral care items for each classroom, following the distribution procedures for such items


Organize tracking book for vision and hearing screenings. Determine which children need a vision & hearing screening following procedures to ensure 45 day requirements are completed on time.


Complete hearing screenings using the MAICO OAE machine; complete vision screenings using the SPOT screener. Complete other hearing and vision screenings as needed in a timely manner.


Follow all hearing and vision screening procedures, including notifying staff at all HS/EHS centers of dates hearing and vision screenings will be completed.


Complete health and safety checklist monthly for all HS/EHS centers, entering all findings into Child Plus database in a timely manner and sending Excel spreadsheet report to the Health Services Coordinator.


Complete heights and weights in the fall and spring for all children enrolled in the Program.


Complete monthly inventory of health services supply cabinet and inform Health Services Coordinator of any needed items.


Using the Cavity Free Kids curriculum and correlating with Children’s Dental Health Month, complete dental education for children and families, including at PAG meeting per the request of the Family Services component.


Serve as a community liaison to the Health Services Community on behalf of the HS/EHS Program. Attend all required trainings and community meetings/events, including school and community health fairs while overseeing any HS/EHS health and/or nutrition displays and educational booths.


Must follow all Federal Head Start Performance Standards and NYS Child Care regulations.


Must follow agency procedures for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.


Nutrition Services


Maintain adequate inventory and food supplies on a daily basis.


Assist Nutrition Manager with inventory system and various administrative kitchen duties as necessary.


Must fulfill pack list of food and good supplies for centers, efficiently packing food and food supplies for centers while organizing according to delivery schedule for easy delivery accessibility.


Deliver food and food supplies to center sites as necessary.


Assume responsibilities in the CAPCO kitchen and center kitchen sites as substitute when necessary.


Assist as necessary in the CAPCO kitchen and center kitchen sites, including the dish washing and sanitation of various kitchen items and sanitation of kitchen areas.




Education Services


As needed, work in HS/EHS center classrooms to provide overall support and assistance to classroom staff, including the maintenance of appropriate NYS child care ratios.


As needed, provide break relief to designated classroom staff.


Family Services


Support Family Services function of the HS/EHS Program through supporting Family Advocates with the facilitation of family and classroom activities.



Education and/or Experience                                                         

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); plus or one to three months related experience and/or training in human services; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have the ability to interpret and record data, including but not limited to nutrition and health data.


Selected candidates must be or receive through onboarding process clearance through the NYS Maltreatment Registry, Annual Physical Examination, TB Test and Fingerprinting for criminal background.