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STG International Inc. Health Specialist in Denver, Colorado

Health Specialist



Education & Training Assistance Services

Denver, CO

ID:

11344

Full-Time/Regular

STG International is currently seeking Health Specialist candidates that possess significant knowledge in comprehensive health services to support our Head Start Training and Technical Assistance team in Region 8.  The Health Specialist (HS) will provide T/TA in all areas of health and safety, comprehensive health services, and family engagement in health related issues in accordance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards and Other Federal Regulations.  The HS work remotely from a home office and will travel from their home-based offices 50% of the time in the region in accordance with the Regional Office expectations. Travel will include day trips, as well as overnight trips. The HS may reside in CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, or WY for the position.

This posting is for future openings – no current open position.

Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Serve as a resource to other TTA specialists and HS Grantees on comprehensive health services, including mental health and environmental health and safety; strategies for engaging families around issues on health; and as a point of dissemination to program and TTA specialists about health data specific to grantees across the birth to five spectrum

  • Provide subject matter expertise, strategies and resources to Regional Office and T/TA staff on comprehensive health services, such as mental health and environmental health and safety, as well as strategies for engaging families around issues on health.

  • Aggregate, analyze and disseminate state, regional and grantee health data from a variety of sources to identify emerging trends and patterns impacting HS/EHS grantees

  • Serve as a liaison between regional and central OHS and the National Center on Health and Wellness and other agencies relevant to the work of the Regional Office.  

  • Develop and implement strategies for connecting with grantee health managers and/or coordinators in the Region.

  • Develop and provide training on early childhood health, mental health, safety and related topics to regional office staff, grantees and state partners; and provide direct TTA to grantees.  

  • Participate in case conferences about individual grantees, at the request of the Regional Office

  • Serves as a member of a national peer group of Health Specialists.

  • Support emerging OHS initiative and priorities.

    Required Skills

Required Skills:

  • Ability to utilize resources, research and available technology to appropriately provide guidance to staff, parents and partners regarding comprehensive health issues from the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC), National Centers and other Office of Head Start national resources.

  • Ability to develop, train and provide presentations to individuals, small and large groups.

  • Familiarity with the Improving School Readiness for Head Start Act of 2007, Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, OHS Monitoring Protocols and processes, and knowledge of Head Start Program Performance Standards and Other Regulations as they apply to all facets of comprehensive childhood health and safety.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

  • Sustained concentration and attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload and deadlines.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

    Required Experience

Required Experience:

  • A minimum of a BA or a BS, with a preference for a Master’s Degree, from an accredited university or college in public health, community health, health education, nursing, or health administration. If the highest degree was awarded more than ten years ago, the resume should be specific regarding such events as courses, conferences, seminars attended that ensure the specialist remains current in their field;

  • A minimum of five years’ experience related to health services in a Head Start/Early Head Start program specific to the development and implementation of comprehensive health services, including the integration of health services to other Head Start service areas;

  • Demonstrated ability to aggregate, analyze, and present health related data and assist grantees to make data driven decisions in order to improve the effectiveness and quality of program operations;

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing to various audiences;

  • Demonstrated experience with the provision of ongoing consultation or technical assistance related to health services for children birth to five years old;

  • Ability to help grantees prioritize health goals and objectives, including those related to a grantee’s school readiness goals; and

  • Experience addressing the health needs of children from diverse backgrounds such as children with special health care needs, children with disabilities, children who are dual language learners, children in family child care settings, and/or children who are homeless

  • Valid Driver’s License and access to transportation.

STG International, Inc (STGi) is a workforce solutions company providing comprehensive healthcare delivery, Head Start and management consulting services and human capital solutions help our clients. Our services and solutions help our clients sustain and enhance their operations to better accomplish their mission.

STGi offers a competitive benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with company match and a generous PTO policy.

STG International, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status.

This position is located in Denver, CO. View the Google Map in full screen (https://www.google.com/maps/place?key=AIzaSyCEypYjfzCxthn0HPrdksPtIPl0o18Gknw&q=Denver%2C%20CO%2C%20US) .

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