Job Title: ECP (Early Childhood Programs) Health Specialist

Reports to:Supervisor, Early Childhood Programs
Job Group:Instructional


Job Code:2058
Salary Schedule:INST


Responsible for planning, coordinating, and monitoring child health/dental compliance within the Head Start Performance Standards while collaborating with the Supervisor. Assist with the completion of child health requirements and other required screenings and assessments according to the State of Florida. Responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating, monitoring, and managing health/dental services for children ages 0-5 and their families. Assist in creating and maintaining collaborations with community agencies and health providers.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Plan, develop, and coordinate health services for children, expectant mothers, families, and staff to ensure that appropriate health services are delivered in accordance with Head Start Program Performance Standards and other applicable federal, state, and local requirements.
  2. Assist in ensuring that all federal 45-day and 90-day timelines have been completed with appropriate follow-up with families and/or doctors/dentists to ensure that all services have been provided to every child in accordance with all regulations.
  3. Coordinate screenings including, but not limited to, vision, hearing, hemoglobin, and blood pressure of all newly enrolled children to meet requirements of Head Start Performance Standards.
  4. Assist in maintaining and updating complete health/dental records, documentation and contacts for all children and expectant mothers.
  5. Develop and submit timely reports of component service provision and activities for Director, Policy Council, School Board, and others, as required.
  6. Collaborate with all service areas to provide effective TIERS of support for children and families through case management.
  7. Organize and schedule training sessions for Head Start staff and teachers on health and nutrition topics.
  8. Collaborate with classroom staff to ensure the health and safety of students.
  9. Work in unison with community partners and develop partnership agreements with health providers.  
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Knowledge of Head Start and adult learning principles
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in the field of Nursing, Public Health, Health Administration, Education, or related field
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position 


  • Satisfactory completion of American Red Cross First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course or agreement to earn within one year of employment


  • Experience in Head Start or Early Head Start programs, processes, and regulations
  • Two years’ experience in working with and caring for young children and their families
  • Bilingual in Spanish with the ability to proficiently read, write, and speak in both languages




Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

ECP (Early Childhood Programs) Health Specialist;   EST: June 1, 2021;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: June 1, 2021

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