Health Coordinator

  • Lansing, MI, USA
  • Full-time
  • Schedule: Regular Full Time Salary
  • Pay Grade with starting rate: H23S (starting monthly pay $4,196.88)
  • Department: Early Childhood and Family Services
  • State: Michigan
  • Location_ID: MI01

Company Description

Telamon is an eleven-state, non-profit corporation headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina serving communities for 55 years. Telamon's mission is to provide educational services that lead to better jobs, better lives, and better communities.  Telamon provides programs and services in three areas, Early Childhood and Family Support, Workforce Career Services, and Housing & Financial Empowerment. 

Job Description

Serves as the leader of health and nutrition services within a program, guiding the health and wellness curricula, program planning, policy development and training. Contributes to program improvement through evaluation, self-assessment, and other program development efforts. Recruits, trains and supervises personnel.

1.Develop, implement and evaluate systems for the delivery of health, nutrition and safety services. Includes center and, where applicable, home base services.

2.Meets federal, state, and program documentation requirements by maintaining accurate, objective, complete, timely, and well-organized child and family records, both on paper and in designated on-line systems. Maintains confidentiality regarding students and families.

3.Research, evaluate and prepare recommendations on health, nutrition and safety curricula to ensure compliance with Performance Standards and monitor for fidelity in implementation.

4.Monitor health and nutrition services throughout program. Collect and use quality data to support the use of effective practices that have a positive impact on family and child outcomes, including school readiness.

5.Participate in the development of integrated school readiness plans.

6.Assists in development of program training plan. Facilitates and provides training, coaching and technical assistance to staff, parents and volunteers.

7.Assists in developing and monitoring of health and nutrition budgets. In coordination with supervisor who has responsibility for procurement of materials, identifies and prioritizes materials and equipment needed.

8.Works cooperatively with staff to integrate health and nutrition services with education, disability, parent engagement, and family services.

9.Creates, files and maintains required reports and documentation. Composes and proofreads correspondence and reports.

10.Secures contracts and interagency agreements with community service providers to enhance local delivery of comprehensive services to children and families.

11.Responsible for the implementation of health services advisory committee in collaboration with a range of community specialists (e.g., medical, dental, speech, nutrition, mental health).

12.Oversees Child Care Food Program, planning menus in coordination with Food Service Manager and Nutritionist. Supervises and ensures that USDA records and reports are maintained and submitted, including funding applications.

13.Develop and document progress on professional development plan for self and assigned staff. Facilitates and engages in professional development activities to increase qualifications in accordance with Corporation’s Core Values.

14.The person in this position must have the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

15.Protects the safety of children by ensuring the implementation of active supervision techniques to ensure no child is left alone or unsupervised at any time.

16.Ensures the mobilization and documentation of matching/in-kind funds.

17.Participates in staff and parent meetings, committees and training sessions.

18.Perform all other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


This position directly supervises others. This may include participation in the recruitment/selection process for new hires, employee training, onboarding, conducting performance coaching/evaluation, compensation administration, delegation of duties and conflict resolution. Promotes an environment of teamwork and cooperation and is accessible to employees.


Education and Experience Requirements:

•A Bachelor's Degree in health related field or Nursing is required.

•Must be able to get certification for CPR and First Aid after hire and recertify as required.

•Minimum of three years of related work experience.

•Two years of management experience, to include supervision is preferred.

•Experience providing adult training and education preferred.

•Experience working with young children preferred.

•Must have own transportation, a valid driver’s license, and vehicle insurance.


Skills and Abilities:

•Knowledge of health resources in the community.

•Microsoft Office products and on-line client management systems.

Additional Information

•Work is performed mostly inside the facility.

•Driving/sitting for prolong periods of time.

•Occasional exposure to adverse weather conditions.

•Sitting walking, stooping, squatting, lifting (up to 30 lbs), carrying, pushing and climbing.

•Exposure to blood, other bodily fluids, cleaning chemicals and dirt.

•Subject to long periods of sitting and exposure to computer screen.

•Keyboarding and data entry, use of telephone.

•May conduct outreach and home visits to customer residences, exposure to potentially unsafe environments, climb stairs.

•Regular attendance for this position is required, as regular attendance ensures we are providing the services we have committed to provide to the children and families we serve.


We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.