Website Parents In Community Action, Inc.
Parents In Community Action, Inc.
Job Title: Health Advocate
Job Summary: The primary function of this position is to develop a relationship with their families in order to assist in improving the health status. Provide training and information for them to be able to make sound decisions regarding the family’s heath and nutrition. Monitor all areas of Health and Nutrition for compliance with the Performance Standards.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
§ Responsible for monitoring and follow up of individuals families health and nutrition and required up–to–date EPSDT requirements
§ Responsible to ensure that all identified health needs are met
§ Responsible for ensuring that children with a medically identified chronic health condition have current ICCP’s and Special Dietary Plans
§ Provide support to families to ensure that all children have health insurance coverage
§ Provide support to families to ensure that all children have a medical and dental home
§ Work with the mediator team upon request to ensure that all children’s needs have been met
§ Schedule community health educators to provide educational lectures at events and in parent places
§ Recruit parents to participate in: Health literacy and Family events
§ Act as a liaison between PICA families and Health Care professionals when needed
§ Knowledge of Hennepin County health resources
§ Assist with agency events to provide health information (parent connect)
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
§ Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards related to health and nutrition
§ Knowledge of Hennepin County Health Resources
§ Knowledge of Rule 3 Licensing Standards in areas of health and nutrition
§ Understand Child Protection Laws and Reporting requirements
§ Cross cultural competence
§ This position requires repetitive physical activity, including standing and/or walking for extended periods of time, bending, crouching, kneeling, sitting on the floor, and the ability to lift and safely carry at least 50 pounds.
§ Must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills
§ Valid Minnesota Drivers License, Insurance and dependable means of transportation
Supervised by: Center Directors EO/Affirmative Action Employer
Statements included in this job description do not necessarily represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as circumstances change. Ref.100 Rev.2019 HR
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