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Health Specialist in Dallas, TX at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Date Posted: 11/21/2018

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  • Location:
    Dallas, TX
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Job Number: R0042329

Health Specialist

Key Role:

Serve as a resource to other TTA specialists on comprehensive health services, including mental health and environmental health and safety, in accordance with the requirements of the Head Start Program Performance Standards across the birth to five spectrums. Serve as a liaison between regional and central office of Head Start and the National Center on Health and Wellness and other agencies relevant to the work of the Regional Office. Participate in case conferences about individual grantees, at the request of the Regional Office. Serve as a resource to other TTA specialists on strategies for engaging families around issues on health. Serve as a point of dissemination to program and TTA specialists about health data specific to grantees. Aggregate and analyze state and regional health data from a variety of sources to identify emerging trends and patterns impacting Head Start and Early Head Start grantees. Provide training on topics related to health to regional office staff, grantees and state partners, at the direction of the Regional Office. Provide direct TTA to grantees, as directed by the Regional Office. Work Remotely, if live in TX, OK, LA, NM or AR.

Basic Qualifications:

-5+ years of experience with health services in a Head Start and 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

-Experience with the provision of ongoing consultation or technical assistance related to health services for pregnant women and children

-Experience with addressing the health needs of children from diverse backgrounds, including children with special health care needs, children with disabilities, children who are dual language learners, children in family child care settings, and children who are homeless

-Ability to analyze health related data and assist grantees to support data driven decisions and improve the effectiveness and quality of program operations

-Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing to various audiences

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

-BA or BS degree in Public Health, Mental Health, Health Education, Maternal and Child Health, or Health Administration

Additional Qualifications:

-Experience in health and safety practices, and disaster preparedness, response and recovery in Head Start programs

-Experience with Windows, Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Access, and virtual meeting platforms, such as Adobe Connect, GoToWebinar and Skype Office

-Experience with data aggregation and analysis

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

-MA or MS degree in Public Health, Mental Health, Health Education, Maternal and Child Health, or Health Administration preferred

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