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Health Services Manager, Early Childhood Centers

CHS Hershey – Hershey, PA
Full-time

CHS Hershey will be CHS’s first center and is expected to open in 2023. The two-story, 50,827-square-foot building, located at the southwest corner of Governor Road and Homestead Road, will include a Family Resource Center, an innovation lab and an experiential learning garden. The center will accommodate 150 students from birth to age 5 and is expected to employ up to 80 employees and volunteers. 

Role Description:  

The Health Services Manager is an individual who cares deeply about the health and well-being of children. This individual will oversee activities related to health policies and services for CHS Hershey. This individual will oversee the delivery and administration of health services to ensure quality and safety. The Manager will work to understand the needs of families at CHS Hershey and help to shape the scope of services provided by partnering with local providers to guide families in receiving such services. The Health Services Manager will also set up conversations with families to ensure that these services are accessible. This individual will work closely with professionals at other CHS centers to maintain consistency in health policies and procedures. This individual is part of the CHS Hershey team, reporting to the Center Director. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the provision and coordination of health services to children and families enrolled in the program 

  • Identifying key health needs and interventions for children in collaboration with the family engagement team 

  • Managing the early intervention referral process for children, as well as delivery of services, in coordination with Family Engagement teams  

  • Communicating with parents and lead meetings where difficult issues arise 

  • Building and establishing partnerships to support child health needs 

  • Managing support services providers and paraprofessionals  

  • Providing supervision to and ensure that all health staff are complying with appropriate regulations 

  • Ensuring implementation of policies and procedures for safety practices in conjunction with the Central Office Health Services team  

  • Implementing corrective initiatives and track most common issues and/or trends  

  • Staying updated and informed on child health best practices (e.g. trauma-informed care, etc.) and regulatory requirements for supporting all children’s success, birth to age 5 

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s in health services, nursing, public health, education or related field (Masters in related field preferred) 

  • 5 years of experience in health services area (preferred) 

  • License to practice in Pennsylvania 

  • Ability to type and perform data entry with a high degree of accuracy 

  • Ability to correspond and establish supportive relationships with caseworkers, parent/guardians, staff, and children 

  • Knowledge of the State’s health and safety requirements (DHS/OCDEL, DOH, OSHA, ADA) and NAEYC standards  

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities   

  • Responsible, enthusiastic, and cares about working in a mission-focused organization  

  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to effectively work with low-income families (preferred) 

  • Ability to proactively identify problems and implement solutions  

  • Willingness to be held accountable and receive feedback 

  • Comfortability with technology including MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and/or willingness to learn 

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to influence, lead, and educate teams 

  • Commitment to the mission and values of CHS and MHS and demonstrated high degree of integrity as all MHS and CHS staff are considered to be role models for students  

  • U.S. work authorization and successful completion of pre-employment background checks and clearances  

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Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning does not discriminate against applicants or employees, in hiring, promotion or any terms or conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion or religious creed, veteran status, disability or use of a guide or support animal because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals, or any other status protected under applicable federal or Pennsylvania law.

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning are subsidiaries of Milton Hershey School and will be staffed and operated independently of the Milton Hershey School core model.

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.