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Health and Disabilities Coordinator


Redding Rancheria is seeking an Health and Disabilities Coordinator.

Plan, facilitate, and coordinate health, mental health, disabilities, nutrition, and safety objectives of the program to ensure alignment with the Head Start Performance Standards. Major emphasis includes design and delivery of children, parent, and staff education in the areas of health and disabilities. In addition, the Health and Disabilities Coordinator. Major emphasis is on safety and program quality. Handle confidential information with discretion.

The Health & Disabilities Coordinator must possess knowledge and skills in the following key competency areas:

1. Leadership Team Duties:

  • Ensure the design and delivery of a high quality program that is consistent with the Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act, CCDF Final Rule and the Head Start and Child Care Policies and Procedures; as well as the Redding Rancheria’s policies and Procedures.
  • Participate in program planning, evaluation, monitoring processes, and facilitates staff development trainings.
  • Act as a member of the leadership team so that health & disabilities service activities are coordinated and integrated throughout the program.
  • Responsible for being a positive, innovative, and supportive team player.

2. Health & Disabilities:

  • Responsible for the overall planning and implementation of the health, mental health, nutrition, dental and disabilities program areas to comply with the Head Start Performance Standards as well as any pertinent federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations, including but not limited to the following:
    o Ensure each child has a developmental, sensory and behavioral screening within thirty (30) days of                         enrollment; obtain review by appropriate consultants.
    o Ensure each child has a source for medical and dental care; (45 days)
    o Ensure child is current in well child visits and immunizations. (90 days)
    o Establish and maintain children’s current health, mental health, nutrition and dental care tracking and                     follow-up to ensure that treatments are completed.
    o Utilize the existing computer software to track and report this information. Maintain children’s health files and      ensure they are complete.
    o Generate monthly progress reports including statistical data
  • Serve as a resource to families, making referrals to community services and agencies in support of child health needs. Performs follow-up to determine quantity and quality of the referred services.
  • Ensure program has appropriate, efficient, and current policies in place to support the health, dental, mental health and disabilities areas. Responsible for recommending policy change to program director and HAC.
  • Develop service plan for meeting the needs of children with disabilities and their parents. Work with LEA and Regional Centers to coordinate services, including strategies for the recruitment and enrollment of children with diagnosed or suspected disabilities.
  • Organize and serves as staff support to the Health Advisory Committee (HAC). Utilize the HAC in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the health, mental health, dental and disabilities program areas of the program.
  • Establish partnerships within the community, forming a referral base of health and disabilities services. Annually update interagency agreements including the LEA and other agencies service young children and their families.
  • Administer hearing and vision screenings. Document data and make referrals as necessary.

3. Data Driven Services:

  • Manage and track all special needs services including:
    o Recruitment, assessment, diagnostic referral, and follow up activities, including, but not limited to IEP’s, 504          plans, RTI’s, IFSP’s and child support plans. Involve parents in each step, document progress, and outcome.
  • Ensure a minimum of 10% of the program enrollment opportunities are available to children with disabilities.
  • Collect and analyze data for Self-Assessment, Monthly Department Report, Community Needs Assessment, Annual Report, PIR, etc for the purpose of tracking, referral and assessments.

4. Education:

  • Plan and deliver parent education program including, but not limited to the following: health and health emergency training, dental health, mental health, family and child rights in the school setting.
  • Plan and deliver staff training to ensure that staff and volunteers can demonstrate good health, mental health, disabilities, dental, nutrition and safety practices and that they foster the same among the children and families.
  • Work with teachers and staff to facilitate goals and objectives of the children’s needs including, but not limited to IEP’s, 504 plans, RTI’s, IFSP’s and child support plans.
  • Works with nutrition staff to ensure that provisions to meet special dietary needs are incorporated into the nutrition program.
  • Plan and deliver classroom health and safety curriculum.

5. Professional Growth

  • Remain current on child development/ health & disabilities practices through classes, workshops, trainings, and membership in professional organizations/committees.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be self-reflective and integrate new knowledge into practice.
  • Remain current on CACFP standards to ensure nutrition objectives are being met.
  • Obtain certification of hearing and vision screenings.


  • Ensure that first aid kits are stocks and medications properly administered and stored.
  • Understand and implements safety rules, emergency procedures, and established policies of the program.
  • Follow the NAEYC Cods of Ethical Conduct with parents, co-workers and children.
  • Respect and respond appropriately to the culture, language, values, and family structure of each family served
  • As mandated, identify and report suspected child abuse to proper authorities following established guidelines.
  • Ability to travel for activities such as meetings, home visits, classes, and workshops in or out of service area and transport children and families for services, field trips, etc.
  • Participates in all department special events.
  • Attend workshops and staff meetings as assigned.
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with agency policy and legal requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Minimum BA degree, preferably related to one or more of the disciplines that staff oversees; Child health, mental health and education, special education, administration. For further clarification on acceptable degrees see the Head Start Revised Performance Standards 2016 on the Head Start web site:
  • A minimum of two years’ work experience with early childhood families, preferably in a Head Start setting.
  • Must be able to generate statistical data, analyze the results and put in narrative reports.
  • CPR and First Aid certification annually renewed.
  • Must be highly organized.
  • Must pass physical examination including required inoculations, tuberculosis screening on initial hire and annually thereafter. Flu Shot Seasonally.
  • Must be fingerprinted, pass pre-employment background check, drug screening and health screening.
  • Must have valid California driver’s license and DMV clearance.
  • Indian preference.

A completed Redding Rancheria job application must be submitted in order to be considered for employment. You can fill out an application online at, please fax (530-242-4563), email ( or bring in to Redding Rancheria at 2000 Redding Rancheria Road, Redding Ca 96001.

All certifications, credentials/ licenses, education verification /degrees and/or transcripts, and Indian verification are required to process your application. 

Indian preference applies, but we welcome all applicants who wish to apply for this position.  To receive Indian preference, certification of Native American heritage needs to be attached to the job application.

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background screening clearance.  All employees are required to submit to a Tuberculosis test (TB) test after they are hired in addition to being tested annually.

Additional Information:

We offer a competitive salary as well as having a work schedule running Monday through Friday.  In addition, Redding Rancheria offers an excellent benefit package containing Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short/Long Term disability, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave as well as a generous 401(k) retirement plan.

Redding Rancheria is a federally recognized Tribe with Pit River, Wintu and Yana people where pride in Tribal culture, history and identity is evident internally and in the larger community. Redding Rancheria is a leader in the constructive development of its people, the larger Indian community and the Redding region.

E-Verify Statement

Redding Rancheria participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Visit the E-Verify URL below for more information.

For further information, please contact Human Resources Dept. at (530) 225-8979.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Physical