Health and Collaborative Services Intern
Under the direct supervision of the Health Team Lead, responsible for assisting the Health Team with planning, coordinating, and implementing services within the Health and Collaborative Services (HCS) department in accordance with agency work plans, Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS), and other related federal citations.
Essential Intern Functions
The functions outlined in this unpaid internship summary are examples of the general nature of those performed by interns in this position. Any combination of these functions and responsibilities may be performed. This list is descriptive only and should be used for no other purpose. Management retains the right to revise intern functions at any time. These functions are not to be considered as exclusive or all inclusive.
- Assist with planning and implementation of health and nutrition education for staff, parents, and children. Including, but not limited to staff trainings, parent events, and facilitating educational classes.
- Follow up with families by phone, letter, and/or in person contacts regarding health and nutrition related needs required to meet HSPPS.
- Make referrals to appropriate health care resources and follow up on referrals. Including contacting community health providers.
- Preform health screenings such as hearing screens, vision screens, and lead tests on enrolled children as assigned.
- Complete administrative tasks such as data entry, faxing, and filling.
- Assist with and complete HCS projects as assigned.
- Maintain confidentially on all information and records by following FERPA and HIPPA guidelines as applicable.
- Opportunity to experience other departments within the agency as assigned.
- Current Internship requirement through an accredited college or other higher learning institute.
- Interpersonal skills necessary to maintaining satisfactory work relationships with the public
- Ability to follow oral and written instruction
- Ability to read, interpret, and implement program guidelines
- Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
- Computer skills and knowledge
Essential Physical and Mental Requirements
Primarily an office position with local travel (exposure to normal traffic hazards). Work requires bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, and pulling throughout the day. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Regular and reliable attendance is required.