Child Care Health Consultant

University of Idaho   Moscow, ID   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on March 1, 2020
Position Title IdahoSTARS Child Care Health Consultant
Location Off Campus Location - Meridian
Division/College College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Department Ctr on Disabilities & Human Dev
FLSA Status Overtime Eligible
Employee Category Classified
Pay Range $23.10 per hour or higher depending on experience and education.
Type of Appointment Fiscal Year


Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Funding This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.
A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy. Uncertain
Position Responsibilities


Internal Posting?  
Position Summary

This position promotes healthy and safe child care by assisting with program policy development and implementation of quality health, safety, and nutrition practices in early care and education settings. This position provides coaching, training, and resources to child care directors and providers, families, and regional and statewide partners.



Job Duty Function Support health and safety policies and practices in child care programs by:
Job Duties/Responsibilities

• Providing coaching support within team meetings, on-site visits, telephone calls, or e-mail;
• Assisting child care providers and families with planning for individual children’s health, safety and nutritional needs;
• Providing health, safety and nutrition training to child care providers, program directors and families;
• Attending regional team meetings to plan for and support individual child care providers and child care programs;
• Interpreting national health and safety standards, child care licensing requirements, ICCP regulations, and accreditation requirements related to health and safety;
• Understanding and observing confidentiality practices;
• Collecting and recording program specific data;
• Collaborating with regional health inspectors and other regulatory partners;
• Maintaining current licensure and liability insurance.



Job Duty Function Develop and support use of health, safety and nutrition resources by:
Job Duties/Responsibilities

• Participating in statewide CCHC Community of Practice;
• Attending IdahoSTARS Annual Summit, conference calls, video conferences and other organized meetings;
• Providing community health resource and referral information;
• Developing or identifying regional and statewide health and safety resources.



Job Duty Function Contribute to CDHD team efforts by:
Job Duties/Responsibilities

• Attending all CDHD staff meetings

Position Qualifications


Required Qualifications

• Education: Must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a health related field.

• Experience related to early care and education:

- Health and safety standards in child care
- Injury prevention for children
- Oral health of children
- Inclusion of children with special health care needs in child care settings
- Safe medication administration
- Safe sleep practices and policies
- Immunization schedules for children
- State health laws, federal and state education laws, and state professional practice acts for licensed professionals

• Working on an interdisciplinary team.
• Developing and implementing health and safety policies.
• Conducting adult workshops/training.

Preferred Qualifications

• Licensed health professional with education and experience in child and community health.
• Knowledge of developmental screening tools and procedures for use.
• Specialized training in child care health consulting.
• Endorsement in Early Childhood Mental Health.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish)
• Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions  
Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of application.
Posting Information


Posting Number SP002412P
Posting Date 02/20/2020
Closing Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants need to address each individual required qualification, along with preferred qualifications that apply, in their letter of qualification.

Applications received by March 8, 2020, will receive first consideration. Position will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.

Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.