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University of Idaho
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Posted: 12/21/2017
IdahoSTARS Child Care Health Consultant

University of Idaho

Center on Disabilities and Human Development

IdahoSTARS Child Care Health Consultant

Location: Off Campus Location - Pocatello

Division/College: College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $23.00 per hour

Full/Part Time: Part Time

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Licensed health professional with education and experience in child and community health. Must have at least a bachelor’s degree in a health related field. May include professionals such as pediatric nurses, community health nurses, physician assistants or health educators.

• Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

• Means and ability to travel to site visits in assigned regional areas and possess valid driver’s license (mileage will be reimbursed for travel)

• Applicants who are selected as final candidates must pass criminal background checks.

Knowledge of:

• 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


• Knowledge and experience related to early care and education

• Working on an interdisciplinary team

• Developing and implementing health and safety policies

• Conducting adult workshops/training

Preferred Qualifications:

• 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)

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: SP001657P

Posting Date: 12/18/2017

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

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

Applications received by January 21, 2018, will receive first consideration. Position will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.

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

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.