Call for Registered Nurses and other HCPs for the IdahoSTARS Project’s New Child Health Consultation Program
IdahoSTARS envisions a statewide network of Child Health Care Consultants to support the IdahoSTARS project. These health care providers add additional training to their knowledge base through certification training based on the Child Care Health Consultant Program from the National Training Institute, University of North Carolina. The Child Care Health Consultant Program is being developed across the state of Idaho and is currently recruiting health care professionals. This small core of exceptional Child Care Health Consultants “CCHCs” will benefit the child care community in Idaho by helping to create environments that best support the healthy growth and development of infants and young children.
IdahoSTARS, which stands for “State Training and Registry System,” is the foundation of quality child care in Idaho. Through a partnership with the University of Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) and the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC), IdahoSTARS is a voluntary program designed to provide training in child development, education, health and safety and assessment of child care facilities based on national quality standards. Across all seven state regions, IdahoSTARS provides quality resource and referral specialists, assessors, mentor-coaches, child care health consultants and training opportunities for teachers and child care providers enrolled in the IdahoSTARS professional development registry (PDS). IdahoSTARS also provides resource and referral specialists to any Idaho family seeking child care and/or child care subsidy.
Scope of Work: Part time contract work (no benefits) as an IdahoSTARS CCHC consulting one-on-one with child care directors, staff, families and the community to improve health and safety in child care and early education facilities for infants and young children in Idaho.
• Paid per session. Sessions are usually 1 (one) hour in duration. Payment per session depends on the educational level of the CCHC, starting at $35 per session, depending on level of education • Mileage to and from sessions is reimbursed at the Idaho state rate
Requirements: • Bachelors degree, or higher as a Health Care Professional or a related field (other HCPs will be considered) • Willingness to work approximately 20 hours per month • Participation in regular trainings – 2-4 times per year • Participation in monthly CCHC conference calls • After training, CCHCs are expected to work with the child care community in a variety of capacities – including and not limited to education and/or the following areas of consultation: o Infection Control o Prevention of the spread of communicable diseases o Prevention of cross contamination o Playground safety o Infant and child nutrition o Lactation support o Medical consultation o Medication administration o Allergies and anaphylaxis o Assisting childcare providers with inclusion o Supporting families in childcare to find a medical home o Immunization information for infants, children and adults o Medical referrals as appropriate • Willing to sign a one-year contract with the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC) as an Independent Contractor. An IdahoSTARS CCHC Program application is available upon request. First round of applications are due by Friday, October 29, 2010.
If you are interested in being part of this exciting program, please call or email me at the Child Care Health Consultant Program to request an application.
Daleen Nelson, RN, PHN, CCHC Director Child Care Health Consultant Program 208-345-1090 x27