Neighborhood House Association
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HEAD START SAFETY SPECIALIST
at Neighborhood House Association
|Neighborhood House Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans). To read more about this, view the EEO is the Law poster and this EEO is the Law Poster Supplement|
The Neighborhood House Association is a non-profit organization. Head Start positions are funded in whole or in part by money provided through the State and Federal Government. Additionally, some Social Service Program positions may be funded in whole or in part through grant funds. Because positions and salaries may be funded through grants, and State and Federal funds ongoing employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these funds.
Eligible employees receive the following benefits:
All qualified applicants willreceive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteranstatus.
|HEAD START SAFETY SPECIALIST|
Basic Job Assignment:
|Location: Neighborhood House Association, 5660 Copley Drive, San Diego, CA 92111|
Under the direction of the NHA Safety Manager, the Head Start Safety Specialist will work closely with and support the NHA Safety Manager in the planning, implementation and management of the Head Start safety practices and procedures in an effort to ensure a safe, healthy, and accident-free environment for Head Start participants and staff. The Head Start Safety Specialist will work in conjunction with other organizational staff members and outside resources. The Head Start Safety Specialist may also work and be on- call outside of normal business operating hours including weekends to respond to and staff agency related events and emergencies.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Training & Experience:
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in occupational health studies, environmental studies or a closely related field; A minimum of two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in Occupational Health and safety programs, including conducting accident and/ or safety investigations or designing and conducting (Head Start) Environmental Health and Safety programs; or the equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in a Head Start program setting is preferred.
Ability to effectively respond to questions, present information, and communicate orally and in writing primarily in English from groups of managers, employees, and the general public. Spanish speaking is helpful.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Analyze and solve complex problems; use mathematical reasoning; performs highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks with frequent interruptions; meet intensive and changing deadlines and interact with officials, staff and the public.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
A valid California Driver’s License for at least three (3) years required. Must maintain insurability under NHA’s Vehicle Insurance Policy. Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training required. Certification in adult/pediatric first aid and CPR must be met within 90 days of employment. Employee is expected to attain a certification for playground inspections within the first six (6) months of assignment to the position. Must meet and maintain state law and county licensing requirements regarding employment in a child care center (fingerprints, TB, physical,) as well as provide proof of immunity to Measles and Pertussis, and must obtain an Influenza Vaccination, or provide a medical exemption upon hire.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required to sit, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and walk; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to operate, finger, handle or feel standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; and lift up to fifty (50) pounds. This job includes close vision, the ability to distinguish between colors, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new skills and information; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with Association staff and others encountered in the course of work.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is subject to moderate noise and will be required to work in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Example of Major Functions:
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the class.