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Connecticut Institute for Communities, Inc.


Connecticut Institute For Communities, Inc. (CIFC) seeks a full-time Early Childhood Programs Health & Nutrition Services Professional/ RN (1.0 FTE) to work in our early childhood facilities.

About the Role: This position serves as Health & Nutrition Services Professional and School Nurse of CIFC's Norwalk Early Childhood programs.

(A) The Head Start Health Services Professional is responsible for ensuring the delivery of health services to children and families in the Early Childhood programs, which includes the delivery of required 45-day and 90-day screenings. The Health Services Professional also tracks the continuing medical care of each child in the program and educates parents as to the on-going health needs of their children. The Health Services Professional works closely with the Teaching staff, Family Advocates, and the entire Management Team to coordinate the delivery of all health services provided to children in our programs. The Health Services Professional also works with all staff to ensure the health and safety of the physical environments in which services are delivered or administered. This position has primary responsibility for fulfillment of all Head Start/EHS health related Performance Standards, including: Child Health and Safety; and Child Health and Development Services; and the following Federal Monitoring core question(s): Prevention & Early Intervention.

(B) The Head Start Nutrition Services Professional is responsible for overseeing the implementation of all nutrition services, including interface with food service staff & vendors, the delivery of children's meals, and supervision of provision of adult meals at program events. The Nutrition Services Professional also works with the team of Family Advocates through the Social Services Professional to ensure that families are familiar with the nutritional needs of their children, and then supports and assists families as they identify and meet their nutritional goals. The Nutrition Services Professional also works with Teachers and Assistant Teachers, through the Education Services Professional to integrate nutrition-related lessons into the classroom curriculum. The Nutrition Services Professional is responsible for providing educational resources for families on nutrition and dietary-related subjects. The position has primary responsibility for fulfillment of all nutrition related HS/EHS Performance Standards. The position interfaces with the Head Start Dietician Consultant, if applicable, and the Child Adult Community Food Program (CACFP) Manager.

(C) RN –This position serves as the equivalent of the School Nurse for the CIFC Early Childhood programs.


State of CT DPH RN License, plus at least 2 yrs early childhood experience or equivalent required;

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Medical specialties:

  • Pediatrics


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Spanish or Portuguese (Preferred)


  • BLS Certification (Preferred)
  • RN Required


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