Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency has an opening for a Health and Disability Specialist at Van Buren County Head Start. The Health/Disability Services Specialist will be responsible for the management and oversight of health services.

Duties include:

  • Responsible for screenings, and tracking of all enrolled children including but not limited to:
    • developmental, speech, hearing, vision, dental etc. and make referrals as needed Work with Mental Health Professionals and Consultants identifying, planning, and delivering service
  • Conduct monthly classroom observations, arrange bi-yearly observations by Mental Health
  • Consult to provide prevention, identification and intervention with problems that could interfere with a child’s development
  • Assist in keeping accurate U.S.D.A. records, design and assure implementation of menus
  • Maintain current contracts as needed
  • Monitor staff’s health services, i.e. physical and support services, background checks, driver’s license
  • Supervise Custodian, Safety, and Nutrition staff including cooks
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Supervisor


  • Attend a minimum of 100 hours of annual training in appropriate areas
  • Participate in pre-service and in-service training
  • Understand potential hazards ex: chemicals, bodily fluids, etc
  • Adhere to all safety rules and regulations ex: safety belts, etc
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication
  • Detail-oriented and ability to multitask
  • Submit to pre-hire and random background checks, random drug tests, child abuse, and sex offender registry checks
  • Have knowledge of and be able to use the technology and software

The successful applicant will possess an associate’s degree in a relevant area of service,  complete TECTA orientation, and maintain Class Observer Certification.

Interested applicants should complete an online application, found here, and/or submit a resume to careers@ucdd.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer