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Health, Safety & Nutrition Service Manager

Southwestern Community Services

~~Southwestern Community Services, Inc. (SCS) is one of five community action agencies throughout New Hampshire, and part of the larger network of 70 agencies in New England and nearly 900 agencies nationwide. We have been serving the needs of our citizens since 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson waged his “War on Poverty.” Over the years our programs have evolved and expanded to keep pace with the constantly changing needs of our citizens. We strive to stay in touch with the real needs of the people and find or develop programs that will best serve those needs. We have a diverse funding base ranging from federal to state and local governments, as well as private foundations and corporations.

Reasons to work at SCS!

  1. We offer a phenomenal and comprehensive benefits package including: health and dental insurance, military leave, FMLA, short and long term disability, AFLAC, jury duty pay, 403(b) pension match, flex spending accounts and way MORE!
  2. We receive eleven (11) paid holidays in addition to earned Personal Time Off.
  3. Agency wide activities such as luncheons, ice cream socials, fresh fruit, auctions, paint nights and cookouts.
  4. A supportive working environment where you are supported and listened too. Ideas are encouraged!




The Health, Safety, & Nutrition Services Manager is responsible for overseeing the delivery and tracking of health, safety, and nutrition services in the SCS Head Start Program. The Health, Safety, & Nutrition Services Manager works with staff to ensure that all children have established a medical home, families are informed of community health and nutrition resources, and children with special health or nutrition needs have a current Individual Health or Nutrition Plan.  He/she ensures that all Head Start Centers adhere to Head Start Performance Standards and licensing standards in the areas of health, safety, & nutrition.

He/she conducts nutrition screenings and assessments, oversees special diet orders and provides nutrition/health education to children, parents, and staff. In addition, the Health, Safety & Nutrition Services Manager supervises the cooks in all Head Start Centers, creates the monthly menus, and oversees the adherence to USDA Child and Adult Care Program requirements, including reimbursable meals, food safety and sanitation regulations, program reports, and any food service contracts.

He/she is responsible for the overall safety of the Head Start Centers including but not limited to Emergency Preparedness Plans, reviewing Daily Safety Checklists weekly, scheduling and tracking First Aid/CPR courses, & ensuring the program is adhearing to all Child Care Licensing Rules and Head Start Performance Standards in regards to criminal background checks, employee physicals, and required health and safety trainings.  

As part of the HS Management team, he/she participates in program planning, staff training, program evaluation, and collaboration with community organizations.

  • Experience working with young children/ families.

• Knowledge of current health/ nutrition issues impacting families and children.

• Knowledge of Emergency Preparedness Plans and safety issues relating to child care programs

• Creative and positive attitude.

• Strong organizational skills. 

• Ability to travel and work flexible hours.

• Ability to work both independently and as a team player.

• Ability to lead projects and delegate tasks as necessary. 

  • Registered Dietician is preferred. Registered Nurse degree is considered with a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Health Science, Nursing, Nutrition/ Dietetics, Public Health, or related field.
  • Accountability: Can readily accept own role in the outcome of a situation whether positive or negative
  • Client Advocacy: Skills and abilities in developing and presenting the client’s, interests in important matters.
  • Judgment: Ability to weigh alternative actions and make decision that incorporate opinions, facts, tangible, and/or intangible factors.
  • Conflict Resolution:  The ability to productively find solutions to situations where two or more parties are in disagreement.
  • Detail Orientation: Ability to produce high quality work with few errors by being aware of and paying attention to the many pieces that make up the “whole” of a task or project.
  • Managing Multiple Priorities: The ability to rank and accomplish projects and tasks that have similar or identical due dates.
  • People Development: The ability to assess, assist and motivate others to attain and improve skills, knowledge and ability.
  • Positive Outlook: Adds to the morale and productivity of the work environment by encouraging others and consistently looking for ways that ideas and processes can be done. 
How to Apply:

Applications will be taken until the positions are filled.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to:

Bagdat Caglar

SCS Head Start

63 Community Way

Keene, NH 03431


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Date Added: November 25, 2019

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