Health and Integration Associate (2020-2021)
ABOUT US The Primary School is expanding the boundaries of traditional education. Our holistic model weaves together education, health, and family support services to ensure underserved children have the system of care they need to lead meaningful and emotionally, mentally, and physically healthy lives. The Primary School was founded in 2015, and we received seed funding by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a major national philanthropy.Our approach has three defining characteristics:We start early. We start working with parents and enroll children into our program as early as birth to reach them at their most critical stage in development. We work with - not around - families. We know that parents and caregivers are the most important people in a child’s life. We partner with them to enhance the education and health of their children. We integrate multiple systems to serve the whole child. Our unique model unites health care and education, building a multi-disciplinary team and holistic system of care around a child’s full needs. In 2016, we opened our flagship school in East Palo Alto, California, with our first class of four-year-olds. We have grown to serve nearly 300 children and their families via a 0-3 parent/child program, a preschool and elementary school.Our ultimate goal is to create a game-changing system of care for children that can be replicated across the country. To that end, we are building a model that can be effectively implemented in diverse communities and sustained on public funding. We are currently expanding our student and family population in East Palo Alto and opening to our next site in Hayward, California. It’s an exciting time to join the team!ABOUT OUR HAYWARD SITE We are opening our second site in Hayward in 2020 with a founding class of three-year-old children and families. Our health care partner in Hayward is Kaiser Permanente with a strong partnership formed with their Sleepy Hollow practice in South Hayward. During the first year of operation in Hayward, parents with toddlers will engage in programming focused on family well-being and preschool readiness. Parents will then be able to enroll in preschool in the fall of 2020. Drawing on key learnings from our first site, core components of the model include partnering closely with parents throughout their child’s development and supporting parent wellness; coordinating early screening and developmental support and offering a full-day school starting with three-year-olds; and working with existing health care providers in the community to coordinate care for children.ABOUT THE ROLE The Health and Integration Associate will be a key member of our founding Hayward team. The Associate will fulfill a broad range of program, administrative, operational, and learning functions to support the design and implementation of integrated health care and healthy behaviors into The Primary School (TPS) model.The Health and Integration Associate will report to the School Leader and work closely with the Medical Director of the site from Kaiser Permanente. The Associate will support the program planning and operations of the health and integrated supports teams in our efforts to build a novel health-education integrated model. This includes working with the TPS school team, TPS parent coaching team, and local health care providers to reimagine how well child care, developmental services, and social supports are delivered. The Health and Integration Associate will play a key role in ensuring the Medical Director’s work and health team’s vision run smoothly and efficiently at the school and within the parent support programs. They will also help to integrate other components of our school model (e.g. parent coaching, specialized services, mental health) in a seamless manner for families. Finally, they will be responsible for compliance associated with child health based on the public funding streams supporting the site.ResponsibilitiesProgram Design and Implementation:Support the implementation of care pathways for children with chronic conditions (asthma, developmental delays, oral health screening) in the school or parent programming with strong coordination/communication with surrounding health partners. This includes: Work with school leaders and teachers to identify opportunities to integrate health programming with school structure and curriculum Managing elements of an implementation plan and ensure program is implemented to fidelity Help develop materials, curriculum, and other content as necessary Work directly with children, parents, TPS staff, and community provider parents to directly implement some aspects of the program Support our Team Based Approach to Care by bringing together multiple stakeholders across the school and community for a child or family in order to share information, design better interventions, and ensure health or academic progress. In coordination with the school leader and Medical Director, design and execute health education and management events and activities for children and families Support research and design of evidence-based elements of the new school/health model Partnerships:Support the Medical Director to build and maintain an effective relationship with TPS primary care partners. This will include: Coordinate support for co-developed projects Support opportunities to improve health care delivery for shared children and families Document partnership-related processes, policies, and procedures Coordinate and support relationships with other health and social service providers in the Hayward community to ensure seamless care for children and families Administration and Operations:Provide administrative support to the Executive Director, Medical Director, School Leader, and members of the health team including: Help to schedule major meetings, arrange event logistics, and manage calendar coordination for members of the health team Develop systems to support the efficiency of the health team’s work Brief team members for meetings by researching and synthesizing relevant background knowledge Takes notes at meetings to synthesize and share information Track contacts with experts and community members Provide support for compliance on child health measures associated with public funding streams, including gathering, tracking, and reporting data Other administrative and operational responsibilities to support integrated supports as needed Learning and Evaluation:Document our practices, program elements, and lessons learned both to guide internal efforts and to share externally Provide clear and useful reports for staff, board, and other stakeholders QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of and/or experience within the field of child health Strong written and oral communication skills Highly organized and detail-oriented, ability to track and manage multiple priorities Adaptable, flexible, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and delivering high-quality work on short timelines Resourceful and driven problem solver with a “do whatever it takes” attitude Self-directed and able to execute on tasks with minimal oversight Collaborative and team-oriented approach to work Deep commitment to the organization's mission and focus A Plus If You speak fluent Spanish You are from or have ties to the Hayward community COMPENSATION Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health benefits, 401k retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), dependent care FSA, and generous paid time off, including a competitive paid parental leave benefit.