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Health/Nutrition Specialist Needed


Orange County Head Start/Early Head Start seeking Health & Nutrition Specialist to monitor and coordinate health services for 244 enrolled children under 5 and pregnant women.  Promotes health, dental health, nutrition, and safety education for enrolled families. Collaborates with medical, dental and community health providers across Orange County. Serves as a resource to program staff and enrolled families regarding health, nutrition and safety concerns such as:  promoting healthy lifestyle choices, follow-up on identified nutrition, dental health and other health needs, car seat safety, breastfeeding, prenatal/postpartum care, classroom safety and much more!

Minimum requirements:

  • Written and verbal fluency in English,
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health, Social Work, Early Childhood
  • At least 2 years’ experience promoting young children’s health
  • At least one year experience working directly with families living in poverty
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation

In addition to the minimum requirements, we prefer:

  • Graduate work in public health, MPH preferred
  • Training and experience in: motivational interviewing, parent education, serving immigrant and refugee families and serving pregnant women, infants & toddlers
  • Head Start/Early Head Start work or volunteer experience
  • Relevant administrative and database experience

Fluency in Spanish, Burmese, Karen and/or Arabic languages a plus!

Full-time, 37.5 - 40 hours/week. Starting salary $33,000 – $47,000 based on relevant education and experience.  Excellent health and retirement benefits, specialized training and work mileage reimbursement.  Office located at 800 Eastowne Dr, Chapel Hill, NC.  Position open until filled.

Visit to learn more about our program and to print a CHTOP employment application.  CHTOP is an EOE.  Position open until filled.

Interested and qualified candidates please respond with the job title in the subject line and send a cover letter and resume to or mail to Ennis Baker, Orange County Head Start/Early Head Start, 800 Eastowne Drive, Suite 105, Chapel Hill, NC  27514; or FAX to (919) 490-4905.