Deputy DirectorFLSA Status:
Contingent Upon ESC Salary Schedule
Mission: Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in
education through leadership, partnership, and service.
As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s
primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education
Agency (LEA) stakeholder served. Our people are our
greatest asset. As a Health Specialist, this position will assist in
cultivating the ESC culture by communicating effectively; providing team
members the support and resources necessary for the successful attainment of
the ESC’s values, vision, mission, strategies, and goals.
This position reports to the Deputy Director and
is responsible for performing professional work to assist and
support schools in their efforts to implement comprehensive school health
programming. The Health Specialist
assists with the overall evaluation of health programs and develops strategies
for improvement; while supporting a high performance culture that emphasizes
excellence, quality, productivity, and standards.
and Understanding: Exhibit deep knowledge specific to the position to support health services provided. Stay current and up-to-date on the most
effective practices, skills and strategies that enhance knowledge and transfer
Support Services: Provide collaboration, coordination and support in the
development and delivery of quality health services. Assist with consultations, referrals,
planning, and information distribution that is tailored to meet the needs of
staff and students. Provide assistance and support to LEAs in their efforts to
implement comprehensive school health programming.
Support and Coaching: Design, deliver and facilitate content-specific, as well
as, systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/LEA-wide) job-embedded
professional development in topics related to health services including:
1. Whole-group trainings that build a shared understanding of
skills, practices, or systems and include opportunities for practice.
2. Support for participants implementing a new skill,
practice, or system within their context, including co-planning, observation,
and real-time feedback.
3. One-on-one coaching sessions that identify participant
successes and develop their capacity to improve high-leverage areas of growth.
& Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving the culture of
the ESC through customer service, respect for confidentiality, displaying
self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset through self-reflection and
information, training, education, and consultation services for LEAs that
as an expert resource to faculty, staff, and administration in the areas
of health services.
outside referral resources as needed, to the nearest facilities as
available to that particular LEA.
availability of health resources and services to school health programs.
and conduct workshops/trainings on school health services including:
mandated screening for Vision, Hearing, and Spinal Acanthosis Nigricans
(AN) Screening Program
Diabetes Care Assistant (UDCA) training for school staff
Administration for non-nurse staff
- Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other
required documentation and adhere to all confidentiality rules.
high quality customer services; build rapport/relationships with all
other duties as assigned by the Deputy Director and/or the Executive
a strong working knowledge of the RN scope of practice as defined by the Texas
Board of Nursing
to demonstrate strong organizational, management, and interpersonal skills
to develop and present training information to adult learners
to establish and maintain effective communication with staff, students, and
other system administrators both verbally and in writing
Laura Strube, Deputy Director