Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) is a diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of families living with the everyday barriers of poverty.


What we are proud to offer you:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Retirement Savings (IPERS and/or 403(b))
  • Paid time off and 9 company paid holidays
  • Short Term Disability after 1 year of employment
  • Basic Life and AD&D coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional benefits: Flexible Spending, Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life and Voluntary Accident




The 1st Five Site Coordinator oversees the 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative including all services, operations and compliance of the 1st Five Program for the Family & Community Health Alliance.  This position will be primarily responsible for establishing and maintaining strong relationships with local primary care medical practices.  This relationship includes regular communication on 1st Five referral status and program maintenance, as well as, training and consultation for medical sites.  In addition, 1st Five Site Coordinators are the face of 1st Five in their communities and serve in the capacity as messengers about the importance of young children’s healthy mental development to community stakeholders.





  1. Promote the use of developmental surveillance and screening for social emotional-development, family stress, parental depression, and autism, by local primary care medical providers.
  2. Establish and maintain strong relationships with medical provider sites including regular communication regarding referral status and program maintenance.
  3. Responsible for administrative and supervisory tasks for the 1st Five Program including interpreting state and federal guidelines and working with the FCHA Director and Finance staff to develop the 1st Five budget.
  4. Maintain ongoing relationships with county boards of health in the performance of core public health functions of assessment, assurance, and policy development for the maternal and child population.
  5. Responsible for the completion and oversight of time studies related to 1st Five program activities.
  6. Responsible for oversight of site visits and attending required state meetings.
  7. Responsible for the compilation of program statistics.
  8. Responsible for completion of and oversight of all care coordination for 1st Five families.
  9. Responsible for meeting all IDPH requirements.
  10. Participate in public relations activities and community task forces as assigned by FCHA Director.
  11. Recommend operational policies/procedures which meet all standards and regulations in conjunction with the FCHA Director.
  12. Assist the FCHA Director in the preparation of annual grant applications and year-end progress reports.
  13. Receive and act upon technical assistance from the Iowa Department of Public Health, Maternal Health and Child Health consultants.
  14. Provide leadership, direction, supervision, and support to 1st Five Developmental Support Specialists and delegate to others as appropriate.
  15. Assure compliance within the 1st Five Program.




  1. Support the organization's mission, vision, values, policy, and procedure by exhibiting the following behaviors: professionalism, excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, personalization, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.
  2. Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow Team Members
  3. Consistently demonstrate an ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary
  4. Consistently come to work on time, working as scheduled, and leaving at the scheduled time
  5. Maintain appropriate attire and good grooming habits to support HACAP’s desire for safe and efficient operations, providing greater service and better customer relations.
  6. Ensure confidentiality of any information concerning an employee, client, family, financial condition or personal peculiarities is strictly maintained
  7. Ensure that personal health information is protected during its collection, use, disclosure, storage and destruction within HACAP as required by HIPAA.
  8. Ability to mentor and delegate appropriately so learning opportunities are available to 1st Five site team.
  9. Complete core competency staff training requirements within 6 months of hire.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience


  1. Must be a health professional with a bachelor’s degree in health education, counseling, nursing, sociology, or psychology OR a graduate of a Bachelor’s degree program or higher in social work.
  2. Must possess basic knowledge of child health development and related community services.
  3. Must complete 1st Five staff training requirements within 6 months of hire.



Skills and/or Abilities


  1. Ability to communicate well and work effectively with a variety of socio-economic groups
  2. Excellent organizational skills
  3. Adept at giving presentations and comfortable speaking to groups of people
  4. Ability to work with little supervision




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




  1. Complete Child Abuse Reporter training within six (6) months of employment and update every five (5) years.
  2. Complete bloodborne pathogen training within 1 year of employment and update every year.
  3. Receive clearance by the Iowa Department of Human Services on child abuse and criminal records checks upon employment and resubmit/receive clearance every two (2) years.
  4. Valid driver’s license
  5. Valid car insurance
  6. Reliable transportation for on-the-job use
  7. Maintain required continuing education hours to retain state licensure


Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.