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:

  • Retirement Savings (IPERS and/or 403(b))
  • Employee Assistance Program



The Child Care Nurse Consultant will work with early education and child care programs providing consultation, training, technical assistance, information, screenings, activities to support brain health in young children and referral, as well as care planning for children with special health needs, to Benton and Jones County childcare providers.



Hours vary from Monday - Friday between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; 24 hours a week, flexible. Wage is $33.68 per hour.

*This position is eligible for a $1200 retention incentive after successfully completing 180 days of employment.



  1. Provide technical assistance to child care providers on health and safety-related topics, per Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations, best practice standards, and direction from the Healthy Child Care Iowa (HCCI) Coordinator.  
  2. Provide HHS approved health and safety-related training for child care providers.  
  3. Consult with child care providers, parents, and medical providers to develop care plans for children with special health care needs for use in the child care setting.
  4. Assist child care programs to safely manage medication administration and medical procedures in the child care setting.
  5. Review the health information of children in preschool and child care settings.
  6. Conduct appropriate EPSDT child screenings within child care settings.
  7. Conduct activities to support brain health in youung children.
  8. Conduct on-site health and safety assessments of the child care setting including required assessments for child care provider participation in the IQ4K rating system.
  9. Provide health information, referrals, and education to families and children.
  10. Participate in community health workgroups to advocate for the well-being of children in the preschool or child care setting.
  11. Keep current on child care licensing standards and health practices.
  12. Attend meetings and training as required by HHS and HCCI.   
  13. Facilitate ongoing partnerships between child care programs, Child Care Resource and Referral, the Family and Community Health Alliance, and other community partners. 



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. Registered Nurse – licensed in the state of Iowa, BSN preferred
  2. Expertise in community health, maternal and child health



  1. Complete the Iowa Training Project for Child Care Nurse Consultants.
  2. Maintain nursing licensure.
  3. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every three (3) years.
  4. Obtain CPR training within three months (3) of employment and update every two (2) years.
  5. Complete Child Abuse Reporter training within six (6) months of employment and update every three (3) years.
  6. Complete bloodborne pathogen training within ten (10) days of employment and update every year.
  7. Valid driver’s license.
  8. Valid automobile insurance.
  9. Reliable transportation for on the job use.
  10. Satisfactory results on criminal and child abuse registry background checks.
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.