The Healthy Incentive for Pre-Schools (HIP) Project
Project Supporter advert
The ‘Healthy Incentive for Pre-schools’ (HIP) project is an ongoing child care intervention in the midlands which aims to evaluate pre-schools’ progress through an incentive scheme to improve pre-school nutrition practices in full day care (FDC) pre-schools. These provide care for children aged 3 months to 5 years for greater than 5 hours per day.
The project aims to encourage full day care pre-schools to follow best practice in accordance with particular guidelines given to them, over the course of a year, with the help and support of health worker (HIP Supporter) who is trained to facilitate the pre-school in the award process
The HIP Project Supporter recruitment for counties Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath:
The HIP project is currently seeking tenders for the provision of support to midland pre-schools taking part in the HIP project for 2015.
A number of pre-schools currently participate in the programme (26). The HIP Project supporter’s role is to give pre-schools assistance in their HIP project related work, and their participation in the award submission process, part of this role will be to visit each pre-school and liaise between the pre-school and community health professionals (dietitians).
The Supporter Role:
The Supporter will carry out the following tasks:
- Visit each school once in the time allotted to the project tender.
- Spend one full day in each pre-school observing food and health related practice.
- Observe and collect pertinent and required information from schools using the HIP Project Scored Evaluation Form, Characteristic Collection Form and Detailed Assessment Form.
- Compile feedback reports for each pre-school visited and provision of verbal feedback by telephone followed with postal report to each pre-school and liaise with the relevant pre-schools and project supervisor before provision of feedback to services.
- Attendance at Supporter training and updates as necessary.
- Gather relevant information regarding pre-schools progress under the awards scheme.
- All administration and data inputting attached to pre-school visits and award system.
- Report on progress at regular intervals (as agreed in timeframe).
The Supporter will liaise with WCDL and the Community Nutrition & Dietetic service on a regular basis with regards to their progress with each individual school.