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Health Services Assistants
Requisition Number:2018-HS/C-028
Department:Head Start and Children's Services
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35
  

Job Responsibilities:
Responsible for maintaining up-to-date records for each child while performing service tasks related to health and nutrition needs. Document results of screenings and assessments for Health and Nutrition Services Managers and parents. Work with families in seeking out health and nutrition consent forms for children in their respective caseload. Work with staff to ensure that children and related family members without medical coverage receive services that are needed. Monitor, conduct inventory, and restore first aid supplies for classrooms. Maintain and monitor children’s physical and digital files with all health and nutrition related data. Maintain statistical data as requested by the ABCD Head Start administration and in accordance with federal and state regulations. Assist with administrative needs as requested. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and one year of relevant experience required. Certificate or college course work in a related field preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills. Keyboarding skills, computer literacy and familiarity with various applications such as database, word processing, e-mail and internet. Proven ability to keep accurate written records and documentation. Bilingual skills and the ability to translate as necessary preferred. Knowledge of neighborhoods served by programs and city-wide services relevant to the programs population. Must be able to attend and participate in required community activities, meetings, and on and off site trainings. Willingness to engage in ongoing staff development to expand professional skills. Must maintain professional boundaries in relationships with staff and families. Maintain confidentiality of child and family information at all times. Frequent traveling and some evening hours for program needs and on and off-site trainings. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.