Health Services Assistant
Requisition Number:2023-HS/C-033
Department:Head Start and Children's Services
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35


Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) stands as Boston's largest community action agency. Since its inception, ABCD has been deeply committed to promoting self-help efforts for low-income families and individuals. We offer a wide array of programs that cover all stages of life, from infant care to elder services, and ensure that every individual, regardless of their background, has an opportunity to thrive in their community. Every year, we touch the lives of more than 100,000 Greater Boston residents, creating ripples of positive change.

Why Work Here:

  • Make a Difference: Every day, your work directly impacts the lives of thousands in the Greater Boston community, empowering them and making positive, lasting change.
  • Inclusive Environment: ABCD values the diversity of its workforce, with an inclusive culture that respects individuality and promotes collaboration.
  • Continuous Learning: We offer numerous training and development opportunities, ensuring our staff remain at the forefront of community action methodologies and strategies.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: At ABCD, we take care of our own, providing a competitive benefits package, including health coverage and retirement plans.
  • A Legacy of Impact: Join an organization that boasts a legacy spanning over half a century, consistently championing the rights and needs of our community's most vulnerable.
  • Teamwork & Camaraderie: Be a part of a passionate team, united in their mission to combat poverty, and ensure every individual can reach their fullest potential.
ABCD Head Start & Children's Services is a family development program serving children from birth to age five, as well as pregnant women. Part of a highly successful national program, we provide comprehensive services to the whole family and foster a safe, creative learning environment to support children in school readiness and their social-emotional development. We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to make a meaningful impact on the communities we serve!

Essential Duties:
  • 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.
  • 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 be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.