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Head Start Health Assistant

Company: Childcare Resources
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*Position Title: Head Start Health Assistant*

*Reports To: Health and Nutrition Coordinator*

*Position Summary: *

This position serves as an Assistant for the Health & Nutrition Coordinator. The Assistant will work collaboratively with the Health & Nutrition Coordinator and family engagement team to ensure the successful completion of screenings, timely follow up, and data entry for our children. The Assistant works as a team with the Health & Nutrition Coordinator to ensure the health and well-being of all children and achieve our outcomes for children of all abilities. The Assistant will ultimately be evaluated on a combination of skills, dispositions, and behaviors, some of which are related to the specific service area of this position and others that represent general expectations of all Childcare Resources' employees.

*Primary Responsibilities: *

The Assistant will demonstrate competency to perform functions that include:
* Assist with the completion of all 45 day and 90 day health screenings, including using hearing and vision machines for internal screenings on children
* Complete data entry using Childcare Resources data system
* Assist Health & Nutrition Coordinator in distributing a variety of health screening/requirement letters to parents
* Assist Health & Nutrition Coordinator with Health & Safety Audits as needed.
* Ensure child ratio rules and regulations during center-based screening days
* Monitor center health and screening supplies and first aid kits
* Filing
* Other related duties
* Participates in assigned meetings, events and training as required
* Maintain confidentiality in regard to staff and family information
* Be present at work in order to provide consistency of services
* Be a contributory team member in a positive/productive manner
* Demonstrate commitment to mission, values, and policies in the performance of daily duties
* Follow agency procedures to assure reporting of suspected child abuse and/or neglect
* Follow agency procedures in reporting any suspected licensing deficiencies observed at child care programs
* React productively to change and handle all other work-related responsibilities as assigned

*General Professional Competencies: *
* Planning & Evaluation
* Professional Development
* Communication
* Technology
* Organization Management

*Develop a high level of confidence in our values: *
* Open, honest communication
* Teamwork
* Proactive problem solving
* Data-driven decision making
* Follow through

The Assistant's responsibilities chiefly fall within the following core functions, although s/he may perform other tasks as needed:
* Communication and Service Coordination
* Record Keeping and Reporting
* Ongoing Monitoring/Self-assessment
* Planning and Implementing
* Establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment
* Supporting the health and well-being of children
* Encouraging the involvement of the families of the children in a Head Start program in their child's health
* Participates in assigned meetings, events, and training as required

*Qualifications: *
* High School Diploma
* Previous work experience in the health field
* Physical exam and background checks are required for this position.
* Travel required locally or long-distance up to 10% of the time for work-related meetings and functions.
* Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

_Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: _
* Ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
* Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
* Demonstrated computer literacy skills, using MS Office applications and other basic data systems including internet navigation.
* Detailed,well-organized, and data-driven, with the ability to prioritize and multitask
* Must be honest, dependable and able to meet deadlines.
* Self-motivated and able to work independently.

*Physical Requirements: *
* Ability to sit most of the time with some bending and reaching.
* Ability to stand, walk, and bend periodically.
* Ability to engage in repetitive movement of wrists, hands, and fingers - typing and/or writing.
* Ability to work frequently at close visual range (i.e. preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, transcription, computer terminal, extensive reading).
* Ability to receive and respond to oral communication.
* Ability to exert up to 10 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

*Work Environment: *
* Work is generally performed in an office environment.
* Noise level in the work environment is moderate to occasionally loud (examples: business office with computers and printers, light to moderate traffic, human voices).
* Standard office equipment generally used includes:

* Telephone
* Personal Computer (monitor, keyboard, and mouse) or Tablet
* Printer/Photocopy Machine
* Calculator
* Fax Machine

* May be required to operate a motor vehicle during the course of duties.

The statements contained above reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skills required, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Please be advised that this document should not be construed, in any manner, as a contract of employment. All employees of Childcare Resources are employees "at-will". I have read and understand the responsibilities and requirements of this position.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $15.00 per hour

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Virtual Interview

Education:
* Associate (Preferred)

Work Location: Multiple Locations%58047475%

Keywords: Childcare Resources, Birmingham , Head Start Health Assistant, Other , Birmingham, Alabama

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