Employment Type
Full-time
Date posted
June 8, 2022
Position title
HEALTH ADVOCATE

52 weeks per year

Job Location
Merrick Head Start, 175 Hudson Street, Syracuse, NY 13204
Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Certification as a CNA or Medical Assistant.
• Two years of related experience, preferably working with children under age 5.
• Knowledge of child and family health.
• Ability to communicate with young children, parents, staff and professionals.
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in team environment.
• Computer data input skills.
• Valid NYS driver license with ability to travel to various sites as needed per Health Coordinator.
• Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
• CPR certification.
• MAT certification preferred

 

Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES;

1. Work in conjunction with the Site Nurse/Health Coordinators toward the goal of optimum health for the children enrolled at assigned site.

2. Assist Site/Collaboration Nurse with:
• preforming Health Screenings and vital signs as directed
• updating health information and data entry in My Head Start
• filing paperwork into student records/files
• managing inventory/replacing supplies in First Aid Backpacks
• Health Education in classrooms
3. Utilize Site Nurse, Health Coordinator and Assistant Health Coordinator for technical assistance.
4. Serve as an advocate for child health.
5. Perform other duties as they relate to the team-approach of the Head Start philosophy.

6. Maintain confidentiality of all family and child records and all matters relating to families.
7. Adhere to relevant health and safety policies and procedures.
8. Report incidents or concerns of child abuse and neglect.

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