Health Aide

Community Action Partnership of Cambria County - Johnstown, PA (30+ days ago)4.0


  • Ensures all children are appropriately chaperoned and never left unattended in all situations such as facility, transportation, playground, or community outing.
  • When substituting for a CSA on the bus, ensures all children have evacuated the bus and checks for personal items left on the bus.
  • Prepares and maintains children’s health records.
  • Performs and records appropriately all health screenings and informs parents of results.
  • Works closely with parents to guarantee that all children receive all necessary medical and dental exams and follow-up care.
  • Assists nurse with lab screenings.
  • Makes necessary medical and dental referrals and maintains ongoing contact with health care professionals to insure that children receive all necessary follow-up care.
  • Reviews nutrition screening forms and health data to provide appropriate information and/or referrals when required.
  • Provides necessary first aid treatments and care of injured or ill children.
  • Provides appropriate health training to children.
  • Conducts children’s health inspections and arranges for follow-up care as indicated (i.e. scabies, pediculosis, rashes, etc.)
  • Delivers health supplies to centers and maintains health supply inventory and first aid kits.
  • Provides needed health information and training to parents and staff.
  • Helps facilitate oral and health hygiene routines including preventive medical and dental care.
  • Assists the Health, Safety, and Nutrition Coordinator in documenting pertinent data in the health component including info for the Program Information Report (PIR).
  • Submits monthly reports and task calendars to supervisor.
  • Obtains necessary information and compiles health records to forward to appropriate schools.
  • Attends health advisory committee, appropriate staff meetings, in-services, and registrations.
  • Enters and maintains health data tracking information in Child Plus and other necessary systems.
  • Obtains information regarding special needs of children (i.e. allergies, special diets, etc.) and informs appropriate staff.
  • When in center, eats with children as needed sharing the same menu while demonstrating socially acceptable behaviors and manners.
  • Performs other reasonably related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

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  • Attends evening meetings and participates in job related training as required.
  • Follows the program procedures relating to confidentiality.
  • Performs overnight travel as required.
  • Transports clients or participates as required with agency vehicle.
  • Coordinates with external medical community providers, i.e. Nursing Students.
  • Mandated Child Abuse/Neglect reporter
  • Must pass initial and tri-annual physical exam and TB screening.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

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  • Working knowledge of computers, including MS Word, Excel, and other related programs
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient reading, writing, and math skills
  • Ability to deal tactfully with the public
  • Knowledge of childhood health issues and immunizations
  • Pediatric First Aid and CPR CertificationMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
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  • High School Diploma or GED. (Required)*
  • At least one year of experience working with young children. (Required)
  • Current PA Driver’s License and reliable transportation. (Required)
  • Free of Child Abuse/Neglect history as verified by proper authorities prior to employment. (Required)
  • Must obtain Child Abuse, PA State Police, and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances prior to starting employment. (Required)
  • Health related training. (Preferred)

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $9.26 /hour

Experience:

  • working with small children: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school (Preferred)