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|Short Description of the Job.
||Coordinate health services for Head Start Families
|Complete Description of the Job.
This position is responsible for provision
of direct health services (Medical, Dental,
and Child Safety) to center-based children
and their families enrolled in Head
Start/Early Head Start. This position plays
an important part in supporting the health
and safety goals of the program. Health and
safety are an integral part of the larger
system of services provided by Head Start.
Provides comprehensive health services to
center-based families encompassing medical
and dental services, which includes:
•Assisting parents to be linked with a
medical home and assuring participation in
well-child checks according to established
•Completing required health screenings
within mandated 45/90 day deadlines.
•Ensuring that treatment and follow up on
health /dental needs is completed in a
•Tracking the provision of health services
for the children on their assigned
Promotes preventive health services which
•Ensuring that families have health
insurance coverage and an ongoing source of
continuous, accessible health and dental
•Maintaining inventory of first aid
•Working with Health and Nutrition Manager
to ensure facilities and equipment promotes
a safe and healthy environment.
•Conducting nutrition assessments with
parents and provide follow up as necessary.
Informs families of community services and
resources to include:
•Assisting in updating comprehensive
•Distributing Health Facts to all families
and participate in any development of
written material to further support
parents/families in achieving health,
medical, dental and child safety goals.
•Making periodic home visits to pregnant
mothers and newborns to ensure the well-
being of both the mother and the child per
Works as a member of the Head Start team
•Contributing to the positive public
relations of the program.
•Maintaining accurate and up to date
records on children and families as deemed
necessary for meeting program objectives.
•Supporting families without access to
transportation by providing transportation
services or arranging transportation
through other options to enrolled children
and families for appointments related to
health and dental.
involvement/participation in all facets of
•Meeting with Region Manager for
supervision; meeting with Health Services
Manager for training and technical
•Adhering to all program policies.
•Completing all other duties as assigned by
•High School Diploma/GED and 2 years’
experience in a health related field
preferred or 2 years in support/service
role serving parents and families.
•Experience working with low income
•Must be willing and able to obtain and
maintain basic first aid and CPR
•Required to be MAT trained and certified
to pass medications as needed.
•Back-up support to classroom staff when
assigned by supervisor only.
•Experience or knowledge of family
strengths/family centered practice
preferred. . Knowledge of health and
•Must be familiar with the operation and
maintenance of basic instruments and
equipment used in patient care (e.g. items
commonly found in a first aid kit).
Experience in a medical office setting
•Strong organizational and communication
skills (verbal and written), ability to
work independently, good interpersonal
skills and ability to maintain a positive
attitude with staff and customers. Ability
to work under pressure, manage multiple
tasks and exercise good judgment.
•Data entry and basic computer skills are
•Must possess a vehicle and have a valid
•Paid Sick Time
•Paid School Breaks
SCEOC is a private, nonprofit community
action agency serving Saratoga County. We
are the designated anti-poverty agency,
dedicated to providing and promoting
opportunities for individuals and families
to achieve self-sufficiency. We are an
advocacy organization assisting families
and individuals in developing solutions to
promote healthy, thriving families and
caring community partners. We provide
services coordinated at our main office as
well and in the county schools. Services
include Head Start, WIC, Energy
Intervention, Latino Community Advocacy,
Vita Tax Services, Food Pantry, and a Soup
||Salary Range: $12.00 to $12.00 per Hour
|For More Information Contact.
|| Human Resources Manager
|| Saratoga County EOC
39 Bath St. / P.O. Box 169
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
|To Mail Application To Employer.
|| Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
39 Bath Street
Ballston Spa, NY12020
Attention: Human Resources Manager
|To Fax Application To Employer.
|| Fax Number:518-288-3234
Attention:Human Resources Manager
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