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Early Head Start Health Services Coordinator

Location: Bronx, NY

Department: Early Head Start

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Organizational Overview:

Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

DUTIES:

  • To conduct the medical intake for children and pregnant mothers entering the program.
  • Review medical/dental forms to ensure that all information is recorded and that participant’s physician/dentist has conducted the necessary examination for entrance into the program.
  • Provide staff and parent workshops on health related issues.
  • Create a Health Advisory Committee with community partners and resources.
  • Ensure children have access to dental and vision screenings.
  • To conduct and record height/weight and head circumference of each child.
  • To discuss any medical concerns that parents may have.
  • Maintain accurate case records and documentation to meet the Early Head Start Standards and ensure that parents are maintaining well baby care visits as required by the EPSDT and all children’s immunizations are up-to-date.
  • To update and maintain accurate health data tracking in accordance with the EHS requirements.
  • Maintain Allergy Restrictions list, First Aid Kits,
  • Provide parents with community resources and referrals as needed to meet their ongoing medical care.
  • To provide newborn visits within 2 weeks of birth to ensure mom and child’s wellbeing.  
  • To be ethical in all dealings with children, families and community representatives.
  • To respect the privacy and confidentiality of children and parents.
  • Travels to and from two Bronx day care locations to provide these services.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services or Medical Degree/LPN, RN
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • First Aid and CPR trainings required and recertified as needed

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS

  • Prior experience working with young children and pregnant women preferred.
  • Bilingual/Spanish or French preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented.

It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment, without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status in all employment decisions, including, but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

 

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