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Jobs at Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc.

Early Childhood, Health Service Coordinator

Location: Harlem, NY

Department: Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

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.


Sheltering Arms is seeking a  Health Services Coordinator who will work to ensure the health of all children entering and currently enrolled in Head Start.  They will conduct medical intake prior to entry to the program and works with the children’s own physician and dentist.  The Health Services Coordinator documents and keeps up with case records to meet Head Start standards.  They will be responsible for building positive relationships with the children and their families to ensure their health.  The ideal candidate has experience with children and strong attention to detail.


Essential Functions

  • Facilitates the ability of families to assume primary responsibility for their own and their child’s health care through the selection of appropriate health care providers and resources.
  • Maintain medical records, dental records, and establish policies and procedures internally to ensure the confidentiality of all medical information.
  • Reviews medical/dental forms to ensure that all information is recorder and that participant’s physician/dentist has conducted the necessary examination for entrance into the program
  • Ensures that all children’s immunizations are up-to-date
  • Discusses any medical concerns the parents may have
  • To update and maintain accurate data tracking in accordance with the program requirements
  • Maintains an accurate log of all service rendered to the program
  • Provides parents with community resources and referrals as needed to meet their ongoing medical care
  • Builds responsive trusting relationship with each child in their care
  • Provides support to parents in their role as primary caregiver
  • Ethical in all dealings with children, families and community representatives
  • Respects privacy and confidentiality of children and parents
  • Travels to and from day care locations throughout the city to provide services.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services or related field preferred, High School Diploma + Nursing Program and 2+ years of experience required
  • LPN required
  • Able to provide own travel arrangements preferred
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License preferred
  • Prior experience working with pediatric populations, especially early childhood
  • Bilingual/Spanish preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • First Aid and CPR trainings required and recertified as needed

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 an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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