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Child Care Center - Health Advocate

Company: Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Inc.
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:

The Health Advocate will be responsible for identifying the health care needs of assigned children and assuring proper follow up is completed. This position will also be working as part of an interdisciplinary Case Management Team that will link families with ongoing health and social services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Health Advocate will perform routine health services including, but not limited to:

  • Administering auditory, visual and other health screenings; prepare and maintain health services records, assuring that services are properly documented in Case Management Files; prepare monthly reports; assist the HND manager as assigned in the development and implementation of service plans, procedures, schedules, and other health component activities.
  • The Health Advocate will also assist in classroom activities concerning health and safety, presenting training programs for parents and staff, and attend home visits as needed; enforce health and safety practices at the sites; and provide support services in cases of suspected child abuse/neglect as part of the Case Management Team.
  • The Health Advocate will support school readiness activities and actively promote parent engagement, assist with cross-component duties as assigned based on program needs.

    SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must have a certification and relevant work experience in health or social services field.
    • Must have experience working with low-income families from varying cultural backgrounds. Experience with children with special needs.
    • Must have strong written and oral communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills and be able to work within a case management team.
    • Must have ability to develop care plans and to provide appropriate health-related training for parents.
    • Must possess a valid driver's license and means of daily transportation.
    • Must be Bilingual English/Spanish (American Sign Language is a plus).
    • Exhibit excellent analytical and computer skills.

      OTHER:

      Supervisory Responsibility: None

      Travel: May be required

      Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment and uses standard office equipment, such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines.

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Keywords: Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Inc., Lawrence , Child Care Center - Health Advocate, Healthcare , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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