YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

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Health Aide

Health Aide

Job ID 
Garfield Children Services
Posted Date 
7 N Homan Ave
# Positions 
Early Learning/Child Care
Hours per Week 
Variable Schedule 
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Responsibilities & Requirements

Be Part of Our Mission.


The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment and energy of our teachers, instructors and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family, and one team member at a time.  


Our early learning create a child-centered environment that promotes learning, character development, healthy living and positive, nurturing relationships. With a commitment to meeting accreditation standards and extensive training and development in research-based practices, you’ll also learn and grow and positively impact our children, families and communities.



Job Summary:


The Health Aide performs administrative duties using knowledge of organizational practices to maintain student health records and schedules.



Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update health schedules and records health information in individual student health records
  • Maintain and monitor health supplies, diabetes/first aid kits and related materials
  • Follow-up on health care referrals by health care providers and assist families in accessing needed services
  • Maintain site lists of significant health concerns and children receiving medication
  • Maintain and update centralized health records
  • Download and update file health information from COPA
  • Discreetly handle sensitive information pertaining to children and families



Child Abuse Prevention:

Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:

  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
  • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
  • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
  • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required


Commitment to Inclusion:


Supports the YMCA’s commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations. Appropriate training and development will be provided to YMCA team members based on your role and responsibilities.




  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) or higher
  • Ability to keep detailed, accurate and complete records and documentation as needed.
  • Commitment to, and a passion for, the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s mission
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), email, database software or related software; ability to learn and adapt to new technology
  • Must pass DCFS background check and maintain clearance throughout employment
  • Demonstrates evidence of YMCA Leader competencies in previous experience or practice.
  • Meet physical qualifications required as outlined in job description and according to annual physical requirements. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. Must meet annual physical requirements 
  • Willing and able to work flexible hours, potentially including some evenings and Saturdays; hours may be adjusted to accommodate program needs
  • Occasional travel in the Chicagoland area may be required for training