The Health Aide performs administrative duties, site and family support follow-up using knowledge of organizational practices. Health, and safety standards to maintain children’s’ health records and schedules.
Be a 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 and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family, and one team member at a time.
Our early learning programs 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.
Scope of Responsibilities:
- Review child health records and assess medical and dental needs of all children enrolled according to state and federal standards.
- Coordinate and assist site in the on-site hearing and vision screening and assessment.
- Maintain current and up to date medical and dental information on all enrolled children in child manual and COPA Data Files.
- Maintain site list of all children with identified health, dental, and nutritional modifications and provisions and report all concerns to the Operations Director for Health and Nutrition.
- Conduct bi-monthly health and safety checks (diapering, handwashing, daily health checks, and playground safety checks) and report all findings to Operations Director for Health and Nutrition.
- Maintain and monitor health supplies, diabetes/first aid kits and related materials
- Follow-up on health care concerns identified and refer families to identified health care.
- 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 and maintain confidentiality.
- Work collaboratively and build effective relationships with site staff.
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.
- Discreetly handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality at all times
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.
- H.S. diploma or equivalent required
- Ability to collect, track and organize records and information
- Must meet annual medical screening requirements
- Willing and able to work flexible hours, potentially including some evenings and Saturdays; hours may be adjusted to accommodate program needs
- Frequent travel within the Chicagoland area to assigned sites and to attend required training