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Health Advocate

Job Title: Health Advocate Department:  Child Development & Rural Transit Reports To:  Heath Services Specialist Supervises: None FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt Pay Status: Seasonal ( 48 weeks) – Full Time – $16.25 to $22.70 hourly EEO...

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Job Description

Job Title: Health Advocate

Department:  Child Development & Rural Transit

Reports To:  Heath Services Specialist

Supervises: None

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Pay Status: Seasonal ( 48 weeks) – Full Time – $16.25 to $22.70 hourly

EEO Classification: Service Workers

Last Updated/Reviewed: 07/26/19


Summary:  Coordinate and implement the daily activities for assigned counties in the areas of Early Childhood Development and Health Services.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Implement the written Early Childhood Development and Health Services plan which includes ensuring all enrolled children receive immunizations, physical and dental exams, and follow-up treatment for assigned centers
  2. Coordinate and track the flow of health services information among staff, parents, and health professionals.
  3. Ensure all enrolled children receive immunizations, physical and dental exams, and follow-up treatment for assigned center through parent, provider contacts, or staff.
  4. Provide direct health services to children including screenings for weighing, measuring, puretone, impedance, vision, hemoglobin, lead, and blood pressure. Follow-up on health referrals within each program’s time frame.
  5. Ensure a written follow-up plan and arrange re-screening, further diagnostic testing, examination and treatment for each child found to have medical or dental problems.
  6. Assist with trainings to all staff in areas of communicable disease, Blood Borne Pathogens, hand washing, CPR, First Aid and other trainings as requested.
  7. Schedule regular contacts with parents such as calling, writing, and making home visits on follow-up health related matters.
  8. Identify health and dental resources within the community and help parents as needed in securing a source of accessible health care for their families. Provide training to parents in all areas of health services through one-on-one training and/or parent meetings.
  9. Assist Family Advocates and parents in arranging health appointments, screenings, and transportation.
  10. Enter and maintain all information regarding children and families health services into appropriate database system; maintain appropriate documentation of all health services and ensure all follow-up is recorded.
  11. Respond to center health check questions if a child is in need of further medical attention.
  12. Participate in center meetings and identify/report children’s health needs, as requested.
  13. Ensure first aid kits are maintained and up to date at assigned center and request supplies as needed.
  14. Distribute information for health packets, kindergarten packets, and follow-up letters.
  15. Other duties and responsibilities as directed by supervisor.



Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



Required High School Diploma or GED with an LPN certification, prefer Associate Degree in health related field or specialized training as a Medical Assistant or LPN licensed in the state of Ohio.



One to three years experience in providing health services; up to one year experience with word processing, spreadsheet, internet, and database software.


Additional Requirements:

  1. Initial and periodic Motor Vehicle Records checks, maintain a valid driver’s license, and maintain a safe driving record.
  2. Must have insured, dependable transportation available for daily use.
  3. Must submit to initial and periodic drug and alcohol testing.
  4. Initial and periodic physical exams required.
  5. Must submit to state and/or federal criminal checks.
  6. Ability to be reached by cellular phone during business hours and after hours.


Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.


Math Ability:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to compute rates, ratios, and/or percentages.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Work Environment:

The work environment involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress requiring a range of safety and other precautions (i.e. working at great heights, under extreme outdoor weather conditions, or in similar situations in which conditions cannot be controlled).


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.




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