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Early Learning Health Advocate

Cleveland, OH, USA Req #514
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Looking for passionate brain builders to join us in impacting children during the critical 1st 2,000 days!  Leave your mark on our community by helping the low socioeconomic families become healthier. As part of the Early Learning team, your work with infants to preschoolers will provide life-changing solutions to the children and families we serve through health educational supports and outreach to help children live a healthier and happier life. Your efforts will help identify children’s health concerns and assist parents with addressing or preventing any potential unhealthy practices.

About The Centers
The Centers for Families and Children is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit human services organization in Northeast Ohio.  Through innovation and leadership, we strengthen the community by providing individuals and families with life-changing solutions to lead healthier and more successful lives.

Our Early Learning Centers
The Centers provides high-quality care for children during the critical first 2,000 days of life by operating seven high-quality early learning centers, serving children birth through five years old, in Cleveland and the inner-ring suburbs.  Because of our high standards, all sites achieved a 5-Star rating on the Step-Up-To-Quality Rating and been recognized and selected to be part of Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) and PRE4CLE.

Employee Resources and Benefits
All employees are afforded opportunities for personal and professional growth.  With our innovative and collaborative mentoring and coaching sessions, all teachers receive enhanced curriculum, assessment, and observation training and tools to help provide ongoing support.  The Centers offers a college reimbursement benefit to help all full-time, benefit eligible employees advance their education.  The Centers also offers the opportunity for staff to attend paid in-service trainings, seminars, training sessions, and meetings outside of the organization to stay abreast of research and best practices.

The Centers offers a comprehensive benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer contribution (regardless of employee’s contribution amount), vacation/sick/holiday paid time off, employer paid life insurance and long-term disability, and many other benefits.

Job Summary
Responsible for implementing quality comprehensive health, oral health and nutrition services for children and their families in partnership with contracted providers and consultants, in compliance with local, state and federal rules and regulations.
* Coordinate with family and doctors to complete health care plans for children with special health conditions.
* Conduct Weekly Audits – medication compliance, health care plan and special diets.
* Liaison between staff, parent and medical office for children with special health conditions.
* Conduct Health Screenings and distribute screening information to staff and families: vision, hearing, anemia, and BP.
* Enter, fax and ensure data is consistent and up to date in electronic medical record.
* Conduct weekly site visits to establish relationship with staff and families.
* May have to go on a home visit with staff.
* Create and work on Health Data Information Reports in compliance with Program Performance Standards
* Provide technical assistance to parents/staff during Enrollment meetings
* Assist with coordination and implementation of bi-annual Dental Outreach through the Case Dental Van.
* Participate in child home visits, as needed, to discuss health status with parents.

* Health Assist I - Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
* Health Assist II - Associate’s degree and or certificate in Community Health, Health education Specialist or related health field preferred


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Cleveland, OH, USA