Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans' services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.
Through our Head Start and Early Head Start programs, we work with children (ages 2 5) and their families to provide the skills, confidence and stable home life necessary for a smooth transition into kindergarten and beyond. Head Start positions are generally Monday through Friday, 7:45 am to 4:15 pm (10-1/2 months per year).
The Program Assistant Health provides administrative support for implementation of a health services programs for families and children. This position provides collaborative planning in conjunction with other support groups and agencies in meeting needs of families.
With guidance and technical support from the Family Service Specialist, the Program Assistant Health will:
Participate in health education for parents; acquaint parents with the purpose and need for complete physical and dental exams for their children
Obtain medical, dental and developmental histories for each child; obtain parental consent forms as needed
Assist in health screening and medical/dental exams
Makes home visits to advise families in health matters
May provide families with emergency assistance and/or crisis intervention
Assist in preparation and update of the health service plan
Assist in first aid and CPR training for staff
Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program
At least 1 year of experience as a medical assistant preferred
Must have excellent computer skills including strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing
Must have valid California driver's license and access to dependable automobile with adequate insurance in order to make home visits and/or to travel to different school and office sites
Fingerprint clearance required prior to employment
Proof at the time of hire
TB clearance within 6 months prior
Annual Influenza vaccination (between Aug 1 Dec 1)
Pertussis (whooping cough) and measles immunization
Physical examination at the time of employment
Requires ability to interact with children in a busy environment including, but not limited to:
Able to lift up to 50 lbs
Frequently kneel and squat
Ability to move quickly
Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and oral) desirable
First aid and CPR certification desirable
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.
Volunteers Of America - Greater Los Angeles