• Greater Bergen Community Action

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Health Aide (Tier IV)

Title: Health Aide (Tier IV)

Reports to: Health Specialist/Health Specialist Assistant

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Position Summary

The Health Aide assists the Health Specialist Assistant who serves as the leading authority regarding health and safety issues at a site and assists the Health Specialist Assistant in ensuring that the health and safety records maintained at the site are accurate and meet all federal and state mandates.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assists with the preparation of documentation for all health screenings

  • Assists in the screenings of infant, toddlers and children at site

  • Assists in the preparation of records used as tracking instruments

  • Checks emergency telephone numbers and updates infant, toddler’s and children’s folders to reflect current emergency telephone numbers

  • Serves as a resource person to the Health Specialist Assistant and Health Specialist regarding observations of any atypical behavior, medical condition and care of children

  • In conjunction with office personnel, assists all departments with preparation for archives

  • Assists in all office duties including, but not limited to telephone calls, answering telephone, filing and typing

  • Respond appropriately to medical emergencies

  • Insures that all state and federal mandates are adhered to in relation to health and nutrition issues

  • Assists with the of health screenings of children within the first 45 days of program year

  • Attends meetings as requested and/or required by Health Specialist and any other administrator

  • Responsible for maintaining accurate files that reflect immunization records of infant, toddlers and children prior to child’s entrance to school

  • Assists with insuring that menus are posted weekly at site

  • Learns and adheres to the philosophy and mandates of Head Start and Early Head Start as outlined in the Performance Standards and the Policies and Procedures of Greater Bergen Community Action

  • Understands how children develop and learn in a variety of school, family and community contexts and provides opportunities that support their intellectual, social, emotional and physical development

  • Attends in-service and pre-service training workshops as required and/or requested

  • Plan and/or participate in class trips or any other type of event that may take the teacher and/or students out of the typical classroom environment

  • Participates as active, responsible members of the professional community, engaging in a wide range of reflective practices, pursuing opportunities to grow professionally and establishing collegial relationships to enhance the teaching and learning process

  • Learns through professional education organizations

  • Contributes to making the entire school a productive learning climate through participation in collegial activities

  • Is punctual and adheres to the work schedule assigned

  • Assists with classroom coverage at own site and/or any other site upon request of supervisor and/or administration

  • Communicates clearly and concisely in English, both orally and written

  • Operates a computer and other standard office equipment to meet the demands of the position

  • Assumes and performs any other additional assignment as directed by Director or Associate Director, Special Services and/or administration in order to ensure the effective servicing the clients in our care

  • Responsible for the overall safety of each child in the GBCA HS/EHS program

  • According to the New Jersey mandated reporting guidelines, any person having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or acts of abuse should immediately report this information to the State Central Registry (SCR). If the child is in immediate danger, call 911 as well as 1-877 NJ ABUSE (1-877-652-2873)

Knowledge of:

  • Basic medical terminology and practices and techniques necessary to provide nursing support services

  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to preschools and child care

  • Cultural and socio-economic issues relevant to providing appropriate services to special population groups

  • How student learn and behave influenced by individual experiences, talents and prior learning, as well as language, culture, family and community values


  • High School Diploma or GED and Certified Medical Assistant Certificate

  • Valid NJ driver’s license preferred, local travel is required

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar computer software.

Physical & Mental Demands:

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand or bend; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone, use hands to find, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms to lift up to fifty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will also work outdoors with children during some part of the day during each season.

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skill; read and interpret date, information, and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret situations; perform work on multiple, concurrent tasks and constant interruptions; and interact with management, staff, clients, state representatives, and other encountered in the course of work.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee may have occasional contact with abusive and/or physically violent clients. If the employee works in a typical office condition, the noise level is generally quiet. If the employee works in a classroom setting, the noise level, at times, will be above a standard noise level.

To Apply Contact:

GBCA Inc., Human Resources 392 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 or



Email along with resume to humanresources@greaterbergen.org or Fax to (201) 342-9339

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Equal access to programs, services and employment is available to all persons.

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Greater Bergen Community Action is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit Community Action Agency. Established in 1967, Greater Bergen is part of a nationwide network of poverty-fighting enterprises which were established as part of the nation’s effort to address the intractable and persistent problem of poverty in America.

Contact Us

GBCA Headquarters
392 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601


Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 22-1818014