Head Start and Early Head Start are integral programs within Northern Virginia Family Service’s Early Childhood Education services. Head Start (HS) is the most successful, longest-running, national school readiness program in the United States. It provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded community-based program serving low-income expectant mothers and families with infants and toddlers to age 3.
The Daily Health Monitor (DHM) is responsible for asking specified COVID-19 symptom questions and taking temperatures of all employees and children before they enter any Head Start and Early Head Start facility. This role will be responsible for following Symptom Screening protocols to ensure that individuals with possible illness do not enter NVFS Head Start and Early Head Start facilities. Personal Protective Equipment will be provided (suit, gloves, single-use mask and face guard). The DHM must keep center managers apprised of any disclosed symptoms of illness as they related to COVID-19. There are multiple part-time openings; the hours of this role will be 7am – 11am, Monday – Friday. All NVFS employees are expected to demonstrate the organizational values and sensitivity to the diversity of the organization’s client base.
Essential Job Duties:
- Clearly ask COVID-19 related screening questions daily to all children and employees entering the building.
- Take temperatures with no-contact infrared thermometer daily of each child and employee entering the building.
- Confirm the health and well-being of each child and employee; provide appropriate direction once assessment is completed.
- Notify Center Manager of any symptoms which arise during health screenings; this includes symptoms relating to a cold, flu, fever, and/or respiratory illness.
- Comply with all designated safety policies and procedures to include wearing company provided and required PPE in the work area.
- Maintain screening log of children and employees that have been screened.
- Enter data for record keeping and reporting as required per program guidelines.
Qualification and Additional 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Fluency in English required; bilingual skills in Spanish (or any other language) a plus
- Must be able to understand and work according to HIPAA and Privacy rules and protocols
- Must be able to communicate clearly and respectfully to children (and their parents) and employees being screened
- Must be able to promptly, effectively, and clearly escalate screening symptoms or concerns to site managers and follow provided protocols
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
- Any prior experience in conducting health screenings and/or working in a medical office a plus
- Successful completion of background checks required upon hire, including TB test and physical exam
This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.
Northern Virginia Family Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer and E-Verify participant.