Health Assistant (SWA 1)

Snohomish County Head Start   Lynnwood, WA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on January 6, 2022
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Salary $3,216.00 - $3,616.00 Monthly
Location Head Start - Main Office - Lynnwood, WA
Job Type Full-Time
Department Head Start
Job Number 01391
Closing Continuous


Edmonds College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity. Edmonds College is an equal opportunity employer. Edmonds College invites all individuals to apply and as an equal opportunity employer, we also encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and groups to apply for this position.


We are seeking professionals with some education and experience working with families and children around meeting program health requirements.  Candidates must be able to communicate effectively with young children, parents of young children, and with medical professionals.  Individuals with a passion for giving back to their community and an interest in public health are encouraged to apply!




The Health Assistant works with TFAs and Home Visitors to identify, refer and follow-up on health concerns and health requirements for all assigned children.  This is a classified position and reports to the Head Start Executive Director.



60%  Client Services

  • Complete all health screenings on children at centers, which include vision screens, hearing screens, heights and weights prior to the child’s 45th day in program
  • Prepare screening results report for staff to share with parents
  • Assist TFA or Home Visitor in arranging follow up care for children with identified needs, as a result of the health screens
  • Assist parents in obtaining an annual Physical and Dental exam prior to the child’s 90th day, in coordination with the TFA or Home Visitor
  • Assist parents in obtaining the required annual HCT and Lead Screenings, in coordination with the TFA or Home Visitor
  • Follow up with parents and/or TFA or Home Visitor on any recommended treatment needs
  • Assist parents in maintaining their child on an annual exam schedule, in coordination with TFA or Home Visitor
  • Communicate with parents and staff regarding status of immunizations if not complete
  • Participate in health staffing as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


40% Administrative and Monitoring

  • Follow the health protocols
  • Complete data entry for health screens
  • Complete data entry for immunizations
  • Review immunizations for compliance with state requirements
  • Maintain up-to-date health records and record keeping systems
  • Complete all health reports as needed
  • Monitor health requirements using the organization’s established database
  • Other duties as assigned


KEY COMPETENCIES (specific knowledge, skills or skill sets, and/or abilities necessary to perform work activities):

  • Be able to perform all the essential functions of the position.
  • Ability to work independently, but also be a team player.
  • Ability to problem-solve and handle sensitive information and difficult situations tactfully and confidentially.
  • Must be knowledgeable of and work in accordance with Office practices and procedures, Federal, State, and College policies and regulations, and negotiated agreements.
  • Must have knowledge of database systems.
  • Must be able to use a computer for written communication, data entry, spreadsheet applications, and report creation.
  • Must be able to respond to and initiate communication with college employees, staff of other institutions, outside agencies, lending institutions, interested applicants, and the general public.
  • Must be able to exhibit cultural humility when working with staff and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Must be able to prioritize unplanned but required duties with ongoing confirmed deadlines. Must be flexible and able to negotiate priorities according to program needs while considering rules and process requirements 
  • Must consistently adhere to an established work schedule and maintain a good attendance rate


JOB READINESS FACTORS (working conditions such as environmental factors, mental and physical demands, willingness issues of the position):

  1. Must be able to work under stressful situations and manage stress appropriately
  2. Must be able to accomplish repetitive tasks while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  3. Ability to perform regular sanitation/cleaning of the office common areas that may require the use of a broom, carpet sweeper, mop, vacuum, and the use of cleaning products
  4. Required vaccines:  TDap, MMR, Hep B series, COVID-19
  5. Must show a negative TB Test and obtain a health provider statement showing free of communicable diseases
  6. Cleared Portable Background Check through DCYF





  1. Twelve college quarter credits in family support, public health, health education, nursing or another field directly related to job responsibilities OR currently qualified as an ECEAP Family Support Specialist, AND 
  2. Two years of full-time experience with same/similar work responsibilities 
  1. Work experience in a Head Start or ECEAP program
  2. Associates degree or higher in family support, public health, health education, or nursing


Additional Information

Ability to report to work at scheduled times; position may require some evening scheduling. Work is performed in an office setting. The ability to sit at a desk/computer station and perform detailed tasks involving repetitive arm and hand movements, such as data entry, is essential. Operation of standard office equipment such as a PC/terminal, electronic calculator, copy machine, and multi-line phone system is required.  Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential. 

40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Salary range: Beginning salary is $3216 per month for 40 hours per week, with incremental
increases to $4188 per month plus a full state benefits package, which includes tuition waivers for college classes, medical, dental, retirement options and more. Vacation and leave package
includes 12 sick days per year, 10 scheduled holidays, 1 personal holiday, 2 personal leave
days, and 14 vacation days per year (incremental increases to 24 vacation days per year).

 All applicants must apply online.  No paper submissions or emailed materials will be accepted.  Your online application must include the following documents in order to be complete:

  1. Responses to supplemental questions (part of the online application).  (These questions reflect the required and desired qualifications and are used in the screening process.  Please provide thorough responses.)
  2. Current resume.
  3. Names and contact information for three references.
  4. For veterans' preference, please scan and attach your DD214, Member-4 Form.
  5. Complete, sign, and submit Declaration Regarding Sexual Misconduct (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader)

 To apply, go to and click on Job Opportunities.

Complete, sign, and submit Declaration Regarding Sexual Misconduct (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader)

Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.