Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) is a diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of families living with the everyday barriers of poverty.

 

What we are proud to offer you:

  • Retirement Savings (IPERS and/or 403(b))
  • Company paid travel reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Corporate Advantage Partnership Education Program with Mount Mercy University and Upper Iowa University

 

POSITION GOAL

In this role you will provide hearing, vision, and developmental screenings to children at various child care settings, WIC clinics, medical clinics and community events in Linn County.  You will also work with families to provide care coordination and work with child care centers to schedule screening appointments.  This program ensures early identification and intervention for children birth to five who are experiencing suspected hearing or vision concerns or developmental delays.    

Wage and Schedule

Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (20 hours per week); $17.81 - $19.50 based on qualifications

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Identifies and secures screening sites that meet the funder and FCHA requirements.
  2. Screens children birth through age 5, in a timely and efficient manner, at Family and Community Health Alliance Clinics and Outreach Sites using appropriate test procedures.
  3. Prepares and maintains screening records and documents screening results.
  4. Communicates screening results to parents, medical providers and community agency staff.
  5. Supports the referral process by applying established referral criteria and following up with AEA and medical professionals, as applicable.
  6. Monitoring children who do not qualify for early access services.
  7. Follows and maintains screening schedule that meets the needs of the Agency and Community Partners.
  8. Develops and maintains proper and adequate records and documentation in accordance with Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)
  9. Assists with maintenance of screening materials and equipment
  10. Participates in projects committees or activities to support the mission of the program and agency
  11. Participates in staff development and professional growth activities
  12. Orders and maintains appropriate supplies for the program
  13. Performs other duties as assigned

EXPECTATIONS

  1. Support the organization's mission, vision, values, policy, and procedure by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect personalization, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.
  2. Demonstrates personal commitment to HACAP through quality job performance, a sense of responsibility for high achievement, professional appearance, awareness of current events throughout HACAP, and positive promotion of HACAP.
  3. Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow Team Members.
  4. Consistently demonstrate the ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary.
  5. Consistently come to work on time, working as scheduled, and leaving at the scheduled time.
  6. Maintain appropriate attire and good grooming habits to support HACAP’s desire for safe and efficient operations, providing greater service and better customer relations. 
  7. Must possess high integrity and ensure confidentiality of any information concerning an employee, client, family, financial condition or personal peculiarities is strictly maintained.
  8. Ensure that personal health information is protected during its collection, use, disclosure, storage and destruction within HACAP as required by HIPAA.


QUALIFICATIONS

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.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  1. High School Education or Equivalent
  2. Six months experience working with children or related experience
  3. Must possess basic knowledge of child health development and related community services
  4. Working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office and database software


PHYSICAL DEMANDS
 

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

  1. Ability to travel between sites served
  2. Strength and ability to lift and carry a maximum of 30 pounds for frequent transportation of screening materials and equipment
  3. Normal routine levels of activity related to bending, climbing, hearing, reaching, sitting, standing, vision and walking, and may also involve above-average levels or activity at times that can’t always be anticipated
  4. Sufficient manual dexterity to write and record results quickly and legibly for extended periods of time and operate office equipment needed to complete responsibilities including, but not limited to computers, telephones, copy machines, fax machines

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT  

 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  

 CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  1. Complete Child Abuse Reporter training within six (6) months of employment and update every five (5) years.
  2. Complete Bloodborne pathogen training within 1 year of employment and update every year.
  3. Valid driver’s license.
  4. Valid car insurance.
  5. Reliable transportation for on-the-job use.
  6. Satisfactory results attained on both a criminal background check and child abuse registry check. 
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.