A Place Called Home,

Health Care Aide

27 days ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

For nearly 30 years, A Place Called Home has been providing South Central youth with a safe, nurturing environment and proven programs in the arts, education, and wellness to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling, and purposeful lives.

Our commitment to our staff wellness, development and experience:

A Place Called Home is committed to supporting our hard working staff by creating a work environment that builds relationships, careers and experiences through collaboration and transparent communication. We don’t just talk the talk but we walk the walk. Below are just some ways in which we support our staff:

Health and Wellness

Targeted Wellness Initiatives to support APCH staff

HMO & PPO Medical and Dental Plans with APCH covering the majority of the group costs

25K Basic & Accidental Life Insurance-no cost to the employee

FSA, DFSA and Supplemental Insurance to support your out of pocket costs

401K Retirement Plan with employer match

Paid Parental Leave

Paid Vacancy Coverage Leave

Paid Medical related leave

Generous Paid Bereavement Leave

Generous PTO(25): Paid winter break, Paid summer break, paid spring & fall wellness day, 15 paid holidays, 2 weeks+ vacation, 11 paid sick days, Incentive time off opportunities

Financial Assistance for emergencies

Employee Assistance program to support your work life balance

Hybrid work accommodations

Paid Jury Duty

Professional Development

Gallup's Strengths Assessment for all employees

Quarterly Employee Training

Specialized Monthly Manager Training

Leadership Training through our Leaders In Training Program (LIT)

Professional Development support and financial assistance

CPR & First Aid Training certification

Supervisor’s corner to support managers with resources to be the best coaches possible


Employee Engagement Committees: employees get to participate and develop different activities and or initiatives focusing on any of the following: employee recognition, onboarding new hires, supporting other community organizations, creating fun staff events, justice, equity, diversity & inclusion and wellness initiatives.

Monthly Employee Acknowledgment by Colleagues and Supervisors

Employee Portal - Staff Communication & Resources available at any time

TouchPoint-Monthly all staff meetings

Proactive Conversations to continue making APCH a workplace we can all build together: Stay, Insights & Critical Needs Conversations

Encouraged continuous employee feedback throughout the year via surveys

About this job


As part of the Membership Department, the Health Aide promotes a healthy after school environment for the physical safety of students. The Health Aide will be at the front-line for member safety and well being. The Health Aide assesses members who are ill and/or injured and determines if further medical attention is needed during after school programming hours for fall and spring sessions Monday through Friday,(2:30 pm - 6:30 pm) and during summer programming hours M - F (9:00am - 5:30pm).

Roles & responsibilities


Member Care

  • Monitor children to ensure their health, safety and physical well-being
  • Enforce and ensure Covid-19 health and safety rules and procedures are observed Screen members for Covid-19, secure in sick room to prevent spreading,
  • Perform first aid in emergency situations according to established procedures
  • Administer first aid for minor injuries
  • Examine members for lice or general health problems when necessary
  • Provide input to APCH staff pertaining to decisions on members about participation in activities per their health needs
  • Communicate with the supervisor regarding incident observations.
  • Prepare, maintain and replenish first aid kits for various on-site locations and off-campus trips
  • Perform other tasks as assigned
  • COVID related responsibilities
  • Provide input regarding COVID response and protocols.
  • Possess basic knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for providing the full continuance of COVID-19 response, including:
  • Contact Tracing
  • Immunizations
  • General Health Practice
  • Assist with daily screenings for COVID-19 risk, per existing protocol
  • Manage potentially COVID-positive members in the isolation area:
  • Supervise member
  • Contact families
  • Record activity as needed


  • Document all injuries and care rendered - Maintain medical log, complete incident forms for injuries when required
  • Review all Incident/Accident Reports to identify ways to prevent and reduce incidents, accident and injuries
  • Notify supervisor of health problems and concerns and respond to questions related to member’s health
  • Inventory supplies monthly and submit a reorder request as needed
  • Communicates necessary medical information in a timely manner to appropriate APCH personnel, parents/guardians while maintaining confidentiality
  • Provide weekly data reports on immunizations and covid-19 vaccinations
  • Work with the Membership team to ensure all immunization records and allergies are up to date


The ideal APCH Health Aide is someone who has a love for helping others, enjoys working on a team, and will be an individual who carries high personal and professional standards. To be successful in this role, the Health Aide will focus on achieving excellence of service and performance in the five core competencies identified by the agency: integrity & trust, adaptability, accountability, learning and development and compassion. As a Health Aide, the candidate will also be expected to excel in the five Programs competencies of: internal & external collaboration, communication, prioritizing & planning, analytical thinking and work quality & innovation. The candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of our employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to their own ongoing personal and professional development. Our culture encourages individuals to speak up, we respect diversity of thought, and we look to our staff to be candid with concerns and constructive suggestions. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.

  • Technical and Performance Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Customer Service
  • Time Management
  • Ability to multitask
  • Flexibility
  • Mission-Driven
  • Dedicated to excellence
  • Detailed oriented
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Microsoft Office Skills
  • Education/Training/Experience
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • 1 year experience in healthcare field
  • Current certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) & Basic First Aid
  • 1 year experience working with youth
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Required
  • Physical and Mental Demands
  • Able to work in a dynamic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center
  • Walking, standing required on daily basis
  • Sitting and use of hands/vision for computer work for extended periods of time
  • Lift up to 25 pounds occasionally
  • APCH COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
  • All new hires must provide proof of their first dose of the vaccine on the first day of employment, if not fully vaccinated, and will have 30 days from their date of hire to complete their COVID-19 vaccination and submit proof of completion to the organization’s HR department. All fully vaccinated staff must also provide proof of their booster vaccine once eligible.

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