A Place Called Home

Health Care Aide

Employment type
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles

A Place Called Home has a great opportunity for a passionate and dedicated Health Care Aide to utilize their skills and implement creative ways to support the mission and vision of the organization while making a difference in the community.

A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, fitness and health and wellness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.

Job Title: Health Care Aide
Department: Counseling
Reports to: Director of Counseling
Hours: 20 hours per week (40 hours during the summer)


As part of the Counseling Department, the Health Care Aide (HCA) promotes a healthy after school environment for the emotional and physical safety of students. The Health Care Aide will be at the front-line for member safety and well-being. The Health Care Aide assesses members who are ill or injured and determines if further medical attention is needed during the after-school programming hours (2:00 pm - 7:00 pm) Monday through Friday.


  • COVID related responsibilities: The HCA will have the opportunity to standardize processes related to COVID Response and protocols.
  • Possess basic knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for providing the full continuance of COVID-19 response, including:
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Case Investigation
  • Contact Tracing
  • Laboratory Testing (Types of COVID testing available)
  • Immunizations
  • General Health Practice
  • Provide COVID-19 related health education to staff and members/parents
  • Respond to COVID-19 related inquiries, questions or concerns
  • Assist with daily screenings for COVID-19 risk, per protocol
  • Gather clinical information to facilitate assessment of risk of COVID-19 exposure in a campus setting, such as:
  • temperature screening
  • supervising self-administered testing
  • interviewing for signs/symptoms of COVID-19
  • Manage potentially COVID-positive members in the isolation area:
  • Supervise member
  • Contact families
  • Record activity as needed
  • Initiate Contact Tracing of COVID-19 infections and assist APCH Leadership (HR, EMT, OLG) with continued Contact Tracing needs
  • Manage necessary communication between campus, LA County Public Health, and OSHA (as required)
  • Communicate with Programs Operations with attendance regarding any member sent home due to COVID concerns
  • Communicate with APCH Leadership (HR, EMT, OLG)
  • Submit notification to LA County Public Health and OSHA (as required)
  • Utilize protocols to perform decision making related to COVID-19 isolation, quarantine, and testing.
  • Escalate complex decision making to APCH Leadership (EMT and OLG)
  • Provide a daily report of activities:
  • Number of members screened
  • Sent home
  • Tested
  • Comply with workplace safety and health protocols (OSHA, state, and local regulations)


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, notify Leadership and families 
  • Perform first aid in emergency situations according to established procedures
  • Administer first aid for minor injuries
  • Confer with parents about special problems and needs of their children when necessary
  • Examine members for lice or general health problems when necessary
  • Confer with APCH staff on making decisions on members about participation in activities per their health needs
  • Prepare, maintain and replenish first aid kits for various on-site locations and off campus trips
  • Perform other tasks as assigned



  • 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
  • Reports observations to the Chief Program Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Director of Counseling, when appropriate
  • Notify Director of Counseling of health problems and concerns and respond to questions related to member’s health
  • Inventory supplies at beginning and end of each semester and reorder as needed
  • Communicates necessary medical information in a timely manner to appropriate APCH personnel, parents/guardians while maintaining confidentiality
  • Work with the Membership team to ensure all immunization records are up to date


The Expectations

The ideal APCH Health Care Aide is someone who has a love for helping others and will be an individual who carries high personal and professional standards. To be successful in this role the 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 Care 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

  • 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



  • 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) Preferred


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


A Place Called Home provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including but not limited to pregnancy), gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation, military and veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, citizenship national origin, age, physical and/or mental disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, A Place Called Home complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Background screening required.





To apply

We are thrilled you would like to join our wonderful team! Please click on the link provided to submit your resume and cover letter!