Community Outreach Specialist

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
May 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
General Summary/Purpose

TheCommunity Outreach Specialistwill be supervised by the PrEP team lead and will serve to facilitate the work of The REACH Initiative. The Community Outreach Specialist helps engage members of the community in learning more about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with the goal of linking, re-engaging, and retaining individuals interested in PrEP into care. The Community Outreach Specialist will work as a PrEP Peer Navigator with clients at increased risk of HIV and STIs, substance abuse, and/or behavioral health conditions in order to provide support, advocacy, and navigation through medical and ancillary systems of care. This position will work amongst COVID-19 projects and be in the based in the field most of the time and will be required to work some evenings and weekends depending on the needs of the projects.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Test community members for HIV, HCV and STIs

  • Provide support at events which include evenings and weekends
  • Establish rapport with community members
  • Provide general information regarding HIV prevention and PrEP to community members
  • Respond to inquiries about PrEP, including face-to-face, over the phone/text, and web-based conversations
  • Provide information about providers prescribing PrEP, schedule intake and follow-up appointments, and make appointment reminder calls
  • Provide information on and complete applications for PrEP assistance programs
  • Provide information on health insurance and referrals to Insurance Navigators as needed
  • Perform risk assessment and counseling for STIs and HIV
  • Provide follow-up, which includes access to testing and referrals for PrEP and PEP as needed, for those at risk of STIs/HIV
  • Discuss social service barriers to care with clients, including transportation, childcare, housing, employment, and insurance
  • Provide referrals to appropriate staff to assist with barriers, including substance use, mental health, and/or intimate partner violence
  • Under the guidelines of working under a demonstration project, collect and report data
  • Assist individuals living with HIV and out of care with linkage and engagement in care, including referrals as needed to BCHD Partner Services and Linkage to Care teams
  • Accompany and/or transport client to appointments
  • Participate in health promotion and health education outreach activities as determined by agency
  • Provide information and resources for ongoing JHU research activities for PrEP
  • Document activities and enter data as appropriate in a timely, accurate, and comprehensive manner per agency protocol
  • File, retrieve, and maintain client records
  • Perform all work activities per established protocols and procedures
  • Attend meetings and trainings
  • Maintain confidentiality of all clients in accordance with employers’ procedures
  • With appropriate training as needed by employer, conduct specimen collection in community-based settings
  • Any other duties at the discretion of the manager or PI of the project
Minimum Qualifications(Required)

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Two (2) years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by theJHU Equivalency Formula:30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred fluency in Spanish.

Experience working with and/or is from the Baltimore community of same gender loving (SGL), men who have sex with other men (MSM) is strongly preferred

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities: HIV, HCV testing

  • Ability to work with populations across ages, sexual orientations, socio-economic circumstances
  • Baltimore City residents receive priority
  • Valid references from previous job/volunteer experience
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Must be willing to travel throughout the city and state of Maryland and nationally if required
  • Requires the ability to flex schedule at the supervisor’s request to work some evenings, nights or weekends as required
  • Occasionally lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling objects weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Will require foot travel within the JHMI campus
  • Duties may require standing, walking, or sitting for an extended period of time
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal skills

Classified Title: Community Outreach Specialist
Working Title: Community Outreach Specialist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC
Starting Salary Range:$14.14 - $19.44 /Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p/ 37.50 hrs per week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 06-MD:School of Nursing
Department name: 60009277-Research Administration
Personnel area: School of Nursing

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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School of Nursing - East Baltimore Campus


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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