Community Outreach Specialist

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
May 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

General summary/purpose:

The Community Outreach Specialist or Community Health Worker will work and partner with the Program Manager in supporting, overseeing, and motivating volunteers to enroll community members for the COVID19 vaccines as well as ensuring administering of a community needs assessment.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

Outreach and Monitor and schedule appointments

  • COS main role is to help Latinos to navigate the scheduling system to receive the COVID19 vaccines
  • Conduct outreach in priority zip codes to ensure equitable access to vaccines for marginalized communities primarily immigrants
  • Assist families to schedule the appointments
  • Ensure individuals attend the appointment and follow up with patients who have a second dose appointment
  • Collaborate with a team of volunteers to ensure families are supported

Assist Case Management Support

  • Administer a needs assessment tool
  • Refer families to resources and services to address their needs
  • Follow up cases to ensure families receive the support needed to address the impact of COVID19
  • Generate weekly report of progress of vaccines appointments and needs assessments completed

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • 2 years related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • Fluency in Spanish required (written and verbal)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience serving immigrant/Latino communities preferred.
  • Previous lived experience in the local community
  • Some volunteer experience conducting outreach and supporting underserved individuals

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Work requires excellent organizational skills, flexibility, and the ability to get things done as scheduling can be challenging
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Must be compassionate and sensitive to diverse situations, results-oriented, a self-starter and capable of making appropriate decisions
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Must be able to enter data on a computer
  • Familiarity with community resources that meet the social needs of Baltimore‚Äôs vulnerable population desirable
  • Strong attention to detail, communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to take initiative
  • Ability to engage and work closely with a wide range of individuals, including clinical providers, staff, and patients and families

JHU 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.

Classified Title:Community Outreach Specialist
Working Title: Community Outreach Specialist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range:Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F; 8 - 5
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview
Department name: 10003110-SOM Ped Bay Bayview Pediatric Unit
Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University

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

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Johns Hopkins Bayview


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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