Community Outreach Engagement Specialist

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jun 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The CEAL-DMV project is seeking aCommunity Outreach Specialist. The specialist will work as a COVID-19 community engagement specialist within of a multidisciplinary team at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research to address vaccination perceptions in the African-American community and in Baltimore area neighborhoods.

The specialist will facilitate communication with patients, community stakeholders and community organizations to support bi-directional communications with research teams and communities and strengthen community trust. The specialist’s role will also involve dissemination of trusted scientific information about COVID-19 (e.g., vaccination, testing, treatment and prevention) to communities in the Baltimore region to increase vaccine and testing uptake.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist with implementation with education and outreach activities to the communities in the Baltimore region and Maryland.
  • Assists with the development of print materials, including study and educational materials, into language understandable to a lay audience.
  • Helps to conducts educational sessions to teach members of the community the basics of COVID-19, getting vaccinated, tested and treated.
  • Collaborates with community-based organizations to identify opportunities to conduct outreach and education activities to communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, particularly communities of color and Latino communities.
  • Disseminates COVID-19 education materials to public, health care providers, and community organizations/partners
  • Helps in identification of evidence-based strategies and promising practices to promote CODI-19 prevention, vaccination, screening, and early detection and disseminates them to community organizations and partners.
  • Works closely with staff of ICTR to plan, implement, and evaluate community outreach and education activities.
  • Complies with study protocols and confidentiality requirements.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Requires a minimum of two years of related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or AA in science related field.
  • Basic knowledge of the principles of health behaviors, cancer and health disparities, community outreach and education, and cancer/health disparities.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and experience working with communities within the Baltimore metropolitan area.
  • Ability to adapt instructional skills for members with learning impairment and low literacy skills.
  • Ability to conduct phone and/or face-to-face interviews and administer interviews in a non-judgmental manner.
  • Ability to engage community-based organizations to organize, plan and conduct educational and outreach activities.
  • Ability to demonstrate the skills for planning, developing, and implementing health education and outreach activities.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills to develop and deliver culturally competent health education materials and programs.
  • Must have good organizational skills and be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, type and enter data, and conduct phone and face-to-face interviews.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with members from diverse backgrounds in a culturally appropriate manner
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple competing priorities and to meet deadlines.
  • Be organized, an active listener and detail-oriented.
  • Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing required.
  • Excellent attention to detail skills required.
  • Must have excellent time management skill.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, and effectively prioritize each.
  • Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must adhere to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential patient information.
  • Understands the importance/impact of building community trust in health care and science.
  • Understands the practices of cultural humility, active listening and motivational interviewing when working with diverse groups of community stakeholders, community-based organizations, patients, and other health care personnel.
  • Ability to anticipate daily changes in schedule while maintaining a consistent presence in community engagement activities.
  • Ability to operate tablet, computer, telephone, scanner, projector, fax.

Must be able to travel locally to various community sites or partner organizations in the Baltimore metropolitan region. Must be able to distribute information and carry educational materials to the general community in public spaces and partner sites, when needed. Must adhere to the Johns Hopkins’ PPE protocol based on current state and local pandemic guidance.

JHU Equivalency Formula:  

30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. 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
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday hours 8:30 - 5:00
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Nursing
Department name: ​​​​​​​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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