School Vision Advocate

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jul 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Center for Research & Reform in Education seeks aSchool Vision Advocate (Health Educator) who will be hired by the Vision for Baltimore project to support elementary and middle schools in providing vision care to students and encouraging the use of glasses by students.

The School Vision Advocate (SVA) will be assigned 10-12 schools, which they will work with throughout the school year and will be responsible for making contact with the school, building relationships with the administration, staff and parents at the school. The SVA will also be responsible for training and overseeing the parent volunteers at each school. The SVA will collect the data in each school about students’ use of their prescribed glasses.

NOTE: For consideration, the ideal candidate MUST BE LOCALLY BASED IN BALTIMORE CITY OR SURROUNDING METROPOLITAN AREA. This position involves local travel; therefore, the ideal candidate must have reliable transportation to travel to assigned locations.

*Position is contingent upon funding.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

There are several different components to this project, which include: health department screening, Vision to Learn exams, delivery of glasses, and supporting use of glasses. The SVA will be present for at least a portion of each of these stages of service delivery.

Their role during these events is that of preparation, assistance, and problem solving. The SVA will help schools be prepared for the visits by the Health Department and Vision to Learn. The SVA will be crucial during the collection of consents for vision exams from parents; this may require calling parents, talking to parents before and after school or going to student homes to ensure that parents receive, understand and respond to the consent form. The SVA will assist the school with troubleshooting any issues that arise related to the glasses, including identifying students that may need glasses replaced as well as fitting and repairing glasses.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in health-related field.
  • Some related work experience required including training, educational materials development and implementation or similar.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working with elementary students.
  • Prior experience in a medical setting preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to pay attention to details.
  • Ability to multi-task and work well in a team setting and take instructions from coworkers and supervisors.
  • Strong command of English language.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours as necessary, but typical hours will correspond to the school schedule (M-F 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.).

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 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: Health Educator
Working Title: School Vision Advocate
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $20.52 - $22.35/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: JH at Towson
Department name: ​​​​​​​Cntr for Research & Reform in Education
Personnel area: School of Education

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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JH at Towson


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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