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Sr. Community Outreach Specialist

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 19, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Infectious Diseases is seeking a Senior Community Outreach Specialist (Sr. Peer Coach) who will support a grant to expand access to treatment of mental health and substance use disorders in community-based settings in Baltimore and rural Maryland, including the John G. Bartlett Specialty Clinic. They will facilitate outreach, linkage and retention in HIV and Viral Hepatitis Care for patients with Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorders. They will contribute to a productive, collaborative work environment that holds patients and coworkers, clinic staff and providers in positive regard. Reports to Program Director.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates ongoing commitment to working as a member of a patient-centered Team based on a structured, team approach of collaborative care.
  • Manage a caseload of assigned patients.
  • Track assigned caseload of patients receiving care using a registry so that no patients fall through the cracks.
  • Use established measurements and treatment goals to support shared care plan agreed on by the Team.
  • Base Coaching on evidence-based treatments as communicated by the Team.
  • With Team direction, be responsible for patients and caseload reaching treatment targets.
  • Contribute to Team efforts in ongoing improvement in the quality of care patients receive for SUD and MHD through the grant.
  • Attend all scheduled Peer Coach training seminars, and pass exams on seminar content.
  • Demonstrate capacity to implement coaching and collaborative skills taught in trainings.
  • Administer standard evaluations to assess patient status at regular time points.
  • Meet with patients in caseload at scheduled time points.
  • Attend weekly and monthly case review meetings and communicate individual patient progress and goals to the treatment team.

  • Support patients in understanding their diagnosis.

  • Support patients in creating attainable goals related to their health and treatment of substance use, mental health, and infectious disease.

  • Support patients to adhere to treatment plans and recommended medical care.

  • Access patient adherence and treatment plan related information in the Electronic Medical Record with demonstrated ease (training provided).

  • Accurate and prompt documentation of interactions with program clients.

  • Some reporting and data entry needed via computer.

  • Driving to clients and community partners may be needed.

  • Maintain availability to assigned patients in caseload by phone (provided) during working hours.

  • Maintain healthy boundaries and self-care.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • High School Graduate/Equivalency and 4 years of related experience.

  • Basic understanding of the recovery principles: Hope, Personal Responsibility, Empowerment Skills, Self-Advocacy, Educational Opportunities, and the importance of using personal and community supports. Lived experience with HIV, substance use or mental health not essential but welcome. Individual does not need to be in recovery him/herself, but must be able to confer empathy through lived experiences.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    Peer Recovery Navigator certification or equivalent experience. Excellent verbal and good written communication.
  • Commitment to a positive, collaborative work environment that serves clinic staff and providers in order to better care for patients.

  • Valid Driver’s License.

  • Flexibility with work schedule days/hours needed.

  • Ongoing commitment to safety regarding all infectious disease protocols, including flexibility with changing protocols as necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some competency using a computer, including email use and Microsoft Word.

Classified Title: Sr. Community Outreach Specialist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CD
Starting Salary Range: $16.42 - $22.57/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30am - 5pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: ​​​​​​​School of Medicine Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM ID Bartlett Clinic
Personnel area: School of Medicine

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.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons or because the individual is pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

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

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 Medicine - 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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