Classified Title: Outreach Worker Working Title: Outreach Worker Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $25.66 - $35.33 commensurate with experience Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: varies - on call/ 19 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 10003594-SOM Psy Bay Clinical Trials Nework Personnel area: School of Medicine
The Outreach Worker will work under the direct supervision of the Node Coordinator and/or Site Coordinator; the outreach worker will provide an essential skill set to multiple research studies funded as part of the NIDA CTN (Clinical Trials Network). The outreach worker will play a pivotal role in locating and retaining participants throughout the entire study. This is a grant-funded potentially time-limited position.
This position will be casual/on call position and will vary depending on the needs of the study.
Working under the direction of the Node Coordinator and/or Site Coordinator for each supported study, the Outreach Worker (OW) will:
Facilitate and/or provide transportation for participants to attend HIV care and substance use treatment appointments.
Conduct outreach to service agencies and care facilities in effort to maintain contact with participants.
Establish and maintain working relationships with local area clinic personnel (admissions coordinator, clinical services coordinator, emergency services coordinator) that interface with study staff and participants of this study.
Conduct follow-up activities (phone calls, mailings, and in-person reminders) to ensure that participants return for follow-up visits.
Conduct street outreach (visit participants' residences, homeless shelters, free kitchens and hangouts) to locate participants who have been lost to follow-up.
Maintain accurate data on forms (including eCRFs) used to chart participants' involvement in the study.
Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or GED required.
Some college course work is a plus.
Prior experience with client/participant outreach is desirable.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Interaction with program staff is frequent and the ability to work well as a member of a research team with a high degree of self-motivation is required.
Professional interaction with inter-agency and intra-agency staff is a regular component of this position.
Complete and pass competency exams in privacy and the conduct of research.
Applicant should feel comfortable working with a diverse group of people.
Applicant should have reliable transportation and feel comfortable using their own form of transportation with clients and/or be familiar with the Baltimore transportation system and be able to assist clients.
Familiarity with Baltimore city agencies, homeless shelters, substance abuse programs is desirable.
Previous involvement in research or experience in a clinical setting is desirable.
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
The work will entail local travel. There is little likelihood of exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, or pharmacological agents. Activities include but are not limited to:
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard.
Communication skills, using the spoken word.
Ability to see within normal parameters.
Ability to hear within normal ranges.
Ability to move about.
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