A full-time bilingual community outreach specialist will be hired for this project. He/she will have background knowledge of health promotion in the Korean community and experience working with health systems and local health departments. He/she will assist the PI and Co-Investigators in the recruitment, enrollment, and retention of community health workers (CHWs) in both the New York and the Greater Washington Metropolitan Areas for the project. He/she will also coordinate and monitor the CHWs’ daily activities by ensuring effective communication via phone, mail, or community site visits. He/she will meet weekly with the PI and the study project coordinator to discuss activities of all CHWs spoken to or seen in the past week or expected to be seen or contacted in upcoming weeks, based on activity logs. This position will be supervised by the study team leads (Hopkins PI and study project coordinator). This job requires attention to detail and would ideally require at least a 3-year commitment.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Provide support at study events which include evenings and weekends
Establish rapport with community members
Provide general information regarding the project to community members
Respond to inquiries about the project, including face-to-face, over the phone/text, and web-based conversations
Provide information about the study, schedule CHW training and follow-up meeting appointments, make CHW meeting appointment reminder calls and emails, prepare CHW meeting materials and meeting minutes
Monitor recruitment and retention of CHWs
Provide follow-up, which includes information on health insurance, referral information for cognitive evaluations at memory clinics access as needed, for CHWs
Discuss social service barriers to care with CHWs, including transportation, elder care, housing, employment, and insurance
Participate in health promotion and health education outreach activities as determined by agency
Provide information and resources for ongoing JHU research activities for early detection of dementia and advanced dementia care planning
Document CHW activities and enter CHW data as appropriate in a timely, accurate, and comprehensive manner per agency protocol
File, retrieve, and maintain CHW and study participant records
Perform all work activities per established protocols and procedures
Attend meetings and trainings
Maintain confidentiality of all CHWs and study participants in accordance with employers’ procedures
With appropriate training as needed by employer, conduct data collection in community-based settings
Any other duties at the discretion of the manager or PI of the project
High School Diploma/GED.
Two (2) years related community outreach experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the 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. *
Experience working with Korean immigrant older adults and their caregivers is preferred.
Experience working with and/or is from the target immigrant community
Valid references from previous job/volunteer experience
Strong organizational skills with ability to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks
Must be willing to travel throughout the city and state of Maryland and nationally if required
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Bilingual skills (English and Korean)
Highly organized and detail-oriented with excellent time management skills
Motivated and self-directed with ability to work collaboratively with other study staff including community health workers hired for the trial
Must have his/her own transportation to travel around the study areas and be comfortable working in the field, including home visits and interacting regularly with older adults with probable dementia and their caregivers about health related subject matters,
Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
Familiarity with clinical studies or trials and IRB procedures a plus.
Classified Title: Community Outreach Specialist Working Title: Community Outreach Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $14.14 - $19.44/; commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a- 5:00p / 37.5 hrs per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 06-MD:School of Nursing Department name: 60009277-Research Administration Personnel area: School of Nursing
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