The Pediatrics Department is seeking a Community Outreach Specialist who will work as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team on project to address prevention and treatment of depression for Latino immigrants in Baltimore. This position will be instrumental in supporting participant recruitment, qualitative data collection, community engagement, data interpretation and dissemination, and insight into local context. Candidate will interact directly with Spanish speaking participants and facilitate regular conversations following an evidence-based curriculum that include 10 sessions.
Ideal candidates are detail oriented and enjoy building strong relationships. This is a full-time position reporting to the Program Manager.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Outreach and Monitor and Schedule Appointments
COS main role is to facilitate a curriculum for Latinos to complete in up to 6 months, that include intake, baseline, 10 in-person or virtual telehealth appointments, and follow ups assessments. COS will work with multiple participants in the study
Schedule and monitor appointments with participants
Ensure individuals attend the appointment and follow up with patients who miss or cancel appointments
Assist Case Management Support
Administer a study instruments for intake, sessions and follow up assessments
Document outcomes of each session
Refer participants to resources and services to address their needs
Deliver materials to participants when needed
Communicate regularly with the study team, particularly with the clinical supervisor
Report status of participants
Team Support and Community Outreach
Assist program manager completing notes or memos as needed
Support program manager and research team as needed
Participate in community outreach events or activities
Complete other tasks and activities as required.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
High School Diploma or GED required
2 years related experience
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
Fluency in Spanish required (written and verbal) for direct communication with patient. Must be able to communicate in English and Spanish
Some volunteer experience conducting outreach and supporting underserved individuals
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Familiarity with community resources that meet the social needs of Baltimore's vulnerable population desirable
Strong attention to detail, communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to take initiative
Ability to engage and work closely with a wide range of individuals, including clinical providers, staff, and patients and families
Work requires excellent organizational skills, flexibility, and the ability to get things done as scheduling can be challenging
Ability to manage multiple tasks
Must be compassionate and sensitive to diverse situations, results-oriented, a self-starter and capable of making appropriate decisions
Ability to work collaboratively with a team
Must be able to enter data on a computer
Classified Title: Community Outreach Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 9am-5pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: SOM Ped Bay Bayview Pediatric Unit Personnel area: School of Medicine
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