Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Bilingual Community Outreach Specialist. The Spanish Language COVID-19 Navigator will work in multidisciplinary team within the Center for Health and Opportunities for Latinos (Centro SOL) to address vaccination perceptions in the Latino community. The Navigator will facilitate communication with Spanish speaking patients, and other study participants and support enrollment and retention of participants in the project. Role will also involve support of research teams with engagement of outpatient and in-patient research recruitment
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Recruit participants for enrollment into the project.
Conduct community outreach and engagement and engage with partner organizations and organizations that regularly interact with people who use drugs about the project.
Identify field sites for conducting interviews and observations, and explore sites and settings for potential future programs and services.
Completion of observation notes and memos using a structured form.
Document all work activities in accordance with project guidelines.
Support research interviewer tasks as needed.
Ability to make multiple phone calls to ensure Spanish language participants can be part of the project.
Will collaborate with team leadership, faculty and study teams from varying schools within Johns Hopkins University, to support individuals with Limited English proficiency (LEP) enrollment and retention of participants
Will help develop Spanish language recruitment materials.
Provide support for activities to educate and raise awareness of research and importance of diverse population engagement.
Will help create social media engagement to promote.
Will support research enrollment of Spanish speaking participants into various clinical trials inpatient and outpatient.
Other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma/GED. Two years of related experience required. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum experience required for the respective job.
Preferred Qualifications: Five years related experience. Previous experience working with immigrant communities, group facilitation, and/or community stakeholders including front line workers, service providers, program planners, and decision makers desired. Fluency in spoken and written Spanish is strongly preferred
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to interact sensitively, effectively, and professionally with individuals from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and educational background.
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.
Work requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively deal with a diverse patient population.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications: Candidates must successfully pass the required JHM approved designated language assessment prior to job offer. New employees must complete all required training within 30 days of hire.
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
Classified Title: Community Outreach Specialist
Working Title: Bilingual Community Outreach Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44/Hour; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Department Name: SOM Pediatrics, Bayview Pediatric Unit Personnel Area: Johns Hopkins University
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