We are seeking a School Vision Advocate (SVA) who will be hired by the Vision for Baltimore project to support elementary and middle schools in providing vision care to students and encouraging the use of glasses by students.
The SVA will be assigned 10-12 schools, which they will work with throughout the school year. They will be responsible for making contact with the school, building relationships with the administration, staff and parents at the school. The SVA will also be responsible for training and overseeing the parent volunteers at each school. The SVA will collect the data in each school about student's use of their prescribed glasses.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Health department screening, Vision to Learn exams, delivery of glasses, and supporting use of glasses.
The SVA will be present for at least a portion of each of these stages of service delivery.
Their role during these events is that of preparation, assistance, and problem solving.
The SVA will help schools be prepared for the visits by the Health Department and Vision to Learn.
The SVA will be crucial during the collection of consents for vision exams from parents; this may require calling parents, talking to parents before and after school or going to student homes to ensure that parents receive, understand and respond to the consent form.
The SVA will assist the school with troubleshooting any issues that arise related to the glasses, including identifying students that may need glasses replaced as well as fitting and repairing glasses.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Be able to pay attention to details.
Ability to multi-task and work well in a team setting and take instructions from coworkers and supervisors.
Strong command of English language.
*NOTE: For consideration, the ideal candidate MUST BE LOCALLY BASED IN BALTIMORE CITY OR SURROUNDING METROPOLITAN AREA. This position involves local travel; therefore, the ideal candidate must have reliable transportation to travel to assigned locations.
Bachelors Degree in health-related field.
Some related work experience required including training, educational materials development and implementation or similar.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Prior experience working with elementary students.
Prior experience in a medical setting preferred.
Classified Title: Health Educator Working Title: School Vision Advocate Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.75-$23.00-$29.30 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon-Fri/8:00am-4:30pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department name: Cntr for Research & Reform in Education Personnel area: School of Education
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
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 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.
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