Community Outreach Worker II (Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, & Gender Diverse Youth Population) - (1900005F)
The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine is seeking a Community Outreach Worker II for the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology. Under general supervision, the Community Outreach Worker II works to reduce barriers to accessing primary care by providing linkage-to-care services and adherence support services for transgender youth, gender non-conforming youth, and gender diverse populations, their families, partners between ages 12 - 26.
This position will join the STAR-TRACK team (Special Teens At-Risk - Together Reaching Access, Care, and Knowledge) in its mission to provide comprehensive interdisciplinary, individualized, and confidential health care to infants, children, youth, and young adults living with or at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS. STAR-TRACK conducts research contributing to the knowledge of and improvement of health, risk reduction and reduction of HIV transmission and trains and educates professionals regarding gender and sexuality, youth care and engagement, structural oppression, and HIV prevention.
This is a contractual position and offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
Provides crisis intervention through individual counseling, providing basic health education, assisting clients in accessing various social services, and referring clients to alternate care facilities.
Conducts initial assessment in order to determine individual client needs.
Speaks before neighborhood groups and attends community meetings to establish communication and rapport; to promote services; and assist in resolving problems facing the community. Prepares and distributes informational literature.
Participates in the evaluation of materials and methods designed to meet the educational needs of the client community.
Schedules clients for appointments with heath care providers, reminds them of pending appointments and contracts them to inquire into reasons for missed appointments.
May provide guidance and training over other outreach workers.
Performs all of the duties of a Community Outreach Worker I.
Education: High-school diploma or GED.
Experience: Two years in community outreach, health care, research, and/or social services.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
General knowledge of transgender, gender non-conforming and gender diverse populations and their barriers and healthcare access.
Ability to work nights and weekends as needed for outreach events (at least 3 times a month).
General knowledge of community and/or social service resources and programs.
Skill in conducting interviews and assessing client needs.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to operate computers and other office equipment.
Ability to write reports and maintain records.
Ability to work in extreme weather conditions.
Ability to perform extensive standing and walking.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and tact.
Ability to interact with the public, health care providers, community organizations, and social service agencies.
Ability to maintain poise and courtesy under pressure.
Based on the contractual status of this position, selected candidates are not eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union).
Salary Range: $30,962 - $35,000
If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Non-Exempt Staff - N06CR2
Employee Class Non-Exempt Contingent II
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Pediatrics
Job Posting: Sep 5, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 114181
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.