The Neurology Department is seeking a Health Educator II who will be a team member of the Johns Hopkins University's Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center. The Health Educator II's primary responsibilities will be within the Ataxia Center. The Health Educator II will work with the movement disorders team including the Ataxia Center coordinator and will be responsible to the Director of the Ataxia Center. Responsibilities are in several areas including patient care; community outreach and education; community engagement; community collaboration; and fundraising.
The Ataxia Center Health Education will be the key liaison to the Team Ataxia within the Pacing for Parkinson's campaign and the Ataxia Center advisory board. The Health Educator II will work in conjunction with the team of movement specialists with the goal of providing excellent patient care to individuals diagnosed with Ataxia and other related disorders. This will include working with patients with ataxia and their families, assisting the Director with determining the outreach and education needs of the ataxia community and how to address those needs, and direct interaction with patients and families at all ataxia clinics. The position will also include working with the Ataxia Clinic advisory board as well as the Ataxia Ambassadors student group. The individual is responsible to the Director of the Ataxia Center.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Program coordination of various outreach activities to include:
Planning, organization, and implementation of outreach and education programs. This will include both virtual and eventually in-person programs.
Maintenance of mailing and email lists for communications.
Creation of web site in conjunction with web developer.
Serve as representative during community outreach events.
Create materials for brochures and presentations based on the audience.
Participate in the development of course modules.
Coordinate and lead varies outreach programs and Ataxia support groups.
Participate in marketing Ataxia Center and movement disorder programs by providing information about the programs.
Responsible for coordination and supervising of volunteers.
Responsible for generating and distributing newsletters for the Ataxia Center (This communication will keep current patients informed and will be a resource for current and potential patients).
Maintain data and records for the program.
Develop metrics for success of programming and assess whether programming is meeting the needs of the ataxia community.
Coordinate with the National Ataxia Foundation regarding serving the mid-Atlantic ataxia community and the larger ataxia community.
Assist in the preparation of grant proposals for the Ataxia Center infrastructure.
Coordinate, communicate, and collaborate with the larger movement disorders division and the other members of the ataxia team.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences or related field and extensive related experience required.
Master's Degree preferred with experience in community outreach and education.
Requires a minimum of three years of related experience. Additional education may substitute for some 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. 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.
Must have transportation in order to fulfill outreach responsibilities. Individual must process high degree of professionalism, confidentiality. Must be able to identify needs, work as part of a large team, and resolve issues.
Must also be able to prioritize responsibilities with understanding of larger goals of the position and organization and must have ability to work independently.
Must be willing to work some nights and some weekends (average 9-10 Saturdays annually once in-person activities resume).
Classified Title: Health Educator II
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MD Starting Salary Range: $53,020 - $72,930 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: JH at Greenspring Station Department name: SOM Neuro Movement Disorders Personnel area: School of Medicine
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