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Community Liaison QUICK INTERVIEWS

A Line Staffing Solutions

This is a Contract position in Raleigh, NC posted November 23, 2021.

QUICK INTERVIEWS A Vision Community Outreach Liaison is needed for a major public health state organization M-F 9 AM
– 5 PM (35 hours per week) The Office of School Health’ s (OSH) Vision Program, in partnership, with the Department of Education provides Ophthalmologic support to NYC students in Pre-K thru Highschool; the primary public health purpose of the OSH Vision program is to identify students at risk for amblyopia and students with myopia, astigmatism and hyperopia.

Students identified as requiring vision services are tested and provided with eyeglasses directly or thru partnership; if required further referral for care is provided as well.

For a significant number of students this free service is their only hope in receiving much needed Ophthalmologic care.

The Vision Community Outreach Liaison will partner with internal and external stakeholders to provide vision screenings and assistance to Optometrists providing services in support of the K-1 Expansion, Community Schools and Optometry Programs in NYC Schools.

Duties: Travel to Elementary Schools and Community-Based Organizations (CBO) to conduct vision screening.

(Company vehicle will be provided) Provide vision screenings to universal prekindergarten, kindergarten and first grade students and assigned Community schools students Record screening data on legal documents and enter vision screening and examination results into School Health’s data base Transport of vision screening equipment and supplies; this requires the ability to lift up to 15 pounds Preparation and distribution of eye referrals to students needing follow up exams Assist students selecting proper eye frames donated by Warby Parker Collection of accurate contact information for students at risk for amblyopia and assisting optometrist Responsible for scheduling schools with school administration; provide vision screenings using a refractometer and/or eye charts and testing plates.

Assist students in selecting proper frames.

Must be able to keep student’s information confidential and should be able to multi-task, working under time constraints.

The individuals selected must be able to be a team player and work well with supervisor and DOE staff.

Also, the candidates must be able to lift screening equipment (up to 15 pounds) and transport said equipment and supplies to schools, traveling from school to school city-wide.

Record, tally and enters screening data accurately into the Office of School Health’s database known as ASHR (Automated Student Health Record) and prepares referral packets for parents of students who fails screenings.

Attain updated telephone numbers from schools for students who fail vision screenings Schedule visits to the public schools and assisting the optometrist at each scheduled session.

Maintains and transports equipment to and from schools.

Communicate with students and staff in a courteous manner and assists Screening Team Leader as directed.

Identify appropriate methods for reaching parents and encouraging them to follow-up on child’s failed screenings.

Vision Community Outreach Liaisons assigned to the Eyeglasses Unit are responsible for inventorying, processing, delivering and distributing eyeglasses to students citywide and are also required to assist with educating parents about children’s need to use prescribed glasses if required.

Skills: Ability to work as part of an inter-disciplinary team; with some independent judgement Ability to work in a fast-paced, time-sensitive work environment Experience working with school-aged children in a school setting Education: 1.

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by twelve semester credits in health education or in health, social or biological sciences; or 2.

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and six months of full-time satisfactory experience in a health promotion or disease intervention/prevention program, performing one or more of the following: interviewing, conducting field investigations, assessing health risks, making referrals, or collecting and analyzing epidemiological data; or 3.

A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and four years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in “2” above Interested?

Apply today for more details Job Requirements: Community, Liaison, Pediatrics, healthcare, eyesight, vision, disease intervention, health promotion, interviewing, conducting field investigations, assessing health risks, making referrals, collecting and analyzing epidemiological data, health education, social services, biological sciences, optometrist, community-based organizations, peds, kids