Job Req ID:  110566

Outreach Worker

We are seeking an Outreach Worker to work as a part of a large community-level intervention aimed to reduce HIV risk and increase community cohesion among female sex workers in Baltimore, MD. The intervention is largely centered around providing services on a mobile unit and at a full-service drop-in center for sex workers.


Outreach Workers will be asked to conduct community outreach, in groups of 2 or more, to provide harm reduction services, as part of the SPARC Center, which has been operating in Pig town since the summer of 2017. Outreach workers will provide safer injection equipment and education, overdose response trainings, as well as conduct HIV/STI testing and harm reduction education. This will include the distribution of drug use equipment, condoms, resource lists, hygiene items, clothes, snacks and seasonal items. Prior to any community engagement, outreach workers will be trained to administer and distribute Naloxone, and medication that can reverse the effects of an overdose of opioids (i.e., heroin, oxycontin, fentanyl), as well as trained in syringe service provision.)


*Outreach activities take place in Pigtown, Mount Clare, Carrolton Ridge, Curtis Bay and Brooklyn.


**Schedule: 4-18 hours per week. Tuesdays 11-4; Thursdays 11-4 and other outreach shifts as desired/available.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Promote the SPARC Center services and events (clinic hours, classes, support groups etc.).
  • Distribute Naloxone, train community members on its use and benefits.
  • Distribute safer drug use supplies and safer sex supplies, while providing harm reducation education.
  • Distribute promotional items, including condoms, hand sanitizer, lip balm, wipes, etc.
  • Attend community meetings to promote services and develop rapport with neighborhood associations.
  • Build rapport with community members, including sex workers and local business owners.
  • Occasionally work in the Drop-In Center assisting with general tasks as needed.
  • Potential to facilitate peer groups and trainings.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to step in and out of a large transit van.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 45 lbs.


Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Lived experience with sex work and/or drug use.
  • Experience working with diverse populations including the sex worker population strongly preferred.
  • Prior interview and field work experience.
  • Prior experience with outreach work.
  • Successful candidates will undergo training sessions prior to working in the community.

 


 

Classified Title: Outreach Worker   
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CB  
Starting Salary Range: Min $15.25 - Max $23.00 HRLY ($39,000 targeted; Commensrate with experience) 
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health 
Department name: HBS-Research Projects  
Personnel area: School of Public Health 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

 

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.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

 

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

 

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Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.

 

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

 

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

Accommodation Information
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit https://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law:
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf

School of Public Health - East Baltimore Campus