Nov 21, 2019

Staff Specialist - Liaison to Baltimore City Health Department

  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
Executive Leadership

Job Description

The primary role of the Liaison to the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) is to ensure that City Schools and BCHD develop and implement a comprehensive school health program at schools eligible for the SB1030 Concentrations of Poverty grant. This program provides grants to public schools in which at least 80% of the students were eligible for free and reduced-price meals (FRPM), and mandates a full-time professional health care practitioners i.e. school nurses in every concentration of poverty school. This will require the development of a comprehensive plan to provide a robust health program that meets the multifaceted needs of the City Schools population that will identify students' health-related barriers to learning and develop services/programs to reduce or eliminate those barriers.

Essential Functions
  • Serves as City Schools? Liaison to the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) and cross-department contact for development and implementation of policies and procedures related to Kirwan Commission recommendations and requirements.
  • Ensures that effective policies and procedures are in place to facilitate the provision of services to each eligible school.
  • Works cooperatively with BCHD to help design a supervisory model that will provide adequate professional support to all the school-based nursing staff.
  • Works cooperatively with BCHD and the director to design a model school nursing plan that implements all the Kirwan Commission requirements and provides appropriate resources to all schools.
  • Works with BCHD to review and monitor requests for private duty nurses in schools as the model changes to a full-time nurse in each Concentration of Poverty School.
  • Completes all reports required by the Kirwan Commission.
  • Prepares and submits any needed materials to the Board of School Commissioners.
  • Conducts regularly scheduled sessions with BCHD to develop the implementation model for Kirwan funding.
  • Works cooperatively with BCHD to develop the nursing model for the second year of implementation School Year 2020-2021.
  • Other duties as assigned to support health and program implementation.
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school boards policies and the professional standards.

Maximum Salary 81555.00

Minimum Salary 65908.00

Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor?s degree in public health, counseling, social work, psychology, education, or a related field. Degree must be from an accredited college or institution. Master?s degree (preferred)
  • Experience with providing support activities for students and their families.
  • Experience in developing public policies and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to make effective presentations to diverse audiences.
  • Interpersonal skills that ensure effective teambuilding.
  • Proficient in the use of computer applications including Microsoft Office, particularly PowerPoint and Excel.

Full time or Part time Full time

Additional Details

Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:
  • Completed online application
  • Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
  • Upload copies of all transcripts ?undergraduate, graduate and all MSDE Certifications
  • Must provide three (3) professional references to include: name, title, business address, e-mail address and phone number
  • All documentation/certification necessary (scanned copies accepted) to substantiate minimum qualifications; must be uploaded into application
  • All documentation must be scanned and uploaded to application
Benefits -- This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link:

Baltimore City Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and encourages resumes from bi-lingual or multi-lingual candidates.

Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Manager, 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).

This position is affiliated with the Paraprofessionals and School Related Personnel (PSRP) bargaining unit.

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