Vision Community Outreach Liaison
Job Details

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

 

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.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

 

The Vision Community Outreach Liaison performs vision screenings for NYC students in pre-k thru high school. Outreach Liaisons will visit schools and will work directly with both students and school administrators to conduct vision screenings.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Schedule visits to schools with school administration
  • Provide vision screenings to all universal prekindergarten, kindergarten and first grade students and assigned Community schools students using a refractometer and/or eye charts and testing plates
  • Record screening data on legal documents and enter vision screening and examination results into School Health's data base
  • Must be able to keep student's information confidential
  • Assist students in selecting proper frames
  • Preparation and distribution of eye referrals to students needing follow up exams
  • Collection of accurate contact information for students at risk for amblyopia and assisting optometrists.
  • Transport of vision screening equipment and supplies; this requires the ability to lift up to 15 pounds

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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

 

  • Experience working with school aged children and working as part of a team or in some cases individually
  • Computer skills with experience inputting data
  • Legible handwriting
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidential records
  • Ability to travel to schools throughout the city
  • Ability to carry/travel with 15 pounds of equipment

 

 

 

COMPENSATION

This is an hourly paid temporary position. The term of this position is expected to run thru June 2022. ($25 per hour, 35 hours per week). Selected candidate is eligible for benefits via staffing agency.

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your experience relates to this position. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.

 

The hired candidate must be able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

 

The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.

 

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