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School Disease Intervention Specialist

CDC Foundation

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted December 5, 2021.

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations, and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world.

The CDC Foundation is the go-to nonprofit authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission.

Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has raised over $1 billion and launched more than 1,000 programs impacting a variety of health threats from chronic disease conditions including cardiovascular disease and cancer, to infectious diseases like rotavirus and HIV, to emergency responses, including COVID-19 and Ebola.

The CDC Foundation managed hundreds of CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 140 countries last year.

Learn more at www.cdcfoundation.org.

The CDC Foundation is working with CDC and state and local authorities to provide surge staffing that are crucial to the nation’s COVID-19 response.

We are seeking candidates for the School Disease Intervention Specialist role.

The School Disease Intervention Specialist is responsible for interviewing cases, contacts and others in the school system, parents/guardians, and community concerning students’ personal behaviors and activities which contribute to disease transmission; to make collateral contacts to obtain pertinent information concerning other students, teachers, and parents/guardians who may have been exposed or infected; to ensure compliance with established state and federal laws and school system’s regulations related to disease control and prevention.

The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.

For applicable jurisdictions:
This position requires the regular operation of a motor vehicle during the course and scope of employment as an essential function of the job.

As such, Employees in this position must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license in their state of residence, must self-report motor vehicle violations/convictions, and must provide proof of acceptable insurance coverage with mandatory minimum coverages as set forth within the Driver Safety Motor Vehicle Policy (“Policy”).

All offers of employment and continued employment for this position are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications of this Policy.

Responsibilities
Complex professional work involved in the investigation, prevention, and control of communicable diseases within the school system
Work with both school officials and the state with the development and revision of guidance related to COVID 19 for schools and school districts within the state including testing, screening, outbreak information, reporting requirements, and general school-related questions.
Ensures that the necessary treatment and control procedures are followed by (school system) student, teachers, and parents to prevent any further spread of disease.
Submits and records case information in a disease reporting system to ensure accurate collection of data for evaluation, operational and statistical analysis.
Perform other related duties as required work with both school officials and the state with the development and revision of guidance related to COVID 19 for schools and school districts within the state including testing, screening, outbreak information, reporting requirements, and general school-related questions.
Conduct case investigations on infected students; documents case histories and infection sources
Answer disease related questions
Keep current with local school districts, national and international disease trends, and outbreaks
Provides schools and school-based organizations with approved information about state isolation, testing, and COVID 19 related procedures, monitors compliance, and supports compliance with COVID 19 guidance.
Produce qualitative and quantitative reports and tracing records for school officials, the school system leadership, and county and state health departments.
Provide COVID 19 contacts with approved information about the quarantine procedures, and if appropriate, refer them to testing according to protocol and/or to a COVID-19 Care Resource Coordinator for students and parents
Administer COVID-19 Testing – mouth swab/self-test.
Vaccination related support and non-clinical staffing as authorization is expanded to children.
Education
Bachelor’s degree preferred in Public Health, heath administration, nursing, epidemiology, health sciences, education, health education, community health, emergency medical services, the social sciences, the biological sciences, or a closely related field.
Qualifications
Experience in social service programs for children, public health in a school setting or childcare setting, a substitute teacher or working as a retired teacher.
Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Possess both problem solving and self-motivation skills
Excellent written and verbal communication
Able to work effectively and efficiently under pressure
Ability to interact professionally with people and communities of various backgrounds with compassion and empathy
Experience working on addressing child health or public health issues, including promoting child health through data analysis and application, planning, program development, community partnerships, organizational policies and practices
Ability to work standard office hours
Ability to apply communicable disease intervention techniques such as interviewing, investigation, screening, and surveillance.
Ability to maintain your composure, using diplomacy and effectively de-escalate hostile encounters
Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
May travel locally based on jurisdiction
Job Highlights
Salary Range: $55,500-65,500
Duration of Opportunity: End -7/31/2022
Position Type: Contract, Grant Funded
Remote/Hybrid/Onsite: Onsite
Preferred Skills and Experiences
Work experience in school / educations environment
Experience in public health programs
Previous work with schools and or community or faith-based organizations with outreach to students and parent
Verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish or other languages of schools/community
Previous work with COVID-19 mitigation or vaccination efforts
Experience in data entry
Notice to Applicants:
Apply here:
https://jobs.lever.co/cdcfoundation/ea5bff79-b2d1-431a-b46d-5b697ce19219*
The CDC Foundation requires all employees to be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 as a condition of employment effective November 22, 2021.

All offers of employment after that date are contingent upon proof of full-vaccination status as a part of the pre-employment process.

*Fully vaccinated is defined as follows: At least two weeks have passed since receipt of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, or the second dose of the either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose vaccines.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.

We comply with all applicable laws including E.O.

11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R.

§§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7).

As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.

Relocation expenses are not included.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB

https://jobs.lever.co/cdcfoundation/ea5bff79-b2d1-431a-b46d-5b697ce19219

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $55,000.00
– $65,500.00 per year

Benefits:
Health insurance
Schedule:
8 hour shift
License/Certification:
Driver’s License (Preferred)
Work Location: Multiple Locations