Screening Team Leader, Bureau of School Health/SH Vision

DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE - Queens, NY (30+ days ago)3.5


The Division of Family and Child Health (DFCH) of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is charged with the creation and oversight of programs, policies, services, and environments that support physical and socio-emotional health, and promote primary and reproductive health services, health equity, social justice, safety and well-being for New York City families and children. The Division is comprised of the Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health, the Bureau of Early Intervention, the Office of School Health, and the Bureau of Administration. The vision of the DFCH is that every child, woman, and family recognizes their power and is given the opportunity to reach their full health and development potential. We encourage qualified applicants with demonstrated commitment to social justice, particularly racial, gender, and LGBTQ equity to apply. The Office of School Health (OSH) is a joint program between the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene which is responsible for promoting the health of the 1.3 million school children enrolled in approximately 1,800 public and non-public schools in New York City. Services to students include case management of chronic health problems, preventive health screening, urgent care, medication administration, preventive counseling, reproductive health services, health education referral for care and assurance of ongoing effective treatment. BSH has been the provider of public health services for 100 years. DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, with some latitude for independent judgment and initiative the Public Health Advisor-II will serve as a Vision Screening Team Leader supervising Public Health Advisors, Level I and perform the following duties: Conduct site visits to elementary schools and community-based early childhood centers to observe the Public Health Advisors, Level I perform their duties; Observe and evaluate subordinate's scheduling and screening ability, efficiency, manner of dealing with children and school personnel: Monitor subordinate's time and attendance and complete their annual Performance Evaluations; Meet with subordinates individually and or a group at least once per month to provide feed-back and address concerns; Screen specific number of children throughout the year as assigned by the program director, using a refractometer (Spot device); Ensures that the screening devices are in good working order; Monitor ASHR system to ensure all vision screening data has been uploaded; inventory supplies and screening equipment; maintain equipment such as the Spot, postage machine, fax copy machines to ensure that they are in good working order; Submit requisition for repairs when necessary as well as analyze statistical data for submission of reports; Assist with interpreting and explaining of the Bureau of School Health's policies and procedures to appropriate personnel; Assist in the planning and implementation of special projects as well as research specific areas/issues that will have an effect on the program and assist senior management with other assignments as necessary; Perform other duties as needed.

Minimum Qual Requirements

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; or 4. Education and/or experience equivalent to ?1,? ?2? or ?3? above. Undergraduate college credit can be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for one year of full-time experience. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent, and either twelve semester credits as described in ?1? above or six months of experience as described in ?2? above. Additional Requirements A. To be assigned to Assignment Level II, candidates must have, in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements listed above, at least one year of experience as a Public Health Adviser (School Health), Assignment Level I, or at least one additional year of experience as described in Qualification Requirement 2 above.

Additional Information

**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES: Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as: ? A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver?s license. ? Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title. ? Current Resume ? Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone) Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting?s ?Minimum Qualification Requirements? section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card. **LOAN FORGIVENESSThe federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program?s other requirements. Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 349277. We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.

Work Location

Citywide travel required.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.