Aristoi Classical Academy
March 10, 2023
Katy, TX, Texas
Job Type


Position: Public Health Response Coordinator
Reports to: Superintendent
Duty Days: March 1, 2022- June 30, 2023
Employee Status: Independent Contractor
Hours: 20 Hours per week

Job Summary

  • Aristoi Classical Academy is seeking an independent contractor to provide district-wide
    professional coordinator services. The contractor is responsible for providing a wide range of support to school administration, heads of schools, student care employees, and the school community regarding COVID response and services.
  • The Public Health Response Coordinator will serve as the primary liaison between vendors, TEA, and local agencies. The coordinator will handle day-to-day activities and provide coordination to provide funding grant deliverables. The position reports directly to the Superintendent.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • The consultant should possess a detailed knowledge of public health and school student care.
  • Ability to effectively express ideas orally and in writing. Ability to make effective oral
    presentations before groups of people.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
  • Ability to adapt to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Skill using a computer and other electronic communication devices. Skills associated with
    word processing, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint, email, Google Docs and Google Drive,
    social media, and other data applications, programs, and tools.
  • Ability to exercise tact, courtesy, and discretion. Ability to establish and maintain effective
    working relationships.
  • Ability to travel to relevant meetings, trainings, exercises, workshops, and conferences, locally and within the Region and State.

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support school based COVID Response Teams
  • Work with the local health department to ensure that Aristoi Classical Academy has the most current information and directives.
  • Oversee COVID–19 testing support supplies including testing kits and personal protective
    equipment (PPE) inventory and implement training.
  • Support and train personnel on health mitigation strategies and preparedness activities
  • Oversee Aristoi Classical Academy COVID-19 On-site testing program and provide
    coordination between vendors, TEA, and local agencies.
  • Program Evaluation:
    • Ensure the systematic collection of information about the activities, characteristics, and outcomes of programs, including COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, to inform current program decisions, improve program effectiveness, and make decisions about future program development.
    • Address community recovery and resilience needs to respond effectively to the COVID19 pandemic and other biologic threats including vaccine related education.
    • Review student health goals including types of staff hired and the general roles they hold.
  • Deliverables
    • Develop or refine the existing pandemic response program tailored to the needs of Aristoi students and staff.
    • Review and update COVID-19 mitigation plan to reflect most current TEA guidelines and local health department mandates. Review bi-annually, or as needed with increases in outbreaks.
    • Review and audit weekly COVID-19 reporting to the Harris County Health Department; assist with submitting any missing reports.
    • Audit current communicable disease reporting processes and improve streamline of communication to the appropriate entities.
    • Provide weekly district communicable disease data, including COVID-19 reports.
    • Review and update vaccination record keeping ensuring all TxDSHS mandated vaccines and exemptions (ROCs) are up to date.
    • Conduct surveillance of communicable diseases, including vaccine-preventable diseases and emerging infectious diseases.
    • Work with local environmental health, communicable disease, and statewide organizations on investigation and control of communicable and infectious diseases, zoonotic diseases, and other health hazards.
  • Training and Education
    • Train and educate existing staff on topics such as incident management training; health equity issues and working with underserved populations; cultural competency; disease investigations; informatics or data management; or other needs identified by Aristoi Classical Academy.
    • Developing, training, and equip response ready “task force” teams capable of deploying rapidly to meet emergent needs for each campus.
  • Deliverables
    • Conduct no less than one 2-hour professional development training for Student Service Coordinators each semester.
    • Survey the needs of the Student Service Coordinators and provide focused training based on those needs.
    • Conduct annual staff training to address classroom management of common student health needs, emergency prevention and when to activate the area EMS.
    • Develop virtual training modules to reference as needed.
    • Weekly “check-ins” with Student Service Coordinators to answer questions and provide guidance on student health related questions.
    • Form “School Emergency Committee” to perform annual risk assessment of the campus and review safety protocols on campus. Submit results of the annual report to Aristoi upon completion.
    • Review records of staff certifications such as CPR, First Aid, Stop the Bleed training, and epilepsy training; assist with obtaining up-to-date training as needed.
    • Organize the infrastructure of the Emergency Response Team (“taskforce”) with clearly defined roles and contact information available.
    • Coordinate activities or “drills” with Emergency Response Team members biannually.
    • Disseminate public health information relevant to the Aristoi community.
  • Accountability
    • Maintains and respects confidentiality of student and school personnel information, while maintaining the safety and welfare for all students and staff members
    • Maintains accurate records of all services provided.
    • Comply with existing and/or future directives and guidance from HHS Secretary
    • Help support the guidance of individual COVID-19 patient care regardless of external constraints.
    • Assist USG in implementation and enforcement of federal orders related to Q & I
    • Comply with COVID-19 test reporting.
    • Provide data to Aristoi Classical Academy for CDC or local reporting guidelines.
  • Deliverables
    • Maintain good communication with Aristoi staff, students, and community partners.
    • Submit reports in a timely manner.
    • Protect the integrity of student and staff health information.
    • Develop and present training to Student Service Coordinators regarding student and staff health information confidentiality, HIPAA training.
    • Produce student health information confidentiality statements for signature by any personnel involved and trained in student care.
    • Data collection of quality control metrics regarding campus based COVID-19 testing.
    • Develop or refine existing methods for district COVID-19 and communicable disease reporting for submission to local, state, and federal agencies.
    • Submit bi-annual report to Aristoi of aforementioned disease reporting data, site audit results, and staff training attendance/completion records.

Aristoi Classical Academy is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or ability. This job description summary does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events.

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