Arlington, Virginia
$21.06 - $32.18 Hourly
Jan 15, 2021
Jan 22, 2021
Full Time
Position Information

This announcement is to fill a part-time vacancy. However, this recruitment may be used to fill future vacant positions including full-time, part-time, bilingual (Spanish), and non-bilingual.

This vacancy is a part-time position for 35 hours a week for 10 months a year during the Arlington Public Schools' calendar year.

This opening is in the School Health Bureau in the Public Health Division. This employee provides first aid, emergency care, and clerical services in a school clinic at one of the Arlington Public Schools. The Clinic Aide works as part of a public health team providing services for a diverse population in the school and community.

Duties include:
  • Assess and provide first aid to sick and injured children who come to the clinic during the school day;
  • Test students' hearing and vision;
  • Respond to medical emergencies in the school;
  • Manage clinic inventory and supplies;
  • Refer and follow-up student's health conditions as directed by the public health nurse;
  • Maintain confidential medical records, including both paper-based and electronic records;
  • Administer medications to students as authorized by parent and physician; and
  • Communicate with parents, the public health nurse, and school staff on matters affecting the health of students.
The ideal candidate with have strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact with parents and staff.

Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria

  • High school diploma or equivalent plus;
  • Two years of full-time experience providing direct human services (e.g. taking vital signs, setting up and restocking exam rooms, assisting nurses and clinicians to ensure a smooth clinic flow, providing support to the different clinic coordinators by preparing medical records and performing other post clinic follow up activities) in a health care setting; and
  • CPR Certification or the ability to obtain certification within 30 days of hire.
Please note: Bilingual proficiency: English/Spanish may be required for future bilingual vacancies.

Substitution: Satisfactory completion of college coursework in a human services related field may be substituted for up to one year of experience on a year for year basis (an academic year is defined as 30 semester or 45 quarter hours.) Additional education may not substitute for more than one year of full-time experience.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Providing assistance in a clinical setting;
  • Working in school organizations, civic groups, or volunteer service groups;
  • Clerical experience in records maintenance; and/or
  • Working with children.

Special Requirements

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A pre-employment criminal records check as well as a State of Virginia Central Registry check will be conducted.

A valid certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and CPR for Healthcare Providers or the ability to obtain such certifications prior to start date.

The selected candidate will be required to submit to a tuberculosis skin test (also known as the tuberculin or PPD test).

For Volunteer experience to be considered as relevant work experience, please indicate hours worked per week, start/end dates, work performed, and name of organization/employer.

If substituting college coursework for the experience requirement, the human services related discipline (major course of study) AND the number of semester or quarter hours completed must be clearly indicated in the application form.

An assessment of oral Spanish proficiency would be required before a candidate can be appointed to a bilingual position. The incumbent in the position would receive the language pay premium on all hours worked and on paid leave hours.

Additional Information

An online application is required.

Work hours: Monday through Friday during normal school hours. Hours may vary slightly depending upon school assigned. This is a part-time position for 35 hours a week and 10 months a year. Selected candidate must be prepared to begin immediately.

Work location: Employee will be assigned to a public school in Arlington, but may be assigned to any school as needed. School Health offices are located at 2110 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA.

Benefits: Part time permanent employees are eligible for County benefits, including health insurance, on a pro-rated basis.

A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


Please check the statement which best summarizes your background and experience.
  • I have earned a High School degree (or equivalent) or higher.
  • I have at least two years of experience providing direct clinical care and/or human services or serving as a teaching assistant.
  • I am substituting college coursework in a human services related field for up to one year of relevant experience.
  • I am applying relevant volunteer experience as work experience.
  • None of the above


Please check ALL that apply:
  • I have a valid certification in Health Professional CPR.
  • I have a valid certification in First Aid.
  • None of the above


Summarize your experience providing direct clinical care and/or human services or serving as a teaching assistant.


If you wish to substitute college coursework for one of the two years of required full-time experience, please provide:
•Name of the College or University:
•Major field of study and dates of study:
•Title of courses and credits and earned:


If you are applying volunteer work as relevant work experience, please provide:
  • Hours worked per week
  • Start/end dates
  • Work performed
  • Organization/employer


Please describe your experience using automated records management systems.


Bilingual positions: This announcement may be used to fill future vacancies requiring an oral Spanish proficiency which will require an examination be administered prior to appointment. Are you sufficiently proficient in oral Spanish to interview, assess the needs of, counsel and refer Spanish speaking individuals who have limited English proficiency and who are facing a crisis?
  • Yes
  • No


This announcement may be used to fill future vacancies. Please check all that apply.
  • I am interested in full-time employment.
  • I am interested in part-time employment.

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