School Health Services Specialist

Alexandria, Virginia
Jun 12, 2021
Feb 13, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

This is a one-year grant-funded position.

The School Health Services Specialist supports the school division with efforts to mitigate and address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Specialist collaborates with school and City organizations and groups, primarily the Alexandria Health Department, and specifically assists and supports the COVID-19 screening testing program and ACPS contact tracing efforts. Additionally, the Specialist will train and support health annex monitors. The Specialist performs a variety of professional duties required to support the school health services program, including the handling of complex and/or sensitive situations.

This job falls within the Department of Student Services and Equity.


Education: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred.

Certificates & Licenses: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Virginia preferred, other health credentials or educational administrative licenses considered

Experience: Job-related within the specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility required. School-based and/or public health knowledge and skills specific to the current COVID-19 health crisis preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Possesses knowledge of theory, procedures, and practices related to student health and wellness.
  • Possesses an understanding of public health concerns and procedures for treatment in coordination with local health and social service agencies. Training and knowledge specific to the current COVID-19 health crisis preferred.
  • Demonstrates an ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with other professionals within the schools and communities.
  • Demonstrates an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrates an ability to gather, analyze, interpret, and reconcile data.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of computers and software applications.

Essential Functions
  • Coordinates between school COVID teams and the Alexandria Health Department to support contact tracing efforts when cases are present in a school.
  • Maintains and supports proper ordering, inventory, and distribution of school health clinic supplies to include PPE
  • Serves on a team that tracks applicable data and provides summary information in a variety of forms when needed.
  • Supports School Health Services in the development of protocols and guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Serves as the point of contact to administer and support COVID-19 screening testing with the schools.
  • Provides support for other COVID-19 initiatives or programs (e.g. vaccination clinics)
  • Perform other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the department.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
Teachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale (
Shift Type:

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