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 CLINIC AIDE (SCHOOLS) - Arlington, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Arlington County 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Administrative - Other
Health - Clinical/Medical Assistant
Health - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2424669 / Latpro-3678690 
Date posted: Apr-26-2019
State, Zip: Virginia, 22234



$18.76 - $28.67 Hourly


Various Arlington locations; see text., VA

Job Type



Department of Human Services

Job Number



5/2/2019 11:59 PM Eastern

Position Information

Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions, both bilingual (Spanish) and non-bilingual.

This 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


  • A High School diploma or equivalent;
  • Two years of experience providing direct clinical care and/or human services or serving as a teaching assistant; and/or
  • Oral Spanish fluency  may be required depending upon the position.

Substitution: College coursework in a human services related field may substitute for up to one year of experience (An academic year is defined as 30 semester or 45 quarter hours).

Please note: See Special Requirements below for qualifications required by date of appointment or within a specific timeframe.

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

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 a tuberculosis skin test (also known as the tuberculin or PPD test) prior to start date.

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 oral Spanish proficiency examination will be administered prior to appointment for any bilingual (see application details) incumbent in the bilingual position will 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.

Work location: Employee will be assigned to a public school in Arlington, but may be assigned to any school as needed.

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.

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-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Must complete pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry Check.

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: (see application details)

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.


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