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Health Assistant - Residential

Working closely with the site nurse and site director, health assistants (HAs) participate in the day-to-day operation of the site health office, keep track of students' medications and medical appointments, confer with parents, and act as a liaison with nearby medical professionals. HAs may also be asked to provide support to administrative and other staff. HAs are not responsible for providing medical care to students other than basic first aid. The HA position requires a great deal of flexibility since demands on time can vary from day to day. Duties and schedules may vary from site to site. At residential sites only, HAs also accompany students on emergency room or physician visits. Because driving site rental vehicles is a job requirement at residential sites, HAs hired for those sites must be at least 21 and have good driving records.

Terms of Employment:

  • Positions are available for all residential sites
  • Starting salary is $3,200 for a seven-week period
  • Room and board are provided
  • Employees pay their travel to and from domestic site locations
  • Travel assistance is provided for international travel to sites outside of North America

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children or adolescents
  • Experience working in a healthcare setting
  • Strong organizational, computer, and clerical skills
  • Demonstrated adaptability in a professional environment
  • Strong academic background (cumulative college GPA of at least 3.2)
  • First-Aid and CPR training (for California sites, Pediatric First-Aid and CPR)
  • At residential sites only, for insurance purposes, must be at least 21 years of age with a valid driver's license and good driving record

Programs run from late June to early August. Please refer to the Site Locations & Dates page for the specific dates of employment.

Complete Job Responsibilities (PDF)

If you have questions about summer employment with CTY, write to us at or call 410-735-6185.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.