The Position -EXTENDED- Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is offering an excellent career opportunity for several qualified individuals interested in the Community Health Worker I position.
The department currently has vacancies that will be assigned to the Public Health Division and Ambulatory Care Health Clinics.
Appointees will be assigned to various locations within Contra Costa County.
Community Health Workers work closely with professional staff and perform a variety of tasks associated with the public health program(s) to which they are assigned.
Typical tasks routinely performed by Community Health Workers include scheduling appointments, following up on clinical care appointments, making home visits to patients as required, charting and documenting patients care files, stocking and distributing educational materials, assisting professional staff in the examination of patients, and participating in community education programs and outreach activities.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Ability to use initiative and sound independent judgment within established guidelines Ability to work effectively with people who may have difficulty cooperating with the interview or assessment process due to a physical or behavioral health related medical condition Knowledge of computer software and office practices and procedures including filing and record keeping Characteristics of the ideal candidate:
Excellent oral and written communication skills Acknowledge and respect cultural and linguistic differences of the County's diverse population The Community Health Worker I is a flexibly staffed class and may advance after a satisfactory probation period to a Community Health Worker II ($3,449 - $4,192 monthly). Spanish speaking individuals are encouraged to apply.
Applicants successfully passing the County's language fluency examination may receive a $100.00 monthly differential, depending on assignment.
Read the complete job description at . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months.
TENTATIVE EXAM DATE: Tentative Training and Experience Evaluation: October 2, 2018 Typical Tasks Learns general department programs and available community resources in order to acquaint community residents with existing departmental programs Schedules medical, dental and clinic appointments and follows up on missed or broken appointments; locates clients who have changed addresses and/or telephone numbers May make home visits to contact clients regarding missed or broken appointments, and to follow-up on services provided by public health staff or other designated health cue providers May learn and perform door-to-door outreach for community education on availability and range of health services, and to locate clients in the community in need of department services Takes health and social histories of clients in accordance with protocols; provides assistance to clients completing health and social history forms Tracks clients to ensure services were received and documentation exists in the case file Prepares and maintains client case files, logs and records utilizing hard copy and electronic documents Retrieves and screens client charts per health program protocol; reviews clients' program eligibility (i.e.
insurance) Completes medical and billing forms, tally sheets, and questionnaires Checks immunization status of children Replaces and stocks medical supplies, instruments and appropriate forms used in clinics and examination rooms Provides orientation to clients regarding program services available to them Refers clients to appropriate care providers regarding social issues and health problems per protocols Provides basic health information to clients Maintains stock of educational materials and distributes educational materials to clients; operates audio-visual equipment; scans forms and records Checks clients to obtain basic health and physical information such as heart rate, height, weight, blood pressure, and body temperature Provides assistance to medical personnel and nursing staff in their examination of patients and in other clinic activities Prepares specimens for laboratory testing; collects urine samples Conducts surveys to determine community needs and collects statistical information Assists clients in obtaining temporary transportation Participates in community outreach activities May participate in special health projects Provides nutrition education and breastfeeding support to WIC clients Secure, process and print food vouchers for WIC clients Assist with group facilitation to breastfeeding support groups Minimum Qualifications License Required:
Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
Out of State valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process.
Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D.
equivalency or a high school proficiency certificate.
Experience: Six (6) months or its equivalent of full-time experience having direct responsibility or participation in providing community outreach, client education, training, and support services in a community program that promotes health and health education.
Substitution for Experience: Completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter units of college coursework which must have included 6 semester or 9 quarter units in health related coursework, or completion of a Community health Worker Associates Degree or Community Health Worker Certification Program from an accredited college or university may be substituted for six (6) months of the required experience.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment.
A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED.
IF APPLICABLE, TRANSCRIPTS OR CERTIFICATION MUST BE ATTACHED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.
Selection Process 1.
All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.
A completed supplemental questionnaire is required at the time of applying.
Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire.
(Weighted 100%). 4.
Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list.
The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.
THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF THE ORGANIZATION It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County Human Resources Department