Family/Community & Development Partners - Extra-Help Family/Community & Development Partners

County Of Merced Merced , CA 95343

Posted 1 week ago

Examples of Duties Benefits Supplemental Questions

This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for both full time and Extra-Help vacancies. Extra-Help are not entitled to county benefits and are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week. Extra-Help pay is up to $17.35 per hour.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Interview and participate in educational settings; assist participants to complete forms.

  • Lead activity groups in a community setting.

  • Identify and utilize appropriate community agencies for referral of participants.

  • Work in non-traditional settings such as community shelters, outreach programs, etc.

  • Prepare routine reports and correspondence and maintain participant records.

  • Participates in in-service or other training courses and staff meetings.

  • Assist in the development of a community consortium to help families and the community.

  • Train family members, faith-based communities and community partners to promote cross cultural learning.

  • Assist in identifying developmental milestones and life transitions.

  • Present subject matter to participants using lectures and discussions methods.

  • Culturally appropriate outreach regarding mental health conditions and provide available resources in the community.

  • Delivers education on mental health conditions and healthy lifestyles in the community.

  • Conducts follow-up phone calls and home visits to families and community members.

  • Provides social support and relationship building for at risk families and children.

  • Provide early linkage to mental health care.

  • Assists in the documentation of program and community activities through measurement tools, surveys, sign-in sheets and data tracking activity logs.

  • Facilitate community meetings and trainings in outlying areas.

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience:

One (1) year community experience or experience involving public contact. Must be able to read and write at the level required by the specific job assignment.

Desirable:

Fluency in spoken and written Spanish and English.

Reside in the local community where partnership is formed.

Education:

Equivalent to graduation from high school.

License:

Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.

THIS CLASSIFICATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS PURSUANT TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECTION 2, B.

Essential Functions:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.

  • Meet deadlines under stressful conditions.

  • Complete multiple projects with conflicting deadlines.

  • Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.

  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.

  • Understand and ensure compliance with policies, procedures and regulations.

  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.

  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.

  • Kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl; occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds and push up to 100 pounds (on wheels).

  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination; normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.

  • Frequent use of data entry device, including repetitive hand and arm motion.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function.

Knowledge of:

  • Behavioral characteristics of the mentally and emotionally disturbed

  • Scope, availability, and activities of community resources within Merced County, including other mental health and social service agencies.

  • Principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  • Human behavior and performance

  • Individual differences in ability, personality, and interests

  • Learning and motivation

Ability to:

  • Be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

  • Provide one-on-one and group educational presentations and information based on community needs.

  • Work effectively with diverse populations.

  • Work in a team oriented atmosphere.

  • Organize and prioritize multiple tasks.

  • Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with mentally and emotionally disturbed consumers and families, co-workers and those contacted during the course of work.

  • Maintain the confidentiality of participant information.

  • Prepare reports and notes within time lines.

  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Document participant progress and appropriate use of resources.

  • Empathize with participants; understand and accept differences in human behavior.

  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

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