County of Alameda

Hospital Outreach Coordinator,Alameda County Children and Families Commission (#5018)

$23.39-$31.19 Hourly / $1,871.20-$2,495.20 BiWeekly /
$4,054.27-$5,406.27 Monthly / $48,651.20-$64,875.20 Yearly


DESCRIPTION
Under general supervision to coordinate post discharge outreach, an activity of the Every Child Counts program, in designated County hospitals and to perform other related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

This is a paraprofessional class found in the Every Child Counts program of the Alameda County Children and Families Commission. This classification is stationed at one of several County hospitals. This position reports to the Program Services Administrator, ACCFC.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Abstracts prenatal, birth, and postnatal data from hospital record; collects required information and enrolls families in program; transmits information to public health nurses conducting home visits.

2. Meets and orients the birth mother and family to the home visit program and obtains parent consent to participate.

3. Coordinates home visit program activities with other hospitals, public health nurses, health plans, social services, health providers and other related programs.

4. Meets with pregnant mothers and their families touring the hospital and orients them to the Every Child Counts program.

5. May supervise a clerical staff person.

6. Acts as a liaison between program participants and service providers.

7. Assists in development of program plans for optimal health and social outcomes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Either I

Education:

The equivalent of an Associate of Arts Degree from an accredited college in health services, social science, or a related field.

Or II

Experience:

The equivalent of one year of full time hospital, case management or medical program experience performing duties such as: intake, peer counseling, obtaining personal history data, needs assessments, program screening, placement and referral. (Additional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year for year basis.)

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Availability of community resources and services.
• Principles of counseling.
• Basic social needs, problems, attitudes and behavioral patterns.
• Basic principles of health promotion and preventive health care.
• Outreach program development, implementation and evaluation.
• Computer software and Internet related applications.

Ability to

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with birth mothers, families, professionals, paraprofessionals and support staff in program, outside agencies and with the general public.
• Obtain and maintain accurate case information.
• Understand and accept diversity in attitudes toward health care related to cultural, economic or social differences.
• Work independently.
• Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Plan and Organize.

CLASS SPEC HISTORY
AM:pf 12/7/00
Newspecs: 5018.doc
CSC date: 10/25/00
BG:pf Rev. 10/30/01
CSC Date: 11/14/01

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.