State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services (DSS) is recruiting for a
Health Program Assistant 1, for the Division of Health Services Community Options
Strategy Unit, located at 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105. This
position is full-time, 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday.
This position is to support the development and implementation of the
activities required for the Governor’s new rebalancing initiatives. Key responsibilities of this position are to
(1) improve process related to accessibility modifications and assistive
technology; (2) assist with activities
related to workforce development; (3)
assist with activities and research related to gaps in existing HCBS.
In order to be considered for
this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job
opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor
Vehicle Operator's license.
Candidates selected for
interview must bring the following at the time of interview:
Non State Employees:
2 Professional References and Resume
2 Most Recent Service Ratings
Last 2 years Attendance Records
you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Joy Wright at
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state health program or project this class is accountable for assisting in the compilation and interpretation of fiscal and programmatic data and statistics, development and implementation of program plans, grant management and monitoring.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Subject duties vary considerably depending on nature of program and current stage in its life cycle; typical examples of duties performed at this level include: assists in preparation of sections of state health plans; gathers fiscal, programmatic, census or other kinds of needed data from federal, state and other sources; compiles statistics and may do some less complex calculations and interpretations; assists in reviews of program grant requests and monitors fiscal and programmatic performance of grants using agency regulations and guidelines; assists in preparation of program objectives and evaluation of program results; may serve a task force or committee; may answer general informational questions for the public and prepare information for distribution; may serve as a liaison between program or project and specific people or organizations for purpose of keeping information flowing; may assist in epidemiologic investigations; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of purposes, plans, objectives and programs of public health agencies including changing patterns of preventive medicine and environmental health; knowledge of state and community organizations and programs involved in health field; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to conduct independent research, develop and gather data.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in a professional capacity in a health organization. A health organization is defined as a large multi-dimensional agency with responsibility for administering health programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in public health, health education, hospital administration or public administration or other closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience.
3. For State Employees one (1) year as a Health Services Worker and a Bachelor's degree or three (3) years as a Health Services Worker may be substituted for the General Experience.
- 2 years of experience in
long-term supports and services program and/or policy
2 years of interpersonal skills working in programs that serve people with
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.