- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $37,410.00-$58,943.00 Yearly
A Coordinator Special Programs Health Services I is the entry level of work coordinating programs in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in a local health department, residential facility or the headquarters administration. Employees conduct studies and implement assigned program activities in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities, addiction and health services. Employees in this classification do not supervise.
Employees receive moderate supervision from a higher-level administrator. Following a period of training and orientation during which employees assist in conducting activities related to specific program services, employees will begin to specialize in mental health, developmental disabilities, addiction or health services program activities.
Placement in this classification is determined by using the Classification Job Evaluation Methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work Sections of a class specification.
The Coordinator Special Programs Health Services I and the Coordinator Special Programs Health Services II, Health Services are differentiated on the basis of the degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees and the range of duties performed. The Coordinator Special Programs Health Services I performs a limited range of duties with some independence at times and under close supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed while the Coordinator Special Programs Health Services II, Health Services performs the full range of duties under general supervision.
Learns to plan and conduct studies or surveys, and investigations related to specific program services;
Learns to make recommendations for the maximum utilization of existing services as well as for additional or expanded services;
Learns to implement a minor program service or a phase of a complex major program;
Learns to maintain liaison and cooperative relationships with a variety of public and private agencies;
Learns to provide professional consultation and assistance to public and private agencies having programs for persons who are mentally ill, developmentally disabled, geriatric patients, alcohol or drug dependent or otherwise receiving health services;
Learns to assist in developing and participating in training programs for personnel working with the program services;
Learns to develop and recommend standards for inpatient and outpatient services;
Learns to encourage and direct the development of inpatient and outpatient services;
Learns to coordinate community health planning committees;
Performs other related duties.
Knowledge of modern treatment and rehabilitation techniques in the field of health care;
Knowledge of the types of treatment and rehabilitation programs in the health care field;
Ability to work with policy-making executives in the field of social and health planning;
Ability to stimulate, develop and coordinate available inter-agency and community programs and services;
Ability to conduct and participate in research programs, studies and surveys;
Ability to work with medical and allied professions in the development of necessary services;
Ability to present long-range plans to various public and professional groups;
Ability to prepare informative and accurate reports on program accomplishments;
Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, management personnel, program participants, health care staff and the general public.
Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling or a related field.
Note: 1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one year of professional experience in health services may be substituted for the specific degree.
2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.