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COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH WORKER I

PART-TIME CONTRACTUAL

Recruitment #18-005398-0006

GRADE

6

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH, St. Mary's County Health Department, Leonardtown, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide health care and disease prevention information to medically underserved populations. This position schedules dates, times and locations for chronic disease health education and promotion events; assists in preparing and assembling materials for cancer and chronic disease education and promotion; and explains and reinforces the health care services and resources available. The Community Health Outreach Worker also interacts with private and public entities to identify target populations for referral, assists with administrative and outreach support as needed for the department, and performs a range of duties with direction from the immediate supervisor. This position has regular and recurring interaction with diverse populations and is responsible for the outreach and awareness initiatives as related to, but not limited to Asthma health/promotion, Cancer Control programs, Tobacco Use Prevention and Enforcement, Cardiovascular Health Programs, and School and Child Care Center Wellness Program, etc. This is a part-time contractual position working 24 hours per week.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:    Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience:  None. 

NOTES:

Candidates may substitute experience providing assistance to individuals in a health care or social services setting on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate should have experience providing direct support to medically underserved populations in the community and assisting them in adopting healthy behaviors and must be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously while meeting expected outcomes and responsibilities.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. 

If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.