2587 Health Worker 3

Recruitment #TEX-2587-084918

Introduction

 

2587 Health Worker III

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt, full-time position not to exceed two (2) years. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process, is considered "at will" and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

 

Who We Are

Through the provision of coordinated, compassionate, and high‐quality services, the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) strives to make homelessness in San Francisco rare, brief, and one time. The Department provides assistance and support to homeless and at‐risk youth, adults and families to prevent imminent episodes of homelessness and end homelessness for people in San Francisco. Services including outreach, homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, drop‐in centers, transitional housing, supportive housing, short‐term rental subsidies, and support services to help people exit homelessness. For more information about the department, please visit our website: http://dhsh.sfgov.org/

 

What We Do

San Francisco is a pioneer in homeless services and a leader in providing supportive housing as a permanent exit from homelessness. The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing seeks to be a national leader in the movement to end homelessness by developing a coordinated, client-focused system of services, piloting innovative models, and implementing proven solutions with measurable results. Major programs include: street outreach and service connection through the Homeless Outreach Team; 1,500-bed shelter system for single adults and families including shelters for members of the LGBT community and survivors of domestic violence; Navigation Centers that provide temporary shelter to chronically homeless individuals using a low-threshold entry model; rapid rehousing rental subsidies for families, single adults, seniors and transitional aged youth; the Homeward Bound program which has helped 10,000 individuals return to stable housing in their city of origin; and robust supportive housing programs of nearly 6,500 units which provide permanent housing and services to formerly homeless individuals and families.

 

What You’ll Be Doing

HSH Adult Housing Program's Direct Access to Housing is accepting applications for a full-time position in class 2587 Health Worker III to provide case management services for the residents of the Empress, Camelot, or LeNain Hotel Supportive Housing Program.  These hotels, located in the Tenderloin District, are permanent housing facilities coordinated by DAH that provide wrap-around services for formerly homeless individuals, many of whom have chronic medical and/or psychiatric illnesses.  In addition to the incumbent, the staffing includes a program director, and one or two case managers;  some locations have onsite registered nurse.  SHIFT:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Under general supervision of the Support Service Director, the Health Worker III provides case management services to the supportive housing program residents and works as part of an inter-disciplinary health care team.  The essential job functions include the following:

  • Coordinates wrap-around services for the residents;
  • Interviews potential new residents during the application process;
  • Provides one-on-one counseling and education services;
  • Demonstrates problem-solving skills;
  • Provides community education and information about mental health and substance use issues and services;
  • Provides client care in a manner that is both non-discriminatory and non-judgmental;
  • Performs crisis intervention activities;
  • Initiates and participates in group social and educational activities;
  • Maintains clinical records and other necessary paperwork;
  • Communicates effectively and collaborates with members of the inter-disciplinary team, primary care providers and members of the community;
  • Assesses clients who may have substance abuse problems and mental health issues;
  • Participates in weekly socialization activities with the residents which includes shopping for food at the Food Bank; and
  • Lifts boxes which may weigh up to 50 pounds.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned/required.

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

Education:

None

Experience:

Two (2) years of verifiable experience within the last five (5) years, working with a culturally diverse population performing a combination of at least two (2) of the following duties: Serving as a liaison between targeted communities and healthcare agencies; providing culturally appropriate health education/information and outreach to targeted populations; providing referral and follow up services or otherwise coordinating care; providing informal counseling, social support and advocacy to targeted populations; escorting and transporting clients; providing courier /dispatcher functions; performing pre-clinical examinations of vital statistics, such as measuring a patient’s weight, height, temperature and blood pressure.

License and Certification:

 

Substitution:

Possession of a Community Health Worker Certificate from City College of San Francisco can substitute for 6 months of experience.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

DESIRED QUALIFICATION(S):

·         One (1) year experience working with people with severe mental illness

·         Comfort and familiarity working within a harm reduction model

·         Fluency in English and Spanish

·         Ability to work independently

·         Experience with facilitating group activities

·         Knowledge of primary care, psychiatric services and social services and substance abuse treatment programs available to the urban pool in San Francisco

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the Human Resources Analyst, Queena Poon, by telephone at (415) 355-5212, or by email at queena.poon@sfgov.org.

 

Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Note:
Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment.  Only the most qualified applicants will continue on in the selection process.

Selection Procedures

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience and education. Additional mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidate’s qualifications.  Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the process.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience, at any point in the application, examination or departmental selection processes. Verification of work experience typically must be on the employer’s letterhead, and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of service, and signature of the employer. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

Note:
Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Requests:

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

Issued:  03/22/2018
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 084918
HOM/QP/415-355-5212

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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