Community Health Outreach Worker
San Joaquin Health Centers
|$19.60 - $23.82/hour
|10/12/2023 08:00:00 AM
|2/14/2024 11:59:00 PM
This recruitment is being conducted to fill one vacancy with San Joaquin Health Centers (SJHC) and to establish a referral pool to fill future vacancies.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.
Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a background check and drug screen.
NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.
Assists various public health professionals and technical staff in providing a wide variety of services in the area community public health.
Assists in teaching basic health practices to clients and families, particularly in areas of communicable disease transmission, prevention and treatment; may assist in re-enforcing basic public health concepts of nutrition, hygiene, sanitation and related.
Assists in conducting field investigations to locate persons possibly infected or who test positive for communicable diseases, including HIV infection, and those with whom they have had contact; assists in providing follow-up counseling as to treatment options and resources available; makes referrals as appropriate.
Assists in interviewing, gathering and assembling related information and preparing reports; maintains appropriate records and files.
Translates various written material and instructions of other staff for non-English speaking clients and families; assists staff in working with clients of non-traditional cultural patterns and dealing with various cultural barriers.
Participates in development of programs and delivery of services for high-risk groups; provides information and counseling regarding HIV antibody and other communicable disease testing.
Provides basic community health and communicable disease education to clients, community groups, inmates, and interested persons.
EITHER PATTERN I
Experience: One year as a Community Health Outreach Worker Trainee.
OR PATTERN II
Experience: One year responsible work experience providing community based health services, working with community based organizations that provide health related services to culturally diverse groups or working with high risk groups in area of communicable diseases.
License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License.
Special Requirements: (If required by nature of assignment)
1. Must obtain an HIV pre and post-counseling certificate issued by State of
2. Ability to fluently speak, read and write Spanish or one of the Indo-Chinese languages.
3. Must obtain a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I certificate issued by the California State Department of Health Services within six months of assignment.
4. Completion of a medical interpreter course approved by Health Care Services.
Basic individual and community public health needs and problems; public health organizations and resources; basic principles of human behavior; report writing, data gathering and record keeping practices; basic computer and modern office automation technology and computer software programs relevant to department operations; interviewing principles and practices; basic symptoms, detection and treatment methods of HIV infection and other communicable diseases; basic principles and techniques of teaching and counseling.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with staff, the general public, and with culturally diverse or economically disadvantaged clients; learn a wide variety of public health programs and procedures; understand and follow technical written and oral directions; understand and work effectively with diverse cultural and ethnic groups; work with high risk groups and infected individuals; operate computers, office equipment and related software; make verbal presentations to highly diverse community groups; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients and the general public.
Equal Opportunity Employer
San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. For more information go to Equal Employment Opportunity Division (sjgov.org).
Accommodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):
San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.
Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination. If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.
Testing Accommodation: Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date.
Physical Exam: Some classifications require physical examinations. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination. The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.
Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam: Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen. The County pays for the initial drug screen.
Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:
They are related to the Appointing Authority, or
The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other
Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.
Proof of Eligibility: If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.