SENIOR COMMUNITY WORKER

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 09, 2019
Full Time Community Relations or PR and Marketing Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $37,142.16 - $54,115.68 Annually

Job Description



EXAM NUMBER: Y8105C

EXAM TYPE:
Interdepartmental Promotion Opportunity

FIRST FILING DATE: 03/11/2019
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO RE-OPEN THE FILING PERIOD AND UPDATE SALARY INFORMATION.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest health system in the nation, providing compassionate, quality care through its integrated system of hospitals and community-based clinics. DHS annually cares for about 600,000 unique patients, employs over 22,000 staff and has an annual operating budget of $4.3 billion. DHS leads the County's effort to provide health services to the residents of Los Angeles County, of which approximately two million are uninsured. DHS hospitals also conduct post-graduate medical education through university affiliations for interns, residents and fellows to train the physician workforce for tomorrow.

MISSION
Our mission is to ensure access to high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective health care to Los Angeles County residents through direct services at DHS facilities and through collaboration with community and university partners.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:Interdepartmental Promotional Opportunity

Restricted to permanent employees of the County of Los Angeles who have successfully completed their initial probationary period.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO RE-OPEN THE FILING PERIOD AND UPDATE SALARY INFORMATION. PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO BE ATTACHED TO THEIR APPLICATION. THE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE THE CORRECT EXAMINATION TITLE AND NUMBER.

Current employees in the unclassified service who meet the following criteria also qualify to participate in this exam:
  • Unclassified employees who have attained permanent County status on a classified position by successful completion of the initial probationary period, with no break in service since leaving the classified service.
  • Full-time employees in the unclassified service with at least six months of full-time experience in the unclassified service at the time of filing.

WITHHOLDSARE ALLOWED FOR THIS EXAMINATION.

Withhold Information:
Permanent employees who have completed their initial probationary period and hold a qualifying payroll title may file for this examination if they are within six months of meeting the experience requirements by the last day of filing.

NO VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE LETTERS/OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE ARE ALLOWED FOR THIS EXAMINATION.

DEFINITION:
Develops programs and program resources designed to assist clients/patients to overcome physical health, mental health, and social-adjustment-related problems.
Essential Job Functions

Manages a caseload to provide assistance to clients/patients in obtaining employment training, jobs, housing, and other services.

Coordinates the development of community resources in resolving problems of employment, housing, education, health, and social adjustment.

Builds consensus and raises public awareness concerning community needs.

Provides non-therapeutic counseling to mentally ill and substance-abusing criminal offenders to assist in the rehabilitation and recovery process and to provide supportive services as needed.

Develops partnerships with diverse community and client groups including advocacy, self-help, family alliances, and parents.

Organizes and coordinates the activities of community groups in the solution of a range of community problems including substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, homelessness, and mental illness.

Assists professional staff in developing and implementing programs designed to promote mental/physical health, prevent substance abuse, and facilitate treatment.

Coordinates ongoing enhancements to client, family member, and caregiver participation in departmental planning and program development.

Assists clients, family members, and caregivers to develop and implement client-directed councils and self-governed client entities and groups.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Two (2) years of experience as a Community Worker* in the service of the County of Los Angeles.
LICENSE:

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternate method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS:2 - Light
Light physical effort which may include occasional light liftingto a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

Special Requirement Information:
*To qualify, applicants must have County status as a Community Worker, as evidenced by holding such payroll title.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience working with incarcerated, homeless, chronically ill, severe and persistent mental illness or substance abuse.
  • Experience working as part of a care management team within a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) to care for high risk/high need patients with multiple chronic diseases, behavioral health issues, and social stressors
  • Experience with performing medication reviews and counseling on medication adherence and disease self-management

Additional Information
Examination Content:
This examination will consist of two (2) parts:


Part I - An Evaluation of Experience and Desirable Qualifications based upon application information weighted 60%.

Part II - An Appraisal of Promotability which will evaluate Knowledge and Skills, Adaptability, Dependability,Productivity, and Personal and Public Relations weighted 40%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of this examination in order to be added to the eligible register for this examination.

Eligibility Information
Applications will be processed on an"as-received"basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

Vacancy Information
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be placed on the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

Special Information:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Available Shift:Any

Application and Filing Information

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Minimum Requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

NOTE:
If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to (323) 869-0942 or e-mail the documents to the exam analyst,within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Fair Chance Ordinance
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the
offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order to not have to be disclosed.

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE:
323-914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
800-735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Jaquelyne Saldana, Exam Analyst
jsaldana@dhs.lacounty.gov
(323) 914-7158


Closing Date/Time: