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Overview

Trinity County
Employment Opportunity

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER I
$2,740.06 – $3,330.56 / Month
($15.80 – $19.21 / HOUR)

OR

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER II
$3,026.73 – $3,679.01 / Month
($17.46 – $21.22 / HOUR)

This is a fulltime, benefitted position
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER I & II

Definition:
Under supervision, performs support functions and direct service in public health and community settings and serves as a vital link between the public and health services to promote health among individuals, families, and groups including those who lack access to adequate care. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Knowledge of:

Health principles of disease control including health practices related to communicable disease, immunization, and nutrition.
Program-specific principles including conditions, therapies, treatments, transmission and prevention.
Basic health education and prevention principles.
Principles of establishing risk status for clients with various health and medical conditions. Principles and practices of work safety, especially related to conditions, diseases, and behaviors that may be encountered in the course of work. Community resources available to the public.
Techniques which ensure effective communication with clients of diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Procedures to use in an emergency situation.
Office procedures, methods, and computer equipment.
Applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws, rules and regulations.
Computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.
Office procedures including filing, record keeping and scheduling of appointments.
Process of application for Medi-Cal and other health care coverage.
Active listening and effective, professional verbal and written communication.

Ability to:

Work with persons diagnosed with or exhibiting a variety of conditions, including communicable disease, pregnancy, impaired cognitive functioning, special needs, etc.
Recognize situations out of the scope of the Community Health Worker needing referral to professional staff.
Learn the functions, programs and services of the Public Health Department, the healthcare delivery system, and other county agencies and non-governmental entities in Trinity County.
Learn basic screening techniques for assigned program areas.
Identify community resources, community agencies, and health care resources.
Explain available community resources to clients; confer with professional staff to assist in evaluating client needs or problems.
Learn medical terminology used in conducting clinics and counseling services.
Develop, maintain, and update records, files, and reports.
Organizing work, setting priorities and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
Complete documentation of home, office, and/or clinic visits in an accurate, timely, thorough, and legible manner according to program requirements, Organize and prepare for clinics, including maintaining adequate supplies and equipment. Assist clients in completing office visit and clinic forms; review forms and documents for completion.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers and the public using principles of good customer service.
Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines. Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Understand and carry out written and oral instructions, giving close attention to detail and accuracy.
Work independently and use sound judgement in the absence of supervision.

Training and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Community Health Worker I
High School diploma or GED; and six months of full-time experience performing related functions in a community services, health care or public health setting; or a combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Community Health Worker II
One (1) year full-time work as a Community Health Worker I or equivalent.

Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Typical Physical Requirements:
Work is performed in an office environment, clinic setting, occasionally outdoors, potentially in client homes and includes contact with staff and the public. Employee will be required to travel to areas within Trinity County and potentially outside of Trinity County.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: https://www.trinitycounty.org/Employment

NOTE: All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications established for this position may not be invited to an oral interview. In the event a large number of candidates qualify, those individuals with experience which most closely meets the needs of the County will be invited for an interview.
WAIVER: The contents of this announcement shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract or offer of employment. Trinity County assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the position description and the actual duties of the job, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect for the appropriate unit of representation.
PERS ANNUITANTS: Retirees of PERS are welcome to apply, if selected for the position they would be required to reinstate to employment.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 6
Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $15.80
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $21.22