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THE COUNTY OF SHASTA
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/shasta/default.cfm
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES INSTRUCTOR I/II

THE CURRENT VACANCY IS IN THE ADULT SERVICES BRANCH
OF THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
OPPORTUNITY CENTER

SEE “SPECIAL REQUIREMENT” SECTION REGARDING
POSSESSION OF A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE

RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED

SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS

FINAL FILING DATE: ** CONTINUOUS **

SALARY INFORMATION

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES INSTRUCTOR I: $2,828 – $3,610 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $16.32 – $20.83 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES INSTRUCTOR II: $2,985 – $3,809 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $17.22 – $21.98 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*
*Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining Unit Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases by visiting  https://co.shasta.ca.us/MOU

ABOUT SHASTA COUNTY

Shasta County offers all of the amenities of the big city while retaining a comfortable small-town atmosphere. With its natural beauty, diversified culture, affordable housing, excellent educational system, abundance of recreational opportunities, and excellent quality of life, Shasta County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

Adult Services focuses on issues that affect people eighteen and older. Adult mental health services include outpatient mental health care, 24-hour crisis stabilization services for people at risk of hospitalization, 24-hour crisis residential services, long-term placement services and referrals to local non-profit organizations that provide additional services. This branch also provides Adult Protective Services to follow-up on elder abuse reports. In-Home Supportive Services help those who need assistance with daily activities in order to remain safely in their own homes, and the Public Authority keeps a registry that helps In-Home Supportive Services recipients find a screened caregiver to provide those services. The Public Guardian helps citizens who are unable to manage their personal and financial affairs and may require guardianship or conservatorship. Mental Health Services Act administration is also housed in the Adult Services Branch.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Employment Services Instructor I: Under close supervision, to learn to supervise, train and assist in the vocational training of an assigned group of persons with disabilities who participate in the Opportunity Center’s community based vocational programs; and to perform related work as required.

Employment Services Instructor II: Same as Employment Services Instructor, additionally: Under limited supervision, to supervise.

The current vacancies are at the Opportunity Center, located within the Adult Services branch of the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). Day and evening shifts available (hourly evening shift differential available when applicable.)

Effective September 30, 2021, employees in this position at this worksite are required to be COVID-19 vaccinated in accordance with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Order issued on August 5, 2021 and updated December 22, 2021, unless they have a qualifying medical or religious exemption, which will then require the employee to submit to COVID-19 testing on a weekly basis in lieu of vaccination.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Employment Services Instructor I: This is the entry level in the Employment Services Instructor series. The incumbent is expected to be able to successfully supervise and train adults who have disabilities. The Employment Services Instructor I differs from the Employment Services Instructor II in that the Employment Services Instructor II is proficient at plan development, documentation and behavior management for program participants; has technical knowledge and skills in specialized jobs performed in the Opportunity Center’s vocational programs; performs work independently with limited supervision; and has the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform entry level work.

Employment Services Instructor II: The incumbent is expected to have knowledge and abilities in the following: a) services to persons with disabilities, including plan development, documentation and behavior management; and b) technical knowledge and specialized demonstrated skills and abilities in the job to be performed.

This class is distinguished from the Employment Services Instructor I because of the increased knowledge and skills acquired through experience working with adults with disabilities in a vocational setting.

These positions report to an Employment Services Supervisor.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Employment Services Instructor I: Meets with supervisor on a scheduled basis; prepares workers’ daily assignments based on formal written plans and requirements set by customer and/or employer; provides instructions and procedures to workers so they can see how to accomplish tasks by modeling work; prepares documentation and attends meetings to discuss problems, progress, and goals; may transport workers to work sites; maintains work related records; adheres to rules of confidentiality; maintains time studies to determine worker productivity and commensurate wage; maintains good relations with employer/customer; learns to develop plans for program participants, documentation requirements, behavior management techniques, and technical skills associated with various jobs performed in employment programs. Assignments may include but are not limited to: mail processing, grounds maintenance, janitorial (including carpet and floor care), recycling, individual job placement, coaching, employment preparation, and assessment.

Employment Services Instructor II: Same as Employment Services Instructor, additionally: Functions with a great degree of autonomy and responsibility; develops plans for program participants; practices behavior management techniques; and models tasks of the various jobs performed in employment programs.

In addition to the above, may be assigned the “Floater” position responsible for substituting for other staff when necessary to start-up a new project. This position is required to have the knowledge and ability necessary to handle diverse assignments with short notice, possess technical skills with a demonstrated ability to properly perform a variety of work crew assignments. Examples of duties may include but not limited to: mail processing, grounds maintenance, janitorial (including carpet and floor care), recycling and individual job placement coaching, and employment prep and assessment.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Employment Services Instructor I:

Knowledge of: Record keeping techniques, basic mathematics, and command of written and spoken English.

Ability to: Effectively supervise and train adults with disabilities; demonstrate and model mechanical aptitude for safe and correct operation of variety of tools, equipment and vehicles; deal courteously with all persons with whom in contact; maintain accurate and be timely with records; work flexible hours/weekends/holidays on a regularly scheduled basis and/or with little notice; effectively communicate both orally and in writing; anticipate problems and take action to avoid or defuse; maintain quality control standards set by Opportunity Center, customer and employer; and learn skills associated with journey level work in the class series.

These standards are typically attained with six (6) months of experience working with adults with disabilities or equivalent technical experience, knowledge, and skills in an occupation related to the Opportunity Center’s specialized vocational training areas which include: mail processing and procedures, janitorial, grounds maintenance, recycling, individual job placement, coaching, employment preparation, and assessment.

Employment Services Instructor II:

Knowledge of: Same as Employment Services Instructor I, additionally: Techniques, procedures and methods used in specific vocational program area, e.g., mail processing and procedures, janitorial specialist (industrially accepted methods of carpet and floor care), grounds maintenance, recycling, individual job placement, coaching, employment prep and assessment.

Ability to: Same as Employment Services Instructor I, additionally: Demonstrate knowledge of and skills in vocational area (contract or work-site) of assignment (must be an area designated by program); to proficiently operate and maintain specialized equipment (e.g., mail processing, janitorial experience, landscaping experience); work with limited supervision; and provide relief coverage for others requiring employee to work any day of the week, including weekends and holidays, and any hour of the day.

These standards are typically attained with one year of experience equivalent to that of an Employment Services Instructor I with Shasta County including experience related to plan development, documentation and behavior management for program participants; technical knowledge and skills in specialized vocational training areas; and working independently with limited supervision.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The Health & Human Services Agency of Shasta County is committed to providing fair and equal access to services. If you share this same commitment, desire a meaningful career serving the public, and want the opportunity to make a difference for your community, consider a career with us. We celebrate and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and actively seek and encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and characteristics. The ideal candidate will be able to make an immediate positive impact on external and internal customers. With a professional attitude and appearance, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a desire for serving those in need while promoting community health and well-being. This individual will be a positive contributor to the site culture and exemplify the agency values of Collaboration, Adaptability, Respect and Excellence. We welcome a candidate who is interested in a fast-paced, team-oriented, collaborative environment.

The ideal candidate would have 6 months professional experience, in the past 3 years providing job coaching to developmentally disabled adults or 1 year of full-time experience, in the past 3 years, within the janitorial, grounds maintenance, or assembly/manufacturing industries. The ideal candidate will have experience in effectively addressing concerns of clients, customers, family members, and coworkers without direct supervisory intervention. The ideal candidate will have experience in self-identifying and initiating step by step tasks to reach objectives and expected outcomes. The ideal candidate will be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays. The ideal candidate will have experience towing trailers equivalent to 12-foot utility trailers. The ideal candidate will be able to work in heavy industrial settings that require working on a conveyor line and frequent bending, twisting and lifting of up to 25 pounds, working outdoors on a variety of assignments in inclement weather as well as working within office environments.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Possession of a valid California driver license

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.

  1. Do you possess 6 months experience job coaching adults with developmental disabilities, within the last 3 years? Yes/No
  2. If yes, describe this experience, including the number of months/years worked and organizations where you gained this experience. If no, please type “n/a.”
  3. Do you possess 1 year of full-time experience, within the past 3 years, in the following fields: janitorial, grounds maintenance, assembly/manufacturing? Yes/No
  4. If yes, describe this experience, including the number of months/years worked and organizations where you gained this experience. If no, please type “n/a.”
  5. This position may work evening shifts (4:30 p.m. to Midnight) and weekend shifts. Are you willing and available to work during the evening and weekend shifts? Yes/No
  6. Do you possess a current valid California driver license? Yes/No
  7. Do you have experience towing the equivalent of 12-foot utility trailers?  Yes/No
  8. Are you physically able to work in industrial settings, outdoors, and in office environments that require working on a conveyor line, frequent bending, twisting, and lifting of up to 25 pounds? Yes/No
  9. I acknowledge that if  hired to work in this position I will be required to be COVID-19 vaccinated in accordance with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Order issued on August 5, 2021 and updated on December 22, 2021, unless I have a qualifying medical or religious exemption, which will then require I submit to COVID-19 testing on a weekly basis in lieu of vaccination?  Yes___ No___

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision and depth perception.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

  • All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
  • Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and 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 evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
  • Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
  • Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information click here (Download PDF reader). If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flier.
  • In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
  • Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Public Employees of California (UPEC) – General Unit.
  • Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62.  An employee in this classification will also contribute up to 8.75% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employees benefit page at http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/support_index/personnel/benefits.aspx for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information.  The provisions in this flyer and on the County’s website are for information purposes only.  To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County’s website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES

Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until current vacancies have been filled. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter,” or “See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter” the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof. 

Veterans’ Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/shasta/default.cfm or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 6
Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks