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Health Program Specialist in El Dorado County

  • County of El Dorado HR
  • Full time
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  • El Dorado County
  • 11/04/2019
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Closing Date/Time:  04/25/19 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $22.24 - $27.04 Hourly, $3,854.93 - $4,686.93 Monthly, $46,259.20 - $56,243.20 Annually
Job Type: Extra Help - Recurrent (e.g. seasonal)
Location Placerville, California
Department: Health and Human Services Agency

El Dorado County is one of the most beautiful counties in the state of California. You can avoid the valley commute and fog and take in the natural beauty. 

The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Health Program Specialist. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future full time, part time and extra help vacancies for at least three (3) months. 
One (1) extra help vacancy in the Health and Human Services Agency located in Placerville, CA. Extra help vacancies are made to maintain adequate coverage of work for short periods of time at frequent intervals, where employment is of a recurrent nature depending on the needs of the Agency; work may be seasonal, on-call, and/or for a limited duration.

This position will provide Substance Use Disorder services such as: screening, assessment, transition planning and facilitating gender specific treatment/education groups in the El Dorado Co. Jail – Placerville Location, using evidenced based curriculum. The ideal candidate will be able to successful deliver Substance Use Disorder treatment services in a controlled environment.

Candidates must possess certification/license as a substance abuse counselor

A training and experience evaluation may be utilized to determine an applicant's ranking for referral to specific vacancies. Based upon the information in the application and/or responses to supplemental questions, the applicant's education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Supplemental questions play an integral role in this recruitment process. Please take the time to provide thoughtful and thorough responses. The information you provide may be used to determine your ranking for referral to specific vacancies. All work experience that is described or included in your response(s) MUST be included in the "Work Experience" section of your application. Do not refer to a resume or other documentation.

Under general supervision, assists in the development and implementation of comprehensive County Public Health programs; gathers, generates and disseminates health information and data; and provides technical assistance and consultation to program participants, consumers, community groups, service providers and other agencies.

This paraprofessional class is responsible for providing varied program support in assigned Public Health programs under the direction of professional or management staff. These positions serve as liaison between Public Health programs, service providers, consumers and other agencies, perform outreach to participants, and facilitate educational training programs. This class is distinguished from Health Education Coordinator in that the latter has responsibility for planning, implementing and administering assigned health care, promotion and prevention programs.

Examples of Essential Functions:
Serves as outreach liaison among professional groups, support groups, other agencies and service providers.
Recruits, trains, schedules and facilitates community involvement in Public Health programs.
Enrolls participants and/or service providers in program activities.
Produces and distributes prevention and educational materials regarding assigned Public Health programs; prepares necessary agendas and handouts for meetings.
Verifies eligibility and issues certificates of completion and compliance for participants of educational and other Public Health programs.
Keeps informed of current trends, research, agreements and regulations in assigned Public Health programs.
Assists in development of program policies and procedures; provides information to participants, consumers, community groups, service providers and other agencies regarding program procedures.
Schedules, coordinates and facilitates educational training programs.
Prepares program plans and evaluations; conducts in-service training and workshops pertaining to assigned Public Health programs.
Organizes, promotes and conducts public meetings involving service providers and community agencies; serves as resource for information provided through public presentations.
Establishes and maintains community resource contacts; revises and updates community service lists and pamphlets.
Analyzes data and prepares effective reports for assigned public health programs.
Prepares and distributes information through newspaper articles, public presentations and personal contacts with other agencies and community resources.
Collects and maintains program and community data in automated/computerized databases.
Depending on program assignment, may be required to provide substance abuse counseling.
Attendance and punctuality that is observant of scheduled hours on a regular basis.
Performs related work as assigned.
Education & Experience Requirements (typing "See Resume" in application will not be accepted):
Where college degrees and/or college course credits are required, degrees and college units must be obtained from an accredited college or university. Courses from non-accredited institutions will not be evaluated for this requirement.

Equivalent to two (2) years of college level coursework in sociology, psychology, social services, public administration or a related field
Two (2) years of paid or unpaid experience conducting community education or outreach activities, or four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience providing technical and administrative support to a specific public health program.

Other Requirements:
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Positions assigned to the Alcohol and Drug Division may require a certification/license as a substance abuse counselor depending upon program assignment. Certifying agencies must be accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. Certifying agencies include: California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE), California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR), California Association of Drinking Driver Treatment Programs (CADDTP), California Certification Board of Chemical Dependency Counselors (CCBCDC), Forensics Addictions Corrections Treatment (FACT), Indian Alcoholism Commission of California, Inc., Breining Institute, Association of Christian Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and American Academy of Health Care Providers.

Knowledge of:
Basic practices of community health program design, implementation and evaluation.
Principles and methods of community organization and networking strategies.
Principles and practices of health information and education.
Functions and objectives of public and private agencies and institutions that provide community health information and educational activities, programs and services.
Basic research and data collection techniques.
Principles and techniques for dealing with individuals from a variety of socio-economic groups.
Standard office practices and methods including filing systems, document preparation and the operation of standard office equipment including personal computers.
Skill in:
Using computer software particularly word processing, graphic and presentation packages.
Ability to:
Develop, promote and implement a variety of public health information and education programs.
Prepare educational materials and make effective public presentations.
Organize, promote and conduct public meetings.
Maintain accurate records and files.
Prepare clear and effective reports, correspondence, informational materials and other written materials.
Exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines.
Gain support and cooperation of public officials, community groups and agencies relative to health concerns and service.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Other Requirements:
The conditions herein 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 job functions.

Work is primarily performed indoors in a standard office setting with infrequent trips outdoors in all weather conditions. Must be available to attend off-hour meetings, including evenings and weekends.

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting and operate office equipment; vision in the normal visual range with or without correction sufficient to read computer screens and printed; hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Frequent sitting, walking and use of both legs; wrist and arm motions, use of both hands and fingers, ability to grasp and hold and fine coordination; lifting, carrying or pushing objects that weigh up to 15 lbs. Occasional reaching and climbing. Infrequent; bending, lifting, carrying or pushing objects that weigh more than 15 lbs.

For more information or to apply please visit:

El Dorado County Human Resources 
330 Fair Lane 
Placerville, CA 95667 
(530) 621-5565; TDD: (530) 621-4693 
EEO/ADA Employer and a Drug Free Workplace

$22.24-$27.04 hourly

For more information or to apply please visit: OFFICIAL COUNTY APPLICATION IS REQUIRED El Dorado County Human Resources 330 Fair Lane Placerville, CA 95667 (530) 621-5565; TDD: (530) 621-4693 EEO/ADA Employer and a Drug Free Workplace

County of El Dorado HR

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