COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH WORKER I
|Department||MDH Local Health - Talbot County|
|Date Opened||6/4/2019 10:20:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||6/18/2019 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$11.82 - $15.04/hour|
|HR Analyst||Carolyn Chase|
LOCATION OF POSITION
MDH, Talbot County Health Department, Easton, MD
Main Purpose of Job
A Community Health Outreach Worker I is the entry level of work providing health and disease prevention information to medically underserved populations in the community and assisting them in adopting healthy behaviors. This position provides recovery support for clients, general support for addictions management and staff, receives assignments and guidance under the program director/supervisor or consultant, and assists with special projects as needed. This position is responsible for coordinating with the Addictions program staff and the local Adult Detention Center for the purpose of coordinating care and directing individuals seeking services by phone and in-person to multiple ancillary services available in the community. The Community Health Outreach Worker creates and/or engages in community partnerships with those who monitor client compliance with services. The incumbent develops referral connections with organizations in the community who provide services such as substance use disorder treatment, mental health, somatic care providers, and support services. This position offers linkages to these services and resources available within the community and in adjoining jurisdictions that are of value to Talbot County residents, and patients in recovery and/or their family. This position helps facilitate reentry and reintegration, may assist with the enrollment process into Care Coordination and access to state funding for Recovery House, arrange for social services, and offer unique connections to self-help programs, workforce development programs, vital records, and benefits programs.
Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
Candidates may substitute experience providing assistance to individuals in a health care or social services setting on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.
Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview).
Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added.
Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.
Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.
Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.
Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.
Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.
If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.
If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov.
Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.
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People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
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