2587 Health Worker 3

Recruitment #TPV-2587-107282

Introduction

Appointment Type: Temporary Provisional (TPV). Temporary Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years. A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service Examination for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for permanent appointment.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) is accepting applications for temporary provisional positions in class 2587 Health Worker 3. Currently, there are two (2) positions for Population Health and Prevention’s, Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program.

The applicant pool resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill future TPV vacancies at other locations within DPH.

Position Description:
Under general supervision, the 2587 Health Worker 3 performs a wide variety of paraprofessional duties in a service program of the Department of Public Health; works with professional staff in extending effective services to clients of the program served; plans, develops, and follows up on HIV and syphilis cases and their contacts.  The essential duties include:

  • Assist clients who are HIV positive and out of care, or newly diagnosed with HIV, with special focus on homeless individuals, with linkage to continuous HIV care;
  • Seek out clients by phone, electronic media or in person in the field to establish relationships; 
  • Identify barriers, including homelessness, substance use, and mental health challenges, clients experience when accessing HIV care and services, and use a strengths-based case management approach to overcome them;
  • Attend appointments with clients when necessary;
  • Reinforce treatment goals that clients develop with medical care providers;
  • Tailor health education to the client and provide support for antiretroviral (ART) initiation and adherence, STD testing and treatment, and PEP and PrEP counseling for HIV- partners;
  • Use established protocols to locate untreated persons infected with STDs and/or HIV, as well as their contacts, to ensure treatment and/or care. This includes fieldwork to all areas of the San Francisco metropolitan area, including Treasure Island and San Bruno County Jail;
  • Document and track treatment, linkage, navigation, and partner services data from client encounters in a timely, accurate, and comprehensive manner per established protocol;
  • Provide HIV risk assessment and disclosure counseling and HIV/STD prevention education counseling in the STD Clinic and other sites;
  • Make referrals and collaborate with staff across SFDPH, community-based HIV and homeless service providers, clinic-based social workers/case managers, and medical providers to support clients’ needs;
  • Transition clients from the Navigation roster to clinic or community-based case management once they are successfully re-engaged in care;
  • Work with other LINCS team members to further develop and enhance protocols for HIV Care Navigation;
  • Participate in developing and disseminating HIV Care Navigation, RAPID Linkage to care, and STD testing best practices;
  • Perform all work activities per established protocols and procedures; and
  • Attend meetings and trainings. 

The Health Worker 3 performs other related duties as assigned/required.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience:

1. Two (2) years of verifiable experience within the last five (5) years, working with a culturally diverse population performing a combination of at least two (2) of the following duties: Serving as a liaison between targeted communities and healthcare agencies; providing culturally appropriate health education/information and outreach to targeted populations; providing referral and follow up services or otherwise coordinating care; providing informal counseling, social support and advocacy to targeted populations; escorting and transporting clients; providing courier /dispatcher functions; performing pre-clinical examinations of vital statistics, such as measuring a patient’s weight, height, temperature and blood pressure; AND

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

2A.  Twelve (12) months of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) experience; AND

2B. Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish; AND

2C. Maintain background jail clearance; OR


3A. Twelve (12) months of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) experience; AND

3B. Maintain background jail clearance.

Substitution: Possession of a Community Health Worker Certificate from City College of San Francisco can substitute for 6 months of experience for minimum qualification #1.

Only those eligible candidates who pass the bilingual proficiency test will be considered for bilingual positions. Applicants must indicate on the application form the language(s) in which they claim proficiency.

One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.  

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification. 

Desirable Qualifications: The stated desirable qualifications listed below may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

·         Ability to speak another language in addition to English.

·         Knowledge of STD, HIV and medical terminology.

·         Experience providing STD/HIV risk reduction counseling, intervention and referral services.

·         Willingness to work nights, evenings and weekends in a community-based setting.

·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

·         Good oral and written communication skills.

·         Good problem-solving skills.

·         Ability to operate a personal computer.

·         Working knowledge of Word and Excel software programs.

Verification of Experience: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.  

Verification of Education: If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements  

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice.  As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement. .

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Juliette Soto, by telephone at 415-554-2915, or by email at Juliette.Soto@sfdph.org

 

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying): Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

The selection procedure will include evaluation of applications and the supplemental questionnaire in relation to minimum requirements.  Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. 

Language Proficiency Exam
For positions requiring bilingual fluency, candidates deemed qualified who meet the special language condition must pass a departmentally approved language proficiency exam prior to appointment.  Only those eligible candidates who pass the bilingual proficiency test will be considered for the bilingual position.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be 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 used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all. Licensure/Certification/Registration:
Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure/certification/registration may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment. 
Note on ICARE: Willingness to uphold/abide by ZSFG’s ICARE (I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit) philosophy for employee and patient interactions: https://zuckerbergsanfranciscogeneral.org/about-us/.
Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR): The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.
Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing.
Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a FaceFitting Respirator.
Medical Examination/Drug Testing:
Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test. 
General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.
Copies of Application Documents: Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned. http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#copies 
Right to Work: All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States. http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#identification
Information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities  

 

Issued:  November 23, 2020
Carol Isen
Acting Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 107282
DPH/JS/415-554-2915/DHR POS. NO. 01132173;01132171

 

 

 

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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