Community Health Worker (Bilingual) - Non-Merit
Regular Schedule: 34 hours per weekA Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Bureau of Community Health Services, Health Equity Program, Department of Health and Human Services.Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.All interested candidates must apply at this time.List allpromotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experiences on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.Note: Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.Examples of DutiesUnder general supervision, performs routine community outreach duties for public health disease mitigation programs; provides education, and assists with case management. Conducts telephonic, in-home, and community-based needs assessments and makes appropriate referrals based on clients' needs. Travels extensively to client homes, community locations, various agencies, and other outreach destinations. Provides basic education and information about disease-spread in a culturally competent manner. Links clients to resources and distributes supplies to help facilitate adherence to shelter-in-place and disease containment. Reinforces disease management protocols to reduce the spread of communicable diseases. Documents client encounters and contacts made on the behalf of clients; maintains electronic spreadsheet of client encounters; completes and submits all reports within the required timeframes. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned Works collaboratively and effectively within a team, provides feedback to other members of the team. Builds and maintains cooperative and liaison relationships with public and private agencies.EXAMPLES OF OTHER DUTIESPerforms other related duties as required.(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. The may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.) QualificationsRequired QualificationsPossession of a high school diploma or appropriate equivalentplusat least one year experience working with the public.Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesKnowledge of English grammar. Knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural influences.Ability to learn and follow county and departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; ability to establish effective working relationships with clients, public, and private agencies; ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups; ability to work flexible hours; ability to work in a variety of environments; ability to maintain documentation regarding activities; ability to maintain records, files, and reports; ability to coordinate activities; ability to maintain inventory of supplies.Licenses or CertificatesPossession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a noncommercial, class C Maryland driver's license is required at the time of appointment.Proof of Licenses, Certifications and EducationApplicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.Proof of Degree EquivalencyApplicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. ()Mail or deliver documents to:ATTN: Community Health Worker - BilingualOffice of Human ResourcesBaltimore County Government308 Allegheny Ave.Towson, MD 21204You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.EXAMINATION PROCEDUREApplicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.Conditions of EmploymentNew employees are strongly encouraged to get COVID-19 vaccination.Persons appointed to this classification may be required to work evenings and weekends.The work of this classification requires traveling throughout the county, and therefore, requires daily availability of a vehicle.Training for this position will be provided; successful completion of the training is required.Physical and Environmental ConditionsThe work of this classification is essentially sedentary but may include occasional walking, standing, lifting or other limited physical activity. Positions may require traveling between work sites.Medical Examination and Employment Background InvestigationApplicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.