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Published
January 10, 2019
Location
Modesto, California
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Description

About the Department and the Position

GENERAL INFORMATION

This recruitment is being conducted to fill severalvacanciesfor the Health Services Agency and to establish an eligible list to fill future full-time and part-time vacancies throughout Stanislaus County.

Written examinations are tentatively scheduled for the week of February 17, 2019.

Oral examinations are tentatively scheduled for the week of March 11, 2019.

Bilingual candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Additional compensation of $0.85 per hour will be paid to eligible certified bilingual employees.

Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627.

ABOUT THE COUNTY

Stanislaus County is located in Central California within 90 minutes of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Silicon Valley, Sacramento, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and California's Central Coast. With an estimated 538,388 people calling this area home, the community reflects a region rich in diversity with a strong sense of community. Two of California's major north-south transportation routes (Interstate 5 and Highway 99) intersect the area and the County has quickly become one of the dominant logistics center locations on the west coast.

The County is home to a vibrant arts community with the world-class Gallo Center for the Arts, a symphony orchestra, and abundant visual and performing arts. Stanislaus County is a global center for agribusiness, positioned by its mild Mediterranean climate, rich soils and progressive farming practices.

The area is recognized internationally for agricultural innovation with wine, almonds, poultry, milk, cattle, and walnuts being some of the featuredindustries. The County is also home to California State University ofStanislaus, Modesto Junior College and benefits from satellite locations of other high quality educational institutions. The County was established in 1854 and has a total land area of 1,515 square miles. Temperatures range from an average low of 38 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, to an average high of 85 degrees in the summer.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Health Services Agency (HSA) consists of primary care clinics including a 7 day per week urgent care operation, specialty clinics, a rehabilitation clinic, managed care and indigent health care and public health services provided for the residents of Stanislaus County. Public Health, a division of the Health Services Agency (HSA) operates the traditional programs of: Communicable Disease Control, clinical and case management services for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Tuberculosis (TB)/Immunizations, Public Health Laboratory, Public Health Nursing in the community (Nurse Family Partnership), Childhood Lead Prevention Program, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Education, Cal-Learn/Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) California & Disability Prevention (CHDP) Administration, Emergency Preparedness, WIC Nutrition Services, Tobacco Education and Health Promotion.

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally funded program, by USDA, through the California Department of Health Services.

The program provides nutrition education, issues checks/vouchers for healthy supplemental food, and provides referrals to healthcare and other community services. The program helps pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children under five to eat well and stay healthy and is the gateway and an adjunct to ongoing health care. WIC promotes breastfeeding and childhood obesity prevention.

The HSA holds strongly to its vision of, "Healthy People in a Healthy Stanislaus" by developing its services with the community, in ways that support community need.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Community Health Worker II (CHWII) assists professional staff in a variety of clinical and community health educational functions under general supervision. Current openings are in the Women, Infants, and Children's (WIC) Program as well as our Public Health Communicable Disease Unit.

The WIC position provides nutrition education and assistance to qualifying participants. Incumbents interview and/or assess women, infants and children to determine eligibility for the WIC program; assess nutritional status and provide education, counseling, referrals and other information to program participants. There are currently six (6) WIC sites located throughout the County.

The CHW II WIC position requires the individual to attain a WIC Nutrition Assistant certification from the California State Department of Health Services within six (6) months of employment.

This intermediate level position is subject to overtime, standby and callback assignments, and performs related duties as assigned.

Typical Tasks

  • Screen, interview and determine program eligibility;
  • Complete certification paperwork and documents in State program;
  • Prepare nutrition assessments for WIC clients;
  • Counsel WIC clients based on results of nutrition assessment;
  • Provide breastfeeding promotion, education and support;
  • Refer to appropriate agencies;
  • Prepare/distribute food vouchers;
  • Reception/call center duties ? answer questions, screen applicants;
  • Teach nutrition classes;
  • Translate program materials in various languages as needed (if bilingual); and
  • Participate in community outreach activities as needed.
Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Ability, Knowledge, Education/Experience)

SKILLS/ABILITY

  • Function effectively as a health care team member;
  • Communicate, understand and follow routine medically-oriented oral and written instructions; and
  • React quickly in crisis situation.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Basic human anatomy and physiology;
  • Available community services and resources;
  • Routine nursing techniques including first aid procedures;
  • Aseptic laboratory techniques; and
  • Methods and techniques of effective communication and interviewing.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

PATTERN I

  • Qualified for promotion to Community Health Worker II; OR

PATTERN II

  • Equivalent of twelve (12) months of clerical and paraprofessional nursing training or experience, either voluntary or paid, in a health care setting; AND
  • 15 related semester units of college-level course work, including at least one class in either: Psychology, Sociology, Biology or Physiology; OR

PATTERN III

  • Bachelor's degree in the Behavioral Sciences, Biology, Social Services, Nutrition, Health Education, or a closely-related field; OR

PATTERN IV

  • Current California License as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse; OR

PATTERN V

  • Graduation as a Medical Assistant from a vocational school training program; AND
  • Six (6) months of experience in a health care setting.

Proof of education is required for verification purposes at the time of application. Applicants who are unable to submit proof must call 209-558-8204 to make other arrangements before 5 pm on the final filing date. Failure to submit proof or make other arrangements before the final filing deadline will result in disqualification.

LICENSE

  • Applicants must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and remain free from repeated preventable accidents.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicant screening will focus on the following desirable qualifications. Please list any of these qualifications you may have within the "Duties" section of the online application.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to speak/read in a second language other than English, in either a good or fluent capacity. Spanish and/or Arabic are highly desirable; OR
  • State of California - WIC Nutrition Assistant Certification.
Application and Selection Procedures

Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Classified Service of the County and is assigned to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) bargaining unit for labor relations purposes.

Individuals who are in a full-time classification position are required to serve a twelve-month probationary period, which may be extended an additional six months, for a total of eighteen months. The probationary period does not apply to unclassified positions.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The County of Stanislaus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit online application(s) for open position(s).

Stanislaus County is committed to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, supervisors, and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy related condition, marital status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), political affiliation or belief, or military or veteran status.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES/FINAL FILING DATE

Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications.

RECRUITMENT ACCOMMODATIONS

Arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities and religious convictions. Applicants requiring testing accommodations are required to complete and submit the Testing Accommodation Request Form prior to the test administration date. Special arrangements for religious convictions should be included in the "Additional Information" section of the application form.

http://www.stancounty.com/personnel/pdf/ADATestingForm.pdf

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

? Pass County-paid pre-employment drug screening and job-related background investigation.
? Perform job duties in a manner assuring a safe working environment for oneself and others.
? Maintain confidential information according to the legal standards and/or County regulations as required.

APPLICATION AND/OR EXAMINATION APPEAL RIGHTS

Application and/or examination results may be appealed by applicants presenting facts alleging irregularity, fraud and/or error in application screening or in exam scoring. Appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer within seven (7) days after the examination results are mailed.

JOB TASK ANALYSIS INFORMATION

The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at http://www.stancounty.com/riskmgmt/ under "Disability Management."

PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM

Find out if you qualify for the AES Public Service Loan Forgiveness program for full-time public sector employees (PSLF) by contacting (866) 706-5005.

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

WELLNESS PROGRAM

Learn more about Club Wellness, a program designed to facilitate and encourage the good health of the Stanislaus County's workforce. http://myclubwellness.org

DISCLAIMER

Stanislaus County reserves the right to revise the examination plan described in this bulletin to better meet the needs of County service. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The information contained in the bulletin is information, which sets forth a general summary of benefits for this respective position. This information is not legally binding. The benefits and other information regarding this position may be found in the Stanislaus County Code, the Stanislaus County Personnel Policies manual, or in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, and such information prevails over information contained in this bulletin. Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office/ Human Resources.

Benefits associated with this position can be found at Benefits Summary.

01
Please select your length of clerical and paraprofessional nursing training or experience, either voluntary or paid, in a health care setting?

  • None
  • 0-6 Months
  • 7 Months to 1 Year
  • 1 or More Years
02
Please select your related semester units of college-level course work.

  • No related semester units of college-level course work
  • Less than 15 related semester units of college-level course work
  • 15 related semester units of college-level course work
  • More than 15 related semester units of college-level course work
03
Please specify which college-level course you have taken.

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Biology
  • Physiology
  • More than one of the above
  • None of the above
04
Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in the Behavioral Sciences, Biology, Social Services, Nutrition, Health Education, or a closely-related field?

  • Yes
  • No
05
Please specify your field of study.

    06
    Do you have a current California License as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse?

    • Yes
    • No
    07
    Have you graduated as a Medical Assistant from an accredited vocational school training program?

    • Yes
    • No
    08
    Please select your length of Medical Assistant experience in a health care setting?

    • No experience
    • Less than 6 months experience
    • 6 months or more experience
    09
    Do you have a State of California WIC Nutrition Assistant Certificate?

    • Yes
    • No
    10
    How did you first hear about this job opening:

    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn
    • Stanjobs/Government Jobs
    • Careers in Government
    • Other
    11
    If you chose "Other" in the question above, please list how you first learned about this job opening. If not, please answer: N/A.

      12
      A copy of your proof of education (transcripts/degree) must be scanned and attached to the online application by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Applicants who are not able to submit proof of their education by the final filing date must call 209-558-8204 before 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date to make other arrangements. An applicant that does not submit proof of their education, or call to make other arrangements, before 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, will not be eligible to continue in the recruitment process. Did you submit proof of your education, or make other arrangements by calling the number above?

      • Yes
      • No
      13
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