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COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH WORKER II

(FULL-TIME CONTRACTUAL)

Recruitment #17-000206-0004

GRADE

07

LOCATION OF POSITION

Howard County Health Department, Columbia, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position is for the purpose of guiding, supporting, and assisting individuals and families on the recovery continuum. Will faciliate the planning and implementation of recovery support activities at the Howard County Health Department, Howard County Wellness and Recovery Center, and other outreach locations. Determine recovery support needs, refer individuals and families to the appropriate community resources that are beyond the scope of services. Complete and submit required forms, reports, and Value Options/Electronic Medical Record data entry required by the agency/Behavioral Health Administration.

This is a peer to peer support position. Candidates that are in recovery from alcohol and/or drugs are encouraged to apply.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: One year of experience in providing information on health care and disease prevention within the community.

Note: 1. Experience providing assistance to individuals in a health care or social services setting may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Health Services classifications or Health Services and specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Desired qualifications: 
- Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist 
- Experience with clients and/or customer service
- Experience with data entry and writing reports

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. 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. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. For Recorded Job Information Call: 410-767-6018.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who works for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the 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.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If online process is not available, please send your paper application to: 

DHMH, Recruitment and Selection Division 
201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B 
Baltimore, MD 21201 

The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 

If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689. 

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the DHMH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at dhmh.jobs@maryland.gov. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. 

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.



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