2587 Health Worker 3

Recruitment #TPV-2587-076639

Introduction

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

 

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH), Chinatown North Beach Mental Health Services, is accepting applications for temporary provisional (TPV) positions in class 2587 Health Worker III.  This position requires the incumbent to be bilingual in Cantonese/English.   

Shift:  Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Note: The applicant pool resulting from this recruitment may be utilized to fill other TPV positions at other locations within DPH.

 

Position Description:

  • Assist in assessing mental health conditions of adult/older adult clients and in treatment planning, in conjunction with professional staff;
  • Assist with individual and group counseling and family intervention, primarily to Chinese-speaking clients, under supervision of professional staff;
  • May perform crisis intervention; 
  • May assist in the planning, coordination, and evaluation of Behavioral Health Home activities;
  • Provide community education and information about mental health services to the Chinese-speaking community;
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary staff and other service providers; and    
  • Maintain up-to-date clinical records and other necessary documentation.

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

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Two (2) years (equal to 4,000 hours) 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 CONDITION:  

    2. Bilingual Proficiency in Cantonese and English.

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.

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 may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Knowledge of the mental health, social, and cultural needs of the Chinese community.
  • Ability to work sensitively with diverse cultural groups and immigrant and refugee populations.
  • Experience working with persons who have serious mental illnesses.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a multidisciplinary team.

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/index.aspx?page=456

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

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

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).

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 position, please contact Wilma Louie, by telephone at (415)352-2000 or by email at Wilma.Louie@sfdph.org

 

Selection Procedures

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 finalist 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 finalist. 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 applying 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 applying 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 selected as a finalist, 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

  1. Licensure: Valid licensure 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 may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.
  6. Copies of Application Documents:  Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.
  7. 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.
  8. Requests:  Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

Issued:  April 21, 2017
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TPV-2587-076639
DPH/JS/(415)554-2915/DHR POS No. 01126434

 

 

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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