Job Title: Community Health Worker
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 08/21/17 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $4,655.00 - $5,121.00 monthly
$4,655.00 - $5,121.00 *Effective Monthly
*Effective wage includes: Base wage, City-paid portion of
employee's share to the California Public Employees'
Retirement System (CalPERS), and any other applicable
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Berkeley, California
Are you passionate about making a difference within the community? If so, the City of
Berkeley invites you to apply for our Community Health Worker position!
Community Health Workers perform clinical and limited outreach duties related to
preventive and supportive health care services in a variety of public health programs;
performs related work as assigned. Incumbents are responsible for performing
outreach and client counseling and education services. Following an initial orientation
incumbents work under close supervision and are expected to become increasingly
knowledgeable and carry out assignments with increasing independence.
Candidates who apply by the final filing date and pass the examination stages
will have their names placed on an employment Eligible List that will be used by
multiple divisions within the Health, Housing and Community Services
Department to fill career full-time and or temporary positions.
MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION
The Mental Health division provides mental health treatment, prevention and recovery
services with a focus on high-risk adults, transition age youth, children and families.
Community based service supports are also provided and includes coordination of
housing, consumer and family services, and employment or vocational supports.
Working closely with other City departments and community partners, the Division
performs specialized services such as clinical case management, therapy, wellness
and recovery groups, medication support, mobile crisis/emergency response, schoolbased
mental health, homeless outreach, and disaster mental health response and
recovery. The Mental Health division supports peer providers, who utilize lived
experience in delivering recovery based mental health services, and utilizes the CHW
classification for entry level peer providers.
PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION
The Public Health division provides community-wide protection against communicable
diseases and emerging health threats; community-based health promotion and chronic
disease prevention services; nursing case management services in the community;
reproductive and sexual health services at the Public Health clinic; linkage and
referrals to health care services; education on public health issues such as tobacco
use, lead poisoning prevention, nutrition and oral health; and works closely
with Berkeley Unified School District and the community to support healthy early
childhood development and school-related health issues.
Typical duties include:
• Providing outreach, referrals, information and counseling to public mental or
health program participants;
• Performing screening tests, under standardized procedures, and reporting
findings to physician or nursing staff;
• Interviewing clients and their families in the clinic and at home to determine
physical or mental health status and related needs;
• Assisting in assessing specific conditions and in treatment planning with other
public health staff;
• Familiarizing client with approved methods of preventive, supportive and
rehabilitative health care;
• Assisting medical or mental health personnel in the clinic by completing medical
histories, assisting with physical examinations;
• Performing related duties as assigned.
Equivalent to graduation from high school
Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.
Must be willing and able to work evenings or weekends. Some positions require
bilingual or bicultural skills.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of: Community and government agencies and resources; techniques and
principles of interviewing and counseling; basic nutrition, anatomy and physiology;
medical terminology and basic public health concepts.
Ability to: Utilize community and governmental agency resources effectively to assist
clients with health and other social needs; perform limited, routine health screening,
assessments and laboratory procedures; respond sensitively to the needs of people
from a variety of minority groups and cultures, including alternative lifestyles; exercise
sound judgment and make appropriate recommendations and referrals; prepare clear,
concise and complete documentation, reports, and other written correspondence;
maintain organized and accurate client and other records; establish and maintain
effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Applicants must submit:
1. City of Berkeley Employment Application: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/berkeley/default.cfm
2. Response to the supplemental questions
All materials must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Postmarks, faxes,
and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Resumes may be attached but are not
a substitute for a completed application.
The examination process will consist of:
1. Review of applications for minimum qualifications for the position and to ensure
all materials have been submitted.
2. Written Examination - Applicants possessing the minimum qualifications will
advance to a multiple-choice written examination tentatively scheduled the
week of September 3, 2017. The examination will cover elements of the
knowledge and abilities identified in this announcement.
Applicants passing all examination phases will have their names placed on an
employment eligible list that hiring department(s) will use to conduct final selection
interviews. Hiring Department(s) will contact applicants directly if selected to participate
in their hiring/selection process.
Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to
undergo an employment background / reference check that may include, but is not
limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees,
licenses including driver's license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as
part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work,
also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the
State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.
DISCLAIMER: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or
implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without
notice. Tests may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or
assessment procedures that test content. Components may include, but are not
necessarily limited to, typing, math, reading, writing and analytical skills; problem solving
ability; computer and software proficiency, or any other job-related knowledge, skill,
ability or qualification. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any particular
assessment component or combination of components as needs dictate.
All City employees are required to provide services as Disaster Service Workers in the
event of an emergency / disaster.
Exam Access Accommodation: In compliance with local, state and federal laws and
regulations, the City of Berkeley will employ and promote qualified individuals without
regard to disability. The City is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the
examination process and in the work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable
accommodations in the examination process must do so no later than the final filing date
for receipt of applications, otherwise it may not be possible to arrange accommodations
for the selection process. Such requests should be addressed to the Department of
Human Resources | 1-510-981-6800 | email@example.com | 2180 Milvia 1st Floor,
Berkeley CA 94704.
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formats upon request. Alternative formats include audio-format, braille, large print,
electronic text, etc. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley
| Phone: 1-(510)-981-6300 | TTY: 1-(510)-981-6347| ADA@cityofberkeley.info and allow
7-10 days for production of the material in an alternative format.
The City of Berkeley is an EEO/ADA Employer.