Community Health Worker

Baltimore County
34 per week $18 - $27 Per hour MD US Department of Health & Human Services, 7500 Security Blvd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244, United States
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Overview

Regular Schedule: 34 hours per week

A Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Bureau of Clinical Services, Division of Maternal Child Health, Babies Born Healthy 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 all promotions 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 Duties

Under general supervision, performs routine community health worker duties for the Babies Born Healthy Program, provides care coordination, case management, conducts in-home interviews and home visits to high risk pregnant and post-partum women, provides education, and distributes supplies.

  • Provides care coordination, health education, identifies resources, and conducts telephone and in-home case management services for pregnant and postpartum women in the program.
  • Conducts interviews and performs screenings for high-risk pregnant and postpartum women to identify needs, link to resources in Baltimore County and provides education on prenatal and postpartum topics.
  • Coordinates with community partners and agencies for available inter-agency community programs and services.  
  • Assists and links clients and families with resources.
  • Completes documentation, encounter forms and data tracking.
  • Maintains cooperative and liaison relationships with public and private agencies. 
EXAMPLES OF OTHER DUTIES
  • Performs 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.  They 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.)

Qualifications

Required Qualifications
Possession of a high school diploma or appropriate equivalent

Plus 

One year experience working with the public.
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge 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, families, and 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 Certificates
Possession 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 Education
Applicants 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 Equivalency
Applicants 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 - Babies Born Healthy (Administrative Officer I) - Non-Merit
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
Applicants 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 Employment

Persons appointed to this classification may be required to work evenings and a rare weekend.
 
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.


Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.
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