County of San DiegoSan Diego 92101
Full Time
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Community Health Worker

County of San Diego
Full Time San Diego County Health And Human Services Agency, 1130 Tenth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, United States


Job Summary
The County of San Diego's Health and Human Services Agency is currently accepting applications from qualified applicants for the position of COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER Future Salary Increases ** July 2024  - 2.75% increase to base pay Community Health Workers (CHW) are frontline public health workers who will engage with and connect individuals, families, care and community organizations to better understand the services needed. Community Health Workers build individual and community capacity by increasing individuals' knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, social support and advocacy. Community Health Workers (CHWs) are frontline public health workers who are trusted members of the community they serve. CHWs serve as liaisons between health and social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. Incumbents may be assigned to varied programs and work locations within the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), reporting to the Department of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Communities (HSEC).   to view the complete job description including examples of duties, essential functions, working conditions, etc. Interviews and Hiring Process:
The timeline for this recruitment is outlined below.    
  • Job Offer and Background Process begins: shortly after the interviews.
  • Pre-employment Medical Screening: Approximately 3 days following successful background investigation results.
  • Anticipated Start Date: Start date will be based upon successful completion of medical screening or other mutually agreed upon date. 
If you are not selected for this interview process, you may have the opportunity to compete for future vacancies. Minimum Qualifications: Qualifying education/experience:  
  1. High school degree or GED AND
  2. At least one (1) year of full-time experience or one (1) year of full-time equivalent volunteer experience providing social services and/or health education and outreach to the community.
The Department of Human Resources removes personally identifiable information from all recruitments.  This practice, called Blind Applicant Screening, hides a candidate’s personal information that could influence or bias a hiring decision. Personal information includes name, phone number, address, gender, age and race. This process helps contribute to a fair and equitable selection process leading to a more diverse and inclusive workforce.   The most highly qualified candidates, based on the evaluation results, will be referred for an interview.  Be sure to include your experience in meeting the minimum requirements in both the Work Experience section and the Supplemental Questionnaire section of the Application.       Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application Work History and/or supplemental questionnaire. Condition of Employment:

As part of the County of San Diego’s pre-employment process, prospective candidates will undergo a background check (including fingerprinting) and a pre-employment medical screening prior to beginning County employment. Additional types of background investigations may be conducted based on the job-related activities of the position.
The names of qualified applicants will be placed on a six(6) month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in their employment and supplemental application.  Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application form will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system.  If you are successful in the initial screening process, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying. Note: Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.  
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