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Community Services Coordinator - Tri-lingual Required - (English/Spanish/Mixteco or Zapoteco)

Company: Ventura County
Location: Ventura
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Community Services Coordinator - Tri-lingual Required - (English/Spanish/Mixteco or Zapoteco) Print (/ventura/job/_bulletin.cfm?jobID=2981421&sharedWindow=0) Apply Community Services Coordinator - Tri-lingual Required - (English/Spanish/Mixteco or Zapoteco) Salary $54,627.99 - $76,580.53 Annually Location and may be required to travel throughout Ventura County, CA Job Type Full-Time Regular Department Health Care Agency Job Number 0406HCA-21AB (NW) Closing Continuous + Description + Benefits + Questions Description Under direction of the Ethnic Services Manager who reports to the Ventura County Behavioral Health (VCBH) Director, will provide outreach activities to the adults, youth and families in different community settings throughout Ventura County for the Logrando Bienestar program. The Community Services Coordinator (CSC) will teach curriculum related to various mental health topics and assist potential clients in accessing VCBH services, Beacon Health Services or related services. Incumbent will work with assigned schools in providing mental health education for parents via structured parent meetings, for faculty in-service workshops, for counselors at in-service workshops, etc. Incumbent will respond to community inquiries regarding mental services and perform necessary duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated experience in mental health, working with difficult-to-engage populations and community engagement and an understanding of social justice matters. Distinguishing Characteristics: This classification differs from other classifications in its administrative and supervisory responsibilities for a community services program with emphasis on educational outreach activities. Logrando Bienestar is a program of Ventura County Behavioral Health designed to help the Latino indigents and Mexican indigenous community understand the importance of mental and emotional health, with the goal to help individuals to access services for a productive and healthy lifestyle. The program services youth and adults in Ventura County. EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for educational incentive. This incentive may be 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification. BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for bilingual incentive depending on the applicable memorandum of agreement and the needs of the department. In order to qualify for this incentive, incumbents in eligible positions must take and pass the applicable bilingual fluency exam. DEPARTMENT/AGENCY: Health Care Agency Behavioral Health Community Services Coordinator is represented by the Services Employees International Union (SEIU) and is not eligible for overtime compensation. The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra Help vacancies for this position only. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OPENING DATE: 3/12/21 CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs. Examples Of Duties Duties may include but are not limited to the following: + Develops, implements and evaluates community educational outreach programs, provides referral information and facilitates access to treatment programs to meet community mental health needs; + Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates programs and activities designed to educate the Latino community about mental health issues and provides resource and referral information; + Serves as liaison with representatives from county and local agencies, school districts, stakeholders, and the community to identify and resolve problems/needs; + Interprets and implements federal, state and county laws, regulations, and policies to insure adherence to state and county program and fiscal guidelines; + Identifies, collects and enters data for evaluation; + Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence; + Conducts needs assessments and evaluations on program outcomes and services; + Works across cultural and ethnic/racial groups to identify strategies that address local needs; and facilitate community dialogue to address unique regional cultural and ethnic perceptions and needs for mental health services and programs; and + Performs other related duties as required. Typical Qualifications These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list. EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE: Considerable experience in community outreach, community health, mental health or education which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge and abilities. The required knowledge and abilities also can be obtained by: + Four (4) years of experience in social work, outreach, community health, mental health or education, including responsibility for program development and implementation, and + At least one (1) year of the qualifying experience must be in a community outreach program area. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: + Tri-lingual skills (English/Spanish/Mixteco or Zapoteco), + Must possess and maintain a valid California driver license + All positions will require some weekends and evenings. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of: community organization and resources; pre-screening; referral techniques; group dynamics; principles of supervision and case management; federal and state laws and ordinances applicable to the program area. Working ability to: develop educational programs and evaluation plans; coordinate activities among various groups; conduct classroom training or educational workshops; communicate effectively orally and in writing; and exercise sound judgment when engaging with clients. Recruitment Process FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. To apply online, please refer to our web site at /jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009. NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here (/CEO/HR/docs/Lateral/_Transfer.pdf) for additional information. Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application and supplemental questionnaire. SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire will result in the application being removed from consideration. APPLICATION EVALUATION qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process. TRAINING and EXPERIENCE EVALUATION - 100%: A Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E) is a structured evaluation of the job application materials submitted by a candidate, including the written responses to supplemental questions. The T&E is a method for determining the better qualified applicants among those shown to meet the stated requirements. Using a T&E, applicants may be scored or ranked according to criteria that most closely meet the business needs of the department. When the pool of candidates is exceptionally strong and large, candidates are typically scored or ranked in relation to one another; consequently, some qualified candidates may receive a score or rank which is moderate or lower resulting in them not being advanced in the process. Applicants successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information, and driving record may be required for this position. For further information about this recruitment, please contact Nathan Wood by e-mail at or by telephone at (805) 677-5232. YOUR BENEFITS AS A COUNTY OF VENTURA EMPLOYEE Service Employees International Union (LOCAL 721) (SEIU) In addition to your annual salary, the County of Ventura offers you an extensive benefits package, including: FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PROGRAM: Employees can allocate the County's non-taxable biweekly contribution among several benefit options. Employees regularly scheduled to work 60 hours or more biweekly receive a Credit Allowance of $447.00. Employees regularly scheduled to work 4059 hours biweekly receive a Credit Allowance of $313.00. Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans for you and your dependents. Current premium amounts can be found on the Benefits website (/benefits). Flexible Spending Accounts which increase your spending power by reimbursing you with pre-taxed dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses. Pre-tax Salary Reduction available if the costs for the benefit options you select exceed the County's contribution. This saves you taxes by lowering your taxable income. Cash added to your biweekly taxable pay, depending on the selection you have made. Employees in Optimum Census Staffing positions receive medical coverage under the Ventura County Health Care Plan, and earn limited benefits such as vacation and sick leave. EMPLOYEE HEALTH SERVICES CLINIC: Available to you for treatment of minor illness or injury. 10 PAID HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and one 8-hour floating holiday. Holiday time is pro-rated for permanent part-time employees. PAID VACATION: 14 days earned each year, increasing in increments after 5 years of service to 24 days per year after 15 years of service. You may accumulate up to 400 hours. You may redeem a portion of the accrual annually, after 10 years of service. You will be paid the value of your accrued credits upon retirement or termination. Earned vacation hours are pro-rated for permanent part-time employees. PAID SICK LEAVE: 80.08 hours earned per year. You may accrue up to 800 hours and will be reimbursed annually for 25% of the number of hours over the maximum. A cash payment of 25% of unused hours will be made if you retire or terminate with more than 10 years of service. Earned sick leave hours are pro-rated for permanent part-time employees. MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT: You receive mileage reimbursement at the standard rate established by the Internal Revenue Service for each mile driven on County business. UNIFORM PROVIDED: The County will provide uniforms or uniform allowance when required. TEXTBOOK AND TUITION: When courses have been satisfactorily completed, the County will reimburse you to a maximum of $900 per fiscal year for tuition and books for off-duty, job-related courses. Other maximums apply to Exempt employees, Nursing Care Coordinators, and Clinical Coordinators. This benefit is prorated for part-time employees. EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: The County may provide up to a 5% incentive pay for educational attainment if not specifically required by your job. You may only receive one form of incentive pay or premium pay and will receive that which provides the greatest incentive. DEFERRED COMPENSATION PROGRAM: You may choose to contribute to one or both of the County's deferred compensation plans (established under Internal Revenue Code Sections 401(k) and 457). If you participate in the County sponsored 401(k) plan, the County will match a part of your contribution up to 1.75% of your salary, on a pay period basis. You must be regularly scheduled to work at least 40 hours each pay period to be eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan. These plans enable you to build long-term savings while deferring current federal and state income taxes. In addition to pre-tax contributions, you are also able to make after-tax contributions through the Roth option available in the 457 plan. RETIREMENT/SOCIAL SECURITY: Both the County and you contribute to the Ventura County Employees' Retirement Association (VCERA) and Social Security. VCERA is a defined-benefit pension plan that provides a lifetime retirement after being vested and meeting eligibility requirements. Benefits vest after 5 years of service. Employees hired to work less than 64 hours biweekly participate in a Safe Harbor retirement plan in lieu of VCERA and Social Security. FAQs (l/sjRJxh) STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE (SDI): This program provides weekly benefits in the event of short term disability. Premiums are automatically deducted from your pay. OPTIONAL WAGE SUPPLEMENT PLAN: You may purchase short-term disability coverage in weekly benefit amounts of $45 or $80. You must be regularly scheduled to work 40 hours or more each pay period to participate, and must enroll within 90 days of employment). DEATH BENEFIT: Your department will provide a $1,000 death benefit payable to your designated beneficiary in the event of your death if you are enrolled in the Flexible Benefits Program. OPTIONAL GROUP LIFE INSURANCE: If you are a regular County employee with a regular work schedule of at least 40 hours per pay period you may purchase term life insurance coverage for either $10,000 or one times your annual base salary, without evidence of insurability, if you enroll within your first 90 days of eligibility. You may also be eligible to purchase term life insurance at group rates for two or three times your annual salary, subject to evidence of insurability. Dependents life insurance is also available for employees who purchase optional life insurance coverage. OTHER BENEFITS: The County also offers an Employee Assistance Program, a Wellness Program, and a Work/Family Program which includes child care and elder care referrals. This Summary is informational only, and cannot modify or affect your benefits in any way, nor shall you accrue any rights because of a statement or omission from this Summary. Please note that Optimum Census Employees and Per Diem Pool employees are only eligible for limited benefits. Please refer to Plan Brochures and Memorandum of Agreement for details. Links to SEIU Memorandum of Agreement 2016-2019 (/CEO/HR/MOA/docs/SEIU721/_MOA/_2016-2019-ocr.pdf) Professional Classifications Union Codes: UPA, UPC, UPE, UPH, UPI, UPJ, UPT, UWS 01 Important Notice Regarding your Application and Responses in Supplemental Questionnaire: In order to receive credit for your experience, you MUST include each employer in the Work Experience section of your application, and all details for each employer must be included. You must include details for all degrees in the Education section and any licenses in the License and Certification section of the application. Responses to essay questions in the Supplemental Questionnaire must be in paragraph form as your response will also serve as a writing sample. If you do not have the type of credential or experience noted in the supplemental question, please state, "none." Responses that are incomplete or "refer to resume" will not advance in the process. + I have read and understand this Notice. 02 This position requires use of tri-lingual skills in English, Spanish and Mixteco or Zapoteco. Do you speak English, Spanish, and Mixteco or Zapoteco? + Yes + No 03 Do you possess a valid California driver license? + Yes + No 04 Are you willing to work some evenings and weekends, as needed or required? + Yes + No 05 Describe your experience in social work, outreach, community engagement, or mental health education, including responsibility for program development and implementation. In your response, be sure to include the following: A) the name of the employer(s) in which you acquired the experience, B) your title, and C) a list of your specific responsibilities. If you do not have this type of experience, please state, "None." Please respond using proper sentence structure and grammar. Your response is meant to give a writing sample that may be used as a measure of qualification. NOTE: In order to receive credit for this experience, each employer MUST be included in the Work Experience section of your application, and all details in that section for each employer must be completed. 06 Describe your experience working in underserved and unserved communities. In your response, be sure to include the following: A) the name of the employer(s) in which you acquired the experience, B) your title, and C) a list of your specific responsibilities. If you do not have this type of experience, please state, "None." Please respond using proper sentence structure and grammar. Your response is meant to give a writing sample that may be used as a measure of qualification. NOTE: In order to receive credit for this experience, each employer MUST be included in the Work Experience section of your application, and all details in that section for each employer must be completed. 07 Describe any experience you have with the indigenous communities, specifically Mixteco speaking groups. 08 What experience, training, and education do you have that is relevant to community outreach with indigenous populations? Please include the indigenous population you were working with. Required Question Agency Ventura County Address 800 S. Victoria Avenue LOC. #1970 Ventura, California, 93009 Phone (805) 654-5129 Website Apply Please verify your email address Verify Email

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