Community Health Worker

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

retirement contributions.

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.


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.


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.

Required Qualifications:


Equivalent to graduation from high school

Other Requirements

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.

Application Process:

Applicants must submit:

1. City of Berkeley Employment Application:

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 | | 2180 Milvia 1st Floor,

Berkeley CA 94704.

Alternative Application Formats: This application material is available in alternative

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| and allow

7-10 days for production of the material in an alternative format.

The City of Berkeley is an EEO/ADA Employer.

Open until: 
Sunday, September 3, 2017