Position/Program Information EXAM NUMBER:
PH4857C TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job OpportunityFIRST DAY OF FILING :
Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 8:30 a.m., Pacific Time (PT) This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice. DEFINITION/STANDARDS:
Implements and evaluates a multifaceted, school-based health program for youth. Provides individual health related guidance and support and delivers and evaluates group education programs and services for youth. CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this classification report to a Youth Educator Supervisor. They are responsible for the planning, implementation, and delivery of specialized community health related services on youth-relevant topics such as substance abuse, tobacco and vape use, safe sex practices, personal and sexual relationships, and emotional, physical and mental well-being. These positions function independently, interacting with school personnel to assure optimal services for each school as a whole and for individual youth confronting complex life experiences. They serve as resident experts in their assigned settings assisting with the development of curricula, handouts, pamphlets, etc.; and delivering services in classroom and Wellness Center settings. In addition to students, they work with and advise faculty, the community, peers, and collaborating partners in relation to youth health. Positions perform preliminary assessments of student needs, make referrals to health, mental health or other as needed, follow up with youth clients, and provide coaching to youth on navigation of service systems when necessary. Incumbents must have an objective understanding of at-risk youth problems, youth health and development, and familiarity with relevant service programs. In addition, incumbents must exercise knowledge of effective coaching and communication.
Essential Job Functions
- Interacts with school personnel, including administrators and teachers, and with community leaders around program implementation and program-related health concerns.
- Consults and collaborates with parents/guardians, school educators, and members of the community to reduce substance use and related adverse health and social outcomes by promoting a positive vision for youth and implementing locally driven efforts to change conditions and norms that impact community health and health equity.
- Interacts with school leaders on policy issues related to Wellness Center management and with school faculty and student support personnel concerning implementation of programming.
- Assists with curriculum development and presentation on relevant health issues.
- Conducts classroom presentations and group and workshop sessions on substance abuse disorders and other public health priority subjects that are risk factors for and/or exacerbated by substance use (e.g., violence, risky sexual behavior, mental health problems etc.).
- Provides individual coaching, guidance, and mentorship to youth on health-related issues.
- Conducts screening for substance abuse disorders and other health needs. Provides referrals to appropriate health and mental health services and assists youth with follow-up on referrals and related self-advocacy.
- Provides referrals to youth for other community-based resources to assist them in achieving their educational, recreational, employment, health, and social goals; and makes connections as needed, to improve student health and social outcomes.
- Coordinates the development and implementation of a school-based student Peer Leadership group.
- Provides Peer Educator training, preparing peer leaders to work with fellow students on issues related to substance abuse, tobacco, sexual health, emotional health and violence.
- Assists Peer Leadership groups with the development of in-school wellness activities including classroom educational seminars, school-wide wellness events, resource distribution, and school fairs conducted on campus by youth for youth.
- Prepares, collects, analyzes and reports data on delivered services; tracks referrals using established methods (i.e., electronic health record for community-based substance abuse disorder treatment referrals); enters data for reporting purposes (i.e., Primary Prevention Substance Use Disorder Data Services); makes recommendations for changes/modifications on the design and data analysis within the context of actual program functioning and youth experiences.
- Participates in meetings with youth, community organizations, educational institutions, Health Center organizations, and County departments to strategize on increasing participation; validates implemented curricula, activities, and supports quality improvement to assure positive outcomes and timely response to current youth and/or community needs, preferences, etc.
- Assists and advises the Promotores Program, with addressing parent concerns that may arise at a site.
- Conducts health education classes for youth, teachers, parents/guardians, community members, etc., by lecturing on and discussing various health education topics including, but not limited to, substance use disorders, interventions or treatments, sexual health services, mental health services, and social/emotional well-being.
- Administers pre- and post-tests in order to gauge effectiveness of educational methods and materials presented; and compiles the data of assessments/questionnaires to review program outcomes in order to recommend curricula changes or validate program success to supervisor and/or management.
- Provides input related to the design of other evaluation activities and carries out evaluation-related data collection and other tasks.
- Ensures that outreach and education materials are available at Student Wellbeing Center; maintains and updates local resource and referral lists; and effectively interacts with school personnel, community organizations and/or County representatives while carrying out activities associated with site operations.
- Delivers public health related information at community events; and provides information during student one-on-one consultations.
Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
A Master's degree* from an accredited college or university. LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job related essential functions. PHYSICAL CLASS: Physical Class II - Light:
This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*In order to receive credit for any type of college or university degree, such as a Master's or higher, you must attach a legible copy
of the Official Diploma, Official Transcript(s), or Official Letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization and the date the degree was awarded, with Registrar's signature and/or school seal with your online application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Foreign degrees must be evaluated for equivalency to United States accredited institutions standards by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) . (see Employment Information under Accreditation Information).
Credit will be given to applicants who possess the following desirable qualifications:
- Experience working in a community organization providing services to adolescents.
- Experience leading group programs/activities with adolescents.
- Experience working in educational programs or related programs serving adolescents.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT:
Once we have determined that you meet our minimum requirements the examination process will consist of an evaluation of experience based on application information, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire information submitted at the time of filing weighted 100%.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination (evaluation of experience) to be added to the Eligible Register (hiring list). Passing this examination and being added to the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment. ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of six (12) months following the date of eligibility. NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS .
Complete applications will be processed on an as received basis and promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly. VACANCY INFORMATION:
The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur. AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. SPECIAL INFORMATION APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted ONLINE ONLY
. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.
Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 5:00 pm deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply"
button located on this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
Any required documents and/or additional information, if any, must be received with your application at the time of filing online or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov.
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely
and correctly to receive full credit for any relevant education, training, and job experience you include. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, dates attended, degree received, and degree major. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job/position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and detailed description of work and duties performed. If the application and/or Supplemental Questionnaire is/are incomplete, the application will be REJECTED.
FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:
- Please note that ALL information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
- Applications may be rejected at any stage of the examination and selection process.
- FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT .
- Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification(s) and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so your application will be dispositioned as INCOMPLETE and will not be accepted.
- Comments such as "SEE RESUME" or "SEE APPLICATION" will not be considered a valid response; therefore, using such statements will also result in your application being rejected as INCOMPLETE .
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will follow all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County. Check the website for updated information at https://lacountylibrary.org.
NO SHARING OF USER ID, E-MAIL AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
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Department Contact Phone:
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Closing Date/Time: 12/12/2023 5:00 PM Pacific