Goverment Jobs
February 9, 2019
Opelousas, Louisiana
Job Type


Supplemental Information

Job Number: OPH/AS/208

This position is located within the Louisiana Department of Health l Office of Public Health lRegion 4 - St. Landry Parish Health Unitl St. Landry Parish.

Cost Center: 0326-9491
Position Number: 50563088

This vacancy is being announced as a Classified position and may be filled as a Job Appointment, Probationary Appointmentor Promotional Appointment.

Working Job Title: Community Health Worker Supervisor
Working Job Description:

This Administrative Coordinator 4 is in an administrative, managerial and clerical support position at the St. Landry Parish Health Unit in Opelousas orients and trains 2 AC 3 positions which includes training staff for the Community Health pilot program. Supervises frontline public health workers to systematically identify and refer health-related social needs of the community and determine eligibility. Acts as liaison between these clients and health and social services and the community; linking clients with community services that may address their health-related social needs (i.e., housing instability, food insecurity, utility needs, interpersonal violence, and transportation needs). Supervision is received from the Program Manager 1-B-DHH.
75% Duties consist of supervising 2 AC 3's and the overall program which includes Human Resources, Information Technology, staff schedule assignments, approving time worked, travel expense reports, and follow up to ensure duties are completed. Responsible for determining programmatic eligibility for the Community Health pilot program administered by the Office of Public Health based on detailed knowledge policies, program regulations, procedures and guidelines. Meet patients in the parish health unit and conduct a needs assessment survey, including helping patients to set health goals. Make weekly follow-up calls and home visits to patients. Motivating patients to meet their health goals. Helping patients with social issues like homelessness, substance abuse and hunger. Assist patients with organizing their records, making follow-up appointments, and filling their prescriptions. Help patients fill out applications for Medical Assistance and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Work with other CHWs and staff to create a directory of community resources (e.g. food banks, housing assistance programs, childcare resources, etc.) in St. Landry Parish.

20% Document each patient encounter in detail. Prepare reports and documents as needed or requested. Maintains confidentiality per HIPAA guidelines in regard to patient information. Identifies and documents systems barriers in efforts to connect clients to health and social services. Provides input into the developments and implementation of community programs created in response to the identified needs. Attend a weekly group meeting with other CHWs, and program supervisors.

5 % Other duties as reasonably assigned.

Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for8500-Office Support Examin order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.

Applicantswithoutcurrent test scores can apply to take the testhere.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

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Eligible for consideration- You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review- Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review- Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled- Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled- The agency has decided not to fill the position.

The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local LouisianaWorkforce CommissionBusiness Career Solutions Centers,and at our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.

(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Angela Selders:[email protected]
P.O. BOX 4818

This organization participates in E-verify, and for more information on E-verify, please contact DHS at1-888-464-4218. Qualifications

Three years of experience in which clerical work was a major duty.
Training in a business or clerical-related curriculum in a business school or technical institute will substitute for the required experience on the basis of six months of training for six months of experience for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
Completion of a business or clerical-related curriculum in a business school or technical institute will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of 15 semester hours for six months of experience.
Business or technical school training with less than completion will only be credited in six month increments.Similarly, college training will only be credited in 15 semester hour increments.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To perform complex, often specialized, paraprofessional duties that require independent judgment to accomplish in support of the staff members and/or operations of an organizational unit or program.

Work requires individual discretion in the application of policies and procedures. Duties increase in scope and complexity, and consist mainly of departmental-program duties.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from higher-level clerical and/or supervisory personnel.

Supervision Exercised:
May supervise 1-2 lower-level personnel.

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Administrative Coordinator 3 by the presence of paraprofessional duties that involve a higher degree of specialization, complexity, and/or independent judgment.

Differs from Administrative Program Specialist--A by the absence of professional-level duties that involve a variety of administrative functions or management of a departmental or statewide program.

Examples of Work

Positions allocated at this level tend to focus on specialized, programmatic examples of work as listed below:

Performs responsible departmental-program duties in accordance with rules, regulations, and policies. May involve communication with other departments, customers, etc.

Serves as liaison and/or contact person for the department or office between and amongst other departments, customers, vendors, and agencies.

Receives applications or other forms and reviews for compliance with department policies; works to resolve discrepancies; may make initial determinations regarding client's eligibility for department services.

Prepares requisitions for the purchase of supplies; may involve entering information into an automated system.

Compiles information from various sources and prepares specialized reports; formats reports according to department standards.

Serves as assistant to a manager, which could include keeping appointment schedule, preparing travel, issuing directives to others on their behalf, and relieving the manager of administrative matters.

May begin performing duties related to traditional administrative functions, such a property control, purchasing, and safety, in addition to other clerical duties as noted above.

Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to "make a difference" through public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits and have access to a great professional development program.
Flexible Working Arrangements ? The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities.These arrangements vary between hiring agencies.
Professional Development - The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage.
Insurance Coverage ? Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State's own Group Benefits Insurance program.The State of Louisiana pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance.Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at
Deferred Compensation ? As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings.
Holidays and Leave ? State employees receive the following paid holidays each year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor. State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use.Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.
Retirement ? State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to): Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (, Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (, Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System (, among others. LASERS has provided thisvideo to give you more detailed information about their system.

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