Community Outreach Specialist
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Description of Duties
This position is responsible for conducting outreach to provide information to the community regarding available mental health, substance use, and intellectual/developmental disability services and other community resources. Duties involve serving as a liaison between individuals and community organizations to offer assistance and navigation to support community members in accessing and connecting with needed community resources while complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and related confidentiality standards. The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of a Senior Community Outreach Specialist or other higher-level staff member.
Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements on or before the date of the written exam:
Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma, plus EITHER:
(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate's degree in a social science, behavioral science, Social Work or an education or human services field; OR,
(B) Two (2) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent** experience conducting community outreach activities, or responsible public contact work*; OR,
(C) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.
*Responsible public contact work, for the purposes of these minimum qualifications, is defined as substantial face-to-face, or telephone communication with adults (age 12+) involving customer service, persuasion, teaching, negotiation, explaining, counseling, and similar activities. The nature of the content is such that it requires judgment on the part of the individual in dealing with or responding to another person.
If you are appointed you will be required to have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate your capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.
Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test for employment with Monroe County Government.