Overview

Open to the general public and any current Municipal employee.

This position is represented by the Anchorage Municipal Employee Association (AMEA) and is subject to the provisions of the current agreement between the Municipality of Anchorage and the AMEA.

DEPARTMENT: Anchorage Health Department
HOURS OF WORK: Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 825 L StreetUnder the direction of the Program Manager and depending upon the needs of the client, this position will provide senior citizens and individuals with disabilities the following services: pre-screen assessments for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), provide information and referral assistance, options counseling, short-term service coordination and other appropriate programs available in the community. The pre-screenING assessment will help ensure that each client receives appropriate information about HCBS and individualized options counseling specific to their immediate and future needs. This position will provide information and referral or options counseling services to the client through verbal, written and electronic communication that documents the type of information provided and the activities that the client would need to pursue to obtain the necessary community HCBS. Follow up with clients is required to ensure that they were successful in obtaining the needed services or to provide additional assistance if requested by the client. In collaboration with the Program Manager, develop and provide community education regarding services available at the ADRC and other topics related to HCBS. Attend community meetings to provide and gather information about available community HCBS. Perform other related duties as assigned.

The Anchorage Health Department (AHD) engages in the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) emergency responses and the federal Incident Command System (ICS). This includes training exercises as part of the AHD’s Crisis Health Action Team (CHAT) and municipal Emergency Operations Center (EOC). In the case of a natural or manmade disaster AHD’s employees may be called to engage in emergency operations responses and recovery.High school diploma, GED, or equivalent and four (4) years of experience in a health and/or social services work environment.

OR

Associate’s degree in Health, Social Services, or a related discipline and two (2) years of experience in a health and/or social services work environment.

OR

Bachelor’s degree in Health, Social Services, or a related discipline and experience in health and/or social services work environment.

Must possess a valid State of Alaska driver’s license at time of hire.

Must complete Alliance of Information Referral Specialist (AIRS) certification within two years of hire.
Preference will be given to Anchorage Municipal Employees Association (AMEA) employees. AMEA employees who are successful in the screening process will be forwarded to the Department for consideration prior to any non-AMEA applicants.

The Municipality of Anchorage participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-verify Program. For more information, please go to http://www.uscis.gov/E-verify.

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If selected for hire, appointment in this position will be conditional based upon the submission of a current copy of the applicant’s Alaska driver’s license and a current (dated within 30 days from date requested) copy of his/her Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, including a driving record from previous states if the Alaskan driver’s license was first issued within one year prior to application, documenting an acceptable driving history. The processing fee(s) are the responsibility of the selected applicant.

For information on acceptable driving history, please refer to the MOA Driving Conviction Guidelines.

All required certifications and licenses must remain current for the duration of employment.

If selected for hire, appointment in this position will be conditional based upon satisfactory completion of a national criminal background investigation (AS 12.62.160) and (AS 12.62.400). Accordingly it will be necessary for the selected applicant to provide certain identification information and be fingerprinted. Fingerprint cards must be dated within 30 days from date requested. The processing fee of $48.25 plus the cost of being fingerprinted (variable) is the responsibility of the selected applicant and must be accomplished before beginning work.

If selected for hire, the appointment in this position will be conditional based upon a satisfactory Municipal Employment Office conducted background check. A background check encompasses criminal history, verifying education, and verifying dates of employment.

Veterans;
Veterans who wish to be considered for interview preference as allowed in the Personnel Rules 3.30.031D must attach a copy of their DD Form 214 to the application. The DD Form 214 must show an honorable discharge. The minimum qualifications of the position must be met for preference consideration.

The Municipality of Anchorage is an employer of National Service. Please be sure to include any volunteer work with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other national service programs on your application in the work history portion.

Application Process:
Once applicants click the "Apply" link underneath the header section of a vacancy announcement, applicants will be directed to the www.GovernmentJobs.com website to log into their existing account (or to create an account) of their application profile. Applicants will create or review their profile, make any updates necessary, and submit their application from their personal account. Note: The GovernmentJobs website and applicant’s profile accounts are not administered by the Municipality of Anchorage. For technical assistance or customer service regarding an account profile, applicants may contact the GovernmentJobs customer support line at 1-855-524-5627.

For general questions regarding Municipal vacancy announcements or the employment process with the Municipality of Anchorage, applicants may contact the Human Resources Department at (907) 343-4447 during regular business hours of Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Alaska Standard Time.

The MOA is an EO and AA employer and complies with Title I of the ADA.

For information regarding requests for reasonable accommodations related to employment under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please conta


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