Temporary Alternate Housing Site Worker – King City
Position Description FINAL FILING DATE: Continuous
Exam #: T21/AHSW/04CH
The County of Monterey Human Resources Department in partnership with the County of Monterey Department of Social Services, through the Care and Shelter Branch of the Emergency Operations Center is seeking temporary staff to serve as Temporary Alternate Housing Site Workers. Alternate Housing Sites temporarily house COVID-19 positive and exposed residents who have no place to safely isolate during their designated isolation period.
This position is located in King City. As a condition of employment, you must successfully pass a Live Scan fingerprinting background check and Disposable (N95) Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire. Temporary Alternate Housing Site Workers will receive safety training.
The ideal candidate will be flexible, adaptable, and use discretion to maintain quests' confidentiality, while providing assigned tasks and duties as outlined below.
Examples of Duties Tasks and duties of an Alternate Housing Site Worker may include, but are not limited to:
- Welcomes guests to the Alternate Housing Site and take the necessary steps to ensure the guest(s) have what they need to isolate and recover comfortably.
- Ensures the Alternate Housing Site guests have necessary items: additional personal hygiene items, distributing/offering snacks, and water, including a great deal of walking.
- Performs physical trailer maintenance duties, which could include trailer cleanup and other needs that arise.
- Personally, delivers food and other items to COVID positive guests in all types of weather.
- Reports guest health information to the Site Managers.
- Completes the required registration forms with the new guest and orients guests to the Alternate Housing Site, including their room or trailer assignment.
- Decontaminates guest's cloth belongings using the Bug Oven, if needed.
- Completes required guest forms (electronic or paper), including guest referrals for other services or benefit programs.
- Works with other site staff and security to ensure the Alternate Housing Site is safe for staff, guests, and security.
- Supports the effort of all staff by following all safety protocols regarding fitting, donning, and doffing provided personal protective equipment when appropriate.
- Intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Teams and Excel. Will be willing to train the right candidate with basic computer skills.
- Assist medical staff as needed and requested to support guest services.
- Observe any access and functional needs a guest might need and following up with the guest and the Site Manager.
- Observe ALL preventative health and safety protocols established by the County Health Officer to ensure personal safety and prevent cross-contamination.
- Report any violations of the guest's Code of Conduct to shelter management.
- Report any personal observations of guest conduct to the Site Manager that requires assistance or attention by on-site medical personnel, the Emergency Operations Center assigned medical doctor, and/or a licensed behavioral health clinician.
- Report ANY incidents of suspected or actual child abuse or adult abuse to the Site Manager.
- Attending and participating in all assigned meetings while on shift.
Additional Information The physical demands and requirements:
- Walking at least 10,000 steps per day.
- The ability to squat down and push and pull levers in and out.
- The ability to bend over and go upstairs while carrying items that weigh more than 5 lbs. but not over 30 lbs.
- The ability to tolerate potentially strong odors from septic tanks and the adjusting of above ground black water drainage lines from travel trailers.
- The ability to handle the visual sight and potential smells of dirty laundry as workers will be sorting laundry while wearing provided personal protective equipment.
- The ability to drain, flush, and refill black water tanks while wearing provided personal protective equipment.
REQUIRED CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Successfully pass a Live Scan fingerprint background check and Disposable (N95) Respirator Medical Evaluation.
- Work flexible hours, alternating shifts, overnights, weekends, and holidays.
- Follow all directives and orders of the County Health Officer.
- Maintain confidentiality and discretion of guests and the program by never responding to questions or requests from the media. Redirects all requests from the media (news, radio or otherwise) to the Site Manager.
Monterey County, like all employers, is required to verify an employee's right to work in the United States. Accordingly, on the first day of employment, employees must have and show those documents that verify their legal right to work in the United States. Examples of accepted documentation are a U.S. Passport or Alien Registration Card, or a driver's license and Social Security Card, or a driver's license and U.S. Birth Certificate.
Additionally, our agency requires a valid social security card in order to process employee paychecks. Accordingly, on the first day of employment, employees must have and show this document. If you are hired into this temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for benefits.
Application and Selection Procedures
Our website: www.co.monterey.ca.us/personnel
Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County Department of Social Services
Attn: Eli Ruelas, Human Resources Analyst
1000 S. Main Street, Suite 308
Salinas, CA 93901
Email: RuelasEB@co.monterey.ca.us | Phone: (831) 796-1511
To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the examination process may include an oral examination, pre-examination exercises, performance examination, and/or written examination. The competitive examination process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:
- A completed County of Monterey Employment Application
- Responses to the Supplemental Questions
Applicants who fail to provide all required materials will not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the examination process.
Monterey County is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 796-1511.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous