2586-Health Worker II

  • 440 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time
  • Fill Type: Permanent Civil Service
  • Job Code and Title: 2586-Health Worker II

Company Description

Who We Are
Through the provision of coordinated, compassionate, and high‐quality services, the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) strives to make homelessness in San Francisco rare, brief, and one time. The Department provides assistance and support to homeless and at‐risk youth, adults and families to prevent imminent episodes of homelessness and end homelessness for people in San Francisco. Services including outreach, homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, drop‐in centers, transitional housing, supportive housing, short‐term rental subsidies, and support services to help people exit homelessness. For more information about the department, please visit our website.

What We Do
San Francisco is a pioneer in homeless services and a leader in providing supportive housing as a permanent exit from homelessness. The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH), founded in 2016, is a national leader in the movement to end homelessness by developing a coordinated, equity-driven, client-focused system of compassionate services while piloting innovative models, and implementing best practice solutions with measurable results. HSH’s Homelessness Response System (HRS) oversees and implements a system of care that serves 14,000 people daily. Major programs include: street outreach and service connection through the Homeless Outreach Team (SFHOT); 3,000-bed shelter system for adults and families including shelters for members of the LGBT community and survivors of domestic violence; Navigation Centers that provide temporary shelter to chronically homeless individuals using a low-barrier entry model; rapid rehousing rental subsidies for families, adults, seniors and transitional aged youth; the Problem Solving/Diversional programs including the Homeward Bound program which has helped 11,000 individuals return to stable housing in their city of origin; and robust supportive housing programs over 8,000 units which provide permanent housing and services to formerly homeless individuals and families.

Job Description

Overview Job Description

This recruitment will result in a Temporary Provisional appointment. This is not a permanent appointment. A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service examination for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years.

HSH leads the six core components of the Homeless Response System:
Problem Solving provides opportunities to prevent people from entering the Homelessness Response System and to redirect people who can resolve their homelessness without the need for ongoing support. It may offer a range of one-time assistance, including eviction prevention, legal services, relocation programs (Homeward Bound), family reunification, mediation, move-in assistance, and flexible grants to address issues related to housing and employment.

Coordinated Entry organizes the Homelessness Response System with a common, population specific assessment, a centralized data system and “by name” database of clients, and a prioritization method. This directs clients to the appropriate resources and allows for data-driven decision making and performance-based accountability. The Coordinated Entry process is organized to serve three subpopulations: Adults, Families with Children, and Youth. The process is comprised of four parts: access, assessment, prioritization, and referral.

The ONE System is an enterprise SaaS (Software as a Service)-based system that supports HSH and its 60+ community-based organizations to provide a single unified system for the City’s Homelessness Response System.

Street Outreach connects those living outside with the Homelessness Response System. This includes outreach and engagement (San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team), encampment resolution (Encampment Resolution Team), care coordination, Access Points, and Resource Centers.

Temporary Shelter provides temporary places for people to stay while accessing other services and seeking housing solutions. This may include shelters, Navigation Centers, Stabilization Beds, and Transitional Housing. Housing provides permanent solutions to homelessness through subsidies and housing placements. This may include time-limited supports such as Rapid Rehousing and time-flexible programs such as Rent Subsidies and Permanent Supportive Housing.

Housing Ladder offers opportunities for residents of Permanent Supportive Housing or Rapid Rehousing to move outside of the Homelessness Response System (Moving On Initiative).

Examples of Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Conducts outreach and informational presentations at emergency shelters, homeless resource centers, supportive housing sites.
2. Provides other related programs and services to clients who are experiencing homelessness in San Francisco.
3. Applies eligibility criteria and complete intakes.
4. Maintains all required logs to track clients and outcomes.
5. Makes phone calls according to eligibility criteria.
6. Performs other related duties as assigned.


The below qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this class code.

1. One (1) year of verifiable experience within the last five (5) years, performing a combination of at least two (2) of the following duties: Serving as a liaison between targeted communities and healthcare agencies; providing culturally appropriate health education/information and outreach to targeted populations; providing referral and follow up services or otherwise coordinating care; providing informal counseling, social support and advocacy to targeted populations; escorting and transporting clients; providing courier/dispatcher functions; performing pre-clinical examinations of vital statistics, such as measuring a patient’s weight, height, temperature and blood pressure.
2. Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License and the ability to pass HSH's SAMBA driver safety check.
3. DMV Record.
4. Ability to lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds
5. One (1) year of homeless programs experience. Experience with homeless programs include supportive housing, street outreach, temporary shelters, coordinated entry, subsidy administration, or whole person care for clients facing homelessness.
Possession of a Community Health Worker Certificate from City College of San Francisco can substitute for 6 months of experience listed in number one above.

Additional Information

Date Opened: 11/3/2021 08:00:00 AM

Filing Deadline: 11/18/2021 05:00:00 PM

SALARY RANGE:  $62,998 -$76,544 Annually 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com).

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Timothy Liong, by email at [email protected] 

Terms of Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.

Tuberculosis Screening:
Prior to appointment, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test.

Contact Information: Please email [email protected] with questions about this position.

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CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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