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Job Title: CMHAi Peer Navigator (5789 - Public Health Navigator)
Job Number: 2024-00736
Organization: Pima County Health Department
Posted: 5/15/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Care - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Tucson,  AZ    USA
Compensation: $20.10 - $27.14 Hourly
Position Description: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Salary Grade: 6

Pay Range Hiring Range: $20.10 - $23.62 Per Hour Full Range: $20.10 - $27.14 Per Hour

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification.

The Pima County Health Department is seeking two Community Mental Health, Addiction, and Injury Division (CMHAI) Peer Navigators. These grant-funded positions are crucial for enhancing access to mental health and addiction services in Pima County, particularly for individuals who are at risk of an overdose. As a Peer Navigator, you will provide support and build relationships on a peer-to-peer level, and guide community members through the healthcare system, helping them to overcome barriers to necessary care. In these roles, you will work closely with both internal and external partners, providing educational information about health services, assessing eligibility, and coordinating referrals to appropriate resources. You will also align activities with related programs to achieve shared objectives and enhance service effectiveness.

These positions are suited for proactive, compassionate individuals who are passionate about public health and eager to make a real impact. If you are committed to helping others navigate healthcare complexities and promoting mental health and wellness, we encourage you to apply.

Duties/Responsibilities: As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, this classification may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class. Work assignments may vary depending on the department’s need and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.

Works with participants to set healthcare goals and collaborates with care teams to achieve goals; Maintains written and/or electronic client records documenting client history, vital information, and services provided to program participants; Makes presentations to community interest groups on program-related topics; Assists public health professionals from the department and from the community in health navigation and reducing disparities in the community; Refers to internal or external case management services when other issues are identified (i.e., hunger issues, domestic violence issues, etc.); Acts as a department representative and subject matter expert to assigned program(s); Develops and maintains effective working relationships and coordinates program activities with various stakeholders; Assists with program reports as required by Program Manager or funders; Assists with the development and dissemination of public information specific to assigned programs; Assists in program evaluation activities such as conducting surveys, facilitating focus groups, hosting stakeholder meetings, and gathering data; Communicates and effectively interacts with people of diverse and complex cultures.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: 1) Four years of experience in a health- related field educating or communicating with the public or other closely-related role as determined by the department head at the time of recruitment.

(Relevant experience and/or education from an accredited college or university may be substituted.)


2) Two years with Pima County in a Public Health Aide, Public Health Program Specialist, Community Health Worker, Health Educator I, or other closely-related role as determined by the department head at the time of recruitment

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

Possess an AHCCCS-recognized Peer Support Employment Training certification or equivalent training, that meets the requirements to receive specialized training. Experience with local Pima County care systems including, specialty providers, crisis services, housing, behavioral health, substance use programs, and community resources including food, shelter, and utilities. Minimum one (1) year experience and training in crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, recognizing signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, chronic substance use, or co-occurring medical conditions. Experience in computer literacy and Microsoft Office products. Experience in communication, administrative, and interpersonal skills. Selection Procedure: Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience. Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process. Supplemental Information: Licenses and Certificates: Valid driver license is required at time of application. Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant’s suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures. Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Services’ review and approval of the candidate’s driving record.

Special Notice Item: Department of Labor Regulation CFR Part 1910.1030 requires notification that this classification may have a high risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens and other communicable diseases. In accordance with OSHA and Pima County guidelines, tuberculin (TB) screening, hepatitis B vaccinations and safety training and equipment will be provided. Some positions may require fluency in English and a second language, as determined by the department head. The County requires pre- employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre- employment background screening to include verification of work history, education, and criminal conviction history. A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County.

Physical/Sensory Requirements: Frequently operates a computer and office equipment in an office setting and/or clinic. Constantly observes details at close range. Occasionally stationary at a desk. Frequently moves about inside an office and/or clinic setting. Frequently participates in external events and/or mobile sites.

EEO Information: Pima County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce and will not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, kinship, political interest, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Organization Description:

Closing Date: 8/15/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Yamira Rivera Avila,  CMHAi Peer Navigator (5789 - Public Health Navigator)
Contact Location: 150 W Congress
4th floor
Tucson   AZ  85701
United States
Contact Location: 150 W Congress
  4th floor
  Tucson   AZ  85701
  United States
Contact Phone: 5207248337 
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