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Volunteer Services Coord I

Company: Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Location: Harlingen
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Volunteer Services Coord I

Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.

The Volunteer Services Coordinator I works under the direct supervision of the Director of Community Relations. The work assigned to this position includes planning of programs for volunteers, screening, placing of volunteers in appropriate volunteer positions: assisting in the orientation and training of volunteers, soliciting donations of goods and services. This person assists the Community Relations Director in anyway needed or requested to ensure department follows HHSC rules and meets standards of certification by Joint Commission. Essential Job Functions:

Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

1. Organizes and assesses volunteer programs.

2. Conducts a community relations program through radio, television, print media, and personal speaking engagements.

3. Prepares educational and training materials and programs.

4. Matches clients' needs with volunteers' skills.

5. Monitors volunteers' performance and effectiveness.

6. Processes staff requests for donated items, funds, and services.

7. Assists in maintaining forms to record voluntary contributions.

8. Assists in maintaining an instruction manual for volunteer workers.

9. Assists in preparing monthly and annual reports.

10. May assist with fundraising efforts.

11. May provide guidance to others.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:

1. Knowledge of community organizations and administration.

2. Skill in dealing with the general public, in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the public and community organizations, and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

3. Ability to plan, organize, and promote volunteer programs; to provide in-service training; to identify resources conducive to volunteer programs; to communicate effectively; and to provide guidance to others.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Must possess valid Texas driver's license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver's license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy Initial Selection Criteria:

4 year Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with major casework in behavioral science, business administration or a related field is preferred.

Experience working with volunteer programs or volunteer services work.

Experience fundraising for non-profit or tax exempt organization.

Bilingual English and Spanish

Must possess knowledge of the following programs: Microsoft Office, TEAMS Meeting

Experience with social media platforms Additional Information:

Requisition # 520288

Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.

All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19 medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence process.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable. As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.

MOS Code:

There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

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Keywords: Texas Health & Human Services Commission, Harlingen , Volunteer Services Coord I, Other , Harlingen, Texas

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