Volunteer Services Coord I
Company: Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Posted on: May 13, 2022
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
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
7. Assists in maintaining forms to record voluntary
8. Assists in maintaining an instruction manual for volunteer
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
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
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
Experience fundraising for non-profit or tax exempt
Bilingual English and Spanish
Must possess knowledge of the following programs: Microsoft Office,
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
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
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
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
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