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Community Resource Development

  2020-07-07     Department of Health and Welfare     450 West State St     23.00 hour  

If you are you looking for an exciting opportunity to assist members in your community by providing information on local resources and conducting community outreach, this job may be for you.  The Department of Health and Welfare's Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) is recruiting for seven Community Resource Development Specialist (CRDS) positions across the state to serve as Crisis Community Specialists as part of the FEMA Idaho Office of Emergency Management (IOEM) grants focusing on COVID-19.  These positions will act as local crisis counselors/resource experts for the region in which they live, and will report to the Program Director.  These are full time temporary positions, with benefits, for up to one year to support the Department's response to COVID-19.

These seven CRDS positions will provide services based out of the following DBH regional office locations (1 in each location):  Region 1 - Coeur d'Alene, Region 2 - Lewiston, Region 3 - Caldwell, Region 4 - Boise, Region 5- Twin Falls, Region - 6 Pocatello, and Region 7 - Idaho Falls.  These positions may provide services in any of the surrounding areas in their identified region.  Make sure you have indicated on your application which geographic areas you are willing to work. These selections are made under Agency Questions, Question #6.  Failing to select a location you are interested in may result in not being included on a referred/hiring list for that location, even if you passed the exam.  

We offer a competitive benefits package which includes excellent medical, dental and vision insurance; generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start; ten paid holidays a year; participation in one of the nation's best state retirement systems; multiple savings plans and optional 401K; life insurance; wellness programs; ongoing training opportunities; and more.

If you have previously applied for the Community Resource Development Specialist position and wish to be considered for these vacancies, you must reapply under this announcement.  Previous scores will not be used.

Example of Duties

  • Serve as community experts on local resources
  • Conduct community outreach to share information about the COVID-19 Help Now line and other resources
  • Ensure that the counselors working the COVID-19 Help Now line have access to a local resource when needed
  • Provide crisis counseling services
  • Coordinate activities and facilitate problem-solving between participants, resources or service providers and other interested parties
  • Plan, develop, and coordinate community resources and services for a targeted population such as: economically disadvantaged, mentally ill, disabled, frail elderly, adults or teens, minority groups
  • Participate in quality assurance activities
  • May maintain a database of identified needs and resources and monitor progress toward meeting those needs
  • Perform other grant related duties as assigned by the Program Director

Minimum Qualifications

You must posses all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position.  Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements.

  • Experience identifying, organizing, or coordinating community services and resources
  • Experience making oral presentations



Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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