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Health and Human Services Commission Volunteer Services Coord I in Big Spring, Texas

Job/Position DescriptionAre 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 FunctionsAttends 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 clientsand#146; needs with volunteersand#146; skills.5. Monitors volunteersand#146; 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 agencyand#146;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. Registrations, Licensure Requirements or CertificationsMust possess valid Texas driverand#146;s license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driverand#146;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. Knowledge Skills Abilities1. 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.Initial Screening Criteria1. Graduation from a standard senior high school is required; some college is generally preferred.2. Experience in volunteer services w https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job_profile.cfm?szOrderID=546427 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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