Temporary – Juvenile Detention Officer I – Closes 4/27/17

Position Temporary – Juvenile Detention Officer I
Employer Whatcom County
Job Description Do you have the ability to work varied shifts with little notice?

Would you enjoy the challenge of working as part of a team committed to the goal of rehabilitating juvenile offenders?

Do you have the ability to exert a calming influence and gain the cooperation of people in crisis or emotionally charged situations?

Do you enjoy and have experience working with youth?

If you are looking for rewarding work that will have a positive impact on our community, Whatcom County is interested in learning more about your qualifications and experience to fill this key role in the Whatcom County’s Juvenile Detention Center.  Juvenile Detention is a safe and secure environment for youth who have been arrested pending a court appearance or who have been sentenced to serve time after a court appearance.

The temporary Juvenile Detention Officer position serves a critical role ensuring a humane, safe and rehabilitative environment for juvenile offenders.  Key duties include:

  • Monitoring the detention facility security to ensure the safety of juveniles and staff.
  • Directing and/or participating in activities and programs for juveniles
  • Escorting juveniles to appointments, as well as overseeing visits from authorized visitors
  • Documenting observations of daily behaviors, including writing reports

 

Length of Position:

Approximately mid-May through September 2017.  Start and end dates may vary dependent on candidate availability.

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Certified Peer Counselor – Vancouver, WA – Open Until Filled

Position Certified Peer Counselor – Vancouver, WA
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

The Family Behavioral Health System provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based therapeutic services and supports to families and children with complex therapeutic needs. Family Behavioral Health Services are delivered primarily in the client’s home or community and are designed to reinforce the strengths of the family to prevent the out-of-home placement of a child or prepare for the return home of a child from out-of-home care. Services focus on empowering the family to effectively use their strengths and abilities to address their needs and challenges with the primary goals of supporting them to become self-sufficient and to strengthen their relationships with community and natural supports that can sustain their long term success.

Position Description:

Certified Peer Counselor are individuals with a recent personal history as a youth or as a parent of a child/youth who has been a recipient of behavioral health, child welfare, complex medical coordination or juvenile justice services who use that personal experience in building support with families.  Peer Counselors collaborate, provide support and help facilitate services for youth and their families receiving Family Behavioral Health Services.  Working as a member of a team, the Peer Counselor helps a youth or parent voice their own perspective and assure that other team members are able to understand their perspective and use that perspective in treatment planning.  This position helps youth, parents and families achieve confidence in their abilities to team on a recovery journey and maintain hope for their success after formal behavioral health services have been completed.  Successful applicants must have first person experience in accessing system services and be prepared to disclose their personal experiences with youth, parents and others.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide direct support to the treatment team assessing and engaging the child/youth and family in safety planning and prevention activities.  Working with the treatment team for high-risk, clinically complex circumstances, team will determine the most appropriate safety crisis and treatment responses and utilize a Peer to support youth and family engagement in service planning to address those safety, crisis and treatment needs.
  • Participate in child and family teams and in the assessment process with referred youth and parents. Relate personal experience to assist in building trust with the family and increasing hopeful engagement in services.
  • Assess and review the youth and parent’s ability to communicate their position, preferences, strengths and needs.  Find ways to relate personal experience to the to the experience of the youth or parent
  • Review personal history receiving services and disclose common elements to youth and parent being served.  Reassure and communicate the recovery process to youth and parents, that “they are not in this alone.”
  • Reach agreement with youth and parents about their functional strengths, passions and activities that will contribute to their healing and support.  Assist in communicating that clinical information to the treatment team and through session documentation to Medicaid funders.
  • As an active participant in the clinical treatment team, review and analyze the safety/crisis and treatment plan, make suggestions for improvement/ modifications that would improve youth and parent participation.
  • Attend clinical team meetings and support youth/parent voice, communicating agreements in cooperation with the youth and parent.
  • Provide a range of peer driven clinical supports and helpful interventions as identified on the individualized treatment plan.  Deliver and support treatment activities as agreed to with the youth and parent, documenting services in compliance with Medicaid standards in an electronic health record.
  • Create plans for clinical peer session activities and interventions with youth and parents that enhance recovery focus and increased safety in the home and community.
  • Assist the youth and parents in analyzing progress toward vision and goals and encourage their feedback to their team.  Provide supportive connection for youth and parent goals rather that becoming a change agent focused on correction of youth or family behavior.
  • Communicate strategies and recovery ideas directly to youth and parents by using own life as a learning and teaching tool (when helpful to family and plan).
  • Support youth and family safety by communicating treatment progress and/or concerns to the team, seeking supervisory assistance and report incidents whenever appropriate.
  • Provide support to youth and parents during transition from behavioral health services, negotiating and supporting post-discharge services to medical, behavioral and community services that best meet the youth and parents needs.
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts by sharing perspectives in agency activities such as Quality Improvement reviews, staffings or other means.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualification
  • Non-professional personal experience as a youth recipient of social or community services within the past 10 years or a parent with a child who has been a recipient of social or community services within the past 10 years.
  • High school diploma/GED.
  • Age 21 or older per DSHS requirements.
  • Complete peer counselor certification through DBHR within 6 months of being hired.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, nights, weekends).
  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months.
  • Washington State Counselor Registration (HIV/AIDS training required).
  • Ability to work independently in addition to working as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A. or B.A. in social sciences, social services or mental health field background.
  • One year relevant experience with social services and mental health agencies working with people who need assistance.

Compensation

$16.29-DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time with benefits
Contact Info  http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hr_careers
How to Apply Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/ to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
Position Closes Open until filled

Family Support Specialist – Olympia, WA – Open Until Filled

Position Family Support Specialist – Olympia, WA
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

The Family Behavioral Health System provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based therapeutic services and supports to families and children with complex therapeutic needs. Family Behavioral Health Services are delivered primarily in the client’s home or community and are designed to reinforce the strengths of the family to prevent the out-of-home placement of a child or prepare for the return home of a child from out-of-home care. Services focus on empowering the family to effectively use their strengths and abilities to address their needs and challenges with the primary goals of supporting them to become self-sufficient and to strengthen their relationships with community and natural supports that can sustain their long term success.

Position Description:

This position provides one-on-one mental health treatment strategies and services to high-risk children, youth and their families in the family home, therapeutic foster home, and/or community locations (e.g. during crisis in emergency departments, crisis response or behavioral observation and assessment in home and schools, etc.).  In addition, the FSS works with the youth and family to participate in community safety and wellness activities during times of stabilization.  This position requires the skills and abilities to assess safety and risk ‘in-the-moment’ in crisis situations while providing assistance and while accessing additional support as needed.  Mentoring and coaching/implementing behavioral support, treatment and safety/crisis plans in the home and community is a strong component.

The FSS must, at all time, present as a positive and responsible role model to the youth and family, while maintaining appropriate and professional boundaries.  This position requires on-call availability, including 24/7 availability scheduled on a rotating basis.

Essential Functions:

Therapeutic Assessment, Service Implementation and Delivery:

  • Act as a “First Responder”, providing direct crisis response, de-escalation, emergency supervision and redirection of children and youth who may be experiencing behavioral crises in their home, school, and community.
  • Responsible for participating in clinical intake observation and assessment of child/youth with the goal of multi-dimensional assessment in all life areas including home, school and community.  FSS will demonstrate ability to present clinical observations to team as input into the safety and treatment plan.
  • Based on child/youth treatment needs and mental health diagnosis, collaborate with assigned clinician to identify and support consumer access to physical health and substance abuse treatment services available in the community.
  • Participate in clinical decision making for high risk youth, contributing to the development and implementation of an individualized treatment plan that outlines supervision and assessment of current mental health and safety needs.
  • Implement prescribed behavioral strategies and treatment services to high risk children and youth, modeling and teaching social behavior, self-protection skills and awareness, and developmentally appropriate coping and social interaction skills.  Provide skill building support that enhances a youth’s ability to function effectively and safely in the community addressing therapeutic issues such as anger management, alternatives to aggression toward others, frustration tolerance, and socialization.
  • Complete family and behavioral health assessments with youth and parent, including CANS (child adolescent strengths and needs) and SNCD (Strength Need Culture Discovery). Where required, assist clinician in completing the CALOCUS (Child and Adolescent Level of Care Utilization System).
  • As part of a clinical team, assess family need for community resources to ensure safety and recovery oriented treatment. Work with other Medicaid funded providers to introduce youth and family to needed behavioral health and community resources.
  • Analyze and assess home environment. This may include performing safety sweeps in the home or therapeutic foster home for children and youth with suicidal ideation and other high risk safety concerns (as identified in a Mental Health intake or crisis referral).
  • Participate in gathering child and youth intake information and assist in determining medical eligibility for services, demonstrating an understanding of Medicaid requirements and State Access to Care Standards.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of behavioral health services and their role in wellness and recovery by communicating role, responsibility and agency philosophy to assure mutual respect, confidence and trust with the child, family and other stakeholders. *Meet and engage the family communicating compassion, support, respect and enthusiasm for their recovery journey.
  • Accurately complete documentation per required timeframes, to be entered into the FBH Electronic Health Record, Psych Consult.
  • Deliver direct therapeutic services including Evidenced Based and Promising Practices (i.e. Cognitive Behavioral Therapies) that are customized to meet each youth and family’s uniqueness, personality, culture and interest and treatment goals as identified in their Individualized Treatment Plan.
  • Deliver prescribed behavioral health services, working with assigned clinician to evaluate effectiveness of the Treatment Plan and Safety Plan, and recommend changes as needed to ensure the success of the child or youth.

Implementing Services

  • Healthcare Coordination – Work in collaboration with families, primary care physicians and healthcare specialists to support coordination of medical and behavioral health services to children/youth and their caregivers.
  • Utilize Motivational Interviewing techniques to ensure therapeutic intervention maintains a focus on strengths, needs and capacities of child, youth, and their families.
  • Using clinical tools in “Practice Wise” (treatment strategies manual) plan treatment sessions for children and youth identifying evidenced based services to address behavioral health needs and provide those services directly to youth in the home and community.
Qualification
  • Age 21 or older per DSHS requirements.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, human development or related field or Associate degree in social services, mental health or related degree and three years’ experience serving children and/or families (mental health, social services, education, etc.) may substitute for Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Eligible to become an Agency Affiliated Counselor with WA State (HIV/Aids required).
  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication.
  • Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, nights, weekends).
  • Ability to make visual safety and well-being assessments of family home conditions and crisis situations.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Demonstrate maturity, professionalism and initiative.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in social services, mental health or related degree and one or more years’ experience serving children and/or families (mental health, social services, education, etc.).

Compensation

$21.00- DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time with benefits
Contact Info  http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hr_careers
How to Apply Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/ to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
Position Closes Open until filled

Operations Assistant – Vancouver, WA – Open Until Filled

Position Operations Assistant – Vancouver, WA
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

The Family Behavioral Health System provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based therapeutic services and supports to families and children with complex therapeutic needs. Family Behavioral Health Services are delivered primarily in the client’s home or community and are designed to reinforce the strengths of the family to prevent the out-of-home placement of a child or prepare for the return home of a child from out-of-home care. Services focus on empowering the family to effectively use their strengths and abilities to address their needs and challenges with the primary goals of supporting them to become self-sufficient and to strengthen their relationships with community and natural supports that can sustain their long term success.

Position Description:

This position supports the administrative and operational functions of the office, which may include general office support, data entry and other administrative support.

Essential Functions:

General Office Support

  • Answer incoming phone calls, handle routine inquiries, and direct appropriate inquiries to appropriate staff person.
  • Greet visitors and clients and assist with inquires.
  • Coordinate and distribute incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Maintain adequate office supplies (including paper supplies, coffee/snacks) for the smooth running of the office.
  • Maintain phone lists for office staff.
  • Arrange staff travel, including airfare, hotel and car rental.
  • Interface with maintenance, copier repair, and cleaning crews.
  • Interface with wireless provider to order staff cell phones and resolve issues.
  • Assists in the hiring process by sending out correspondence for employment (postcards, acceptance letters, etc.), scheduling interviews and arranging interview packets.
  • Assists with the checking of references for candidates.
  • Assists in tracking mandatory HR requirements such as new hire paperwork, training certifications, performance evaluations, etc.
  • Creates training reminders and assists in setting up for trainings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Data Entry

  • Responsible for the quick and accurate entry of clinical and administrative data into the management information system(s), to include: client registration and demographics, diagnosis, authorizations, clinical services, referral and exit information, outcome data, expenses/concrete costs, purchase orders, credit card vouchers, gift card usage, petty cash, etc.
  • Assess the accuracy of clinical and administrative data prior to entry and facilitate corrections with supervisors and staff.
  • Responsible for initial and monthly Medicaid status checks for all mental health funded consumers in order to verify funding compliance and third party coverage and input all changes into the management information system (MIS). Check error reports in data systems weekly and work with the Family Preservation MIS staff to resolve all errors prior to the end of the month.
  • Enter completed consumer satisfaction surveys into the MIS.
  • Verify all consumers’ funding and authorization limits monthly through state’s MMIS website and MHO or private insurance website.

Maintains up-to-date tracking list of open and closed clients.

Qualification
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent in experience.
  • Experience entering data into Electronic Health Records or similar data bases.
  • One year’s administrative support services experience working in an office with progressively increasing duties.
  • Strong computer skills especially in MS Office.
  • Accurate attention to detail with filing and data entry.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Typing 50 words per minute, 10-key by touch.
  • Experience with multi-line phone system.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization.
  • Familiarity with social service/mental health terminology and practices.

Compensation

$15.60- DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time
Contact Info  http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hr_careers
How to Apply Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/ to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
Position Closes Open until filled

Psychiatric Care Coordinator – Vancouver, WA – Open Until Filled

Position Psychiatric Care Coordinator – Vancouver, WA
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

The Family Behavioral Health System provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based therapeutic services and supports to families and children with complex therapeutic needs. Family Behavioral Health Services are delivered primarily in the client’s home or community and are designed to reinforce the strengths of the family to prevent the out-of-home placement of a child or prepare for the return home of a child from out-of-home care. Services focus on empowering the family to effectively use their strengths and abilities to address their needs and challenges with the primary goals of supporting them to become self-sufficient and to strengthen their relationships with community and natural supports that can sustain their long term success.

Position Description:

The Psychiatric Care Coordinator (PCC) provides direct assistance to the psychiatrist(s) and psychiatric ARNP(s) for Family Behavioral Health (FBH), and ensures all medical information is correctly entered into the FBH Electronic Health Record (EHR)/patient chart.   He/she facilitates patient flow, completes telephonic triage for scheduling of psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring, and follows up with all areas pertaining to prescriptions of psychotropic medications.  This includes the study of changing formularies within multiple Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), gathering of detailed history of prior psychotropic medications prescribed, documenting dosage, frequency, effects and side effects, and entry of such into the EHR.  Frequently the PCC will negotiate with the MCO (insurance) to receive authorization for needed prescriptions, which may not be included in basic formularies.  This employee will also interact with the MCO Pharmacy Chief (or other applicable MCO authority) when problematic issues pertaining to prescription payment authorizations arise.  When prescription payment authorization is denied, this employee completes the appeal process, unique for each MCO.  Once ordered and payment is authorized, the prescription is faxed/called in to pharmacy or ordered through the online prescription service by the employee.  As most FBH prescriptions are for behavioral health issues and are psychotropic medications, this can be a complex and time-consuming process.  Those who assist our psychiatrists and ARNP’s also complete additional medical components of the Electronic Health Records/patient charts pertaining to demographics, current symptoms and behaviors, prior prescribed psychotropic medications, dosage and effectiveness/side effects.  Weight and blood pressure are collected and documented at patient’s arrival.

Duties (completed prior to appointment when possible):

  • Gather primary referral (to psychiatric care), behavioral symptoms and concerns from parent, CCS Clinician and others as appropriate. Gather pertinent information from patient and complete patient history, medication history (including dosage, frequency, side effects and effectiveness), and pertinent medical history.  Ensure our questionnaires and medical appt forms are completed in advance of appointment.  Document information in EHR/medical chart.
  • Complete and document further assessment information in accordance with psychiatrist and psychiatric ARNP expectations.
  • Update patient’s FBH chart, verify demographic information. Confirm no changes in insurance/MCO, address, phone, primary care and other physicians, etc.
  • Update current medications, dosages, side effects and effectiveness. Document in EHR/medical chart for psychiatric providers and for use with MCO prescription formulary negotiation.
  • Prepare any known needed permissions and releases for communicating with others involved in medical treatment of the child or youth, as appropriate. Provide to parent or caregiver for signature at time of first appointment.
  • Provide psychiatrist or ARNP completed permission and release forms for parent or caregiver to sign during appointment.
  • As directed by FBH psychiatric staff, coordinate with the child’s Primary Care Physician’s office (PCP) to ensure needed information is shared bi-laterally, per parent or caregiver permissions, and requests of FBH medical staff.
  • Evaluate needs of emergent patients (those who must be seen with no scheduled appointment) as immediately as possible, working with parent, clinician and PCP to find an appointment time, and complete written information as completely as possible for psychiatric provider in advance of appointment.
  • Maintain manageable schedule for psychiatric providers, ensuring patient flow is constant but not too tightly scheduled. It is important to ensure no more than one patient at a time with significant behavioral issues are in waiting areas at the same time.  If siblings with significant behaviors will be present for appointments, plan ahead with Clinician for in-office support if needed. 

Duties at time of appointments;

  • Warmly greet and engage children and youth as well as parents and other caregivers as they arrive. Help to de-escalate anxious patients as well as those demonstrating overt behavioral issues.  Be prepared to calmly re-direct and de-escalate, ensuring alternative activities are available to create distraction while maintaining a low key, quiet, non-stimulating environment.
  • Take patient vitals at each appointment, and document completely and accurately in the EHR/patient chart.
  • Be available/accessible to assist psychiatric provider “in the moment” if needed during child or youth appointments. 

Duties pertaining to medications and prescriptions;

  • Maintain current information regarding the varying current formularies per multiple Managed Care Organizations (MCOs),
  • As needed, provide additional information, and negotiate with the MCO (insurance) to receive authorization for prescriptions ordered. Some prescriptions will not be included in basic formularies.  When FBH psychiatric staff does not feel a substitution contained on the formulary list will be effective, and authorization cannot be secured it may be necessary to contact the MCO Pharmacy Chief (or other applicable MCO authority).
  • When prescription payment authorization continues to be denied, this employee completes the appeal process, unique for each MCO.
  • Once ordered and payment is authorized, the prescription is ordered through the online prescription service, or faxed/called in by the PCC

Duties following psychiatric appointments;

  • Provide patients with written educational material and instructions pertaining to diagnosis, medication(s) prescribed, side effects. Ensure parent or caregiver clearly understands dosage, frequency, missed dosage instructions and reactions or side effects that constitute a medical emergency (reiterating psychiatrist or ARNP instructions).
  • Assist parents and caregivers to arrange and schedule necessary lab appointments for tests required by psychiatric provider.
  • When received, gather and communicate laboratory results to psychiatric provider (and patients if directed by provider) in as timely a manner as possible.
  • Share medical information with primary care and specialist physicians at the direction of the psychiatrist or ARNP only, ensure all completed and signed permissions are entered into EHR/patient chart appropriately.
  • Maintain diagnostic test results in medical chart.
  • Facilitate the processing of prescriptions, document in medical record per FBH protocol, as directed by psychiatric provider.
  • Respond as immediately as possible to parents or caregivers calling to report problems with medications, side effects, allergies, etc. Determine need to contact FBH psychiatrist or ARNP, Clinician, PCP, for parent to call 911 or transport to an urgent care facility or hospital emergency department. 

Data Entry

  • Responsible for the quick and accurate entry of clinical and administrative data into the management information system(s), to include: client registration and demographics, diagnosis, authorizations, clinical services, referral and exit information, outcome data, expenses/concrete costs, purchase orders, credit card vouchers, gift card usage, petty cash, etc.
  • Assess the accuracy of clinical and administrative data prior to entry and facilitate corrections with supervisors and staff prior to entry.
  • Set up and maintain employee information and qualifications in the database.
  • Responsible for initial and monthly Medicaid status checks for all mental health funded consumers in order to verify funding compliance and third party coverage and input all changes into the management information system (MIS). Check error reports in data systems weekly and work with the Family Preservation MIS staff to resolve all errors prior to the end of the month.
  • Enter completed consumer satisfaction surveys into the MIS.
  • Verify all consumers’ funding and authorization limits monthly through state’s MMIS website and MHO or private insurance website.
  • Closes out clients in the MIS when services are completed.
  • Maintains up-to-date tracking list of open and closed clients. 

Medical Records

  • Maintains active and closed clinical charts in secure locations.
  • Maintain master copy of all forms (clinical and administrative) and ensure an adequate supply is available to staff.
  • Maintain an adequate supply of intake packets and blank clinical charts.
  • Monitor compliance with standards for timeliness and completeness of document submission and work with administrative and clinical leadership as it relates to direct service staff participation.
  • Provides technical support for therapists and care coordinators in file organization. Assists in consolidation of multiple forms and in ensuring form are complete.
  • Types documents per requests.
  • Works cooperatively with all staff to comply with contract requirements and best practice regarding disbursement of completed reports.
  • Ensure that invoices for services are mailed out by the 15th of the month and emailed to Accounting.
  • Determine when closed files need to be shredded.
  • Box files according to shredded dates and archive or shred.
  • Track boxes to be archived and files that were shredded. 

Redaction

  • Respond to requests for files from the community.
  • Review and redact confidential information from requested files.
  • Track critical timelines for release of requested documentation.
  • Ensure second review of records and consult regarding sensitive information and/or unusual records requests.
Qualification
  • Associates degree in related field or 1 year of medical training or 2 years of related healthcare experience.
  • Experience overseeing patient records, documentation, and database systems in a medical setting.
  • Experience providing consistent professional screening/customer service.
  • Strong computer skills especially in MS Office.
  • Ability to manage a wide range of office telecommunications equipment that are integrated with a large computer network, including phones, faxing, copying, printing etc.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Typing 50 words per minute, 10-key by touch.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Supportand uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

Compensation

$16.74-20.92 DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time with benefits
Contact Info  http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hr_careers
How to Apply Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/ to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
Position Closes Open until filled

Home Care Aid – Closes 6/1/17

Position Home Care Aid
Employer Puffin Isalnd LLC 
Job Description Receive State of Washington Certification with
All Training costs paid for you !

Job Summary: Responsible for assisting clients to meet their daily personal care needs by providing one‐on‐ one instruction, support and advocacy in a variety of settings in the home and community. Extensive paid training and on the job support provided in order for staff to provide the following:

Essential Job Functions (include, but not limited to):
• Provide daily personal care consistent with client’s individualized plan
• Support the client in completing Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s – dressing, bathing, meals etc.) as independently as possible
• Actively engage with client to provide emotional support, behavior modeling and general companionship
• Support client’s living environment through meal preparation, housekeeping and laundry
• Maintain thorough knowledge of clients’ needs, goals and care plan, making sure they are being met
• Ensure the safety of each client with appropriate supervision at all times; immediately report any safety issues (accidents, falls, suspected abuse, neglect, etc.)
• Accurately document the implementation of client’s individualized care plan using agency software
• Maintain confidentiality of client’s information and records in accordance with state regulations

Work location is in Bellingham and must committ for at least 12 months.

Qualification Critical Skills:
• Patient, kind and caring
• Strong moral character with excellent communication skills
• Dependable, motivated and self‐directed

Mandatory Requirements:
• Satisfactory State of Washington/FBI Criminal Background Check
• US Citizen, or authorization to work in the US
• Valid Washington State Driver’s license
• Satisfactory completion of required trainings (75 hours including 1st Aid/CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens)

This agency pays entire costs as well as compensates employee for time spent in training.

Compensation

$11 – $11.75/hour DOE
Days/Hours Part‐time or Full
Contact Info Maureen Godwin, PO Box 305, Everson WA 98247  EMAIL:  WorkHelpOthers@gmail.com
How to Apply E‐mail your resume and 3 professional references to: WorkHelpOthers@gmail.com
Position Closes June 1, 2017

Front Desk Receptionist – Closes 5/24/17

Position Front Desk Receptionist
Employer Sea Mar Community Health Centers
Job Description As a mission-driven organization, the core value of services offered at Sea Mar are based on the belief that everyone deserves to be respectfully treated in a way that preserves dignity and enhances self-worth. Sea Mar is an advocate for its clients and works diligently to provide industry-leading, client-centered, culturally-aware services. Sea Mar employees serve as an extension of this mission and demonstrate their commitment to an excellent client experience by:
• Understanding and empathizing with client needs.
• Surpassing client expectations.
• Demonstrating a high level of integrity.
• Exhibiting compassion and commitment.
• Advocating for social justice.
• Taking pride in individual work as well as that of the team.
• Continually learning to stay current with industry standards, best practices and technology.

Full-time positions available for our Bellingham Medical Clinic. Receptionist will be responsible for clerical support, will be scheduling patients, maintaining patient flow, and supporting the delivery of medical care to patients. Computer proficiency, excellent verbal and written skills are necessary for this position. Good organizational skills are a must. Excellent customer service required for this position and the ability to maintain poise in stressful situations.

Qualification Applicant must be a High School graduate or GED and have at least one year of office experience. Excellent benefits package and a stimulating multicultural work environment. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Compensation

DOE
Days/Hours Full-time
Contact Info Jessica Delamare, 4455 Cordata Parkway, Bellingham, WA EMAIL:   JessicaDelamare@seamarchc.org
How to Apply Please Submit Resume, Cover Letter to Jessica Delamare, Front Office Supervisor, 4455 Cordata Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98226. JessicaDelamare@seamarchc.org
Position Closes May 24, 2017

Executive-Director Automotive/Manufacturing – Closes 5/2/17

Position Executive-Director Automotive/Manufacturing
Employer Shoreline Community College
Job Description Shoreline seeks employees who are enthusiastic about working with students, colleagues, and members of the community in an environment dedicated to equity, inclusiveness, and self-reflection. Through a collaborative strategic planning process, we are creating a shared picture of a future that we can all be proud to have developed. Employees work together to help the College chart its course and ensure we deliver on our commitment to provide outstanding teaching, learning, and support services to our students. If you are motivated by student success and are ready to engage with others to support student learning and achievement, Shoreline welcomes your application to join our team. The Executive Director will provide leadership and direction to two highly regarded professional technical programs: Advanced Manufacturing and the Professional Automotive Training Center-Dealer Training Academy. The Executive Director will report to the Executive Dean of Workforce and STEM, and will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administration to further the College’s vision, mission, core themes and strategic plan. The Executive Director of Automotive/Manufacturing Programs will develop, foster, and maintain partnerships with local manufacturing industry and with automotive manufacturers, equipment suppliers, area high school automotive programs, automotive industry partners, and new car dealers.

Essential Duties:

1. Automotive
*Develop, nurture, and maintain partnerships with automotive manufacturers including, but not limited to: General Motors Corporation, American Honda Motor Company, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., and Fiat Chrysler
*Coordinate corporate training with automotive manufacturers, including but not limited to General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Volvo Cars of North America, Hyundai Motor America, Hunter Engineering, and Snap-On Tool Corporation and to maintain and advance their factory specific automotive technician training and attend their regional and national meetings
*Work with the Professional Automotive Training Center (PATC) Advisory Board to develop, promote, and market skill upgrade courses, short term courses, and customized training classes for dealer employees and the automotive service industry

2. Manufacturing
*Develop, nurture, and maintain partnerships with the manufacturing industry, including the
Workforce Development Council, program advisory committee, and manufacturing employers
*Work with the Manufacturing Advisory Board to develop, promote, and market skill upgrade
courses, short term courses, and customized training classes for the manufacturing industry

3. Administrative & Management
*Prepare and administer budget, including determination of staffing and operational
requirements; approve and monitor expenditures
*Direct and supervise staff; recruit, train, coach and assure performance by building an
effective team that is responsive to the needs of the College including all external and
internal customers
*Supervise the administration of manufacturing/automotive grants
*Work with the Office of Advancement to seek sources of alternate funding such as grants,
direct donations, foundation fundraising projects, etc
*Promote/support involvement with area high school and skill center advisory committees to
develop relationships and recruit system for students
*Produce effective oral/written communication with the ability to accurately relay/convey
detailed information
*Foster a climate of equity and belonging through multicultural awareness and competence
*Manage time and coordinate work outcomes/activities with multiple partners

Qualification REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
*Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience
*Two (2) years of experience administering education or job training programs
*Experience developing partnerships with industry and other community organizations
Licenses
*Valid unrestricted Washington State driver’s license
*Clean driving record (max of 1 moving violation in the last 12 months, no
suspension/revocation of license for reckless driving, hit and run, leaving an accident scene,
failure to appear, DUI, or other vehicle-related misdemeanor in the last 5 years)

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Ability to work in a standard office setting, use standard office equipment and physically attend
meetings both on and off campus, ability to communicate in person or through appropriate means.
Ability to work weekends and evenings when appropriate or needed is required.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT/SALARY:
This is a full-time administrative/exempt annually contracted position with initial salary placement
determined by the College dependent upon education/experience. Hiring of this position is
contingent upon available funding as determined by the College President.

OTHER CONDITIONS:
In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act, proof of authorization to work in the United
States will be required at the time of hire. Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the
offer of employment. This position is overtime exempt.d.

Compensation

$90,000/year
Days/Hours This is a 50% administrative/exempt 10-month contracted position with initial salary placement determined by the College dependent upon education/experience. Hiring of this position is contingent upon available funding as determined by the College President.
Contact Info Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Avenue North Shoreline, WA 98133 EMAIL:   http://www.shoreline.edu/hr/default.aspx
How to Apply APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.shoreline.edu/hr/default.aspx

REQUIRED MATERIALS:
To be considered for this position, please submit the following:
*NEOGOV online application/profile
*Letter of interest addressing each qualification
*Current resume
*Supplemental Question
*Unofficial Transcripts documenting highest degree (official required upon hire)
Please Note: Once application materials have been submitted, you may not modify the application

Position Closes May 2, 2017 at 11:59pm

Temporary – Equipment Services – Closes 4/30/17

Position Temporary – Equipment Services
Employer Whatcom County
Job Description Whatcom County Public Works, Equipment Services Division, will hire one temporary employee for spring/summer 2017.  it is anticipated that this temporary employee will be primarily assigned to the central stores/mechanical shop for labor-intensive duties, parts delivery, parts pickup at various locations, inventory distribution and organizing.  There will also be computer work involving work processing, spreadsheets and internet research.  Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is preferred.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in field locations throughout Whatcom County.  Drives a motor vehicle.  Works outdoors in all types of weather, traverses rough terrain and inclines.  Uses appropriate safety equipment and follows established safety policies, practices and procedures.

Length of Position:

Approximately mid-May through September 2017.  Start and end dates may vary dependent on candidate availability.

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Clinician I- BA Level (Pierce County) – Open Until Filled

Position Clinician I- BA Level (Pierce County)
Employer Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services 
Job Description Program Description:

The Family Behavioral Health System provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based therapeutic services and supports to families and children with complex therapeutic needs. Family Behavioral Health Services are delivered primarily in the client’s home or community and are designed to reinforce the strengths of the family to prevent the out-of-home placement of a child or prepare for the return home of a child from out-of-home care. Services focus on empowering the family to effectively use their strengths and abilities to address their needs and challenges with the primary goals of supporting them to become self-sufficient and to strengthen their relationships with community and natural supports that can sustain their long term success.

Position Description:

This is a professional position providing innovative therapeutic services to children, youth and families in their homes and other community locations. Our creative and effective mental health service interventions include crisis intervention and extended stabilization support as well as long-term, team-based services. Emphasis is on achieving incredible outcomes with children, youth, and families by actively partnering with them along with their natural and community services and supports to achieve long term safety and stability in our neighborhoods and communities. Position is Full-time with extensive benefits. Schedules are flexible to accommodate client family schedules. Hours may include evenings and weekends.

Essential Functions:

  • Meet and engage the family communicating compassion, support, respect and enthusiasm for them and your role as a helper.
  • Provide and/or arrange necessary crisis response and stabilization services, completing and communicating the safety/crisis plan with family and others.
  • Prepare the family for next steps in the intervention (e.g., team development, planning process, natural supports, etc.).
  • Customize helping approaches to fit the family’s uniqueness, personality, culture and interest.
  • Provide intensive and strength based therapeutic mental health services and supports to children, youth and families in the community including: assessing for immediate safety and stabilization needs, treatment plan development, safety and crisis planning, child and family team meeting facilitation, on-going assessment and evaluation of current treatment planning strategies, goals, and outcomes
  • Brainstorm and negotiate strategies that build on child and family strengths.
  • Consult with clinical supervisor, mental health specialists and others as needed and incorporate recommendations.
  • Meet productivity and documentation standards using collaborative problem solving strategies to ensure complete, accurate and strength based documentation for all children/youth and families
  • Respond to crises in a prompt, effective and collaborative manner.
  • Provide and/or facilitate the provision of a range of therapeutic responses that support the overall plan (including individual and family therapies).
  • Utilize parent/family expertise in problem solving around specific needs.
  • Modify and adjust individual intervention techniques for each situation without changing the direction of the plan.
  • Facilitate placement into foster care, as needed, while ensuring necessary paperwork is completed and notifications made.
  • Facilitate others, including a team, to implement the plan from beginning.
  • Reevaluate, modify, and redesign plan based on new information.
  • Inspire confidence in the child, family and other team members about their strengths and ability to transition successfully.
  • Arrange and negotiate a process for ongoing formal and informal services and supports.
  • Create and practice a plan for aftercare supports and response post CCS involvement.
Qualification
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychological, behavioral sciences or equivalent field.
  • 21 years or
  • One year experience serving children and/or families (e.g. mental health, social services, education).
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile
  • Agency Affiliated License (HIV/AIDS training required) or applied for within 1stmonth of
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • First/Aid CPR certified or the ability to become certified within the 1 month of employmen
  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months or ability or test within first six months of
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employmen
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

Compensation

$23.15- DOE
Days/Hours Full-Time with benefits
Contact Info  http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hr_careers
How to Apply Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/ to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
Position Closes Open until filled