LAW Advocates Volunteer Internship

Tenant Clinic Co-Coordinator
Volunteer/Internship Position Description

LAW Advocates’ Mission: Provide free civil legal assistance to low income Whatcom County residents.
LAW Advocates Tenant Clinic Coordinator will coordinate intake at LAW Advocates’ free weekly drop-in legal advice clinic for tenants at the Whatcom County Courthouse.
Location: Whatcom County Courthouse 311 Grand Ave. Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: Every Friday 11:45 am – 4:00 pm
Commitment: At least 6 months
Start Date: As soon as possible
Responsible to: Programs Manager, Staff Attorney
Duties:
• Set up Tenant Clinic registration desk
• Greet clients, ask them to complete intake form, and assist clients with completing the form if needed
• Communicate to Staff Attorney and volunteer attorneys when cases are urgent (e.g. client has court same day or a client has other pressing circumstances)
• Observe attorney-client meetings
• Ensure all necessary data is collected, as this is required by our funders and stakeholders
• Enter intake information into LegalServer case management software
• Refer clients to other community resources, as appropriate
• Clean up all materials and coordinate with Programs Manager to restock materials as needed
• Within one week of the clinic, type attorney notes into LegalServer case management software and file any related documents
• Offer feedback to the Programs Manager and Staff Attorney for improving Tenant Clinic
• Report volunteer hours to the Programs Manager monthly
Qualifications:
• Interest in serving LAW Advocates’ Mission
• Ability to give sufficient notice of any upcoming absence
• Appreciation for the sensitive nature of the confidential information and ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and maintain a positive working relationship with staff members, volunteers, and clients
• Ability to serve as a positive and professional representative of LAW Advocates
• Basic computer literacy
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Independent worker not needing close supervision; good judgment
• Organized and detail oriented
Benefits:
• Make a big impact in the lives of low-income community members
• Gain experience with program coordination for a legal aid organization
• Work with attorneys and gain an understanding of local renters’ legal needs
• Help LAW Advocates provide essential legal aid to low-income people in our community
• Internship credit may be available depending on your school/program requirements
To Apply: Please send a statement of interest addressing why you are interested and why you are a good fit for this position to: Nikki D’Onofrio, Programs Manager at nikki@lawadvocates.org by Monday, June 3rd at 5:00 pm. Please include information about your current and past education and work positions, or include a current resume.
Contact: Please email nikki@lawadvocates.org or call 360-671-6079 x10 with any questions.

If you would like to learn more about earning Academic Credit for an internship please schedule an appointment with Rhonda Leeson, WCC’s Interim Cooperative Education Coordinator, by calling 360.383.3080 or see the Entry and Advising front desk

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LAW Advocates Volunteer Internship

Street Law @ The Library
Co-Coordinator
Volunteer/Internship Position
LAW Advocates’ Mission: Provide free civil legal assistance to low income Whatcom County residents.
LAW Advocates’ Street Law @ The Library Co-Coordinator will work in partnership with another Street Law Co-Coordinator 2 times per month to coordinate LAW Advocates’ popular Street Law @ The Library clinic. Street Law is a free, drop-in legal advice clinic on select Saturdays from 1-4pm at the downtown Bellingham Public Library. The primary goal of the Co-Coordinator is to ensure the clinic runs smoothly.
Location: Bellingham Public Library Central Branch – 210 Central Ave. Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: Scheduled Saturdays 12:15pm—4:30pm (2 times per month)
Commitment: At least six months
Preferred Start Date: Saturday, June 1st (we are willing to have a later start date for the right candidate)
Responsible to: Programs Manager
Duties:
 Set up tables, chairs, registration desk, and attorney stations
 Introduce yourself to Volunteer Attorneys and determine the types of legal issues they are comfortable addressing
 Greet clients, help them sign in, and determine what type of legal issues they need help with
 Assign clients to the appropriate attorney, track when attorneys have finished a consultation, and introduce the next client to the attorney
 Refer clients to other community resources, as appropriate
 Ensure all necessary data is collected, as this is required by our funders and stakeholders
 Remind clients and Volunteer Attorneys to complete evaluations
 Clean up all materials; put away tables and chairs
 Return all paperwork to the LAW Advocates office after each clinic (2 blocks from the library)
 Offer feedback to the Programs Manager for improving Street Law
Qualifications:
 Interest in serving LAW Advocates’ Mission
 Ability to attend most, if not all, Street Law clinics (see https://lawadvocates.org/events/)
 Ability to make at least a six month commitment
 Appreciation for the sensitive nature of confidential information and ability to maintain confidentiality
 Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and maintain a positive working relationship with staff members, volunteers, and clients
 Willing to work with challenging clients, including survivors of trauma, people who are frustrated or yelling, and people who have trouble focusing
 Ability to serve as a positive and professional representative of LAW Advocates
 Basic computer literacy
 Legible handwriting
 Strong written and verbal communication skills
 Independent worker not needing close supervision; reliable; good judgment
 Organized and detail oriented
Benefits:
 Make a big impact in the lives of low-income community members
 Gain experience with program coordination for a legal aid organization
 Help LAW Advocates provide essential legal aid to low-income people in our community
 Work with attorneys and gain an understanding of common civil legal needs in our community
 Obtain college credit if offered by your program or school
To Apply: Please send a statement of interest addressing why you are interested and why you are a good fit for this position to: Nikki D’Onofrio, Programs Manager at nikki@lawadvocates.org by Tuesday, May 28th at 5:00 pm. Please include information about your current and past education and work positions, or include a current resume.
Contact: Please email nikki@lawadvocates.org or call 360-671-6079 x10 with any questions.

If you would like to learn more about earning Academic Credit for an internship please schedule an appointment with Rhonda Leeson, WCC’s Interim Cooperative Education Coordinator, by calling 360.383.3080 or see the Entry and Advising front desk

LAW Advocates Clinic Assistant Internship

LAW Advocates of Whatcom County
Domestic Violence Parenting Plan Program
Clinic Assistant

LAW Advocates’ Mission: Provide free civil legal assistance to low income Whatcom County residents.

Volunteer/Internship Position Description
The Clinic Assistant position is a good fit for a paralegal or paralegal student. The Clinic Assistant supports our Domestic Violence Parenting Plan Clinic Contract Attorney and will gain experience in preparing legal documents, interacting with clients, and working in a legal aid office.
The Domestic Violence Parenting Plan Clinic is a “self-help” clinic for low-income survivors of domestic violence hosted at the LAW Advocates office in downtown Bellingham. Under the supervision of the Contract Attorney, Clinic Assistants help clients to build confidence in filing legal documents, properly serving the other party, and representing themselves in court proceedings.
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Hours: Tuesdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and Thursdays 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, plus additional hours if available; we can be somewhat flexible for the right volunteer/intern, but some availability on Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings is required.
Responsible to: Contract Attorney
Duties and Learning Opportunities:
• Conduct initial client intakes by phone
• Call clients to set up attorney-client appointments
• Make phone and text reminders for appointments and hearings
• Set up for monthly Parenting Plan Workshop and greet clients
• Observe attorney-client meetings
• Be part of the legal-reasoning process
• Draft family law documents
• Prepare documents for filing and service
• Accompany clients to the courthouse to file
• Maintain accurate case notes in LAW Advocates’ case management software, LegalServer
• Gain experience with FamilySoft software
• Close cases and archive case files electronically
• Track case outcomes and send evaluation forms to clients
• Offer feedback to the Programs Manager and Contract Attorney for improving services
• Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
• Paralegal experience or current paralegal student
• Interest in serving LAW Advocates’ Mission
• Comfortable working with survivors of domestic violence and asking about domestic violence
• Ability to volunteer on Tuesdays and Thursdays
• Ability to make at least a six month commitment
• Appreciation for the sensitive nature of the confidential information and ability to maintain
confidentiality
• Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and maintain a positive working relationship
with staff members, volunteers, and clients
• Ability to serve as a positive and professional representative of LAW Advocates
• Computer literacy and willingness to learn new software (training provided)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Independent worker not needing close supervision; good judgment
• Dependable, organized, and detail oriented
Benefits:
• Gain paralegal experience or use your paralegal experience to help low-income survivors of
domestic violence and their families
• Help LAW Advocates provide essential legal aid to low-income people in our community
• Internship credit may be available depending on your school/program requirements

To Apply: Please submit a resume and statement of interest addressing why you are interested and why you are a good fit for this position to: Nikki D’Onofrio, Programs Manager at nikki@lawadvocates.org by Wednesday, May 22nd at 5:00 pm.
Contact: Please email nikki@lawadvocates.org or call 360-671-6079 x10 with any questions.

If you would like to learn more about earning Academic Credit for an internship please schedule an appointment with Rhonda Leeson, WCC’s Interim Cooperative Education Coordinator, by calling 360.383.3080.

 

AmeriCorps Member: Youth Conflict Resolution Education Specialist

Job position / title
AmeriCorps Member: Youth Conflict Resolution Education Specialist

Name of business / employer
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Job description / duties
Position Description:
Use your creativity and gain valuable experience while empowering youth to learn conflict resolution skills in partnership with schools, the juvenile justice system, and community agencies. The AmeriCorps Youth Program Specialist serves an integral role providing specialized training in conflict resolution and communication to over 500 youth in schools, the juvenile justice system, and other community agencies. The member should model the WDRC’s core values by creating a warm, welcoming, and professional atmosphere while interacting with youth, clients, staff and volunteers. Training is provided, including participation in the 40-hour professional mediation training and the opportunity to pursue additional requirements towards becoming a certified mediator if desired.

Responsibilities:
Youth Workshop Planning and Facilitation:
-Communicate with program partners and conduct intake for trainings as appropriate
-Convene and facilitate numerous conflict resolution workshops for youth
-Creatively address individual needs to ensure the learning objectives are met
-Assist with workshop curriculum development and research
-Help with registration, set up, and take down for trainings
Outreach:
-Promote the Youth Program and National Service at community meetings
-Conduct outreach through tabling and presentations
-Take a lead role planning and running WDRC’s annual Peaceful Poetry Youth Contest
-Collaborate with staff and volunteers to support program events and specialized
partnerships.
Volunteer Recruitment and Management:
-Assist with outreach and selection for volunteer positions
-Manage youth program volunteer activities
-Keep accurate records of volunteer service
-Reporting and Evaluation:
-Capture workshop participation and evaluation data accurately
-Keep accurate records of hours served and trainings attended

About the WDRC:
The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving the people of Whatcom County since 1992. Our vision is for Whatcom County to be a community in which people approach conflict in creative and healthy ways.

Working Conditions:
The WDRC continually strives to provide a supportive, healthy and productive work environment. Staff and volunteers serve the public through a variety of programming both onsite within WDRC facilities, and in public and private spaces. Given the nature of the WDRC’s mission and services, the possibility of exposure to escalated emotion and offensive language from the public exists. The WDRC expects staff and volunteers to respond to these instances with diplomacy, tact and compassion.

Qualifications
AmeriCorps Candidate Eligibility Requirements:
-Be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident
-Be at least 18 years of age by September 1, 2019
-Pass required National Service Criminal History Checks
-Not be listed on the National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR)
-Must be able to serve fulltime (40 hours a week for 10 ½ months) Sept 1-July 15th 2020

REQUIRED Skills & Experience:
-Experience working with K-12 youth
-Experience with public speaking and/or group facilitation
-Demonstrate strong written and verbal skills
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, Google docs, and comfort navigating and using computers
-Ability to recruit and support volunteers
-Highly organized; adhere to deadlines and be proactive toward meeting goals
-Ability to transport program materials to sites, up to 25 lbs.
-Flexibility to serve some early morning, evening and weekend hours when scheduled
(including some holidays such as MLK day and Memorial Day weekend)

Other Desired Qualifications:
-College experience in teaching, human services, psychology, sociology or related field
-Belief in and understanding of our mission; familiarity with mediation and conflict resolution
-Experience with people of diverse ages, skills, ethnicities & belief systems
-Ability to maintain composure when working with escalated individuals
-Comfortable taking responsibility for leadership as well as serving in a supportive role
-Strong sense of initiative, sense of humor, and compassion
-Able to provide own transportation to sites throughout county

Benefits of AmeriCorps State and National Service:
-A monthly living stipend of $1,450.00 before deductions and withholdings
-$6,095 education award upon completion of term with a minimum of 1700 hours of service
-Basic health insurance (not including vision coverage)
-Workers compensation coverage
-Professional development
-Student loan forbearance and deferment during service
-Assistance with childcare costs

Application deadline / closing date
06/17/2019

Salary / rate of pay
Monthly living stipend of $1,450.00

Days and hours of employment
40+ weekly hours; Mon-Fri 9:00-5:30

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
Sept 1, 2019-July 15, 2020

Person or department to contact
Emily Machin-Mayes

Business address
13 Prospect St. Ste 201

Work location (if different from above)
Bellingham

Email
youth@whatcomdrc.org

Phone
360.676.0122 ext. 120

How to apply
Send or drop off: cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Emily Machin-Mayes, Youth Program Manager, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, 206 Prospect Street, Bellingham, WA 98225.

Note: An electronic AmeriCorps Application is also required. This is a separate application and needs to be directed to our program site.
Visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps to create a profile, search for position and apply online.

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=50645&fromSearch=true
Search terms: AmeriCorps State / National, Washington State, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, WSC.

Open until filled, however priority will be given to applications received by 5 pm on June 17th. We thank you for your application, but only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Applications should include
[×] Resume
[×] Cover letter
[×] References

Migrant Outreach Intern

Sea Mar’s Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Promotores Program is searching for individuals interested in late Spring/summer volunteer internships

Are you inspired to help ensure migrant agricultural have access to health care and health information? If so, join Sea Mar’s Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Promotores Program as a Migrant Outreach Volunteer Intern.

  1. As a Migrant Health Center, Sea Mar works to ensure farmworkers have access to health care and health information. Farmworkers face many barriers to health care in general ranging from long work hours, lack of transportation, work hazards, migratory status and linguistic and cultural practices. Utilizing a Promotores Model, our Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Promotores Program recruits members of the agricultural community to serve as a bridge linking marginalized populations with health services & reducing barriers to care by taking linguistically and culturally appropriate health information and services to their communities. During the high growing season in Skagit and Whatcom counties, program takes services out to the community to meet the needs of our migrant population. Practicum students have the opportunity to help with our series of mobile medical and dental clinics, workshops and health fairs, as well as related tasks including creating linguistically and culturally appropriate health promotional materials and activities.

Specifically students will:

  • Design culturally appropriate health promotion materials, activities and games for low literacy populations
  • Coordinate mobile dental clinics which includes reaching out to existing team of community dental staff, MTI and outreach sites to arrange clinic logistics, and assist promotores with patient recruitment and scheduling, and facilitating clinic the day of.
  • Logistical support and assistance with mobile medical clinics including:
    • creating low literacy communication materials and supplies
    • logistical preparations and clinic set-up and tear-down (includes heavy lifting and late nights several times a week and occasional weekend days between mid june-early august). Works as integral part of team.
    • Conducting health promotion with low literacy adults during clinics, and health promotion activities and games with children.
  • Assistance and support with migrant health fairs. Tasks range from creating communication materials, health promotional activities, coordinating volunteers, community partners, health screens or mobile clinics, or leading children’s activities among others.
  • Depending upon hours per week available, and skill-set, can assist with other projects including: creating literacy and culturally appropriate health topic story boards and scripts; indigenous language videos, agricultural mapping project (electronic maps and short surveys), or training curricula for promotores (specifically TB or anatomy 101).

Desired Skills or Qualifications:

Computer literate with proficiency and skill in MS applications – word, excel, publisher, powerpoint, illustrator etc. An interest in, or experience, working in low resource multicultural environments or health promotion for low literacy populations. Must be comfortable working in office, migrant camps, farms and housing sites. Flexible schedule allowing for some late evenings and weekends. Involvement in clinics and fairs involve heavy lifting.  Flexible, resourceful, dependable, and team player. Not afraid to jump in and do what’s needed.   Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred but not requirement. English only proficiency will limit ways in which you could be involved during clinics.  Student should have reliable transportation to program site but being on-site is not required except for days of outreach events.

Location

Office site is located in Mount Vernon, WA, 60 miles north of Seattle along the I-5 corridor. All activities and tasks related to administration of clinics and health fairs centered here, and all outreach activities begin and end here.  All mobile medical and dental clinics and health fairs take place throughout western Skagit County or west, central and north Whatcom county. Transportation to all outreach sites will be as a group through agency van.  Creation of health promotional materials can be created elsewhere with periodic check-ins via computer and office. Relocation is not required.

Application: You may apply by going directly to our website, seamar.org and complete a general volunteer application. Be sure to select “MSFW Promotores Program” from the assignment preferences. Please note this is an unpaid position. 

For any questions please e-mail Jimena Garcia, Special Populations Program Manager at jimenagarcia@seamarchc.org

If you would like to learn more about earning Academic Credit for an internship please schedule an appointment with Rhonda Leeson, WCC’s Interim Cooperative Education Coordinator, by calling 360.383.3080.

PUBLIC SERVICES ASSISTANT – EVERSON MCBEATH COMMUNITY LIBRARY

POSITION:  PUBLIC SERVICES ASSISTANT – EVERSON MCBEATH COMMUNITY LIBRARY

DEPARTMENT:  Public Services
POSTING DATES:  Tuesday, 03/19/19 to Monday, 04/08/19
SALARY:  $16.575 per hour (Pay Level 7)
WORKING HOURS:  16 regular weekly hours, plus additional unscheduled hours up to a total of 1014 hours annually, to substitute for absent staff at all WCLS libraries, including evening and weekend hours. Regular schedule: Tuesday – 4:15 to 8:15 pm; Wednesday – 11:45 am to 8:15 pm; and Saturday – 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Successful candidates may be required to adapt to future schedule changes depending on library needs.
LOCATION:  Regular hours at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Drive, Everson, WA; substitute hours at Everson and other libraries

DUTIES:  Assists patrons at library branches by providing a high level of customer service in a complete range of patron services. Accesses information through the use of the electronic catalog and other library tools. Promotes the library, provides age-appropriate reference and readers’ advisory, checks materials out, maintains the security of the library, and performs similar tasks as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Excellent interpersonal skills required: ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with people from diverse backgrounds, and work harmoniously with the public and other staff members is essential. An interest in popular culture. A belief that anyone can become a reader at any age. A sense of humor. A passion to learn new things continuously. Ability to gain working knowledge of Whatcom County Library System’s policies and procedures; ability to uphold intellectual freedom standards. Attention to detail, competent use of technology resources, and keyboarding skills required. Requires the ability to speak, understand, and write English clearly and concisely. Spanish language fluency strongly preferred. Requires Associates Degree and one year relevant experience; or equivalent training, education and/or experience. Requires physical and visual ability to utilize reference sources and to manipulate equipment. Work requires considerable physical effort in the handling of materials up to 30 pounds and/or continual standing or walking 90%+ of the time. New employees are subject to a CRC (criminal records check) per RCW 43.43.832.

APPLICATION:  Submit a completed WCLS Employment Application form*, a Supplemental Questionnaire, and your résumé and cover letter 5:00 pm Monday, 04/08/19 to: Everson McBeath Community Library 104 Kirsch Drive P.O. Box 250 Everson, WA 98227 Attn: Eileen Shaw, Branch Manager Email: evpsa@wcls.org Phone: (360) 966-5100
*Employment Application forms are available at http://www.wcls.org to print, fill out and mail in, or at the above address, or at any of the Whatcom County Library branches.
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***SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE is available online and should be submitted with your application.

JOB BEGINS:  As soon after hiring as possible
SELECTION:  Selection criteria may include the contents of the application, an oral interview and skills demonstration. Selection of applicants for further consideration and/or possible testing will be determined by the information supplied by the applicants on their applications and accompanying documents. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail on the application to permit WCLS to properly determine the applicant’s qualifications, abilities and attributes as they relate to the listed position. Interviews will be scheduled ONLY with best qualified applicants, based upon applications, résumés and other documents received, and test results. Applicants who need accommodation during the application, testing or interview process should contact Human Resources.

The library is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or any other legally protected class.

CASA Volunteer Coordinator

CASA Volunteer Coordinator

County Courthouse | Bellingham, WA
Juvenile Court Administration is seeking an experienced professional to fill the CASA Volunteer Coordinator position.

Job Summary:
Organizes, coordinates and facilitates the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer program. Implements and analyzes the effectiveness of the CASA program in Whatcom County. Recruits, trains, and supports Guardian Ad Litem volunteers for the CASA program. Coordinates the collection, development and analysis of data and other information. Exercises independent judgment in analyzing problems, issues and situations; develops and implements recommendations. Plans, conducts and presents at public meetings. Assists management and other staff, as directed. Ensures compliance with all legal standards and requirements applicable to the CASA program and other assigned areas.

Visit the Job Description Page to view more details about this specific job.
Supervisor: Assistant Administrator

Hours of Work – Monday – Friday, 40 hours

Please Note: This position is grant funded and is currently funded through June 30, 2020. Continued funding is expected, however loss of funding could result in termination of this position.

AmeriCorps “Healthy Futures” Health Equity Intern

Position: AmeriCorps “Healthy Futures” Health Equity Intern. This is a 10.5 month
service position starting September 1, 2018, contingent on funding.
FTE status: Hourly non-exempt; 1.0 FTE (40 hours/week). Member must serve a
minimum of 1700 hours.
Salary/Benefits: $ 5,920 Education Award after completion of service
$1,307 gross monthly living allowance
Federal loan forbearance—the government pays for accrued
interest during term of service (pending federal approval)
Health benefits (AmeriCorps member only)
Reports to: Connector Services Manager
Qualifications:
• High school diploma or the equivalent; college degree in a health or human services field preferred.
• Interest in learning about and improving health insurance and care systems; experience preferred.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Experience in health/social services, counseling, or customer relations preferred.
• Reliable transportation as driving for outreach work is preferred.
Additional requirements of AmeriCorps:
• Pass criminal background check.
• U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
Position Summary:
The AmeriCorps “Healthy Futures” Health Equity Intern will play a critical role in assisting with providing health insurance and care connection services to clients, conducting community outreach, and carrying out other projects to increase health care access.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The AmeriCorps Member will collaborate with the Connector Services Team (including a second Americorps member), playing a critical role in supporting WAHA’s mission of connecting community members to health care services.

Direct Services:
Assist clients in person, on the phone and/or by email with obtaining health insurance and healthcare connection services. Direct service duties include:
• Screen for health insurance eligibility and local healthcare access programs
• Conduct in-person application assistance for Medicaid, Medicare, Bridge Assistance and
other health insurance and/or access programs. Follow tracking protocols to monitor client application status and respond to barriers which prevent approval.
• Explain eligibility and answer questions about Health Care Reform
• Establish trust and appropriately gather sensitive and confidential client information to
educate clients regarding ways to access to healthcare services. Problem-solve as needed
given clients’ individual needs and circumstances.
• Educate clients on health insurance and assist client in establishing a primary care doctor.
• Provide client-centered information and facilitate referrals to other community resources and programs.
• Educate clients about End of Life care and Advance Directive counseling.
• Maintain organized, thorough and timely documentation of services provided; assist in
preparation of monthly and quarterly reports, as requested
• Work independently as well as collaboratively with other team members
• Other duties as assigned
Outreach and Support:
• Participate in community outreach to civic groups, schools, faith communities, small
businesses and others as deemed appropriate
• Attend local and regional enrollment events to assist consumers in gaining access to health care coverage
Required AmeriCorps Training:
▪ AmeriCorps Affiliation and Program Orientation (provided by Washington Service Corps)
▪ Volunteer Recruitment, Management and Recognition
▪ Effective Communication
▪ Cultural Competency
▪ Life After AmeriCorps
NOTE:
Office Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Work is performed in an office environment. The office is very fast-paced with many deadlines to meet. Potential exposure to repetitive stresses due to prolonged use of computers. Stress associated with receiving multiple tasks from various individuals may occur. Sufficient mobility is required for the use of office equipment such as computers, telephones, files
and the copier. Sitting for extended periods of time as well as lifting a maximum of 30 pounds (file
storage boxes, supplies, etc.) may be required. The ability to hear and communicate at a level
sufficient to perform the essential functions of the position is required.

Site Specific Description:
Our mission is to connect people to health care and facilitate the transformation of the current system into one that improves health, reduces cost, and improves the experience of care. We are driven by our two-part mission of providing local access services, while fostering public participation and meaningful system change. WAHA has twelve staff members plus more than 20 volunteers who are very committed to WAHA’s mission and programs. The AmeriCorps member is considered a team member alongside the staff and is included in staff meetings, trainings and office-wide communications.
Hours of Service:

Monday* Bellingham 8:30am-12pm 12-12:30pm Bellingham 12:30-5:00pm
Tuesday* Bellingham 8:30am-12pm 12-12:30pm Bellingham 12:30-5:00pm
Wednesday* Bellingham 8:30am-12pm 12-12:30pm Bellingham 12:30-5:00pm
Thursday* Bellingham 8:30am-12pm 12-12:30pm Bellingham 12:30-5:00pm
Friday* Bellingham 8:30am-12pm 12-12:30pm Bellingham 12:30-5:00pm
Saturday*
*occasional weekend & evening events in various county locations
Total Hours for the Week: 40
Who to Report To:
The AmeriCorps Intern will report directly to the Connector Services Manager at WAHA. The AmeriCorps Intern will be expected and supported in his/her need to attend appropriate
AmeriCorps trainings or attend to AmeriCorps duties. Should AmeriCorps duties conflict with service site duties, every effort will be made between the member and the service site to come to an agreement that works for both parties. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this position, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of service requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. It is the policy of the Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access to not discriminate against any person regarding race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or physical or mental disability.
Employee Signature: _______________________________ Date:______________

Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator
Administrative Services – Information Technology
Salary: $27.20 – $38.27 per hour Closing Date: September 16, 2018 at 4:30 PM
Looking for meaningful IT work in beautiful Bellingham?
Are you an IT professional who enjoys working with diverse clients?
Do you thrive in a team problem-solving environment?
If you answered yes to the questions, Whatcom County is interested in learning more about your qualifications and experience. The Systems Administrator is responsible for providing technical expertise and user support necessary for the day-to-day operation, administration and maintenance of computer workstations, related peripherals and applications. This position is responsible for installing, moving and maintaining hardware and software; trains staff; oversees consultants; troubleshoots reported problems with equipment or software; makes budget projections based on departmental needs.
Qualifications
Requires a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, systems engineering or a related field AND four (4) years of progressively responsible experience directly supporting computer workstations, printers, mobile devices and related peripherals and software in a large multi-site organization.
OR
Requires a bachelor’s degree in any field AND six (6) years of progressively responsible experience as stated above AND one or more Microsoft Certifications related to Whatcom County’s current or planned/future computer environment.
Background check must meet County criteria for security sensitive positions, which includes fingerprinting and FBI national database checks, at time of hire and throughout employment. Must have a driving record that meets County standards and possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment.
Must be able to cross between the United States and Canada.
Must pass job related tests.
Whatcom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply: Please visit our website
http://www.whatcomcounty.us/jobs
Human Resources, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107, Bellingham, WA 98225

Receptionist/Administrative Aide

Job position / title
Receptionist/Administrative Aide

Name of business / employer
Northwest Regional Council

Job description / duties
The Northwest Regional Council, as an Area Agency on Aging, funds and
provides community-based programs to help people live in their own homes and communities for as long as possible, postponing or eliminating the need for institutional care. In addition, the agency serves as the Medicaid Transportation Broker for Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties. The brokerage authorizes and arranges non-emergency transportation for all people eligible for Medicaid who have no other means of transportation to covered medical services.

The Receptionist/Administrative Aide position (one of two) provides phone receptionist duties in-person for the Bellingham and remotely for the Burlington Northwest Regional Council Offices. These two positions greet customers in the Bellingham office, answer routine questions about programs/resources available, and direct inquiries to appropriate staff/unit. Administrative support duties include managing the Bellingham office supply inventory and providing clerical support to agency staff. The Receptionist/Administrative Aide accepts applications for Medicaid Transportation Brokerage services, verifying accuracy of documentation and releases passes, per established procedures.

Assures strict confidentiality of staff, client, and provider information. Works in a team approach with other administrative support staff to assure appropriate coordination and back-up support in both Bellingham and Burlington offices.

Qualifications
Education/Experience:
– High school graduate or equivalent; AND one or more years of working experience in a fast-paced office environment required.
– Experience working in a human services setting preferred.

For additional information please visit our employment webpage @ https://www.nwrcwa.org/employment/

Application deadline / closing date
08/10/2018

Salary / rate of pay
TEN-STEP HOURLY RANGE: $17.11 – 22.33, DOQ

Days and hours of employment
Monday to Friday / 40hrs per wk

Person or department to contact
Human Resources

Business address
600 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham WA 98225

Email
NWRCHumanResources@dshs.wa.gov

Phone
360.676.6749

Fax
360.738.2451

How to apply
Application materials may be requested by contacting the Bellingham Office @ 360-676-6749, e-mailing NWRCHumanResources@dshs.wa.gov, or downloading directly from http://www.nwrcwa.org. Fully completed application materials, including a cover letter and resume, should be returned to the Bellingham office by Friday, August 10, 2018.

Applications should include
[×] Resume
[×] Cover letter