Care Coordinator or Nurse Care Coordinator- Closes 10/6/17

Position Care Coordinator or Nurse Care Coordinator – Oak Harbor Satellite Office
Employer  Northwest Regional Council
Job Description The Northwest Regional Council, as an Area Agency on Aging, funds and/or provides community-based programs to help elders and people with disabilities live in their own homes and communities for as long as possible, postponing or eliminating the need for institutional care. The Care Coordinator or Nurse Care Coordinator will provide both intensive care coordination and comprehensive case management and has documented results in improved health outcomes for a caseload of clients enrolled in NWRC’s Health Home Program. This position will use health screening /assessment tools, health education, and evidence-based practices to help clients establish health action plans and will provide ongoing support to assist clients to achieve established health goals In addition, the Nurse Care Coordinator provides nursing services activities upon referral. This position will be sited out of NWRC’s satellite office in Oak Harbor (Island County) and will attend meetings and trainings in our Burlington (Skagit County) and Bellingham (Whatcom County) offices. Nursing services coverage may include San Juan County.
Qualification • Demonstrated ability to assess client health and functional status, develop appropriate care plans, assess skills of caregivers, and make clear and concise recommendations.
• Demonstrated advocacy skills and sensitivity to the needs and values of diverse groups.
• Knowledge of the long term care system and services and resources, issues related to aging and disability, and case management.
• Knowledge of the formal and informal support networks available to the residents of the appropriate service area.
• Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written format.
• Ability to work independently, with good judgment and a minimum of supervision.
• Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and coordinate work assignments and/or projects.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, community agencies, and the general public using courtesy, tact, and good judgment.
• Ability to defuse difficult situations recognizing the need for sensitivity as well as assertiveness.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
• Demonstrated ability to work with computers and computer software programs including email, databases, word processing and spreadsheets.
• Ability to operate standard office equipment.
• Demonstrated strength in learning and mastering new job responsibilities.
• Skill and/or fluency in speaking other languages, i.e., Spanish or Russian, are desired.
• Master’s Degree in Behavioral or Health Sciences or related field and two years of experience providing direct human services to clients, preferably in a community setting required OR
• Bachelor’s Degree in an equivalent field and four years of experience providing direct human services to clients, preferably in a community setting.
For complete qualification details please visit our employment webpage at EOE


Care Coordinator: $22.36 – $29.18, DOQ/Nurse Care Coordinator: $25.85 – $33.72, DOQ
Days/Hours 40 hours per week
Contact Info Human Resources

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 600 Lakeway Drive Suite 100 Bellingham WA 98225

WORK LOCATION: Oak Harbor (Island County) WA


PHONE: 360.676.6749

How to Apply Complete the required application packet available on our employment webpage
Position Closes October 6, 2017

Cook (On-Call)- Closes 9/20/17 at 4:00 PM

Position Cook (On-Call)
Employer Opportunity Council
Job Description Responsible for food service preparation, food delivery to class sites or on site classrooms, and record keeping for procurement as assigned.
Qualifications See full job announcement & application process at Paper Employment Applications may be picked up at 1419 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA. Completed applications must be received by 4:00pm, 9/20/17. EOE


Range ($11.00 to $16.30 per hour)
Days/Hours Mon thru Fri, 4:30am-12:30pm
Contact Info Human Resources

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1419 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA


PHONE: 360.734.5121 ext. 267

How to Apply    See full job announcement & application process at Paper Employment Applications may be picked up at 1419 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA. Completed applications must be received by 4:00pm, 9/20/17. EOE


Applications should include a cover letter.

Position Closes September 20, 2017 at 4:00 PM

AmeriCorps*VISTA- Closes 9/29/17

Position AmeriCorps*VISTA Opportunities
Employer Opportunity Council
Job Description Founded in 1965, VISTA, Volunteers In Service To America, has been on the forefront of ending poverty in America for 50 years. Members make a yearlong, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.

Benefits of VISTA service:
1) Monthly stipend = $1,026/month gross
2) End of Service ($1,500) or Education Award ($5,920) once service is completed
3) Loan forbearance and deferment during service
4) Assistance with Health Coverage
5) Professional Development
6) Child Care
7) Non-competitive
8) Eligibility Status for employment in the federal government for up to one year after service

Child Care Small Business VISTA – Opportunity Council
The Child Care Small Business Development VISTA will serve at Opportunity Council, a private, nonprofit human service organization serving Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Snohomish, and Skagit counties. Over the course of the great recession, at least 30% of state licensed child care businesses in Opportunity Council’s five county service area closed. Combined with other factors such as attrition, retirement, and cost, child care has become prohibitively expensive and hard to find for many in our area. This lack of available, affordable child care has created a barrier to employment for families living on a low-income and in particular those eligible for state subsidy support.

This AmeriCorps VISTA project will not only focus on providing economic opportunities to families and individuals who are low-income through enrollment in the Child Care Small Business Development Program, but also increasing the supply of businesses that will accept state subsidy which ultimately will allow for more employment opportunities across the board. The VISTA will accomplish this by:

1) Identifying recruitment target areas by using new and established data sources – mapping and identifying areas with a large saturation of low-incomes families, and a low availability of affordable child care. Identification of these child care deserts is the first step in addressing barrier of unaffordable child care for low income families.
2) Recruiting low-income families and individuals into Child Care Small Business program by researching best practices, designing, and implementing outreach program to low-income families and individuals in target areas identified in Goal 1.
3) Developing cohort groups to provide guidance and support towards completing curriculum to improve the economic opportunity, stability, and job skills of the enrollees.

If you are interested in applying or learning more about his position logon to:

Health & Prevention Education VISTA – DVSAS
The Health and Prevention Education VISTA will serve at Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS). The mission of DVSAS is to support individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault and to lead the community towards ending these abuses of power. The VISTA’s service will increase the capacity of children, youth and family services at DVSAS in order to support individuals and families experiencing or at risk of experiencing violence in order to stop the cycle of poverty. It is commonly known that those who experience this type of trauma are more likely to experience poverty. By expanding and enhancing this facet of DVSAS services, the VISTA member will develop both a sustainable support pathway out of poverty for families as well as pathway of prevention for children and youth.

The AmeriCorps VISTA will:
1) Conduct foundational research to inform evidence and community based program development.
2) Develop and enhance children and family health education programs using the data gathered
3) Develop and enhance prevention education programs presented in Whatcom County schools using data gathered.

If you are interested in applying or learning more about his position logon to:

Housing & Asset Coordinator VISTA – San Juan Health Department
Housing & Asset Coordinator VISTA will serve at the San Juan Health Department, where the VISTA will be hosted, and collaborate extensively with the Resource Centers on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Islands. The San Juan Islands present unique issues for individuals living on low incomes or facing homelessness. As a key tourist destination and retirement community, the islands are faced with large seasonal shifts in employment and population. This equates to housing cost and supply issues and unreliable employment.

The role of the VISTA will be to focus on the housing needs and inventory through the Point in Time count, and assessing the housing inventory. The VISTA will develop Asset Building initiatives to assist in stabilizing these households. These efforts will help the organizations better leverage available resources while facilitating coordination and cohesiveness between islands. A VISTA working on this project will need strong leadership skills, ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively and be an excellent communicator. Travel between islands will be required on a frequent basis.

The VISTA in this project will be focused on fulfilling the following goals:
1) Improve homeless housing systems, including Coordinated Entry and Point in Time (PIT) count in order to better understand housing needs and increase the efficiency and effectiveness through which people are housed in San Juan County. Focusing on these two systems we will help maximize funds for homelessness and resources for those experiencing homelessness.
2) Develop a comprehensive housing and landlord inventory for the county. This would allow for a clearer picture of available rental stock and allow the resource centers to liaise with current landlords in order to develop the necessary relationships to expand the housing inventory available to low income clients.
3) Assess and implement Asset Building initiatives in order to help low-income households build financial stability and wealth, providing a pathway out of poverty.

If you are interested in applying or learning more about his position logon to:

Qualifications Some college preferred – other qualifications specific to positions and can be found on


Days/Hours M-F 8-5, Nov 2017-Nov 2018
Contact Info Niki Gates

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1111 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98229


PHONE: 360.734.5121 ext. 263

How to Apply    Follow links in job descriptions or visit to apply (Click Search Listings and then enter “Opportunity Council” in the Program Name field)

Applications should include references.

Position Closes September 29, 2017

Early Childhood Specialists- Closes 11/30/17

Position Early Childhood Specialists
Employer Opportunity Council
Job Description Are you looking for an exciting position working with children ages birth to three in Whatcom County? Then join our growing team of professionals as an Early Childhood Specialist! You will provide specialized instruction and reflective coaching to parents and caregivers of young children who have developmental delays. We utilize a Coaching model approach to our work as you meet with children and parents or caregivers in their home to deliver specialized instruction. In this position, you would provide developmental assessment and evaluation as well as consultation to your team members as necessary. Current Teaching certificate is required.
Qualifications See full job announcement & application process at Paper Employment Applications may be picked up at 1419 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA. Positions open until filled. EOE


Range ($17.39 to $26.08 per hour)
Days/Hours Monday thru Friday, 8am-5pm
Contact Info Human Resources

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1419 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham WA

WORK ADDRESS: 1111 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA


PHONE: 360.734.5121 ext. 267

How to Apply    See full job announcement & application process at Paper Employment Applications may be picked up at 1419 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA. Positions open until filled. EOE

Applications should include a cover letter.

Position Closes November 30, 2017

HR Assistant- Closes 9/30/17

Position HR Assistant
Employer Bellingham Marine Industries, Inc.
Job Description HR Assistant

Location: Bellingham, WA


Position Summary

The global leader in concrete dock systems is seeking a detail oriented and outgoing individual to assist its Human Resources Department. Do you enjoy being challenged, working in a fast-paced environment, and working with others? If so, this may be the position for you!


Essential Duties and Responsibilities (includes but it not limited to) • Manages the communications to support the company recruitment efforts.

  • Maintains job description database and assists with the preparation of new job descriptions.
  • Writes ads and posts positions in accordance with prescribed company procedures. Posts jobs internally, on state sites and other requested job boards.
  • Provides information to company managers on routine hiring procedures and status of postings.
  • Responds to questions from applicants regarding the completion of on-line applications.
  • Responds to requests for verification of employment and routine government inquiries.
  • Responsible for ordering/updating the yearly compliance posters for all divisions in appropriate states.
  • Performs reception responsibilities for low call volume/foot traffic office.
  • Coordinates the ordering of office supplies with the Accounting Department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



BMI offers a competitive wage, dependent upon experience, and benefits package.


Bellingham Marine is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex or age.


To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact


Bellingham Marine is a Drug Free Work Place.

Qualifications Education and/or Experience

Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Days/Hours M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Contact Info Human Resources

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1323 Lincoln Street


PHONE: 360.676.2800

How to Apply    To Apply:

Applicants must go on line and complete the BMI Employment Application form to be considered for this position.

Applications should include a resume and a cover letter.

Position Closes September 30, 2017

Direct Support Professional- Closes 9/30/17

Position Direct Support Professional (DSP)- Part-Time
Employer Access Living Inc
Job Description Access Living, Inc provides supportive living services for adults with developmental disabilities. Our clients live in their own homes and apartments in Bellingham and our staff assist them in daily living activities according to their needs and abilities in a manner that promotes freedom of choice and encouragement. Duties may include supporting the client with cooking, cleaning, medical needs, personal hygiene assistance, shopping, recreational activities, etc.


Principal Responsibilities:


Excellent communication skills

Caring and nurturing demeanor

Highly dependable and punctual

Exhibit mature and professional behavior along with the ability to prioritize needs of clients, problem solve, and make independent judgments.

Adhere to administrative and personnel policies, understands and agrees with the philosophy, values, vision and goals of Access Living, Inc.

Maintain trainings and certifications within specified timelines.

Maintains and exhibits knowledge of federal, state, and local policies.

Learn and apply Residential Service Guidelines.


Benefits- All Direct Support Professionals receive:


Paid training

Paid Time Off after 6 months

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offered

Qualifications Qualifications:

18 years of age or older

Ability to pass a state criminal background check High school diploma or equivalent Ability to complete 45 hours of classroom based and minimum of 30 hours on the job training Ability to maintain 12 continued education credits annually


Days/Hours 20-35hrs
Contact Info Human Resources

1200 Harris St #307 Bellingham WA 98225


PHONE: 360.733.0214 ext. 203

How to Apply    Email resumes to:


Or apply online at:

Position Closes September 30, 2017

Certified Peer Counselor – Olympia & Vancouver, WA – Open Until Filled

Position Certified Peer Counselor – Olympia & 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.
  • 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.


Days/Hours Full-Time with benefits
Contact Info
How to Apply Please go to to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.
Position Closes Open until filled