Case Support Specialist

Family Housing Network – Tacoma Reports to: Program Manager

Description:

Family Housing Network provides a place to live for families experiencing or at risk of homelessness, while helping to build skills that maximize family stability and self-sufficiency. Through FHN the Veteran Homeless Prevention program provides supportive services to Veteran households at imminent risk of homelessness, or who have become homeless within the past 90 days. Homeless Adult Services provides 24/7 services to homeless individuals in Pierce County which includes meals, shelter, community socialization and support services.

Position Description:

The Case Support Specialist is a member of the CCS Family Housing Network, a housing program of Catholic Community Services. This position works under the supervision of the Director of Client Information Systems. In partnership with other members of the multi-agency Coordinated Entry team, the Case Support Specialist maintains communication with individuals who are homeless, managing information on recent contacts, and collecting documentation needed for entry in homeless programs. This position also refers client to community resources and provides guidance on next steps to attain housing. This position will use phone, texting, e-mail and encampment and shelter visits to engage with folks experiencing homelessness.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Engagement with individuals experiencing homelessness
    • Initiate contact with individuals known to be homeless via e-mail, phone, text, and encampment and shelter visits.
    • Complete accurate and timely data entry in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) regarding status of individuals experiencing homelessness o Keep organized and confidential records.
    • Support individuals who are homeless in collecting documentation, including verification of homelessness, needed for homeless program entry.
      o Provide referrals to individuals to community resources.
    • Provide guidance to end homelessness.
    • Relationship building with landlords and property managers.
  • Collaborate with multi-agency Coordinated Entry providers
    • Work with local CoC and Program HMIS Coordinators to ensure data quality and trouble-shoot data problems.
    • Provide documentation collection assistance to multi-agency coordinated entry team.
    • Participate in case management meetings and provide client status information.
    • Provide assistance with projects and tasks as requested.
  • Professional development and other duties
    • Attend appropriate training workshops and opportunities to continually improve knowledge and skills.
    • Other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum Qualifications
    • BA in social work or related field
    • Counselor Agency Affiliated registration or applied for within first month of employment
    • First Aid/CPR within one month of hire
    • HIV/AIDS training · Must have reliable transportation
    • Valid driver’s license and proof of current automobile insurance
    • Ability to work with and/or knowledge of working with chronically homeless population
    • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS driving policy (required to submit current driving abstract)
    • Proof of negative TB test or test within six months of employment
    • Demonstrate the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations
    • Excellent computer skills and experience including Microsoft Word, Excel, and web-based or cloud computing at an intermediate skill level.
    • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment and promote a positive team spirit.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills.
    • Strong organization skills and the ability to multi-task and handle multiple priorities.
    • A desire to help people from diverse backgrounds with multiple complex needs.
    • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork
    • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services
    • Demonstrate the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations
    • In the course of performing the job, this position, typically spends time sitting standing, climbing stairs, walking, driving, carrying (25lbs), lifting (25lbs).
    • Operating a computer keyboard, firm/strong grasping, and repetitive hand control.
  • Preferred Qualifications ·
    • One year experience with database system, such as Microsoft Access.
    • 1 year experience with data base management and entry. (i.e.: data collection, generating statistics and reports)
    • Professional or personal experience with housing instability.
    • Knowledge of Pierce County community resources
    • Experience working in a social service, non-profit setting
    • Bilingual skills (English-Spanish)
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Operations Assistant

Department: Homeless Adult Services

Status: Full time W/Benefits

Description:

Catholic Community Services, Homeless Adult Services (HAS) is the largest provider of adult homeless services in Tacoma, Washington. Nativity House (NH), a program of HAS, is the central hub to serve homeless adults in the Pierce County region. It operates 24-hour/7-day a week, offering services (emergency shelter, meals, systematic outreach, Rapid Rehousing, Mental Health and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment, Employment Services, Spiritual Support, 50 units of permanent supportive housing, etc.) to meet the basic needs of individuals experiencing chronic homelessness guests with meeting their goals.

 

Position Description:

The Operations Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support by coordinating activities, supporting programs and facilitating department objectives. Responsible for implementation and customization of department intranet platform for the data collection and report production for the department. The position is also responsible supporting Director of Ops, Admin. Manager, & Operations Manager with day-to- day clerical tasks.

 

Essential Functions:

-Collects, inputs, and analyzes statistical data needed to produce reports as needed for funders and other departments within CCS. Produce reports, presentations and briefs.

  • Organizes work by reading, routing, and answering correspondence, handling visitors and telephone calls and taking action as appropriate, providing background information for appointments, collecting, maintaining and prioritizing information, managing standard operating procedures and telecommunications, and updating records and inventory.
  • Produces information by developing, transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, filing, and transmitting text, data, and graphics.
  • Maintains department schedules by keeping calendars for department personnel; arranging meetings, classes, conferences, and travel.
  • Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy through supporting the management team.
  • Facilitates department projects by creating and documenting the process to implement projects; monitoring project progress; coordinating activities; communicating with vendors; resolving problems; making recommendations for management approval.
  • Ensuring the lines of accounting are correct and all permissions for other than normal hours (i.e. Overtime, Comp Time, Travel Comp Time, and annual and sick leave) are properly recorded and approved prior to validation and certification by the employees’ respective supervisors.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques, making recommendations for changes.
  • Perform other related duties as required or instructed, including providing support to other areas of work.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in administration, social service, business or related field
  • 3 years’ experience as Operations Assistant/executive support.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office. Excellent computer skills and experience with Window and databases.
  • Experience working with office management systems and procedures.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people with chronic mental health, chemical dependency and legal problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to type accurately and efficiently.
  • Ability to be flexible, meet deadlines, and work effectively under stress
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to include excellent communication and writing skills
  • Must be very organized, with a strong ability to multi-task
  • Ability to draft emails on behalf of high-level managers intended for senior level managers.
  • Be a positive and proactive team member.
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy, (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s in administration, social service or related field
  • Must have 2yrs experience working with the homeless populations.
  • Proven experience as an executive Operations Assistant, senior executive assistant or in other secretarial position. · Background in SharePoint as a power user or administrator, a knowledge of Office 365 and ability to implement and customize collaboration solutions within Office 365

 

Program Specialist — Northwest Regional Council

Job position / title

Program Specialist

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. Program Specialists provide outreach, information, assistance, and options counseling on the services, products, and/or resources available to clients and their families through social service agencies, medical providers, and community partners who face challenges related to aging and/or disabilities. Functions include screening and assessing to identify needs, making referrals and\or authorizing appropriate resources and services, providing ongoing education, consultation, and general assistance to clients and family caregivers.

NWRC offers excellent medical/dental/vision benefits for the full-time employee and their dependent(s). In addition, the employee and dependents are eligible to participate in the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Other benefits include participating in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), long term disability insurance, life insurance, various deferred compensation programs, Flex Plans for health and/or child/elder care, paid leave, sick leave, and 11 paid holidays per year.
Note: NWRC meets the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) definition of a public service organization. EOE

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated skills in interpersonal communication, interviewing, client assessment, problem-solving, organization, time management, and documentation of activities.
• Ability to manage several tasks at one time with repeated interruptions, in a shared office space, and meet regular deadlines.
• Extensive knowledge of the formal and informal support networks available to the residents of the appropriate service area. Demonstrated ability to triage client needs, assess client’s strengths and weaknesses, and match clients with services in the region. Knowledge of the assigned geographical area.
• Knowledge of the long term care process, issues related to aging and disability, service delivery systems, and family caregiver issues.
• Demonstrated ability to work with computers and various computer software programs including Microsoft Office, Access database, internet, and email. Ability to operate standard office equipment.
• Ability to track authorization costs and stay within a budget.
• Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written format. Ability to develop and present clear information to groups of people.
• Ability to locate resources using resource database and files to match the needs identified by clients with the eligibility requirements of the program. Ability to interpret the eligibility requirements of Medicare, Medicaid and other public programs.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, including client information, and financial records.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other members of government service, community agencies, appropriate community businesses, and members of the general public using courtesy, tact, and good judgment.
• Sensitivity to the needs and values that are present in working with diverse groups of people.
• Knowledge of Alzheimer and dementing disease processes preferred.
• Skill and/or fluency in speaking Russian or Spanish is desired.

Education/Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree in social services or related field; AND
• Two years of social service experience; OR
• An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the skills, knowledge and ability to perform the work.

Application deadline / closing date

If you do not have a specific closing date (e.g. ‘Open until filled’) please select a date which you believe will be a reasonable amount of time to fill the position.

02/23/2018

Days and hours of employment

Mon-Fri 40/hrs wk

Person or department to contact

Human Resources

Business address

600 Lakeway Drive Suite 100, Bellingham WA 98225

Email

NWRCHumanResources@dshs.wa.gov

Phone

360.676.6749

How to apply

Application materials may be requested by contacting the Bellingham Office @ 360-676-6749, e-mailingNWRCHumanResources@dshs.wa.gov, or downloading directly from www.nwrcwa.org. All applications and application materials, including a cover letter and resume, must be fully completed and returned to the Bellingham office by Friday, February 23rd, 2018.

Applications should include

[×] Resume

[×] Cover letter

[×] References

Nursing Assistant — Christian Health Care Center

Job position / title

Nursing Assistant

Name of business / employer

Christian Health Care Center

Job description / duties

$13+ per hour based on experience, plus a differential of $0.25 per hour for evenings, $2 per hour for nights.

Nursing Assistant Certificate required.
You’ll receive full-time hours with very generous benefits plus ample opportunities for training and career advancement.

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Compassionate, dedicated, angels on earth, empathetic. These are words people use to describe nursing assistants at Christian Health Care Center; we install and value a culture of care. Do people use these same words to describe you? If so, join us!

Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) job
Christian Health Care Center is currently seeking a CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT to join our team of compassionate caregivers.

How to apply for a NAC job
Apply online 24/7 at chcclynden.org/careers/nursing-assistant-jobs/ or call our HR director, Kari, to talk about your scheduling needs: 360-354-4434.

Shifts and rotation for nursing assistants
NAC’s at CHCC work full-time, 40 hours per week with a four day on, two days off rotation. Day, evening or night shifts may be available. Please check the website link above for the most current opportunities.

Nursing assistants assure each resident’s plan of care is carried out. They help patients perform activities of daily living (ADLs) and assist with mobility, eating, toileting, ROM, bathing, grooming, positioning, and basic skin care.

Benefits and work perks for full-time nursing assistants
As a full-time employee, you will receive a competitive salary and access to generous benefits including comprehensive insurance (medical, dental, vision, short-term/long-term disability), paid vacation, holiday pay/sick time, access to an employee assistance program, a flexible spending account, Homestead Fitness Center discounts, and the possibility of tuition reimbursement for qualified employees. You are also eligible to save for retirement through a 403 (b) account.

Wages for nursing assistants near Bellingham, WA
$13+/hour, DOE. Shift differential $0.25 per hour for evenings, $2 per hour for nights.

Qualifications

Nursing assistant certification required.

Application deadline / closing date

If you do not have a specific closing date (e.g. ‘Open until filled’) please select a date which you believe will be a reasonable amount of time to fill the position.

02/06/2018

Salary / rate of pay

Enter a specific hourly rate, or a range or ‘negotiable’

$13+ DOE

Days and hours of employment

Full-time, four days on and two days off

Person or department to contact

Kari Heeringa

Business address

855 Aaron Drive

Work location (if different from above)

Not answered

Email

hr@chcclynden.org

Phone

360.354.4434

How to apply

Apply online 24/7 at chcclynden.org/careers/nursing-assistant-jobs/ or call our HR director, Kari, to talk about your scheduling needs: 360-354-4434.

Applications should include

[×] Resume

[×] Cover letter

ER Medical Scribe – Skagit Valley Hospital

Job position / title

ER Medical Scribe – Skagit Valley Hospital

Name of business / employer

PhysAssist Scribes

Job description / duties

The Position:
We’re looking for highly motivated students interested in gaining healthcare experience. You must be 18+ years of age with at least a 2.8 GPA. Qualifications include the ability to follow a provider for long periods of time, operating a computer and/or laptop through proficient typing, and working in a stressful, fast-paced environment.
● No previous experience required
● Medical benefits
● 401K

Qualifications

Qualifications:
• Highly motivated and experience-driven
• Pre-health track (pre-med, pre-PA, pre-nursing) preferred
• At least 18 years old and sophomore status or higher
• Preferred GPA of 2.8+
• No clinical experience required to apply
• Ability to move about and follow a healthcare provider for extended periods of time
• Ability to work in a stressful and fast-paced environment
• Ability to read, write, comprehend through listening, and speak fluent English
• Ability to operate a computer and/or laptop through proficient typing, clicking, and viewing a monitor for extended periods

Application deadline / closing date

If you do not have a specific closing date (e.g. ‘Open until filled’) please select a date which you believe will be a reasonable amount of time to fill the position.

02/28/2018

Salary / rate of pay

Enter a specific hourly rate, or a range or ‘negotiable’

$11.50

Person or department to contact

Ali Kilgore

Business address

6451 Brentwood Stair Rd, # 100

Work location (if different from above)

300 Hospital Parkway, Mount Vernon, WA 98274

Seasonal Book Manufacturing

Job position / title

Seasonal Book Manufacturing

Name of business / employer

Lithtex NW

Job description / duties

Dynamic team environment with openings for part time work if desired through May, transitioning to full time work, with both day and swing shifts, in June through mid-September.

Job Description:
-Spring/ Summer seasonal position.
-Regular hours starting in late May: Monday to Thursday from 6 AM to 4:30 PM with occasional overtime worked on Fridays.
-Swing shift starting in late June: Monday to Thursday from 4:30 PM to 2:30 AM
-Assist in manufacturing of coil bound agenda books.
-The positions may include some of the following: Inspect work for quality assurance, load and unload books throughout various stages of production, operate machinery, keeping multiple orders organized, inserting coil into books, as well as packaging and shipping finished product.

Requirements:
-Must be at least 18 years of age.
-Applicant must be able to speak, read, and understand the English language.
-The ability to understand and carry out verbal instructions.
-The ability to work in a team environment.
-Basic math skills.
-Attention to detail.

Physical Requirements:
-The ability to stand on your feet for an entire shift.
-The ability to lift up to 45 lbs.

Qualifications

No experience necessary, we will train the right individuals.

Application deadline / closing date

If you do not have a specific closing date (e.g. ‘Open until filled’) please select a date which you believe will be a reasonable amount of time to fill the position.

06/30/2018

Salary / rate of pay

Enter a specific hourly rate, or a range or ‘negotiable’

$11.50/Hour

Days and hours of employment

Monday-Thursday (Day Shift: 6AM-4:30PM) (Night Shift: 4:30PM-2:30AM)

Person or department to contact

Brant Wark

Business address

2000 Kentucky St. Bellingham, WA 98229

Email

lithtex.agendas@gmail.com

Phone

360.676.1977

Patient Accounts Representative

Job position / title

Patient Accounts Representative

Name of business / employer

Family Care Network

Job description / duties

Essential Functions: Responsible for processing charges and payments in accordance with FCN policies and procedures. Schedule is Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (or 8:30am-5pm). We are looking for a qualified, motivated individual with a passion for family medicine who can:

-Communicate effectively
-Provide excellent customer service
-Utilize knowledge, experience, and critical thinking skills to problem solve and complete work efficiently
-Respond to patient questions and/or concerns in a calm and helpful manner
-Accurately enter and review data in billing systems
-Prioritize and multitask on multiple projects with frequent interruptions

Qualifications

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

-Successful candidate is experienced in CPT and ICD coding, medical billing, and health information system applications
-Experience in a medical office or with healthcare insurance billing preferred
-Ability to accurately process a high volume of data
-Ability to establish lasting and effective employee relationships in a team environment
-Proficiency using standard computer and office equipment
-Good spelling, grammar, typing, data entry, and phone skills
-Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality
-Ability to adapt to process and procedure changes
-Ability to thrive and grow in a fast-paced, learning environment

Required Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Completion of a medical billing program, or a combination of education and experience.

Application deadline / closing date

If you do not have a specific closing date (e.g. ‘Open until filled’) please select a date which you believe will be a reasonable amount of time to fill the position.

02/28/2018

Salary / rate of pay

Enter a specific hourly rate, or a range or ‘negotiable’

DOE

Days and hours of employment

M-F 40 hours

Flexible schedule?

(○) No

Travel required?

(○) No

Pay period

(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)

permanent

Person or department to contact

Human Resources

Business address

709 W. Orchard Drive #4

Email

fcnjobs@fcn.net

Phone

360.318.8800 ext. 135

Fax

360.714.3142

How to apply

https://www.familycarenetwork.com/careers/current-openings#op-233054-patient-accounts-representative-20181129

Applications should include

[×] Resume

[×] Cover letter

Camp Fire Samish/Camp Kirby

Job position / title  
Summer Camp Jobs

 

Name of business / employer  
Camp Fire Samish/ Camp Kirby

 

Job description / duties  
Thank you for your interest in joining Camp Kirby’s 2018 Summer Resident Camp
Staff! Working at Camp Kirby is a very challenging, yet incredibly rewarding
experience. For most, the rewards of spending the summer outside and working
with youth are well worth it. Camp Kirby’s 2018 season begins on June 30th and
ends on August 12th.
We have many different jobs available at Camp Kirby. These range from cabin
counselor, to activity specialists, to support and kitchen staff. All positions will
remain open until filled. We recommend applying early, as many positions fill
quickly. Open Positions Listed Here: http://www.campfiresamishcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-Open-Positions-for-Camp-Kirby-Resident-Camp.pdf

 

Qualifications  
We are looking for enthusiastic people who like children and the outdoors. The Kirby experience is unique and rewarding but requires hard work to reap the rewards. Current First Aid/CPR certification is required, as is a willingness to uphold Camp Kirby’s policies and standards. Employment is subject to criminal history check, reference and background checks, and verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.A. All employees must be high school graduates or equivalent or have prior camp experience. Cabin counselor applicants must have at least one year of college or life equivalency experience, or have completed the Camp Fire CIT program. All supervisory applicants must be at least 21 years of age and
have two years prior camping experience. Some positions require staff to have specific certifications; you may apply for a position even if you have not yet completed the required certification as long as you do so before your employment begins. The cost of certification is entirely your own.

 

Application deadline / closing date  
If you do not have a specific closing date (e.g. ‘Open until filled’) please select a date which you believe will be a reasonable amount of time to fill the position. 05/01/2018

 

Salary / rate of pay  
Enter a specific hourly rate, or a range or ‘negotiable’ 1,200-2,000 /month

 

Days and hours of employment  
Live-In Residential Camp Position

 

Flexible schedule?
(○) No

 

Travel required?
(○) No

 

Pay period
(○) Monthly

 

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)  
June 30th-August 12th

 

Person or department to contact  
Kathryn Luera

 

Business address  
1321 King St, Suite #3

 

Work location (if different from above)  
4734 Samish Point Rd, Bow, WA 98232

 

Email  
kathryn@campfiresamish.org

 

Phone  
360.255.7765

 

Fax  
Not answered

 

How to apply  
http://www.campfiresamishcouncil.org/camp-kirby-employment/

 

Blossom Childcare & Learning Center

 

Job position / title
Assistant Teacher

 

Name of business / employer
Blossom Childcare & Learning Center

 

Job description / duties
Blossom is looking for nurturing, creative, professional individuals to join our teaching team! Before applying, please consider the following restrictions:

1) We need people who stay in Bellingham over the college breaks, as well as the summer. After 90 days, we grant “Time-off” requests within reason, but want applicants to understand that our program operates during college breaks.

2) We are asking for a 1 year commitment–preferably longer (grow with us!)

An ideal position for a student in Early Childhood Education seeking professional experience!!

MINIMUM AVAILABILITY — 4 hour blocks at the same time 5 days a week, Mon-Fri. E.g. 8:00-12:00 or 12:00-4:00 or 1:00-5:00
***Please submit your schedule/availability with resume***

The ideal candidate will be experienced with children in a group setting. Teachers must have the ability to provide individualized care while monitoring a whole group, have knowledge of Developmentally Appropriate Practice, be willing to sing throughout the day, love/be willing to be outdoors, and possess a calm demeanor with an abundance of energy (see website under Sunflower SEEDs, K-Prep for view of program). This is a collaborative teaching environment; therefore, this person must have the desire and the communication skills necessary to work as part of a team. We are looking for people who want more than a care-giving JOB; candidates should be passionate about the early childhood/primary field as a career.

What Sets Blossom Apart?
–We are a staff of enthusiastic, educated, and experienced early childhood professionals
–Provides paid teacher in-service days and training opportunities
–Recognized and recommended by local colleges to ECE students
–Huge selection of teacher resources, learning materials & our own library
–Beautiful peaceful location with access to Joe”s Garden & Connelly Creek Nature Trail

Hours: Mon-Fri., 20 hours per week

 

Qualifications
– Childcare center experience preferred
– Have or willing to obtain — blood-borne pathogens, CPR, First Aid & STARS training,
– TB test required prior to employment
– Ability to communicate effectively with the students, public, supervisors and co-workers
– Pass a criminal background check

 

Application deadline / closing date
If you do not have a specific closing date (e.g. ‘Open until filled’) please select a date which you believe will be a reasonable amount of time to fill the position. 02/02/2018

 

Salary / rate of pay
Enter a specific hourly rate, or a range or ‘negotiable’ 11.50

 

Days and hours of employment
4 hour block of time Mon.- Fri.

 

Flexible schedule?
(○) Negotiable

 

Travel required?
(○) No

 

Pay period
(○) Monthly

 

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
one year commitment

 

Person or department to contact
Teresa Hertz

 

Business address
2945 Douglas Ave.

 

Work location (if different from above)
Not answered

 

Email
programsupervisor@blossomchildcare.com

 

Phone
360.752.2699

 

Fax
Not answered

 

How to apply
Submit your cover letter and resume to: programsupervisor@blossomchildcare.com, indicating the days and times that you are available for an interview. When giving the times you are available for an interview, note that the interview process will include the following components:
1. A 2 hour block of time from 9:00-11:00 or 2:30-4:30. This if for you to observe (we want to make sure the job is for you).
2. A 2 hour block at the same time as the Observation for a Working Interview. We want to see you in action with the children.
3. If the Working Interview goes well, we’d like to have you return for a Sit Down Interview. This time is more flexible.***In your Cover Letter, please remember to include your schedule, allow for travel time, and that we are looking for a 4 hour period of availability Mon.-Fri. Please provide 3 references with email addresses as well.

 

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

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Whatcom Community College

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Nurse Health Home Care Coordinator- Open Until Filled

Position Nurse Health Home Care Coordinator- Burlington (Skagit County) Office 1 FTE
Employer Northwest Regional Council
Job Description JOB SUMMARY: 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 Nurse Care Coordinator will provide both intensive care coordination and comprehensive case management and having 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, this position provides nursing services activities upon referral. This position will be sited out of the Burlington (Skagit County) office with a client caseload consisting of residents from Skagit County and the northern parts of Snohomish County. Nursing services coverage may include Island and San Juan Counties.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include but are not limited to:
Nursing Service Responsibilities
1. Provides consultative support and/or home visits upon referral by Northwest Regional Council case managers and other program staff to assess and assist with client evaluation regarding clients’ health care needs.
2. Provides in home training to the client and care provider as necessary.
3. Responsible for maintaining current, accurate, and concise documentation of nurse activities under established policies and procedures.
4. Assists in the development of materials and approaches to help caregivers and family better understand the needs of the individual they are caring for and provide appropriate care and support.
Health Home Care Coordinator
1. Administers self-management readiness assessments which includes an evidenced-based tool that determines an individual’s level of activation in their own health care;
2. Assists client in developing a safe, appropriate and client-centered Health Action Plan that documents strategies and measurable objectives to meet health goals;
3. Administers clinical and functional tools to include depression, pain, and/or alcohol and substance abuse screenings, as well as functional impairment assessments;
4. Conducts in-person visits and accompanies clients to health provider appointments as needed, to ensure continuity of care and coordination;
5. Provides health education and coaching to assist the client in increasing self-management skills, and improve their engagement with health and service providers;
6. Fosters communication between providers (i.e., primary care provider, medical specialists, etc.) and provider networks (i.e., those authorizing behavioral and long term supports and services);
7. Facilitates and encourages client’s use of peer supports and/or participation in appropriate support groups and self-care programs in order to increase the client’s knowledge of their health
care conditions and to improve adherence to prescribed treatments;
8. Provides supportive functions for the client, including client advocacy, assistance, consultation, family support, and crisis intervention;
9. Works collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team, including nurses, case managers, and case aides;
10.Documents in numerous electronic platforms to ensure proper record keeping per contract requirements;
11.Develops and maintains complete, concise case files in compliance with policy;
12.Develops and maintains linkages with community agencies and organizations that could give support to the program or individual older persons;
13.Attends meetings, trainings, and seminars as requested or needed for professional development.
14. Performs other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS\PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is performed approximately 30% in an office environment and 70% in field for client visits. Potential hazards include working with emotionally unstable, non-compliant or aggressive clients and complex family dynamics; significant travel; driving in inclement
weather; second hand tobacco smoke; aggressive animals, exposure to contagious diseases and exposure to repetitive stresses due to prolonged use of computers.

Sufficient mobility is required for the use of office equipment such as computer laptops, telephones, files and copiers as well as for performing in-home assessments of clients which may have limited accessibility. The ability to hear and communicate at a level sufficient to perform the essential functions of the position is required. Ability to lift and maneuver a maximum of 30 pounds.

Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 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.
Education/Experience:
 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
Licenses/Certificates:
 Must possess a current Washington Registered Nurse license.
 Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license, a vehicle available for work-related travel, and appropriate liability insurance.
 Must possess or obtain current CPR and First Aid cards.
 Must have Malpractice Insurance.

Compensation

$25.85 – $33.72, DOQ. NWRC offers excellent medical/dental/vision benefits for the full-time employee and their dependent(s). In addition, the employee and dependents are eligible to participate in the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Other benefits include participating in the Public Employees Retirement System
(PERS), long term disability insurance, life insurance, various deferred compensation programs, Flex Plans for health and/or child/elder care, paid leave, sick leave, and 11 paid holidays per year.
Days/Hours 40 hours per week
Contact Info NWRC Human Resources

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 600 Lakeway Drive, Suite 100, Bellingham WA 98225

EMAIL: NWRCHumanResources@dshs.wa.gov

PHONE: 360.676.6749

How to Apply    TO APPLY: Application materials may be requested by downloading directly http://www.nwrcwa.org/employment/, emailing NWRCHumanResources@dshs.wa.gov, or contacting the
Bellingham Office @ 360-676-6749. All application materials, including a cover letter and resume, must be fully completed and returned to the Bellingham office.
SELECTION PROCESS: After reviewing the applications, the NWRC will contact the most qualified candidates to participate in a selection process consisting of job-related selection exercises. NWRC will make reasonable accommodation upon request for those individuals with disabilities.
Position Closes Open Until Filled