Cook- Closes 9/20/17 at 4:00 PM

Position Cook
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. Excellent benefits for eligible staff.
Qualifications See full job announcement & application process at www.oppco.org. 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

Compensation

Range ($11.00 to $13.58 per hour)
Days/Hours Mon thru Fri, 4:30am-12:30pm
Contact Info Human Resources

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1419 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA

EMAIL: hrrecruiting@oppco.org

PHONE: 360.734.5121 ext. 267

How to Apply    See full job announcement & application process at www.oppco.org. 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
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Childcare substitute- closes 10/27/17

Position Childcare substitute
Employer Bellingham Childcare and Learning Center
Job Description Substitute Teacher
Bellingham Childcare & Learning Center, a NAEYC accredited program, is looking for substitute teachers. The substitute position works a variety of hours, depending on the needs of the Center. Sometimes these hours are scheduled in advance; sometimes they are scheduled on short notice. This position can work in any of five classrooms with children aged 1 month to 5 years.

Job Duties Include:
– Assist staff with the implementation daily activities.
– Being consistently alert and sensitive to the individual needs of the children in your care.
– Keeping the environment safe, healthy, and organized.
– Assist in various classrooms as needed working with children ages 1 month – 5 years.
– Engage positively with children, family, and staff

Qualifications Requirements:
– Register with MERIT
– Ability to obtain a portable background check.
– Negative TB test
– First Aid & CPR
– Experience working in a child care setting.
– Early Childhood Education preferred
– EOE

Compensation

Depending on Education
Days/Hours Depending
Contact Info Elizabeth

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 2600 Squallicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA

EMAIL: elizabeth@bellinghamchildcare.com

PHONE: 360.676.0950

How to Apply    To Apply:
Applications are available at:
2600 Squalicum Pkwy.
Bellingham, WA 98225

If you have any other questions, please call Elizabeth or Bobbi at 676-0950

Applications should include a resume and references.

Position Closes October 27, 2017

Work directly with the Artist: Admin Asst- Closes 10/15/17

Position Work directly with the Artist: Admin Asst
Employer Painted Peace / Stephanie Burgess
Job Description Administrative Assistant
Artist Stephanie Burgess and the Painted Peace Company
Our business is growing and we need help in running the day to day operations of Painted Peace and the works of Stephanie Burgess. You will be working closely with Stephanie in everything from sales and marketing, production, order processing, customer service and other administrative duties to help bring order to this bustling business. Learn the ins and outs of running a successful artist’s business and bringing meaning, purpose and happiness to our customers.
We are looking for an individual who is efficient and comfortable being a member of a team. The ability to multi-task, while maintaining complex schedules and managing administrative support, is essential in this position. The ideal candidate for this job is resourceful, a good problem solver and organized.
About Stephanie:
Stephanie Burgess has been working as an artist since 2009. Her introduction to wood working began when her daughter was a toddler. When their new home was under construction, she noticed remnants of wood that the construction workers were simply throwing away. Thinking she would be teaching her daughter a good lesson about recycling, they gathered up these soon to be wood canvases and put them to use. With a burner, some colorful paint and brush in hand, they began to create art together. It was a true collaboration between mother and daughter busily painting bugs and butterflies and creating simple messages about being good stewards of the earth. Stephanie was amazed at how beautiful their pieces turned out. Subsequently, she started creating her own art on Lazy Susan’s, game boards and other colorful pieces of wooden art which led to renting a craft booth and selling her wares at the local Bellingham Farmer’s Market for the next couple of years.
In 2011, Stephanie first discovered a traditional Peace Pole created by the World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS) outside of a local cafe in Bellingham. It read, ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’ in different languages running down the sides of the pole. She was completely awestruck and it became the inspiration for her next project. She had been searching for something deeper and more meaningful in her art and this was it. She began creating original one-of-a-kind Peace Poles burned and painted on real wood timbers. These custom works of art were like modern day totems and often told a story about the life and family that ordered them. Eventually, she opted to do poles with inspiring messages of love, hope, family and peace. “One of my biggest inspirations as an artist came from the words and messages delivered by John Lennon, ‘imagine all the people living a life of peace…..’ The concept of ‘Art poles for the garden” had begun.
Stephanie started her career as a Licensed Artist when she signed with Licensing Agent, Alicia Dauber and first manufacturer (Studio M) in 2012 to go on and reproduce her popular poles. As soon as the Art Poles hit the retail market, they were an instant success. Awarded the Best New Product by New York Retailer Magazine, the poles began popping up everywhere, from schools to hospitals, to private gardens and houses of worship all over the country. There is even one planted at the oldest school building in America located in the Jamestown Settlement of Williamsburg, Virginia. Stephanie continues to receive national acclaim for her whimsical and colorful designs that can be found today on numerous garden and home decor products distributed both nationally and globally. This once self-proclaimed “crafter” has become an artist in her own right. “I was once told that art is something that evokes a response from its viewer… I know I do that. I am an artist!”
Stephanie and her family reside in the picturesque Pacific Northwest town of Bellingham, Washington. When not in her studio workshop, she can most often be found in muck boots, working her property and gardens or tending to her daughter, Isabel and their beloved dogs named Stella and Gidget.
Qualifications Responsibilities
• Preparing and mounting art
• Packaging orders for shipping
• Shipping and receiving
• Errands around town
• Show and open house coordination including booth set up and merchandising of products
• Retail sales at shows and studio tours
• Personal assistant
• Assist with order processing
• Marketing support including social media outreach and show promotions
• Web site content contribution and page management
Skills
• Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Detail oriented and comfortable working in a casual customer focused environment
• Exceptional communication skills
• Superior organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner
• Courteous, friendly and positive attitude
• High energy
• Retail or sales experience required
• Well dressed
• Social media and web management experience a plus
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds or more
Flexible hours and days: just get the job done
Occasional weekend work at shows and studio tours (typically 4-5 shows and 6 studio tours per year)
20-40 hours per week depending on season
Dependable transportation a must
$15.00 per hour and travel reimbursement
For more information about the company: https://www.paintedpeace.com/
To apply: Send letter of introduction and resume to:
Stephanie Burgess
Painted Pole
steph@paintedpeace.com
Thank you.

Compensation

$15/hr
Days/Hours Very Flexible
Contact Info Tom Dorr or Stephanie Burgess

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 4426 E Oregon St Bellingham, WA 98226

EMAIL: steph@paintedpeace.com

PHONE: 360.303.3198

How to Apply    To apply: Send letter of introduction and resume to:
Stephanie Burgess
Painted Pole
steph@paintedpeace.com
Thank you.
Position Closes October 15, 2017

Office Assistant- Closes 10/4/17

Position Office Assistant
Employer D.A. Stanley Consulting
Job Description Office Assistant needed for the office of a consulting firm. We are looking for a very independent worker that can multi task, organized, and attentive to detail.Ability to generate written communication and review written communication, and other required office equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities;

Creating invoices and keeping track of payments
Provides clerical support including typing correspondence, preparing spreadsheets, copying, filing, and research.
Validate corporate credit card transactions
Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to interact with Clients and resolve issues quickly
Ability to prioritize and multitask in a high traffic environment
Answering phone calls
Handles routine clerical and accounting functions, including data entry, calls to vendors, following up on requests for documentation, etc..
Ensure billing accuracy and completeness
Positive and helpful attitude
Consistent and accurate with details
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Reply with resume.

Qualifications Check body of posting.

Compensation

$14/hr
Days/Hours 20 hours per week
Contact Info John Goff

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1109 Woodstock Way, Bellingham, WA

EMAIL: johnsofficemail@allianceconsultinggroupinc.com

PHONE: 907.267.9416

How to Apply    Apply through email. Include resume.
Position Closes October 4, 2017

Toddler Room Assistant- Closes 10/10/17

Position Toddler Room Assistant
Employer Cornwall Church
Job Description Cornwall Church MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is looking for friendly, dedicated and caring individuals to join our childcare team for the coming year. MOPS meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday morning of each month from October – May, with our breaks following the Bellingham School District Schedule. This is a great position for individuals looking to gain or add experience in a childcare setting. The age of the children range from 6 months – 5 years.

Job Responsibilities include:
– create a safe, welcoming and clean classroom environment
– communicate clearly and calmly with parents and other caregivers
– ability to comfort and engage children during transition time from parent to classroom
-ability to provide individual care while also supervising group as a whole
– ability to remain calm and follow specified discipline policy as necessary
– sanitizing and cleaning classroom after all children have left

Position will begin October 7th, with one training date prior to this date to be determined. Schedule is the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 9:00am-12:00pm, with more hours possible on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Pay is $11/hour.

Qualifications Have previous childcare experience
Must be willing to complete a background check

Compensation

$11/hr
Days/Hours 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 9am-12am from October-May
Contact Info Katie Hjort/Cornwall MOPS

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 4518 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, WA 98225

EMAIL: katieobray24@gmail.com

PHONE: 425.894.8211

How to Apply    Please email cover letter and resume. Please do not contact Cornwall Church for more information as hiring is being performed by Cornwall MOPS. Be sure to provide references.
Position Closes October 10, 2017

Mt. Baker Community Prevention Wellness Initiative Coalition Coordinator- Closes 9-18-17 at 5:00 PM

Position Mt. Baker Community Prevention Wellness Initiative Coalition Coordinator
Employer Whatcom Family & Community Network
Job Description JOB SUMMARY:
Administer and coordinate a prevention community-based program, including planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the program; facilitate the development and coordination of substance abuse prevention activities; develop and present prevention-related educational programs for community members and groups; stay updated on the latest substance abuse prevention research and provide up-to-date information to the public; facilitate the development, training and implementation of local community substance abuse prevention coalition, and collaborate with existing task forces as a resource or provider of technical assistance.

JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Coordinate a local community coalition comprised of community members who represent a minimum of eight of the following sectors: Youth, Parent, Law Enforcement, Civic/Volunteer Groups, Business, Healthcare Professionals, Media, Schools, Youth-serving Organizations, Religious/Fraternal Organizations, State/Local/Tribal Governments, Other Substance Abuse Organization (e.g., Treatment), Youth Treatment Professionals, and Mental Health Professionals; to encourage and facilitate their collaboration in efforts to prevent or reduce substance abuse;
• Coordinate and provide comprehensive training to coalition members to build capacity for community-based, data-driven substance abuse coalition work;
• Provide technical assistance and support to agency staff, volunteers, prevention contractors, service providers and community groups on topics such as the CPWI and prevention science (e.g., risk and protective factors, the Strategic Prevention Framework, relevant evidence-based strategies);
• Oversee community coalition’s development of five-year prevention strategic plan within “Washington State Department of Social and Health Services’ Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery” (DSHS/DBHR) Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Community Coalition guidelines and providing annual budget and action plan updates;
o Conduct needs assessment and other techniques to identify community service needs with community coalition members;
o Assist individuals and groups in developing risk and protective factor focused prevention plans, selecting research-supported prevention strategies, and developing appropriate evaluations;
• Work cooperatively with additional community members and groups to develop and implement on-going evidence-based strategies which discourage use/misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs;
• Develop data collection instruments and monitoring and program evaluation policies and procedures to ensure program compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines;
• Responsible for prevention contract monitoring and program outcomes;
• Conduct on site-visits with subcontractor(s) to monitor program components for specific contract provisions and compliance;
• Conduct participant surveys to evaluate community needs, contract compliance and strategy effectiveness;
• Prepare summaries of prevention monitoring reports for the coalition and as needed;
• Enter reporting data into required data systems within contractual timeframes;
• Interpret complex and detailed federal and state regulations to ensure program and planning compliances;
• Attend required DBHR meetings and training;
• Engage with local media. Preparing press kits, soliciting media coverage and responding to media requests;
• Plan, develop, implement and monitor media campaigns, social marketing initiatives in collaboration with CPWI statewide media initiatives;
• Collaborate with key community stakeholders in the support and implementation of Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work is performed primarily in office environments. Primary office in which employee maintains work space must be located within community served by coalition. Community travel is required to provide face to face communication with coalition members and to attend other community meetings and events, provide training and technical assistance and participate in coalition strategies and activities. Statewide travel is required occasionally. Attendance at meetings and prevention activities may require working evening and irregular hours. Access to guaranteed, reliable transportation is required. Occasional physical effort may be required to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of and familiarity with the community served by the coalition;
• Demonstrated ability to organize community groups and to work cooperatively with a variety of people and agencies, public groups and contract agency personnel;
• Knowledge of principles of cultural competence, consequences of health disparities, and strategies to increase inclusivity in community outreach;
• Understand the value of and strategies to include diverse members of the community in coalition-building and community outreach;
• Ability to facilitate meetings that encourage participation and positive development, and to work cooperatively with public groups and contract agency personnel;
• Knowledge of principles of effective leadership with demonstrated leadership skills;
• Excellent research, analysis, writing, and communication skills involved in community and coalition development, planning and policy development, grant and report-writing, statistical data gathering and public speaking;
• Understand existing alcohol and other drug abuse prevention systems and programs in state and county governments;
• Successful experience developing and providing adult training programs;
• Knowledge of basic principles of substance abuse prevention and treatment. Understand the continuum of care in substance abuse and addiction;
• Proven ability to work independently and prioritize several on-going assignments within contractual requirements including deadlines;
• Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel within the area served by the coalition with occasional state-wide travel.

Additional knowledge of: community organizing, fundamental public health principles and practices, techniques of behavior change, social marketing, health promotion and population-based prevention; program planning and evaluation methods.

Additional ability to: manage multiple time sensitive issues, adapt to changing circumstances and develop creative solutions; generate a shared vision for the community; generate and maintain enthusiasm for developing solutions and instill a sense of hopefulness for continued improvement of health outcomes; provide technical assistance through coaching, mentoring, training, delegating, and directing; establish effective working relationships with diverse communities, agencies and staff; communicate effectively both orally and in writing with tact, diplomacy and sensitivity; work independently and work effectively in teams and work groups.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driver’s abstract is required prior to employment.
Current Certified Prevention Professional credential or ability to obtain within 18 months of appointment upon approval of related training plan.
Ability to pass Washington State Patrol Background check and any further established background requirements.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Public Health, Behavioral Sciences or closely related field; or the equivalent combination of relevant education, training and experience. Two years of relevant experience that adequately illustrates the attainment of knowledge, skills, abilities and other requirements of the job listed. Familiarity with Washington State substance abuse prevention planning frameworks and programs preferred.

FUNDING & OVERSIGHT INFORMATION: This position is grant funded by Washington State Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS), Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR). The grant is managed through Whatcom County Health Department. The Employer for this position is Whatcom Family & Community Network (WFCN). A 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization. See the WFCN website at www.wfcn.org

COMPENSATION: DOE: Range: $22 to $28 hourly. Medical health benefits, vacation and sick leave.

Whatcom Family & Community Network is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply: Send cover letter and tailored resume to info@wfcn.org
Position Open Until Filled with Priority Deadline of 9/18 at 5 p.m.

Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Public Health, Behavioral Sciences or closely related field; or the equivalent combination of relevant education, training and experience.
Two years of relevant experience that adequately illustrates the attainment of knowledge, skills, abilities and other requirements of the job listed.
Familiarity with Washington State substance abuse prevention planning frameworks and programs preferred.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driver’s abstract is required prior to employment.
Current Certified Prevention Professional credential or ability to obtain within 18 months of appointment upon approval of related training plan.
Ability to pass Washington State Patrol Background check and any further established background requirements.

Compensation

$22-$28/hr DOE, Medical and dental benefits, vacation and sick leave
Days/Hours M-F, some nights and some weekends
Contact Info Kristin D.

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1231 N Garden Street # 210

WORK LOCATION: Multiple locations in East Whatcom County

EMAIL: info@wfcn.org

PHONE: 360.738.1196

How to Apply    To Apply: Send cover letter and tailored resume to info@wfcn.org
Position Open Until Filled with Priority Deadline of 9/18 at 5 p.m.
Position Closes September 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Teen Intern- Closes 9/29/17 at 5:00 PM

Position Teen Intern, Youth Services Dept.
Employer Whatcom County Library System
Job Description The Whatcom County Library System is accepting applications for a part-time Teen Intern to assist the Youth Services department in providing teen-related library service. Must be in Grade 10-12, and 16 years of age or older to apply.  Must have a WCLS library card.  Four hours per week, flexible schedule. $11.00 per hour. Apply by Friday, September 29.

Duties:

Assist Youth Services department in providing teen-related library service: write and edit book reviews and produce book vlogs, assist with programming, contribute to library social media platforms, assist with special projects, and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Avid reader of young adult literature; ability to write and produce book reviews and vlogs; keen interest in learning more about the library and promoting library use among teens; ability to maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere. Work requires considerable physical effort in the handling of materials up to 30 pounds and/or continual standing or walking 70%+ of the time. Requires the ability to speak, write, and understand English. Must be in Grade 10-12, and 16 years of age or older to apply. Must have a WCLS library card. New employees are subject to a CRC (criminal records check) per RCW 43.43.832.

Selection:

Selection criteria may include the contents of the application, an oral interview, and a skills test. 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.

Compensation

$11.00/hour
Days/Hours Four (4) regular weekly hours, worked in 2-hour shifts two days per week; schedule is flexible and will be determined together with the Teen Services Coordinator.

Duration: 16 weeks, with option to extend for another term.

Contact Info Tamar Clarke

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 5205 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226

EMAIL: teenintern@wcls.org

PHONE: (360) 305-3611

How to Apply    Submit a completed WCLS Employment Application* along with a book review (one page or less) from a recent read by 5:00 PM FRIDAY, 09/29/17 to:
Whatcom County Library System
5205 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, WA 98226
Attn: Tamar Clarke, Teen Services Coordinator
Call (360) 305-3611 or email teenintern@wcls.org for further information.
* Résumés and cover letters are optional, unless requested, and will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed WCLS Employment Application form. Application forms are available at http://www.wcls.org to print, fill out and mail in, or at the above address, or at any Whatcom County Library branch.
Position Closes September 29, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Waitstaff- Open Until Filled

Position Waitstaff
Employer Kuru Kuru Sushi
Job Description Serving customers, bringing drinks, busing tables, billing, other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Experience not required, will train the right person.

Compensation

Minimum wage plus tips
Days/Hours Part-time
Contact Info Sam

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 11 Bellwether Way Suite 101

How to Apply    Bring a resume to 11 Bellwether Way suite 101. Do not call or email.
Position Closes Open until filled

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:
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=76265&fromSearch=true

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:
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=76263&fromSearch=true

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:
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=73625&fromSearch=true

Qualifications Some college preferred – other qualifications specific to positions and can be found on my.americorps.gov

Compensation

$1,026/Month
Days/Hours M-F 8-5, Nov 2017-Nov 2018
Contact Info Niki Gates

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1111 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98229

EMAIL: niki_gates@opco.org

PHONE: 360.734.5121 ext. 263

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

Applications should include references.

Position Closes September 29, 2017

Housekeeper- Closes 9/30/17

Position Housekeeper
Employer Hotel Bellwether
Job Description POSITION DESCRIPTION
POSITION TITLE: ROOM ATTENDANT

REPORTS TO: Housekeeping Manager or Assistant Hsk Mgr.

POSITION SUMMARY: Cleans guest rooms and bathrooms according to the property’s standards.

TASKS AND COMPETENCIES:

1. Enters and prepares room for cleaning.

2. Makes the bed.

3. Dusts the room and furniture.

4. Replenishes guest room and bath supplies.

5. Cleans the bathroom.

6. Cleans the closet.

7. Vacuums the carpet.

8. Checks and secures the room.

Qualifications Education: High school graduate or equivalent desired. Must be able to speak, read and write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.
Experience: Previous hotel-related experience beneficial.
Physical: Requires fingering, grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, hearing, visual acuity. Requires the ability to push and pull housekeeping carts and equipment. Must be able to life up to 15 pounds on a regular and continuing basis.

Compensation

DOE
Days/Hours MON-FRI, WEEKENDS, HOLIDAYS
Contact Info Melissa McCann

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1 Bellwether Way

EMAIL: melissam@hotelbellwether.com

PHONE: 360.392.3183

How to Apply    Email resume to melissam@hotelbellwether.com or pick up an application in-person at 1 Bellwether Way. Application should also include references.
Position Closes Sepetmber 30, 2017