Individualized Support Teacher

Job position / title
Individualized Support Teacher

Name of business / employer
Opportunity Council

Job description / duties
The Individualized Support Teacher works as part of a center-base team, providing a developmentally appropriate educational experience that supports access to a least restrictive environment for children with behavioral, developmental, or emotional delays in development. Additional time may be scheduled for meetings, planning, record keeping, setup and training. Individualized Support Teachers must maintain working knowledge of Federal Head Start Performance Standards, State ECEAP Standards, agency and department policies and procedures and other applicable regulations.

Qualifications
Who we are looking for:
• People who honor our mission, agree with our purpose and want to be part of something bigger.
• People who are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in both the services we provide as well as the environment in which we work.
• People who are self-motivated and passionate about the work they do.
• People who understand we are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust and care for one another.

Application deadline / closing date
08/22/2018

Salary / rate of pay
$14.13 to $17.66 per hour

Days and hours of employment
M-F 30-34 hrs/wk

Person or department to contact
HR

Business address
1419 Cornwall Ave

Email
hrrecruiting@oppco.org

Phone
360.734.5121 ext. 267

How to apply
See full job specifications and application instructions at http://www.oppco.org/employment/. Paper Employment Applications may be picked up at 1419 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA.

Completed applications must be received by 4:00pm, Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

At the Opportunity Council, we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion with a core set of values that include diversity, collaboration, respect, integrity, passion and learning. We believe we are a stronger and successful organization because of this commitment. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation and identity, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. EOE.

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Opportunity Council Cook (on-call)

Job position / title
Cook (on-call)

Name of business / employer
Opportunity Council

Job description / duties
Responsible for food service preparation, food delivery to class sites or on-site classrooms, and record keeping for procurement as assigned by the Kitchen Supervisor or under the direction of the Senior Cook. Food is prepared each classroom day at a commercially equipped central or satellite kitchen, and delivered to multiple sites in Whatcom County or food service provided directly to children at the satellite kitchen location. Cook located at satellite office will work closely with Kitchen Supervisor/Senior Cook on a daily basis. Actively participates as a member of the Food Service Team. Maintains working knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards, agency policies and procedures and other applicable food handling/service regulations.

Qualifications
Who we are looking for:
• People who honor our mission, agree with our purpose and want to be part of something bigger.
• People who are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in both the services we provide as well as the environment in which we work.
• People who are self-motivated and passionate about the work they do.
• People who understand we are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust and care for one another.

Application deadline / closing date
08/22/2018

Salary / rate of pay
$11.50 to $13.96 per hour

Person or department to contact
HR

Business address
1419 Cornwall Ave

Email
hrrecruiting@oppco.org

Phone
360.734.5121 ext. 267

How to apply
See full job specifications and application instructions at http://www.oppco.org/employment/. Paper Employment Applications may be picked up at 1419 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA.

Completed applications must be received by 4:00pm, Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

At the Opportunity Council, we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion with a core set of values that include diversity, collaboration, respect, integrity, passion and learning. We believe we are a stronger and successful organization because of this commitment. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation and identity, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. EOE.

Applications should include
[×] Cover letter

Job position / title
Preschool One-on-one

Name of business / employer
Bellingham Childcare and Learning Center

Job description / duties
NOW HIRING
Preschool one-on-one
August 15th, 2018.
Our loving, engaging, and fun filled preschool classroom is made up of children aged 3-5 years old, with 20 children and 3 teachers. Join a teaching team that is responsible for the care and safety of these preschool children. As the one-on-one you will plan, supervise, and implement developmentally appropriate activities to meet the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs of the one child. You will work directly with the teaching team to continue the set goals to encourage the child to successfully problem solve, enter into play, and transition between activities. You will ensure the safety and well-being of the child in the classroom through direct one-on-one supervision. You will also form a partnership with parents to promote the growth and development of their child.

Qualifications
Qualifications: A qualified candidate will have experience working with young children and have the passion to continue their education in Early Childhood Education. Scholarship opportunities may be available through the Early Achievers Opportunity Grant after three months of employment.
Likely candidates will begin the process of obtaining: a portable background check in MERIT, negative TB test, First Aid & CPR, and STARS 30 hr. Basics in Childcare (or equivalent) upon being hired.

Application deadline / closing date
10/08/2018

Salary / rate of pay
11.50-12.00 depending on experience

Days and hours of employment
30-40

Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Person or department to contact
Bobbi Kelley

Business address
2600 Squalicum Parkway

Email
Bobbi@Bellighamchildcare.com

Phone
360.676.0950

How to apply
Compensation: Starts at minimum wage depending on experience/education. This position is full time, and after a probationary period, is eligible for benefits (medical & dental after 60 days, vacation pay after 90 days, & retirement after 1 year).

Applications are available at:
2600 Squalicum Parkway
Bellingham, WA 98225

If you have any other question, please contact Elizabeth or Bobbi at (360) 676-0950

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

AmeriCorps “Healthy Futures” Health Equity Intern

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

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

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

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

Enrollment Specialist

Position Description
Position: Enrollment Specialist
Location: Whatcom County; May Travel to Local Cities or Neighborhood Counties
FTE status: Hourly/non-exempt; 1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/week
Starting Salary/Benefits: $15.00/hour, DOE, Benefits in accordance with WAHA personnel policy
Reports to: Programs Director
Job Purpose: The Enrollment Specialist works directly with clients, community health workers, families, and health care personnel to support clients who need to access a variety of supports that impact their health. This position will work alongside WAHA direct services staff and volunteers who support clients with overcoming barriers to care by screening and connecting to various need-based programs and health care options. The Enrollment Specialist is also an advocate & system navigator for clients and their families when they hit roadblocks to getting the care they need. This candidate will be working with client health information and must be able to maintain strict confidentiality. This position requires a flexible, self directed person, who is excellent at handling situations where all the details may not yet be available or determined and can search for the information that is needed. The candidate will also be expected to have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Location of work will be in an office setting, or other outstation areas as needed. Some travel may be required for meetings and enrollment events at other locations.
Qualifications:
• Associate degree or equivalent professional experience
• Ability to communicate effectively with diverse sectors of the community
• Possess excellent attention to detail, good organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks

• Experience with outreach and public speaking
• Computer competency: MS Office (Word, Excel, Access), internet
• Ability to work occasional weekend and evening hours
• Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation and insurance
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience utilizing local social services in Whatcom County
• Strong background on community resources that addresses barriers to improving individual and family health
• Bilingual in English & Spanish with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Essential Functions:
• Assists with WAHA’s direct service performance goals by conducting holistic screen of client needs, identifying resources, and connecting clients to appropriate WAHA services such as Advance Care Planning, BHAP, Laurendeau, community programs, and referrals
• Reduces barriers for individuals accessing benefits who are eligible for cost saving programs such as basic food, charity care assistance, premium assistance programs, patient and prescription programs by assisting clients with application navigation and recertification

• Increases clients’ health literacy by providing appropriate consumer materials and visuals for explaining the health care system, preventative benefits, behavioral health, dental, and ancillary health options
• Increases client awareness on how to secure a primary care provider, specialty, medications, and other services under health plan
• Promotes client empowerment to advocate on their own behalf by utilizing cultural humility and motivational interviewing techniques, and action planning
• Provides high quality person-centered assistance to consumers of all ages by becoming certified in health care coverage training and resources training such as Advance Care Planning, Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and other continuing education topics
• Ensures individuals receive benefits for which they are eligible by checking 3rd party data systems and/or by conducting follow-up conversations and activities as needed with clients to ensure that applications for health care needs are successfully completed and submitted
• Assists with agency funder requirements by following tracking protocols and gathering sensitive and confidential client information
• Increases referrals and client utilization of WAHA services by providing public presentations to consumers and service providers as well as staffing targeted enrollment sites for selected populations per month
• Describes impact of services provided to clients served by submitting monthly reports of services rendered, interaction notes, and client success stories to supervisor
• In cooperation with direct services staff and volunteers, assist with developing and improving standardized screening, education and referral processes
• Complies with Washington Health Benefits Exchange contractual requirements with assisting navigators from our North Sound Network with technical assistance, helptickets, as well as some occasional outreach outside of Whatcom County
• Other duties, projects, and trainings as assigned

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in an office environment. The office is very fast-paced with many deadlines to meet. Potential exposure to repetitive stresses due to prolonged use of computers. Stress associated with receiving multiple tasks from various individuals may occur. Sufficient mobility is required for the use of office equipment such as computers, telephones, files and the copier. Sitting for extended periods of time as well as lifting a maximum of 30 pounds (file storage boxes, supplies, etc.) may be required. The ability to hear and communicate at a level sufficient to perform the essential functions of the position is required. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not
be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas, to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.
It is the policy of the Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access to not discriminate against any person with regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status or physical or mental disability.

Systems Administrator

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

Part Time Preschool Teaching Assistant

Job position / title
Part Time Preschool Teaching Assistant

Name of business / employer
Bellingham Childcare and Learning Center

Job description / duties

Join our dedicated and fun team of teachers at Bellingham Childcare & Learning Center! This opening is in our Preschool classroom, where you will be working with two other teachers and up to 20 children aged 3-5. Help plan, supervise and implement activities to meet the social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of the children in our care, and form great partnerships with parents to promote the growth and development of their children.
BCLC is a local leader in Early Learning, a United Way Organization, and accredited by NAEYC. We strive to be an employer of choice in the field, and we value our culture of inclusion, engagement, fun and community spirit.

Qualifications
Qualifications:
A qualified candidate will have experience working with young children and have the passion to continue their education in Early Childhood Education. Scholarship opportunities may be available through the Early Achievers Opportunity Grant after three months of employment.

Likely candidates will begin the process of obtaining: a portable background check in MERIT, negative TB test, First Aid & CPR, and STARS 30 hr. Basics in Childcare (or equivalent) upon being hired.

Compensation: Starts at minimum wage depending on experience/education. This position is Part time about 19 hours a week.

Application deadline / closing date
08/28/2018

Salary / rate of pay
11.50-12.00 depending on experience

Days and hours of employment
19 hours

Flexible schedule?
(○) Negotiable

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Person or department to contact
Bobbi Kelley

Business address
2600 Squalicum Parkway

Email
Bobbi@Bellighamchildcare.com

Phone
360.676.0950

Fax
Not answered

How to apply

EOE
Applications are available at:
2600 Squalicum Parkway
Bellingham, WA 98225

If you have any other question, please contact Bobbi at (360) 676-0950

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

Medical Assistant

Job position / title
Medical Assistant

Name of business / employer
WhidbeyHealth

Job description / duties
REGISTERED NURSE OPPORTUNITIES!

Open Positions Available In:

Emergency Department
Home Health
MED/SURG
Perinatal
JOB DESCRIPTION: WhidbeyHealth registered nurses will be clinically competent while delivering care to patients in a variety of settings, utilizing the nurse process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation and evaluation. RNs will effectively interact with patients, significant others and other health team members while maintaining all standards of professional nursing.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Ability to assess the patient, collect and document the patient’s current health status and medical history.
Complete and/or review admission data record as defined by policy.
Plan/Implement: must be able to set priorities for nursing action in a logical sequence according to patient need and formulate a plan of care by the appropriate selection of Nurse Practice Standards.
Evaluate ongoing assessments and revise plans of care based on new data and patient’s condition
Document patient care, including nursing intervention, patient response to care provided, patient needs, problems, capabilities, limitations and progress towards goals.
Collaborates with other nurses and health team members to ensure the patient’s wellbeing as evidenced by staff/client feedback
Administer medications and IVs according to policy and procedure
COMPETENCIES

Patient focus
Problem solving/analysis
Communication proficiency
Discretion
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position requires intermittent physical activity, including standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping and crouching as well as lifting and supporting patients.

Qualifications
REQUIRED EDUCATION

Valid registration as a registered nurse in Washington State
Graduate from a nationally accredited Registered Nursing Program
TO APPLY: Please visit http://www.whidbeyhealth.org/careers to complete an application

Application deadline / closing date
09/07/2018

Salary / rate of pay
DOE

Days and hours of employment
Various

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Person or department to contact
Terrance Ellison

Business address
101 NE Birch Street

Work location (if different from above)
Coupeville

Email
ellist@whidbeyhealth.org

Phone
360.914.8805

How to apply
http://www.whidbeyhealth.org/careers

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

Medical Assistant

Job position / title
Medical Assistant

Name of business / employer
WhidbeyHealth

Job description / duties
POSITION SUMMARY

The Medical Assistant for the Specialty and Primary Care Clinics (SPCC) will be accountable for the delivery of quality care to patients and families of all ages according to individualized needs of the patient. Responsible for in-person screening limited to intake and gathering of information, without requiring the exercise of judgment based on clinical knowledge. Duties include taking vital signs, recording patient history, preparing and maintaining examination and treatment areas, preparing patients for, and assisting with routine and specialty examinations, procedures, treatments and minor office surgeries.

Must anticipate the needs of the provider to support efficient and quality patient care in the clinic and hospital wide. Performs all duties in a manner that supports WhidbeyHealth’s Standards of Behavior, Patients First Tenets, Corporate Compliance, Mission, Vision, and Values.

Qualifications
EDUCATION / TRAINING / EXPERIENCE

Minimum of two (2) years of prior Medical Assistant experience preferred. Active Washington State Medical Assistant Certification (CM) or Medical Assistant Registration (MR) required which includes completion of an accredited Medical Assistant program. BLS certification required.

**Weekend Duty/Holiday Rotation**

Application deadline / closing date
09/07/2018

Salary / rate of pay
DOE

Days and hours of employment
Various

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Person or department to contact
Terrance Ellison

Business address
101 NE Birch Street

Work location (if different from above)
Coupeville

Email
ellist@whidbeyhealth.org

Phone
360.914.8805

How to apply
http://www.whidbeyhealth.org/careers

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