Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

The Infant Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (IECMHC) will work in partnership with the rest of the Quality Child Care team, the Early Achiever (EA) Coaches and Child Care Aware of NWWA.  Primary duties include providing on-site Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (IECMHC) services in selected licensed childcare sites (centers and/or FCC) providing resources and guidance to build the capacity of regional EA Coaches to support teachers/providers with children’s challenging behaviors and to prevent expulsion of children from child care and early learning settings.

The MHCL will engage with early learning and behavioral health partners to: build connections and establish regional referral options for children, families and providers; identify regional strengths/opportunities and service gaps/barriers; and engage with other MHCs including Infant Toddler Consultants, Play and Learn settings and Head Start/ECEAP settings throughout the five county NW Region and Opportunity Council’s Early Learning and Family Services Department to work towards the long term goal of a coordinated approach in IECMHC.

Salary Range: $25..44 – $31.80

Schedule: Full-Time

To apply visit Opportunity Council Employment

Employement Opportunity

United Way of Skagit County | Executive Director

Job Summary: The Executive Director is responsible to work with a diverse team of leaders, staff and volunteers to achieve the vision of Community Impact and the Bold Goal as developed by the Board of Directors.  The Executive Director understands the value of collaboration and relationships and works across private, public and corporate sectors to help our organization make a positive impact in our community. They are dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good – creating, resourcing and leveraging strategies for broad investment and impact. The Executive Director is responsible for the ongoing trust in the United Way brand and helping the organization continue its relevance in the community.

Salary Range: $65,000 – $75,000 DOQ

Start Date: June 15, 2020

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Employment Opportunity

Seeking an Early Achievers Coach in Bellingham

JOB SUMMARY: Early Achievers Coaches provides resources and support to child care programs enrolled in Early Achievers. Coaches focus on program enrollment, self-assessment, training, policies and procedures, quality standards, preparation for successful site evaluation/rating, and ongoing post-rating coaching services.

Pay Scale: Starts at $20.10

Preferred candidate will have strong skills in behavior/mental health of young children.

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Employment Opportunity

NW Regional Council Case Manager

TEN-STEP HOURLY RANGE: $25.90 – $33.79, DOQ

JOB SUMMARY: Northwest Regional Council is seeking a full-time Case Manager position in our Mount Vernon Office. We are an Area Agency on Aging that provides services and funds community-based programs to help older adults and people with disabilities live in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Case Managers assist individuals by conducting assessments, evaluating needs, developing safe, client-centered service plans and providing on-going case management.

NWRC’s family friendly benefits package includes medical/dental/vision for the full-time employee and their dependent(s). Other benefits include life and long-terms disability insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), various voluntary deferred compensation programs, flex plans for health and/or child/elder care, paid leave, sick leave, and 11 paid holidays per year. Flexible work schedules may be available upon completion of six-month trial service period.

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Employment Opportunity

NW Regional Council Receptionist/ Administrative Aide

2019 TEN-STEP HOURLY RANGE: $17.62 – $23.00, DOQ

JOB SUMMARY: The Northwest Regional Council funds and/or provides community-based programs to help elders, people with disabilities, and people living with behavioral health disorders live in their own homes and communities for as long as possible, postponing or eliminating the need for institutional care. In addition, the agency serves as the Medicaid Transportation Broker for Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties. The brokerage authorizes and arranges non- emergency transportation for all people eligible for Medicaid who have no other means of transportation to covered medical services.

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

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

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Employment Opportunity

NW Regional Council Care Coordinator

2019 TEN-STEP HOURLY RANGE: $23.50 – $30.66, DOQ

JOB SUMMARY: The Northwest Regional Council funds and/or provides community-based programs to help elders, people with disabilities, and people living with behavioral health disorders live in their own homes and communities for as long as possible, postponing or eliminating the need for institutional care.

A newly funded Care Coordinator position will be integrated in the Skagit Valley Hospital Care Management team in order to accelerate the development of cross-organizational care transitions and care coordination. The position will be an NWRC employee but operate out of the hospital offices, and will maintain operational linkages with the emergency department, hospital inpatient services, primary care, behavioral health, Health Homes, long-term care, community services and existing care management resources.

The service includes care coordination, care transitions, and linkage to community resources for patients within the hospital’s emergency department and inpatient setting for older adults and individuals with disabilities, with an emphasis on those who are eligible for Medicaid or are Dual Eligible (Medicare/Medicaid). In addition, the service includes following patients to home and other settings for transition care and to ensure longer-term stabilization.

Program outcomes include:
• Reduced unnecessary readmissions to the hospital
• Reduced utilization of the ED for low acuity conditions;
• Effective transitions to stable, supported living situations;
• Increased effective utilization of medical homes, behavioral health and long-term care; • Increased connectivity with existing care management systems in the community.

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