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  • DEBORAH BARNES
    Hi perhaps a small edit is in order Scope: Project HANDLE is looking for one Community Health Workers to expand and enhance community based substance abuse and
    Message 1 of 8 , May 29, 2009
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      Hi
      perhaps a small edit is in order

      Scope:

      Project HANDLE is looking for one Community Health Workers

      to expand and enhance community based substance abuse and HIV/AIDS
      programming
      .

      Perhaps to expand programming that addresses the issues of...or enhances education about or.....

      also with one is Worker not Workers. 

      Sometimes it is worthwhile to take a little extra time and proofread even though we are all busy!
      take care, deb


      To: jillt@...
      From: jillt@...
      Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 14:00:23 -0700
      Subject: [NonProfitNetworking] Job Opening at Neighborhood House




      We are currently hiring for a full-time Community Health Worker II for our Project HANDLE. The complete job description is included below. Please help us spread the word about our opening to any contacts, friends or other acquaintances that may be a good fit.

       

      Thank you and have a great weekend!

      Jill

      Jill Trakarnsilpa
      Human Resources Manager
      Neighborhood House, Inc.
      905 Spruce Street, #200 Seattle, WA 98104
      206.461.8430 Ext. 239

      206.461.3857 Fax
      jillt@...
      www.nhwa.org

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      NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE

       

      Community Health Worker II

       

      Department:               Education & Community Services                        

      Reports to:                  Project HANDLE Program Manager

      Status:                         Full Time, 35-40 hours per week

      FLSA:                         Non-exempt

      Salary Range:             $16.74-$18.00 per hour (Range 16)

      Closing Date:             June 14, 2009 or until filled

       

      Neighborhood House Programs
      Since 1906, Neighborhood House has been helping diverse communities of people with limited resources attain their goals for self-sufficiency, financial independence and community building. Our services include early childhood education (including Head Start and Early Head Start), mentoring and tutoring, emergency referral services, self-sufficiency/ employment classes and services (including ESL and citizenship) , job placement and training, substance abuse services, transportation and outreach for the elderly and disabled and publication of the Voice newspaper. Annually, Neighborhood House serves over 7,000 individuals. Of those, 80 percent are refugees and immigrants.

      Scope:

      Project HANDLE is looking for one Community Health Workers to expand and enhance community based substance abuse and HIV/AIDS programming. This position will be working with targeted area of the African American women community and youth (12-17 years old) in Seattle and King County.  This is a grant-funded position by the US Department of Human and Health Services, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration and therefore contingent upon agency’s continued support and availability of funds.

       

      Responsibilities

      ·        Outreach to at-risk women and youth and referral for substance abuse treatment, HIV testing and counseling, harm reduction education and other related services.

      ·        Liaison and bridge to key ethnic communities and/or leaders to help NH coordinate services to underserved communities.

      ·        Initiate HIV/Substance Abuse education curriculum and community outreach methods at community locations to ensure saturation of targeted communities.

      ·        Lead/support in collecting client survey and other outcome measures.

      ·        Screen and assess clients for substance abuse, HIV/AIDS or other issues; make timely and appropriate referrals for treatment or other services.

      ·        Promote, offer and provide HIV rapid testing at Neighborhood House facilities.

      ·        Provide education and counseling on HIV risk factors, and offer a plan to clients to reduce their risk

      ·        Follow up with clients to ensure appropriate receipt of needed services.

      ·        Limited accompaniment to services in the community.

      ·        Work as a member of the Neighborhood House Project HANDLE and interdepartmental teams.

      ·        Facilitate youth and/or women’s educational programs on substance abuse and/or HIV/AIDS. Deliver curriculum with program fidelity, as necessary.

      ·        Participate in clinical case reviews, training, and case consultations.

      ·        Maintain communication with team members, NH management and partners on client and community needs to help ensure NH continues to meet community needs and gaps.

      ·        Attend staff meeting, substance abuse treatment network, Community Advisory Coalition and other community meetings.

      ·        Cooperate in the timely and accurate collection and reporting of service statistics using the NH MIS reporting requirements and forms, GPRA (federal) surveys and/or other data collection protocols.

      ·        Assist team members with ongoing continuous quality improvement to enhance program operations, including problem solving, helping to develop program systems and procedures, or participating on team workgroups.

      ·        Work with staff from other Neighborhood House programs to coordinate services.

      ·        Perform other duties as assigned.

       

      Minimum Qualifications

      ·        Bachelor Degree in Social Work, or Health related fields; experience may be accepted in lieu of degree.

      ·        One (1) year experience working in substance abuse, homeless shelters, program serving at-risk/high- risk women and youth and other social work or human services.

      ·        Demonstrated ability to perform job duties within the context of complex regulations and definitions and to complete extensive technical documentation.

      ·        Ability to work with limited supervision and considerable self-direction.

      ·        Ability to excel in highly visible, highly public settings.

      ·        Team player who is resourceful, proactive and comfortable working with diverse populations.

      ·        Extensive knowledge of target community, and strong outreach/communicat ion skills.

      ·        Good listening and oral/written communications skills and a non-judgmental, positive, problem-solving attitude. Language skills sufficiently strong to prepare documents in English.

      ·        Experience working with at-risk African American women and youth, substance abuse treatment services and homeless shelters in Seattle and King County is a plus

      ·        Computer literacy, including MS Office.

      ·        Proven organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks, including the ability to work on multiple projects.

      ·        Willingness to comply with established agency policies and performance standards, which may include productivity/ personal responsibility, client/customer services, teamwork, and maintaining a professional demeanor.

      ·        Must pass the Washington State Patrol background check.

      ·        Must have reliable, independent transportation for frequent last-minute travel.

      ·        Current First Aid and CPR certificate (may be obtained within 30 days of employment).

      ·        Must be able to work a flexible work schedule, including some weekend and evenings.

      ·        Certification for HIV testing and counseling (may be arranged after hire)

      ·        HIV instructor certification (may be arranged after hire)

      ·        Training on proper HIPPA procedures and requirements (may be arranged after hire)

      ·        Motivational interviewing training (may be arranged after hire)

       

      Benefits
      Excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits available for employee and family. Life and long-term disability insurance provided. Employer contributes up to 4% toward retirements plan with employee match.

      Employment Practice
      Neighborhood House is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and gender expression of identity) or any other classification protected by law. We encourage people of color and residents of the communities we serve to apply.

      Application Procedure
      Submit targeted cover letter, agency application and resume. Agency applications can be downloaded or picked up at the address below. Only applicants considered for interviews will be contacted. Applicants may FAX their materials to 206-461-3857, or mail to:

      Neighborhood House
      905 Spruce St., Suite 200
      Seattle, WA 98104
      attn: HR Manager
      To apply online or download application go to www.nhwa.org

      For More Information
      Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at 206-461-8430 or by e-mail
      to nhjobs@...

      If you'd like to be notified of future job openings, you may subscribe to our employment notification service by sending your e-mail address to
      nhjobs@...

       

       

       




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    • Jill Trakarnsilpa
      NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Housing Coordinator Department: Education & Community Services Reports to: Family and Social Services Manager Status:
      Message 2 of 8 , Mar 25, 2010
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        NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE

         

        Housing Coordinator                                              

         

        Department:  Education & Community Services

        Reports to:       Family and Social Services Manager

        Status:              Full-time, Regular, 40 hours per week

        FLSA:               Non-Exempt

        Range:              Range 17 ($17.77-$19.75 per hour)

        Close Date:      Open until filled

        Neighborhood House Programs

        Since 1906, Neighborhood House has been helping diverse communities of people with limited resources attain their goals for self-sufficiency, financial independence, health and community building. Our services include early childhood education (including Head Start and Early Head Start), mentoring and tutoring, emergency referral services, self-sufficiency/employment classes and services (including ESL and citizenship), job placement and training, substance abuse services, transportation and outreach for the elderly and disabled and publication of the Voice newspaper. Annually, Neighborhood House serves over 13,500 individuals. Of those, 80 percent are refugees and immigrants.

        Scope

        The Housing Coordinator is responsible for the overall implementation and oversight of our Eviction Prevention services to low-income, immigrant and refugee communities who face imminent risk of becoming homeless.  This is a new position in our new Homelessness Prevention program. The successful candidate will coordinate activities, program resources, information, assistance, available housing, financial planning, and partner collaboration to ensure housing stability and self-sufficiency for program participants. This position will take a vital role in fulfilling one of our agency’s mission goals of ‘self-sufficiency’ through housing stability. This position will work closely with the Family and Social Services Manager, Family Support Workers, other Neighborhood House (NH) staff working on employment and self-sufficiency programming as well as with partner agencies to support and promote housing and economic stability for participants. 

         

        Responsibilities

        Direct Client Services

        ·         Direct multiple outreach efforts along with Family Support Workers to screen, assess and enroll eligible participants into the program.

        ·         Establish action plans with the clients to work towards housing stability, income stability and long-term self-sufficiency.

        ·         Assist clients to resolve immediate crises/problems that jeopardize housing and economic stability which may include, but is not limited to; issues of domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health issues, loss of employment, poor credit, and other crises.

        ·         Assist clients to access public and private benefit programs

        ·         Assess for need and provide one-time rental, utility or move-in assistance which includes inspection of housing units for HUD habitability standards.

        ·         Collect and input client data into Safe Harbors Homeless Management of Information Systems database.

         

        Program Development, Coordination and Implementation

        ·         Develop and implement strategies to connect clients to different programs within NH and other services outside NH. 

        ·         Provide oversight and serve as lead case manager for clients enrolled in both the Eviction Prevention Program as well as in other complimentary NH programs.

        ·         Train and support NH staff to implement Eviction Prevention Program for co-case-management

        ·         Assist with contract management, including developing and maintaining key project documents to support program, such as program reports, evaluations, satisfaction surveys.

        ·         Perform other duties as assigned

         

        Qualifications

        Minimum Qualifications

        ·         Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Social Work or a related field; Experience accepted in lieu of degree.

        ·         Minimum of two years (preferably 4+ years) experience working in social work, employment or human services.  Case management experience preferred.

        ·         Minimum of two years (preferably 4+ years) experience or working knowledge of emergency housing and/or property management.

        ·         Direct experience in successful project oversight which includes outcome monitoring, eligibility compliance and reporting.

        ·         Direct experience or working knowledge of financial management/field preferred.

        ·         Team player who is resourceful, proactive and comfortable working with diverse populations.

        ·         Strong communications skills; listening, oral and written and problem-solving skill.

        ·         Ability to work under limited supervision and considerable self-direction.

        ·         Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment of both co-workers and community partners.

        ·         Demonstrated ability to perform job duties within the context of complex regulations and definitions and  to complete extensive technical documentation.

        ·         Ability to excel in highly visible, highly public settings.

        ·         Computer literacy, including MS Office.

        ·         Proven organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks, including the ability to work on multiple projects.

        ·         Willingness to comply with established agency policies and performance standards, which may include productivity/personal responsibility, client/customer services, teamwork, and maintaining a professional demeanor.

        ·         Washington State Patrol background clearance (re-checked every two years).

        ·         Must have current Washington State Driver’s license, reliable, independent transportation and current personal vehicle insurance.

        ·        Current First Aid and CPR Certificate (within 30 days of hire, maintain current certificate during employment).

        ·        Child Abuse and Neglect Training (within 90 days of employment).

        ·         Family Development Certification (upon hiring if needed).

         

        Benefit:

        Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for self and family. Life and Long Term Disability insurance provided. Employer contributes up to 4% to retirement plan with employee match.


        Employment Practice
        Neighborhood House is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and gender expression of identity) or any other classification protected by law. Neighborhood House encourages and gives hiring preference to current and former Head Start parents. We encourage people of color and residents of the communities we serve to apply.

         

        Application Procedure
        Submit targeted cover letter, agency application and resume. Agency applications can be downloaded (www.nhwa.org) or picked up at the address below. Only applicants considered for interviews will be contacted. Applicants may FAX their materials to 206-461-3857, or mail to:

         

        Neighborhood House
        905 Spruce St., Suite 200
        Seattle, WA 98104
        attn: HR Manager

         

        To apply online, click on the link: http://www.nhwa.org/makeadifference/employment-application-form.php


        For more information

        Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at 206-461-8430 or by e-mail to nhjobs@...

         

      • Jill Trakarnsilpa
        Hello Everyone, Please help us spread the word about our opening below to any contacts, friends or other acquaintances that may be a good fit. Thank you for
        Message 3 of 8 , Nov 18, 2010
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          Hello Everyone,

           

          Please help us spread the word about our opening below to any contacts, friends or other acquaintances that may be a good fit.

           

          Thank you for your help!

          Jill

           

           

          NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE

           

          High Point Education Initiative Project Director

           

          Reports to:                 Executive Director

          Status:                         Full-time

          FLSA:                         Exempt

          Salary Range:            $5,023 to $5,580 per month

          Closing Date:            Monday, December 6, 2010 or until filled

           

          Neighborhood House Programs
          Since 1906, Neighborhood House has been helping diverse communities of people with limited resources attain their goals for self-sufficiency, financial independence, health and community building. Our services include early childhood education (including Head Start and Early Head Start), mentoring and tutoring, emergency referral services, self-sufficiency/employment classes and services (including ESL and citizenship), job placement and training, substance abuse services, transportation and outreach for the elderly and disabled and publication of the Voice newspaper. Annually, Neighborhood House serves over 17,500 individuals. Of those, 80 percent are refugees and immigrants.

          Scope:

          The High Point Education Initiative Project Director will be responsible for the design and implementation of Neighborhood House’s place-based education initiative.  This is a new, intensive effort to assure the academic and personal success of all children living in the High Point public housing redevelopment and other communities served by Neighborhood House.  Our place-based education initiative is initially focused on High Point where we want to create a cradle to college and career academic pipeline modeled after the Harlem Children’s Zone.  Our goal is to increase the numbers of children served in a cohesive pipeline of high quality programming designed to impact their academic success from Pre-K through College.

           

          The Project Director will report directly to the Executive Director of Neighborhood House and serve on the agency leadership team.  The Project Director will work in a collaborative effort across all departments in the agency as well as other community partners and institutions.  The Project Director will oversee project development and implementation and, depending on funding, supervise a small team of staff.

           

          This position is based out of our High Point facilities, and is charged with leveraging Neighborhood House’s resources and programming in that community for the academic success of all children.  These programs include Early Childhood Education, Family Center, youth leadership as well as wrap around services for families.  Initially, the Project Director is charged with overseeing the planning and coordination phase of this project, and will support and align with Neighborhood House’s existing programs and direct services at High Point.

           

          Responsibilities

           

          Program Planning, Design and Implementation

          ·         Lead the development and implementation of the High Point Education Initiative (HPEI).

          ·         Develop and oversee the implementation of a comprehensive community needs assessment of children and families in High Point, with a particular emphasis on the indicators affecting academic success.

          ·         Work with the agency Executive Director, Directors, Managers and community partners to establish the vision and implementation plan that will positively affect academic outcomes.

          ·         Liaison with local school leaders and Seattle Public School (SPS) representatives to coordinate school/community services, enhance student/family programs and address student needs.

          ·         Research and prioritize effective and proven practices to add to the High Point education pipeline and/or to integrate into current programming to achieve desired outcomes.  This includes making recommendations on program enhancements or improvements to existing Neighborhood House programming and tracking results.

          ·         Identify community partners/service providers who can fill gaps or add enhanced programming and develop positive, sustainable relationships to bring new services to children or families in the High Point community.

          ·         Effectively integrate existing Neighborhood House programs and other community partners with the initiative to ensure alignment with priority outcomes.

          ·         Oversee the development and program use of data collections systems/processes and analyze data to achieve outcomes that support program and agency goals.

          ·         Work with the Data Systems/Business Process Analysts, SPS and external consultants to develop and implement a rapid data management system.

          ·         Document and share best practices that can support implementation in other communities around the nation.

          ·         Other duties as assigned.

           

          Community Relationships and Sustainability Planning

          ·         Work with Development Department and Executive Director on short-and long-term plans for program sustainability.

          ·         Develop proposals, including program design and budgets.

          ·         Maintain relationships with grantors and donors to ensure on-going communications, reporting and cultivation of future funding.  Aggressively seek out new and expanded funding sources to support a variety of programs and services that advance the goals of HPEI.

          ·         Represent Neighborhood House, our mission, and our core values when convening stakeholders and project partners.  Represent the agency at political and community events and make presentations to a diverse spectrum of stakeholders including elected officials, funders, and neighborhood groups.

          ·         Build strong, sustainable partnerships within the community, develop positive and respectful relations with residents and community leaders, and model exemplary service skills to staff in dealing with community members.

          ·         Oversee clear and effective communications on the initiative with all stakeholders.

          ·         Provide staff support and leadership to the Neighborhood House Board of Trustees, HPEI Advisory Board and other task forces and work groups.

           

          Supervision and Administration

          ·         Recruit, hire, train and supervise qualified staff in alignment with Neighborhood House values and HPEI requirements.

          ·         Provide clear expectations, set individual and project goals, emphasize the highest quality management decision-making, mediate conflict, and promote employee growth and development.

          ·         Appraise the on-going performance of staff and provide regular formal and informal feedback.  Hold staff accountable for meeting performance expectations.

          ·         Align core programs with the agency’s integrated management systems and with best practices.

          ·         Oversee the management of all contracts to ensure that outcomes are met or exceeded, including positive program evaluations.

          ·         Coordinate and monitor the success of key partners, including partners to assist with community assessment and/or program evaluation.

          ·         Ensure the program meets agency, state and federal guidelines.

          ·         Develop and monitor complex project budgets; identify and make necessary budget adjustments in a timely manner as necessary.  Work closely with department managers and the Neighborhood House accounting department to train, coach and oversee budget management, including OMB compliance.

           

          Minimum Qualifications

          ·         Master’s degree in Education, Public Administration, Social Work, Health or related field preferred. Alternative combinations of education and experience that yield the same degree of professional and managerial competence may be substituted.

          ·         5 years supervisory/management experience in social service or educational programs with strong community and K-12 programming experience.  Expertise in innovative models of education reform desired.

          ·         5 years direct responsibility with contracts, budgets and grants as well as grant writing experience.

          ·         Proven strategic planning and implementation skills.

          ·         Ability to work in a dynamic environment with constant change and growth.

          ·         Professional experience in both formal and informal settings working with diverse ethnic and economic populations, including refugees as well as indigenous diverse minority populations.

          ·         Knowledge of political structure at the city, county, state and federal levels and demonstrated skill in engaging these stakeholders in relevant dialogue about education policy and programmatic issues of concern at the recipient level.  Ability to explain how policy affects clients.

          ·         Expertise in evidence-based best practices/models desired.

          ·         Experience with program evaluation and data analysis is desired.

          ·         Excellent communication skills.

          ·         Proven organizational skills and the ability to grasp the “big picture.”

          ·         Some national travel may be required.

          ·         Self-starter, highly organized, dependable, have strong problem-solving skills and be able to manage multiple complex problems.

          ·         Must be proficient in key computer applications (MS Office/Word/Excel/Access).

          ·         Willingness to comply with the established agency performance standards, which include productivity/personal responsibility, client/customer service-orientation, serving as a team player, entrepreneurialism, and maintaining a professional demeanor.

          ·         Must pass the Washington State Patrol background check (re-checked every two years).

          ·         Child Protective Services Training (within 90 days of employment)

           

          Benefits
          Excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits available for employee and family. Life and long-term disability insurance provided. Employer contributes up to 4% toward retirements plan with employee match.

           

          Employment Practice
          Neighborhood House is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and gender expression of identity) or any other classification protected by law. We encourage people of color and residents of the communities we serve to apply.

          Application Procedure
          Submit targeted cover letter, agency application and resume. Agency applications can be downloaded (www.nhwa.org) or picked up at the address below. Only applicants considered for interviews will be contacted. Applicants may FAX their materials to 206-461-3857, or mail to:

           

          Neighborhood House
          905 Spruce St., Suite 200
          Seattle, WA 98104
          attn: HR Manager

           

          To apply online, click on the link: http://www.nhwa.org/makeadifference/employment-application-form.php


          For more information

          Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at 206-461-8430 or by e-mail to nhjobs@...

           

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