Solid Ground: Food Justice and Community EducationAmericorps Opportunities

Food and Garden Youth Educator (AmeriCorps) 

Community Food Education at Solid Ground supports the health and wellness of communities experiencing poverty and oppressions. We provide hands-on educational opportunities for youth and adults alike, around growing, buying, cooking, and eating nutritious foods. Solid Ground’s antiracism lens frames how we approach this service. Our team of AmeriCorps educators lead classes, workshops, and events, to empower communities to navigate their food environments. https://www.solid-ground.org/careers/food-education-coordinator-americorps/

Food Education Coordinator (AmeriCorps) 

Community Food Education at Solid Ground supports the health and wellness of communities experiencing poverty and oppressions. We provide hands-on educational opportunities for youth and adults alike, around growing, buying, cooking, and eating nutritious foods. Solid Ground’s antiracism lens frames how we approach this service. Our team of AmeriCorps educators lead classes, workshops, and events, to empower communities to navigate their food environments. https://www.solid-ground.org/careers/food-and-garden-youth-educator-americorps/

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Scattered Sites Program Property Coordinator – Plymouth Housing Group.

Please see the below link to our open position of Scattered Sites Program Property Coordinator.

https://plymouthhousing-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=354

Plymouth Housing Group partners with King County to administer two federally funded rent subsidy programs for 1000 households who live in rental properties throughout King County. Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Property Coordinator completes initial and annual Housing Quality Standards inspections throughout King County for 220 units subsidized by the Scattered Sites rental assistance program. This position is responsible for coordinating the deposit retrieval and returned funds processes. This position also provides support and program education to current partnering landlords and to service agency representatives as they assist program participants in their unit search.

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New AIS courses – Foreign Language and I&S on campus this Autumn!

This is a great option for BA Selectives!

AIS will be teaching a full series this year as AIS 313/314/315 and they will fulfill foreign language credit for any student who needs it. Though it’s a 300-level series, there are no prerequisites and the course will be fun and interactive.AIS 313 AU 18

Under special topics, we are also offering Bringing Back the Wealth: Engaging with the Campus Ecology. This is a hands-on course that includes walking tours of campus, local field trips, and stories from elders in the Native community.

 

Blog: Smoking Cessation Program Coordinator position

El Centro de la Raza is hiring a Smoking Cessation Program Coordinator. This is a great position for someone with experience in public health and/or social services and a passion for equity and addressing health disparities.

Position Title:   Smoking Cessation, Marijuana & Tobacco Prevention Program Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY: Implement the program activities/components outlined by WA State Public Health Departments, the  National Alliance for Hispanic Health/Nuestras Voces, King County Youth Prevention & Education, and the Muckleshoot Tribe/ECDLR Smoking Cessation Work Plan. Develop and teach an anti-smoking curriculum to Latino youth and families enrolled in ECDLR programs and the community at large.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

  • Present through organized workshops/classes El Centro de la Raza’s culturally appropriate curriculum based on established best practices and assembled resources to be adapted for a Spanish speaking audience in accordance with contracted work plan(s).
  • Execute the 5th year work plan outlined by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health/ Nuestras Voces.
  • Execute Components 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the WA DOH 2017-2018 contract and each year concurrent.
  • Prepare monthly reports and invoices, including CSBG mid and end of year reports.
  • Engage in webinars, conference calls as related to contracted work.
  • On an ongoing basis, actively engage community and regional stakeholder organizations to become Network members.
  • Develop and initiate strategies to conduct outreach and education on tobacco and cancer control through local and social media.
  • Support the dissemination of Network-related information to partners and stakeholders throughout the Contractor’s NCCDPHP region as requested by Alliance.
  • Communicate with the alliance staff or its agents and/or other representatives via written reports describing progress and issues pertaining to the Nuestras Voces Project. The information provided must be complete and responsive to the information requested.
  • Present workshops in Seattle Public High Schools; Ingraham, Chief Sealth, Ballard, Denny and Washington Middle Schools in accordance with work plan.
  • Weekly meets and updates Human Services Director regarding policy, prevention and progress of the overall scope of work.
  • Attend staff meetings, case manager meetings & monthly general

MEASURABLE STANDARDS

  • Must have a proven ability to work well under pressure.
  • Must be able to work with participants from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Understands and fulfills contractual obligations.
  • Must be able to maintain effective relationships with co-workers, participants, parents, community representatives, and the general public.
  • Must be able to work in a multi-cultural/multi-ethnic environment.
  • Presents a professional manner and appearance.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS  

Essential minimum skills, education, and experience:

  • A degree and at least five years’ work experience including two years of experience working in human services and/or public health.
  • Must be bilingual Spanish/English.
  • Must have a car and a valid Washington driver’s license and show evidence of insurability.
  • Must have excellent oral, written and organizational communication skills.
  • Experience in presentations and facilitating groups.
  • Must be effective in conflict resolution.
  • Must have excellent computer skills, specifically in Excel & Power Point.
  • Familiar with Outcome and Indicator Reporting.
  • Must have good attention to detail.
  • Experience working with immigrant/refugee populations.

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WORKING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENT

The position will require a minimum of 40 hours per week.  The position may require evenings and weekend work. Requires local travel for presentations, meetings, and workshop locations.

A criminal background check is required for this position, due to the fact that this individual works with families & youth on a regular basis. The above duties or working procedures describe the chief function of the job and are not considered to be a detailed description of every duty of the job. Requires a 6-month probationary period.

BENEFITS

This position is eligible for El Centro de la Raza’s full benefit package including medical/dental/life insurance coverage, 401(k) plan, paid vacation and sick leave, and eight paid holidays. In addition to these paid holidays, El Centro gives additional paid time off (up to 5 days) during the last week of December for qualified employees. El Centro employees also benefit from ongoing professional development opportunities.

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APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send resume to Shannon Armstrong at sarmstrong@elcentrodelaraza.org, or stop by El Centro de la Raza at 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, to drop off a resume. If you have questions, please call 206.957.4626.

 

Recruiting Health Science Students for the Seattle/King County Clinic “Listening Project”

  • Are you a health profession student at the University of Washington?
  • Are you interested in learning with and from students in other professions?
  • Are you looking for opportunities to learn more about the social determinants of health, through interfacing with community members facing challenges related to accessing health care?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, please keep reading!

The UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education is partnering with the Seattle/King County Clinic (SKCC) to engage interprofessional student teams as volunteers at the September 2018 4-day clinic.

The “Listening Project” is in response to the clinic’s efforts to better understand the patient populations served. Small student groups will circulate clinic waiting areas, engaging with patients who wish to share their stories related to their health, accessing care, or their experience at the SKCC. Stories will be synthesized and prepared for dissemination to the SKCC, as well as city and state policy makers.

Students will be asked to sign up for one half-day shift during the days of clinic operation—September 20-23, 2018.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Nicole Woodard nwoodard@uw.edu.

About SKCC:

SKCC brings together healthcare organizations, civic agencies, non-profits, private businesses and volunteers from across the State of Washington to produce a giant free health clinic in KeyArena at Seattle Center.  The four-day volunteer-driven clinic provides a full range of free dental, vision and medical care to underserved and vulnerable populations in the region. The next Clinic is scheduled for September 20 – 23, 2018: https://vimeo.com/124850873

Job Opportunity for Research Study Coordinator at Latino Center for Health

We are seeking someone with an interest in applying to be a part-time (50% FTE) Research Study Coordinator to work for the Latino Center for Health on Dr. India Ornelas’ NIH-funded study, ALMA: Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma. This study evaluates the efficacy of a health promotion intervention to reduce depression and anxiety among Latina immigrant women. The primary responsibility of this position will be conducting in person surveys with ALMA participants on topics related to mental health, immigration and other topics.  Due to the study population and this position’s primary role as interviewer, the Research Study Coordinator must be fluent in English and Spanish.

For additional information and to apply, please click on the link below: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs

Requisition #156923.

Any questions may be directed to Gigi Perez (geperez@uw.edu).