The Child Care Health Program (CCHP) in Public Health – Seattle & King County is seeking a 20-hour/week Communications Specialist who has strong communication skills about program progress for those it serves in the child care and early learning communities. The position also requires evaluation, data analysis, and Office 365 skills. A key goal of this position is to evaluate CCHP services to ensure they are improving the well-being of children, families, and child care providers by making sense of service outcomes for both the team and also citizens and community partners. This position, furthermore, seeks someone who is passionate about the well-being of often marginalized young children and the adults who care for them.
The CCHP is striving to elevate its abilities to enhance short- and long-term child well-being in the Seattle area and beyond. This position will assist the CCHP with developing methods of communication, dialogue, and information-gathering for, by, and with the community that can improve practices to boost child health; safety; behavior; social and emotional development; nutrition; physical activity; and other vital child, family, and provider outcomes.
Community-informed practices are central to this endeavor, meaning the CCHP is intentional about embracing the needs of diverse and often disenfranchised individuals, populations, languages, cultures, and systems to partner its consultation with their specific needs, perspectives, and orientations to wellness.
Work Location: Remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Typically, in the Chinook Building at 401 5th Avenue, Seattle WA 98104 as well as at various locations throughout the Seattle – King County area.
Work schedule: 40-hours per pay period or 20 hours/week. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required to collect and manage information and to engage with child care providers and colleagues.
Who May Apply: This advertisement is currently open to all qualified candidates.
Contact: If you have questions regarding this job announcement, please contact Erika Yanak, Human Resource Analyst, at Erika.Yanak@kingcounty.gov.
Please Note: Your application will be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the requested and relevant information in the on-line application and include the information only on your resume. Applications that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Resumes and cover letters are not accepted in lieu of a fully completed job application.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
Among the skills the CCHP is seeking from the Communication Specialist 1 are the following:
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TEMPORARY TELECOMMUTING REQUIREMENT
The work associated with this position will be performed remotely, at least through July 5, 2021 in compliance with King County’s telecommuting mandate. It is possible that the work will be primarily performed remotely on an ongoing basis after July 5, 2021. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer.
To support employees during this time King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
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Union Affiliation: This position is not represented by a union.
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