Education Specialist
King County - Seattle, WA

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Public Health Seattle & King County is seeking a term-limited temporary Education Specialist to provide training and program development support to City of Seattle personnel with healthcare enrollment and linking people to health and social services through outreach teams. This position will raise general and targeted awareness of the new healthcare coverage opportunity; provide education and encourage enrollment through multiple communications and outreach strategies; help City of Seattle residents access care, and teach them how to use the health care system. This position will train city of Seattle staff on navigating Healthplan finder, including inputting applications and correcting system errors.

This term-limited temporary position is a grant funded position and is anticipated to end no later than December 31, 2014.

Who May Apply: This position is open to all qualified applicants .

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m, 40 hours per week. This position is overtime eligible.


This position is open to all qualified applicants and will remain open until filled.

A King County Application

is required and we highly recommend providing a resume and/or cover letter. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment please feel free to connect with Jennifer Caymol, Human Resources Analyst on LinkedIn at, or via email, via phone at (206)263-8733.

Examples of Duties:

• Coordinate outreach activities and provide information on benefit programs and community resources across City of Seattle departments that have a "high touch" of low-income populations.

•Input applications into and Washington

• Provide health information, resources, advocacy and assistance with eligibility enrollment and connections to various programs through the Access & Outreach CHAP hotline, website, and outreach sites. Respond to emails, phone calls and handle benefit applications received via the Access & Outreach hotline.

• Develop flyers in English and Spanish; update reference materials for clients and community partners in English and Spanish.

• Conduct educational presentations at different sites, health fairs, and Access & Outreach events.

• Provide information on energy assistance, medical, dental and access to care, refer clients for colorectal cancer screenings and provide education on the Public Health Breast and Cervical health program.

• Train and help with certification for at least 20 City employees across the 13 districts in Seattle. This will allow certified employees the ability to use the state's new web-based application system, Healthplanfinder.

• Develop partnerships and identify city staff to help develop neighborhood-specific outreach plans that reflect the diversity and coverage needs of each area, and assure we are identifying and reaching the most vulnerable populations; foster and coordinate with community agencies to either establish outreach locations or attend and staff events located at technical colleges, local church events.

• Partner with the Kid's Plus program that provides assistance to children and families experiencing homelessness; team with the Social Workers from the Center for Pediatric Dentistry to problem solve and provide expertise on client eligibility for various programs (food, energy assistance); assess client needs in regards to energy assistance, child care, telephone assistance program, rental assistance, food, and medical care.


• Must be a Certified In-Person Assister (Navigator) for Health Care Reform.

• Experience providing trainings to community groups or organizations.

• Knowledge of Medicaid and Affordable Care Act eligibility.

• Knowledge of communication networks in targeted communities.

• Ability to effectively communicate in a non-judgmental, positive way.

• Knowledge and skills for informal small group presentations.

• Ability to teach on a one-to-one basis.

• Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, management, providers, and the public.

Supplemental Information:


•This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to

•Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.

•Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.

•Staff may be required to play a role as a first responder in the event of a Public Health emergency.


•The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation.

•Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law

•Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time.

Must possess a Washington State Driver's license.

This position is represented by a labor union, Professional and Technical, Local 17.

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