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Washington State Health Center Assistant in Bremerton, Washington

Description This recruitment is now being utilized to fill one full-time, permanent Health Center Assistant position as well as one full-time, non-permanent Health Center Assistant position which is anticipated to last up to twelve months. * * This recruitment may also be utilized to fill additional vacancies. Applicants who have already applied, do not need to reapply. This job posting will remain open until filled. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and will be on-going. It is in the applicant's best interest to submit their application materials as early as possible. The hiring manager reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time. This job posting may be closed at any time without notice. * *Are you ready to join a dynamic team and make a difference in the lives of Washington's youth? If you are a servant leader with a passion for helping at-risk youth and are seeking employment that is always meaningful and never mundane, look no further, the Washington Youth Academy is the ideal workplace for you! We invite you to apply for the position of Washington Youth Academy (WYA) Health Center Assistant, where you will work under the general supervision of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN4) in a diverse, inclusive, team-oriented environment while helping at-risk youth get their lives back on track. *Proficiency in Spanish is desired but not required. *_ **ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? About the Challenge Program _ The WYA was established under the authority and guidelines of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program. This is a voluntary program which includes a 22 week residential phase followed by a 12 month post-residential mentoring phase. The purpose of the program is to provide a highly disciplined, safe and professional learning environment that empowers at-risk youth to improve their educational levels and become responsible and productive citizens of the State of Washington. The National Guard Challenge Program is one of the most successful alternative education programs designed for high school dropouts or youth that are not progressing in a traditional high school setting and has graduated over 179,000 cadets to date. To learn more about the Washington Military Department and the Washington Youth Academy visit www.mil.wa.gov/youth-academy What makes WYA a great place to work? * A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit http://careers.wa.gov/benefits.html for more information. * Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility * Support for employee growth and development * Leadership that empowers and supports employees * Free on-site parking * Work that matters-building character, enriching lives, one Cadet at a time! Duties * Assist the LPN4 or other Licensed Medical Providers and cadre in providing a continuum of care for Cadets in residence. * Coordinate medical appointments/services for Cadets with local health care providers, parents, and cadre staff. * Maintain Cadet files and records pertaining to treatment, prescriptions and assistance to Cadets with self-medication administration. * Assist with and/or provide Health and Hygiene instruction to Cadets in residence. Qualifications REQUIRED: Certification as a Medical Assistant, a Certified Nurse Assistant, or completion of a Medical/Health Care Technician course of study, AND Possession of, or eligibility for, Current Basic First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certifications. PREFERRED/DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience: * One year of experience as a medical assistant or closely related healthcare technician. * Working with at-risk youth. * Working with adolescents with chronic health conditions. Knowledge of: * Emotional, social, economic, developmental, and physical needs of high school age students. * Diverse learning, ethnic and cultural populations. Skills / Abilities to: * Read, write, interpret, translate, understand and speak both the Spanish and English languages and obtain Spanish interpretation/translation certification. * Respect and understand our Limited English Proficient (LEP) stakeholders' cultures, dialects and beliefs. * Relay concepts and ideas between languages. * Work effectively with a diverse group of at-risk youth, their parents/guardians, other members of the WYA staff, and community partners and stakeholders in a collaborative, contributing and positive manner to achieve the goals of the individual students and the program as a whole. * Work under pressure in a fast-paced stressful work environment. * Be a positive role model to cadets. * Maintain the highest standards of personal and professional ethical conduct in accordance with established guidelines. Supplemental Information COMPENSATION: Wage/salary will depend on qualifications or rules of promotion. Conditions of Employment: Routinely work a 40-hour work week as scheduled to provide ongoing customer and program support. Normal Working Hours: * Tuesday - Saturday 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Sunday - Monday Off Duty will include periodic nights and weekends depending on program activities and requirements, including responding to emergency situations in a reasonable amount of time when they involve cadet health, safety, or security. *Background Check: Must successfully complete a pre-employment personal history and criminal background check investigation, which includes fingerprinting. The background check is required for all employees of the Washington Youth Academy due to the nature of these positions (working with vulnerable youth) and the safety requirements of the job. Applicants are required to complete and sign a WMD Applicant Background and Disclosure Statement and a Waiver and Authority to Release Information Form. Candidates will not have access to any investigative materials and files. Must be willing and able to participate in periodic background checks in accordance with department policy. Failure to successfully complete any required background check may be cause for termination. Drug & Alcohol Testing And Use: * * Willing not to use or be in possession of illegal narcotics or controlled substances while on or off duty. * Willing and able to be free from excessive alcohol consumption. * Willing and able to pass drug testing requirements, including pre-employment (to include testing when employees change job classifications due to promotion or transfer or there is reasonable suspicion). *WYA Campus: * Ability, willingness, desire and commitment to work with at-risk youth in a 24/7 highly structured residential setting requiring extensive interaction and contact with at-risk youth and parents who may be disgruntled, angry, disrespectful (use of profanity, name calling, etc.), depressed and at times confrontational. * The WYA campus is a tobacco, vaping, alcohol, drug and weapons free facility. Weapons and alcohol are not permitted anywhere on campus including in employee vehicles. Use of tobacco and/or vaping products is not permitted anywhere within the confines of the Youth Academy or in the view of students when performing off campus duties and responsibilities. * Individuals working with at-risk youth in a residential setting are subject to safety and security surveillance. * Willing to work in and around military facilities and programs. Travel/Training/Policies: * Must complete annual first aid and CPR training/re-certification. * Must be willing and able to periodically travel in and out of the state for up to one week at a time. * Additionally, incumbent may be required to attend formal Youth Challenge staff training courses (up to one week each) and on the job training at another National Guard Bureau Youth Challenge Program (up to 2 weeks). * Must comply with Department policies and procedures governing workplace conduct. Shift Work: * Position is subject to shift work and incumbent must be willing to work beyond established core hours/days when necessary to accomplish program activities and requirements, including responding to emergency situations in a reasonable amount of time when they involve cadet health, safety, or security. *Union Shop: This position is covered by a union shop provision: Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). NGYCP-CA Hands-Off Leadership Guidance: Must be willing and committed to following the NGYCP-CA Hands-Off Leadership Guidance which states in part that no Staff member may touch a Cadet in an aggressive manner for any reason, or use abusive language as a means of discipline or coercive leadership. Hands-Off leadership prohibits Staff members from using unprofessional language, including profanity, vulgarity or off-color jokes when interacting with, correcting or motivating Cadets. The uncompromising standard for behavior and language on the part of Staff is nothing less than complete transparency and total professionalism. Furthermore, any employee who violates this directive or any staff member observing or witnessing any violation of this directive shall be responsible to immediately report it to their superior or the next member in the chain of command; to fail to do so is a violation of the guidance. _ Driver License: Must possess a valid license to drive in the State of Washington Must meet the requirements of the REAL ID Act. This is required to obtain access to the Washington State Military Department installation and will be required upon hire. COVID-19: Must be willing and able to participate in pre-employment COVID-19 testing and periodic COVID-19 testing thereafter in accordance with program requirements. (Paid for by the Agency) Must be willing and able to comply with Washington Military Department COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Social Distancing mandates. APPLICATION PROCESS: Individuals interested in applying for this position should select the "Apply" button and submit the following: 1. A Current application Profile 2. Response to the Supplemental Questionnaire 3. A list of three professional references. Please include two current/past supervisors, one peer or one subordinate , if applicable. For each reference please include the following: Name, Professional Title, Working Relationship, Daytime Phone Number and Email Address. If you have any questions about the application process or this recruitment, please contact Patricia Acoba at (360) 473-2622 or patricia.acoba@mil.wa.gov. Please add info@governmentjobs.com to your email contacts to ensure emails sent to advise you of the status of your application do not get sent to your junk mailbox. The Washington Military Department is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam Era veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format may call the Recruitment and Retention Section, Office of Human resources, at (360) 473-2622 or Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (253) 512-7298._ Salary: $35,148.00 - $45,504.00 Annually Location: Kitsap County – Bremerton, WA Job Type: Full Time - Permanent Department: Military Department Job Number: 2021-03037 Agency: State of Washington Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504 Phone: View Posting for Agency Contact Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov