Education Specialist i - Mobile Medical Van

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Education
Posted on August 3, 2022
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Public Health- Seattle & King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Public Health Seattle & King County's Mobile Medical program seeks to build relationships with people experiencing homelessness by providing patient-led health and social services, meeting people where they are, and fostering health and well-being. The Mobile Medical program is hiring an Education Specialist I position (Career Service; 0.8 to 1.0 FTE; 32 – 40 hours) to join our team.

The Mobile Medical Van visits meal programs, encampments, hotels, drop-in centers and other locations where people experiencing homelessness may receive services throughout King County. This position supports the Mobile Medical Program and its daily community-based clinics by conducting outreach with clients, operating a 40-foot RV (training is available) and supporting clinic operations. The Mobile Medical clinic shifts run for approximately 5 hours, including some regular evening hours. During each clinic, the Education Specialist will lead clinic set up and break down, assist clients to register into our electronic health record; enroll or troubleshoot health insurance enrollment; conduct outreach, provide education and support for our harm reduction services, encourage clients to receive medical and behavioral health services and learn about the wraparound services available to them during their visit.

This position will not directly provide COVID testing or vaccine services but will be present while these services are offered by the team clinical providers. Staff are trained in and adhere to the proper use of full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Job Duties

This position is responsible for driving and operating the Mobile Medical van daily between its parking location in Renton and the program's various South County and/or Seattle clinic sites,  which operate Monday through Friday. The position will focus on either the South King County or the Seattle van team, depending on candidate interest, and provide occasional coverage for the other team.
The position leads the set up and take down of equipment at the beginning and end of each clinic day which includes lifting equipment, setting up and breaking down tents, tables and other equipment as well as supporting RV upkeep.
Under the guidance and direction of the Mobile Medical Operations Coordinator, this position is responsible for ensuring safety during clinic. This includes awareness of and communication about any potential unsafe situations that may impact staff.
Outside of daily clinic operations the Education Specialist is tasked with investigating new potential service sites, responding to community inquiries about the program and participating in team-based community outreach.
The position will also support operations such as van cleaning, inventory tracking, and supply ordering.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Minimum of 6 months experience providing outreach or services to individuals living homeless, or other vulnerable populations
Proficiency using Office-based software such as Word, and Outlook
Bilingual in Spanish and English
Commercial driver’s license or experience operating large vehicles
Understanding of Medicaid eligibility criteria and experience assisting others with health insurance enrollment
Experience building relationships with community service providers and volunteer groups  
Experience entering patient information into EPIC or other electronic health record systems

Supplemental Information

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all applicants
APPLICATION PROCESS:  Applications will be reviewed after the job posting closes. The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:

  1. NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application 
  2. Supplemental questionnaire responses 
 You may attach multiple documents if you wish:
  • Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application. 
  • Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.
Providing information only in a resume or a cover letter will not be considered a complete application. You must completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience. Your application will be rejected as incomplete if you include relevant information only on the resume or cover letter, or if you reference "see resume" on your application.
 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.
As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:
  • submit proof of vaccination or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation.  Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor’s Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff’s Office, and the Executive Office.
WORK SCHEDULE: Incumbents will work 8 hour shifts Monday through Friday. Hours vary with some shifts during the day (8am to 5pm) and other shifts going from 11am to 9pm) and may vary due to operational needs. This position is non-exempt and therefore subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime-eligible.
 WORK LOCATION: The position is based on the Mobile Medical Van. If needed, office space may be available either at the Chinook Building located at 401 5th Ave in Seattle or the Public Health Center in Federal Way or Kent.
 CONTACT: If you have additional questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Catherine Fitzpatrick at

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Do you possess a valid Washington State Driver License?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have at least 6 months experience working with people living homeless or other vulnerable populations?
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered yes to the previous question, briefly describe your experience. Include: where you got this experience, your duties, and how long you performed these duties.
Do you have experience driving large vehicles, similar to a 40 ft RV?
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered yes to the previous question, briefly describe your experience including where you got the experience, your duties, and how long you performed these duties.
Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County and I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

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