YMCA of Greater Seattle

Bilingual Whole Person Health Navigator

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/4/2022 4:32 PM)
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
Association Office
Health & Well-being
909 4th Avenue
Minimum compensation
USD $23.00/Hr.


We have a strong commitment to equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.


Tell me about this job!

The Bilingual Whole Person Health Navigator provides supportive health services to individuals and groups in one or more of the following program areas, ideally in English and in Spanish: Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Interventions, Personal Wellness Planning, Nutrition Services, and/or Health Coaching. Services will be provided both in-person and virtually. Navigator provides support and guidance to participants using motivational interviewing skills and ensuring high quality program delivery in line with curriculum standards. Interacts with individuals referred to the Navigation Hub, engaging in phone, email, text and in-person communications to conduct care coordination and program enrollment.  


The Bilingual Whole Person Health Navigator will be part of a larger team operating out of the central Association Office supporting all YMCA branches in King County. This team is responsible for supporting YMCA members, patients referred to YMCA health programs, and the public in navigating their health journey at the Y from a lens of Whole Person Health, emphasizing the equal importance of physical, mental, social, spiritual, and community dimensions of health and well-being. The Navigator will work both remotely and in-person, with regular requirements to be onsite at the downtown Association Office or other branches periodically. Given the diverse populations served by the YMCA throughout King County, preferred candidates will be able to speak English and Spanish, and will have awareness of populations experiencing health inequities in King County. YMCA health programs are non-prescriptive and seek to build individual self-efficacy for health, and the ideal candidate will be able to lead with empathy.


Position Type/Location

This position will work full-time Monday-Friday. This role is based out of our Association Office in Seattle, following a hybrid work schedule working remotely with occasional in-office assignments.


What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle for you and your household
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
  • Retirement with generous employer contributions
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire
  • Discounts on qualifying YMCA of Greater Seattle childcare and day camp programs

*Some benefits only available to full-time staff


Minimum compensation for this role is $23.00/hour


The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines.


YGS will comply with all WA State mandates regarding COVID vaccinations.
All YGS staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID regardless of work location. Religious and Medical Exemptions will be considered at time of hire.


What you'll be doing

  1. Conducts care coordination conversations in Spanish and English with referred individuals and other prospective community members utilizing motivational interviewing and active listening skills.
  2. Helps YMCA members and community members to define and navigate their health journeys in and outside the Y.
  3. Ensures individuals are effectively connected to services in and outside of the Y and conducts follow-up as needed to make sure their needs are met.
  4. Plans, facilitates, and instructs individuals, groups and/or classes in Spanish and English, delivering program curriculum in an effective, meaningful, and compelling way.
  5. Ensures accurate intake forms, data collection forms, and appropriate program documentation are completed.
  6. Adheres to program fidelity and outcome measures, following Association standards and guidelines.
  7. Assists with marketing and retention activities to create robust classes with high enrollment. May conduct outreach with local organizations and providers for program recruitment.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  1. Passion for Excellence
  2. Reliability
  3. Communication Skills
  4. Customer Service


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.



  • Bachelor’s degree in health promotion, public health, or a related field or equivalent. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.
  • One or more years of experience in health promotion or health intervention program delivery.
  • Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite.


  • Ability to fluently communicate verbally and written in English and Spanish.
  • Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).
  • Knowledge of and experience with YMCA Healthy Living Programs preferred.
  • A combination of at least 2 years of education, work experience, and/or lived experience within health, public health, community empowerment, and/or other related fields with emphasis on promoting health in communities, health behavior change principles, and program facilitation.
  • Proven history of successfully delivering projects on time and within budget.
  • Possesses skills and abilities for interacting sensitively and effectively with diverse communities.
  • Has knowledge of equity and social justice principles and practices, and understands the effects of place, race and policy and systems-based inequities on communities and populations.
  • Experience working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, such as customers, community members and organizations, businesses, and co-workers.
  • Ability to work with creativity and flexibility, both independently and as a team member.


Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.


This job description may be changed at any time, at YMCA of Greater Seattle’s discretion.


You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment.
  • Are very adaptable.
  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic.
  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet.
  • Truly enjoy being of service to people.
  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together.
  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all.

Our Mission

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


YMCA of Greater Seattle's Core Values

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence

YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


All job offers are contingent on the results of a background check. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.


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