Our 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.
*This is an on-site position
The Bilingual Community Health Navigator provides supportive health services to individuals and groups in English and in Somali, they promote and help make the Y's chronic disease programs and services culturally and linguistically appropriate for the Somali community, and are responsible for community outreach to connect the Somali community to the Y’s programs and services. The supportive health services include: Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Interventions, Personal Wellness Planning, Nutrition Services, and/or Health Coaching 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 Community Health Navigator will be part of a larger team operating out of the central Association Office supporting all YMCA branches in King County. 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 Somali, 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.
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 primarily in-office with occasional remote assignments.
What you'll get from working at The Y
*Some benefits only available to full-time staff
Hiring Range: $22.05/hour - $24.53/hour DOE
*Pay is dependent upon relative experience, as determined by the Y.
Effect On End Results
Through data collection and analysis, the Y will be able to increase the knowledge base on causes and design interventions to reduce health disparities exposed by COVID-19 to address immediate needs of communities.
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
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
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.