The Department of Community and Human Services values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences.
The Early Support for Infants and Toddlers Policy and Language Access Lead is responsible for co-planning and implementing King County’s Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program, for birth to three-year-old children with delays or disabilities and their families, in compliance with Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act.
The ESIT Policy and Language Access Lead position is part of the Early Childhood Team with a mission of nurturing the development and well-being of all children prenatal to five and their families through culturally relevant, equitable, and meaningful supports and services, countywide.
This position will also work closely with other teams in the Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports Division (DDECS) and in partnership with Best Starts for Kids implementation efforts within the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) and Public Health – Seattle & King County. This position reports to an Early Childhood Team Lead within the Division.
WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications.
REQUIRED MATERIALS: Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must submit an online King County application and respond to the supplemental questions. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the requested and relevant information in the online application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications and/or supplemental questionnaires that state, “see my resume” are considered incomplete and will not be considered to be competitive.
WORK SCHEDULE/CONDITIONS: This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not eligible for overtime. Typical hours are Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm. Flexibility may be required for occasional evening or weekend hours or travel. This position is represented by PROTEC17.
The work associated with this position will be performed through a combination of teleworking, complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.
Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required, including the wearing of masks in some situations. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.
RECRUITER: Annette Coleman; firstname.lastname@example.org
Desired Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills
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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:
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:
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