Able-Bodied Adult Without Dependents (ABAWD) Navigator

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Job TitleAble-Bodied Adult Without Dependents (ABAWD) NavigatorJob Description

The Able-Bodied Adult Without Dependents (ABAWD) Navigator position will create a single point of contact for immediate engagement of ABAWDs in activities that matter and fulfill the work requirement for Basic Food eligibility. This includes providing intake, assessment, referrals and support in accessing activities at community colleges or with other community partners. The ABAWD Navigator will also work to enhance collaborations with community partners and increase resources for colleges to support low-income students. This position is part of the Basic Food Employment Training (BFET) Program and is a grant/contract funded position.

Essential Duties Summary

ABAWD Navigation Design –
•Actively participate as a member of the statewide ABAWD Navigator Cohort, including attending virtual and in-person trainings and meetings
•Contribute to the development of the statewide ABAWD Navigator model, including program processes and data tracking systems
•Participate in ongoing program evaluation and revision efforts to ensure appropriate and effective supports for ABAWDs

Supporting ABAWDs –
•Provide an intake process for ABAWDs that includes appropriate assessment and presentation of the full menu of options to meet work requirements and individualized career goals
•Support all students’ access to Basic Food assistance and the Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) program, and support the reduction of student food insecurity
•Manage an ABAWD tracking system to ensure accurate program data and reporting
•Provide ABAWDs with referrals for supportive services within the college and with community partners
•Ensure ABAWDs are aware of their Work Participation Verification reporting requirements and provide assistance when appropriate
•Ensure ABAWDs are provided with options for immediate engagement in Basic Education, Vocational Education, or other approved activities within the college or with community partners, including BFET providers
•Conduct regular check-ins with ABAWDs and support the BFET program with case management for increased enrollments when needed

Enhancing Community Collaboration –
•Facilitate local or regional BFET Provider service delivery integration and collaboration meetings
•Assist efforts to strengthen transition supports, especially continued access to Basic Food, for students exiting Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
•Participate in the Guided Pathways initiative at the college
•Work with other ABAWD Navigators and the SBCTC to enhance community partnerships to support students and increase options for individuals to meet work requirements
•Provide a local focus and work with other ABAWD Navigators and the SBCTC to enhance integration with the workforce development system

Expanding Resource Availability –
•Provide a local focus and work with other ABAWD Navigators and the SBCTC to secure non-federal resources for all BFET Providers to increase and enhance capacity to serve Basic Food recipients in employment and training activities
•Ensure a full menu of college and community resources is available and communicated
•Seek new community partnerships to increase resources for participants
•Support the promotion of apprenticeship pathways for low-income populations
•Support efforts to integrate student support programs at the college and enhance leveraging of college resources

Required Qualifications

•A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of related experience and/or education
•Availability for in-state travel for trainings and meetings

Preferred Qualifications

•Ability to work well within a team and to collaborate with colleagues from other departments
•Experience working with people from academically, culturally, and economically diverse backgrounds

Skills and Abilities:
•Superior technical skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office and database programs
•Demonstrated experience facilitating meetings
•Excellent customer service, communication and teamwork skills
•Demonstrated flexibility and ability to accommodate multiple stakeholders with various interests and needs
•Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical abilities
•Strong planning and project management ability
•Excellent written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
•Demonstrated experience in interpreting, reviewing and applying program specific policies, procedures and regulations

Physical DemandsSpecial Conditions for Eligibility

This is a full-time, non-administrative professional exempt position. The successful candidate must be able to begin by August 16, 2019. The salary is $42,000 – $44,500 annually depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The position is contingent on funding. The state of Washington provides a comprehensive benefits package for state employees. The position may participate in the TIAA/CREF retirement system.

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

The Screening Committee will begin their priority review on July 22, 2019. Position is open until filled.

EEO Statement

Centralia College has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we strongly urge all qualified applicants, especially people of color, persons of disability, women, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans, to apply. Centralia College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

It is the policy of Centralia College to assure equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age (over 40), religion, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

Centralia College does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Designated Title II, VI, VII, IX, Section 504, ADA compliance officer: Vice President for Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Hanson Hall Room 101, Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531-4099, (360)623-8943.

The Human Resources Office is accessible for persons with disabilities. Those who need disability accommodation in the application/employment process, please call (360)623-8943.

FLSASalary GradeDOQ/DOESalary$42,000 - $44,500 annually Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberAS230POpen Date07/01/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
    • JD
  2. * Describe your experience in the use of Windows, MS Office, and other software programs. Please include length of experience and where this experience was obtained.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * We strive to employ individuals who possess the skills necessary to effectively interact with a diverse population of students and staff at Centralia College. Our effort is to create a climate that recognizes, respects, and celebrates differences. Describe what diversity means to you?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Please describe the attributes that will make you a strong candidate for this position

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity (i.e., The Olympian)?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Portfolio
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3
  6. Other Misc. Documents




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Posted: 7/16/2019
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