ECHO Autistic Advocate (Hourly/Temporary)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
ECHO Autistic Advocate (Hourly/Temporary) Req #:202148Department:Provost:UW Extension for Comm.Healthcare Outcomes Appointing Department Web Address: Location: Seattle Campus Posting Date:04/28/2022 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:$19.60 - $26.20/Hour Union Position:YesLimited Recruitment: Other
Shift:First Shift The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

The Washington INCLUDE Collaborative operates as part of the Clinical Training Unit (CTU). The CTU is part of the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD). INCLUDE currently has four funded projects representing approximately $560,000 in annual funding. INCLUDE Leadership anticipates the number of projects to increase.

The mission of the CTU is to serve as a center of excellence in the field of maternal and child health; to prepare future leaders, policy makers, clinicians, and researchers in the field of neurodevelopmental and related disabilities; to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities and their families; to serve as part of the public health team; and to provide ongoing continuing education and technical assistance to health care providers and others in the region.

CTU is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment. A primary pillar of our clinical and training programs is to dismantle barriers and provide equitable access to needed care for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The successful applicant must exhibit an appreciation of and respect for a diverse clinical and training environment, inclusive of social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.

It is a program within the CHDD which is one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive interdisciplinary research and training centers focusing on a wide array of developmental disabilities. More than 600 University of Washington faculty and staff members, as well as numerous doctoral and post-doctoral students, provide clinical services, interdisciplinary clinical and research training, and technical assistance and outreach training to community practitioners and community agencies.

The Washington INCLUDE Collaborative has an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary ECHO Autistic Advocate. The estimated initial employment length is for one year with possibility of extension as funding and the project work allow.

The mission of the Washington INCLUDE Collaborative is to improve care and quality of life for people and families impacted by autism and IDD across Washington State. The program focuses on building workforce capacity to care for people and families in their home communities. This position will oversee and coordinate efforts across multiple projects with varying partners and funding sources to accomplish the overall INCLUDE mission.

Position Purpose:

The UW Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Program serves to provide training by building community and increasing knowledge among healthcare providers statewide. It uses a "hub & spoke" model of instruction. Hub team members provide information due to their training and/or lived experience. Spoke members are community providers who are seeking to become local experts in their communities. Participants present cases where identifying information has been removed that are discussed among the ECHO community and recommendation provided. In this "all teach all learn" model, providers build confidence and create collaborative relationships with other providers state-wide.

To serve on ECHO HUB teams for various ECHO programs in the role of autistic advocate ECHO.

Duties and Responsibilities
ECHO session participation:

•ECHO Programs Hub Team Member - provide knowledge regarding autistic advocacy and recommendations to providers
•Participate in ECHO sessions as hub team member; up to 4, 2-hour sessions monthly

Content expert presentation:

•Prepare and present 1-2 presentations on topics of expertise
•Attend monthly Hub team meeting and other relevant meetings as needed.

Required Qualifications

High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience in working for non-profit or advocacy OR equivalent education/experience.

Desired Qualifications

•Experience in an academic or non-profit setting.
•Experience in advocacy for autistic individuals and other disabilities
•Experience in public speaking to healthcare professionals.
•Experience in leading presentations on topics of expertise
•Technical Skills needed for this job are a working knowledge of MS PowerPoint, MS Word, Outlook Web Software, Adobe PDF, and Zoom.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

If you require accommodations for completion of this application (e.g. assistance with setting up a UWHires profile, uploading documents, and any required assessments), contact the Disability Services Office, [email protected], to receive an accommodation. Following the application, other accommodations will be provided including but not limited to options for interviews (e.g. live interview, video presentation) as opportunities to observe the program.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected].


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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