Community Health Services Supervisor

King County
Full Time $100,568 - $127,462 Per year WA 401 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, United States Apply before 7/2/2024 11:59


Are you an organized, efficient, and approachable leader? Do you get excited about working in multi-disciplinary teams and promoting integrated care coordination where nearly 30% of the people served experience housing instability? Or does the prospect of providing leadership to address racial disparities in access and health outcomes challenge you? If you're skilled in building a high-performing team, and have a passion for fostering equity and inclusion, we want you to join our team!

’s Community Health Services Division is hiring for a Career Service Community Health Services Supervisor (CHSS) in Parent and Child Health. This position is based out of King County Public Health Centers at Columbia Public Health with supervisory oversight for First Steps and WIC services at Columbia and White Center at Greenbridge.  Public Health Centers provide patient centered services to pregnant and parenting women, infants, and children that are either co-located with reproductive health services for men, women, and teens or embedded within a community health clinic. We are interested in individuals who are representative of the diverse population we serve and are dedicated to serving clients with quality and compassion. We value and recognize innovation and teamwork. Our teams practice collaborative leadership to foster continuous improvement, equity and social justice, respect for people and staff. We encourage resiliency and trauma informed care, while supporting our Community Health Services Division Guiding Principles.

The CHSS position is responsible for the oversight and support of multi-disciplinary teams that may include: Registered Nurses, Registered Dieticians, Community Health Workers, Nutrition Assistants, Social Workers, and Administrative Support staff. This position may also supervise other disciplines such as Interpreters and may expand their supervision to other sites. The CHSS will have the overall responsibility for the daily supervision of the team and be a key member of the site leadership team(s), working with Program staff, other supervisors, and community partners. This is an opportunity to lead an amazing team whose passion is to serve individuals and families seeking nutrition, health education and care coordination services. If this position speaks to you, apply today.

Note: This posting will create a list of qualified candidates that may be considered for selection of additional career service, term limited temporary (TLT), short-term temporary (STT), or special duty assignment (SDA) vacancies over the next 6 months. 

Commitment To Equity and Social Justice

Named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.

The county government has a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from all communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.

We recognize that structural racism consists of principles and practices that cause and justify an inequitable distribution of rights, opportunities, and experiences across racial groups. Since declaring Racism is a Public Health Crisis in June 2020, King County and Public Health committed to being intentionally anti-racist and accountable to Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities.

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Work Schedule

The typical work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Depending on business needs, work hours and on-site presence may be adjusted to meet Public Health Center needs. This position is exempt and not overtime eligible.

Work Location

This position is full-time in office and is based at the Columbia Public Health Center, located at 4400 37th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98118.

Job Duties

  • Oversee the delivery of community health services to clients at assigned work locations; connect with program subject matter experts to evaluate licensed staff practices as needed.
  • Supervise, evaluate, coach, and discipline assigned staff; provide ongoing performance feedback.
  • Identify resources and allocate staff to meet program needs.
  • Manage the hiring process for assigned staff.
  • Oversee the planning and coordination of training and orientation programs to meet staff needs and facilitate staff development.
  • Participate in planning, implementing, and evaluating community health programs.
  • Participate in the department's strategic planning and quality improvement efforts, including the community health planning process.
  • Evaluate, implement, and monitor quality assurance standards to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Participate in the budget development process and monitor the budget for the assigned work unit.
  • Work collaboratively with the community in developing, evaluating, and implementing short- and long-range Seattle/King County Department of Public Health goals and objectives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate the following (Minimum):

  • Experience with community health programs, service delivery, and/or maintenance.
  • Experience with public health practices and principles.
  • Supervisory experience with managing others.
  • Knowledge and experience with budgeting techniques and principles.
  • Experience with program development and evaluation techniques and principles.
  • Knowledge of local and federal regulations governing the workplace.
  • Knowledge of law regarding healthcare disciplines.
  • Knowledge of interviewing techniques and principles.
  • Knowledge of policy analysis and development process.
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) standards.
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement techniques and principles.
  • Valid Washington State driver's license or have the ability to travel throughout King County in a timely manner.

The most competitive applicants will have the following experiences and qualifications (Desired):

  • Bilingual and/or bicultural.
  • Skilled in team development and team building.
  • Skilled in written and oral communication.
  • Skilled in leadership, problem-solving, and conflict resolution.
  • Skilled in initiating appropriate emergency response.
  • Skilled in facilitating change.
  • Ability to effectively engage in and sustain relationships with people from diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with software applications, such as Microsoft Office suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a care team and with a diverse and multi-cultural patient panel.

Supplemental Information

Forbes named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference?  dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

Who May Apply

All interested and qualified candidates may apply.

Application Process

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:

  • NeoGov Job Application (The responses on your job application should be thorough and complete and will be used in the screening process)
  • Supplemental Questions (The responses to the supplemental questions should be thorough and complete and will be used in the screening process)
  • Resume (Outlining relevant experience)
  • Cover Letter (Outlining interest in the position)

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the application. Cover letters and/or resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.

Necessary Special Requirements

  • The selection process may include evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, interviewing, and testing. You must completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience.
  • The selected candidate must be able to provide proof of Basic Life Support (BLS) / CPR.
  • The selected candidate must be able to pass a thorough background investigation, but findings may not necessarily disqualify an applicant for employment.
  • For more information on our selection process, please refer to . For tips on interviewing, please visit . 
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
  • Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
  • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time and obtaining required immunizations.
  • Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
  • When Public Health responds to an emergency, and in accordance with relevant CBA language and/or KC policy and procedures, we may assign duties outside your regular job description. This may involve responding at any time, including nights and weekends, with possible deployment to locations other than the department. 
  • If you need a disability accommodation in the application or testing process, please call the contact number listed on the job announcement.

Union Membership

This position is non-represented.


For questions about this recruitment, please contact Salyse Duckworth, HR Analyst at .