STOI GOV: YOUTH COORDINATOR - SPOKANE

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-18-198
Title STOI GOV: YOUTH COORDINATOR - SPOKANE
Supervisor LEAD YOUTH COORDINATOR
Department 477/TANF YOUTH PROGRAM
Location SPOKANE, WA
Status REGULAR, FULL-TIME
Rate of Pay $15.00 PER HOUR
Opening Date OCTOBER 31, 2018
Closing Date NOVEMBER 7, 2018

INTRODUCTION:

The Spokane Tribe of Indians Tribal 477 Program is to promote and support Tribal Youth and their families in reaching their full potential in becoming healthy, productive and self-sufficient.  This will be offered in a way that protects and benefits the Tribal children, respects and preserves their culture, values and traditions, gives families access as well as input into the full range of programs and services to promote their self-esteem, independence and self-sufficiency.

The Youth Coordinator(s) will oversee all associated activities and events at the Community Center(s) that relate to the Spokane Tribal 477 Program.  The Youth Program Manager will facilitate the coordination of services to the Communities by working collaboratively with the Coordinators, other Service Providers and Community Members.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in Implementing policies and procedures to carry out the youth program objectives for the Spokane Tribal 477 program;
  • Monitor Youth and other community members using the center and on field trips.
  • Assist with scheduling youth activities and events; 
  • To ensure program activities are carried out within established deadlines;
  • Responsible for the safety of individuals using the center or on outings as well as maintenance and upkeep of the centers, vehicles, equipment and grounds;
  • Assist in monitoring the facilities and schedules such that the center serves the community;
  • Ability to work independently
  • Will require food-handler’s card, CPR and First-Aid Certification;
  • Must be willing to travel in order to meet the needs of the 477 Program;
  • This job may require irregular work hours to accommodate program schedules and operating needs and may require evening, weekend and holiday work;
  • Works collaboratively with all Youth Program Staff;
  • Speaks to schools and community groups for effective facilitation of services to encourage community involvement and ownership as well as for improved public relations;
  • Reviews and evaluates the youth programs for effectiveness, makes recommendations for improvements, assists with planning, tests new approaches and submits reports as directed;
  • Center/Site assignments are subject to change based on the needs of the 477 Youth Program, the Tribe and the Communities;
  • Performs other work related activities and duties as required.
  • Must have ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.
  • Must have ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Ability to understand Rules & Code of Conduct and to enforce them.
  • Basic office procedures and practices and computer applications.
  • Handling conflict, complaints and disputes.
  • Knowledge of community programs providing youth services.
  • Knowledge of culture and traditions of Native Americans.
  • Skill in monitoring activities and scheduling use of the center.
  • Ability to establish positive communication among co-workers, Tribal staff, public and private agencies in serving the community members.
  • Ability to make independent conclusions and decisions.
  • Ability to practice confidentiality, tact, courtesy and discretion.
  • Ability to work flexible hours

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & CERTIFICATIONS: 

  • Some activities require overnight camping.  Employee must be able to sleep on the ground, pitch tents and/or set up tee pees, swim, hike, and bike and prepare meals in primitive settings. 
  • Must be willing to attend scheduled classes to obtain certifications in CPR, First Aid, Food Handlers, and Life Guard or others as needed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent;
  • Additional consideration will be given for extended education in fields associated with the Youth or Youth related activities/prevention/wellness;
  • Valid State Driver’s license, good driving record and Tribally Insurable
  • One (1) year experience working with youth programs, school programs, or as a coach, tutor or Mentor of Youth.
  • Previous experience working with Native American Youth, and understanding of their cultural need preferred.
  • Federal background check is mandatory.
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Safety Sensitive position, subject to random drug testing.

 

Applications Are Available In the Tribal Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

Phone # (509)458-6583 or (509)458-6527

Or download: www.spokanetribe.com

E-mail:   sabrina.mccoy@spokanetribe.com or andrea.flett@spokanetribe.com   

Applications Must Be Received In the Human Resources Department

No Later Than 4:30 PM The Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its

 Indian Preference Policy

Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A 90-Day Orientation Period