Vacancy Ann. # STOI-17-086
Rate of Pay $18.50 - $22.00 PER HOUR, DOE, DOQ
Opening Date JULY 12, 2017
Closing Date JULY 26, 2017


The Spokane Tribe of Indians Substance Abuse Program is a community based, reservation wide program providing a variety of services related to alcohol and substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment, aftercare, rehabilitation, and follow up.  The primary emphasis of the program is to serve enrolled Spokane Tribal members and other eligible Indians/Clients with outpatient counseling, DUI Assessment, Positive UA program, Alcohol and Drug Treatment, and a variety of referral services. The goal of the position is to be successful in the purpose of the grant and to comply with the grant requirements.

This position is a hybrid position in the sense that it has two dimensions as delineated below.


Prevention Supervisor

  • Provide supervision of the prevention staff
  • Maintain multiple funds under prevention such as Smoking Cessation, Problem Gambling, Dedicated Marijuana, and DASA
  • Maintain grants, reporting requirements, and documentation for all prevention programs
  • Submit budgets, budget revisions, payment of invoices, and status changes
  • Work with local schools to put into place prevention education in the class rooms
  • Work with other tribal organizations and departments to increase prevention education in the community
  • Provide one on one education and assistance to children, pre-teens, teens, young adults, adults, elders, and families as needed, requested, or referred
  • Provide individual, and group counseling
  • Ensure that federal regulations of Confidentiality and the Counselor Code of Ethics are followed at all times
  • Ensure the proper release of information is received to produce required reports and documents for clients, and referred organizations
  • Complete assessments with all clients
  • Facilitate placements for eligible inpatient clients
  • Develop treatment plans, and counseling services
  • Follows federal regulations of Confidentiality and the Counselor Code of Ethics at all times

Project Director

  • Provides daily oversight of the grant and coordinates project services and project activities, including training, communication, and information dissemination
  • Completes all necessary documents and submit them to SAMHSA in a timely fashion (e.g. quarterly and annual reports)
  • Coordinate SAMHSA Coalition Meetings with the joint purpose of overseeing and informing the project goals and objectives
  • Implement Year 1 activities as specified by the SAMHSA Project grant application including conducting community readiness assessment, community resource mapping, and tribal action planning for suicide and substance abuse prevention
  • Collaborate with the SAMHSA team and SAMHSA coalition to develop community driven prevention strategies  
  • Network with existing treatment and prevention resources in the community and possibly beyond to successfully achieve program objectives
  • Coordinate the work of the SAMHSA Project in alignment with grant-stated goals and objectives.
  • Assist with recruitment and support for students and youth in the SAMHSA Project local evaluations
  • Coordinate SAMHSA Project Team meetings and conference calls and maintain meeting minutes; lead/facilitate SAMHSA Coalition meetings
  • Attend major SAMHSA Project meetings and webinars as assigned and provide and disseminate minutes


  • Knowledge of current treatment prevention aftercare therapy regarding alcoholism and other drug abuse / dependency, including current research on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and group therapy process
  • Knowledge of SAMHSA grant protocols and procedures
  • Ability to compose letters, reports, gather and analyze data, and to speak effectively in public
  • Ability to evaluate, assess, and develop treatment plans for chemical dependency clients


  • Incumbent is responsible for supervision of Prevention Staff
  • Incumbent reports directly to the Health and Human Services Director


  • Licensed/Certified Chemical Dependency Professional in the State of Washington.
  • Five years’ professional experience in Human Services.
  • Direct supervisory experience (preferred).
  • Approved by State Project Officer as SAMHSA Project Director.
  • Knowledge and experience of rural programs.
  • Certified in Tobacco Intervention for Native Communities.
  • Must not have a history of alcohol or other drug abuse for a period of two years before employment as a CDP, or during period of employment with the Spokane Tribe of Indians.
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License (Verifiable) and must be eligible for the Tribe’s vehicle insurance.
  • Must have previous experience working with Native American Clientele.


Applications Are Available At the Tribal Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA  99040

Or available on our website:

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Geraldine Abrahamson

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

   Fax: (509) 458-6556

E-mail:  or

Applications Must Be Received In the Human Resources Department

By 4:30 pm the Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves the Right to Hire According To Its

 Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants may be Subject To a Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions with the Tribe Are Subject To a 90-Day Orientation Period