PREVENTION SPECIALISTS (2 POSITIONS)

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-18-008
Title PREVENTION SPECIALISTS (2 POSITIONS)
Supervisor PREVENTION SUPERVISOR
Department HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Location WELLPINIT, WA
Status REGULAR, FULL-TIME
Rate of Pay $16.00 - $18.00/HR, DOE-DOQ
Opening Date NOVEMBER 13, 2017
Closing Date NOVEMBER 27, 2017

INTRODUCTION:

The Spokane Tribe has a large number of children and adolescents attending school on the reservation and surrounding communities.  The focus of the Prevention Program is to delay onset by school age children and adolescents who may be experimenting or have not started the use of alcohol/drugs. The Prevention Program will also address smoking cessation, problem gambling, suicide prevention and activities for community members in recovery.  The goal is to inspire and work with primarily but not limited to the target group of ages12 to 24 through education, activities and support. This position is grant funded through FY 2021.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in developing a strong Prevention Program that will be community based, to include local school districts, Indian Health Services, youth centers, the Boys and Girls club, families and other community resources
  • Work as a team to complete needs assessments as needed on the reservation and to develop prevention and education activities
  • Educate on all forms of drug misuse
  • Educate on suicide prevention, bullying, commercial tobacco use/misuse, problem gambling and other prevention topics as needed
  • Evaluate as a team the effectiveness of the Prevention Program annually
  • Assist community members in a one-on-one setting
  • Assist community members in group settings
  • Ability to present appropriate prevention information to adolescents and community members
  • Assist in all reporting requirements for the prevention programs
  • Assist in scheduling, planning, and operating prevention activities and events throughout the year
  • Assist with the collection of data relevant to the Prevention Program, Behavioral Health, Health and Human Services or other program collaborations as needed
  • Attend SAMSHA Project Hope and Healing grantee required trainings
  • Act as chaperone during youth involved trainings, trips, symposiums and youth activities sometimes overnight and weekends as needed

 KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION: 

  • Knowledge of HIPPA and all Health and Human Services policies on confidentiality
  • Needs to have good verbal and written communication skills, public speaking and training skills, group and meeting facilitation skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Learns new concepts quickly and is self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Possesses knowledge of local organizations and services available and the community to be served
  • Act as a part of a Behavioral Health team which provides various services to community members
  • Must have a good driving record and have good driving skills

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Knowledge and experience or understanding of Tribal settings, rural programs and experience working with Tribal youth, Tribal community groups and Tribal governmental entities
  • Must have proficient computer skills
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must have a valid Washington State Drivers’ License, a good driving record, and be Tribally insurable.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills and have the ability to conduct themselves professionally around patients/clients who may be distressed, in crisis, or have challenges with attending ongoing appointments
  • Must apply for the Certified Prevention Professional or Associate Prevention Professional Credential through the Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington within six months of hire
  • First Aid/CPR or obtain within six months
  • Suicide prevention certification or obtain within six months
  • Certified Tobacco Interventionist or obtain within six months
  • Food Handler’s card or obtain within six months
  • Mental Health First Aid or obtain within six months
  • Must not have a history of alcohol or other drug misuse for a period of at least two years before employment or during  period of employment with the Spokane Tribe of Indians

 

Applications Are Available At the Spokane Tribal Human Resources Department

or can be downloaded at www.spokanetribe.com

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Geraldine Abrahamson

(509) 458-6583 (509) 458-6527 Fax: (509) 458-6556

E-mail:  sabrina.mccoy@spokanetribe.com or hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

Applications Must Be Received in The Human Resources Department

No Later Than 4:30 P.M. On the Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants Will Be Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions With The Tribe Are Subject to a 90-Day Probationary Period