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FIRE/FORESTRY TECH. LEVEL 2, CREW LEAD

VACANCY ANN #:  STOI-20-039
TITLE:  FIRE/FORESTRY TECH. LEVEL 2, CREW LEAD
SUPERVISOR:  FIRE MANAGEMENT OFFICER
DEPARTMENT:  FIRE MANAGEMENT
STATUS:  FULL-TIME, TEMPORARY
RATE OF PAY:  $18.55/PER HOUR
OPENING DATE:  JULY 6, 2020
CLOSING DATE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

INTRODUCTION:
This position is located on the Spokane Indian Reservation within the Fire Management organization. The purpose of the position is wildland fire suppression/management/control as a Senior/FFT1/Squad Boss Firefighter on an engine, or hand crew with responsibility for the operation and maintenance of specialized tools or equipment. Other wildland related duties may involve fire prevention, patrol, detection, or prescribed burning. The incumbent may be assigned for varying periods of time into one or more types of positions within the Fire Management program where the individuals specialized skills are required. This is an arduous position and subject to medical screening and physical fitness testing.

MAJOR DUTIES (50-60%):
• Supervises a ten man crew. Serves as a senior firefighter on an engine, hand crew, or prescribed fire crew. Performs all aspects of wildland and prescribed fire operations including preparation, ignition, monitoring, holding, and mop-up. Collects fire weather data, fuel and/or soil moisture samples, maps projects, and maintains records.
• Serves on a fire engine crew, as a senior/FFT1 firefighter, gathers and considers
• information on weather data, topography, range/forest types, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to fireincidents. Recommends best approaches and practices to use in protection of the resource when positioning and moving equipment based on erodibility, weather, range/forest cover and other practical conditions and operational considerations.
• Drives engine to fire locations, frequently over unimproved roads. Positions engine in appropriate locations in consideration of safety of crew and equipment, and how the equipment can best be used in control and mop-up operations. Personally performs and may direct others in starting pump engine, priming pump, adjusting engine speed and pump valves, laying hose and using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment for effective use of water and additives to suppress wildfires.
• Responsible for maintenance of specialized equipment used to respond to wildland and prescribed fire situations. Accomplishes emergency repairs as necessary to permit continued use of equipment. In those instances when the apparatus cannot be used effectively in suppressing the fire, the incumbent takes aggressive control action within safety guidelines, attacking the fire, using other means.
• May serve as an Initial Attack Incident Commander or Fire Engine Operator for Type IV and Type VI wildland fires/engines with a three to five person crew.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES (40%):
• The incumbent will assist staff with unit layout and administration of fuels/forestry treatment contracts. They also provide staff with necessary field and map information to prepare forest work contracts. Other duties will include working with all phases of the reforestation effort when required which could include, cone gathering, seedling orders, seedling deliveries and planting inspections.
• Assist staff setting up Hazardous Fuel Reduction (HFR) and Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) fuel treatment and/or Forest Development units. This consists of flagging, tagging and general mapping of areas to be treated.
• Uses GPS to collect, correct and create files for projects with direct staff assistance.
• Assists crew to accomplish thinning and chipping of wildland fuels. This could include operating a chipper, utilizing chainsaws and piling slash.
• Assists staff with posting bid opening advertisements.
• Assists staff with basic contract administration and unit inspections.
• Assists resource professionals in field survey efforts such as: stocking inventories, fuels inventories and fire effects data collection.
• Under supervision may be required to operate a tractor, chipper or similar equipment on fuels treatment areas and maintains such equipment.
• Serves as Firefighter Type 1 or Ignition Specialist on prescribed burn projects.

OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:
• Must pass a fire physical for arduous positions annually.
• Must take a refresher firefighter training class annually.
• Must obtain and maintain a red card with a minimum of FFT1/ICT5 qualifications.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
• Knowledge of standard fire program requirements, suppression tactics, methods and procedures and skill in the use of wildland firefighting hand tools, pumps and hoses, and chainsaws sufficient to perform routine fire suppression or prescribed fire assignments and to maintain firefighting tools and equipment.
• Working knowledge of fire behavior, hazards and accepted fire safety practices and procedures to prevent injury and loss of life.
• Ability to perform duties under stressful and adverse operating conditions, such as long work hours, heavy workloads, emergency situations, adverse working and environmental conditions.
• Knowledge of agency and interagency qualification, position task book requirements and certification standards and procedures adopted by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group.
• Knowledge of Tribal and ICS reporting requirements and procedures.
• Oral and written communication skills sufficient to effectively interact with people at all levels, internal and external to the organization, including the public.
• Detailed knowledge of methods and procedures associated with wildland fire suppression and management to resolve a full range of irregular or problem situations when suppressing wildland fires.
• Specific technical firefighting knowledge such as, but not limited to, fire engine and pump operations, hand crew operations to enable incumbent to function in assigned capacities and to instruct or lead others in those duties if necessary.
• Ability to operate pumping mechanisms and determine proper hose lays for the most effectiveness in accomplishing the appropriate fire management activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Incumbent must have a minimum of two-fire seasons fire fighting experience.
• Incumbent must be red card qualified as a FFT1/ICT5.
• Valid Washington State license and a good driving record required to be Tribally insurable.
• Incumbent must demonstrate proficiency at a Fire/Forestry Technician Level 1.
• Incumbent must pass a Medical Standards Examination and an Arduous Fitness test.
• Must be able to perform duties under stressful and adverse operating conditions, such as long work hours, heavy workloads, emergency situations, adverse working and environmental conditions.

Applications Are Available In the Tribal Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040
Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett
Ph# (509) 458–6583 or (509) 458-6527
E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com
Fax #: (509) 458-6556
Or, downloaded at: www.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
Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test
Positions Subject To A 90-Day Orientation Period

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CONFLICT PUBLIC DEFENDER

POSITION:                            CONFLICT PUBLIC DEFENDER  

DEPARTMENT:                   OFFICE OF THE SPOKANE TRIBAL ATTORNEY             

LOCATION:                          WELLPINIT, WA.

SUPERVISOR:                     OFFICE OF THE SPOKANE TRIBAL ATTORNEY

SALARY LEVEL:                 DOE, DOQ, NEGOTIABLE

STATUS:                                CONTRACT, EXEMPT         

OPENING DATE:                JUNE 27, 2017

CLOSING DATE:                 OPEN CONTINUOUS    

 

INTRODUCTION:

The Conflict Public Defender represents defendants in criminal prosecutions in the Spokane Tribal Court. Other duties as assigned, which may include exclusion and truancy proceedings.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Represent defendants in criminal proceedings before the Spokane Tribal Court and Court of Appeals.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Knowledge of Criminal Law, Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law.
  • An ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural work environment.
  • Be willing to engage in creative problem-solving.
  • Have strong negotiation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Have a commitment to restorative justice.

 

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Candidate must be licensed to practice law in Washington State, or be licensed to practice law in another state and become licensed to practice law in Washington State within 6 months of hiring.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Candidate must have graduated from an accredited law school.

Minimum of three years litigation experience in relevant practice areas.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Must have ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents, including legal arguments, police investigations, and child welfare reports.

Must have ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

Must communicate in a manner sensitive to a variety of cultures, traditions, and ethnicities.

Must maintain confidentiality.

  

**Application, resume, writing sample, and three letters of professional reference must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the closing date. The Spokane Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Spokane Tribe reserves the right to hire according to its Indian Preference Policy.  All applicants are subject to a pre-employment drug test.**

 

Applications are available in the Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040

Or, Applications can be downloaded from our website: www.spokanetribe.com

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

Ph. #: (509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527, Fax # (509) 458-6556

E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

All applications must be submitted to 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 are subject to a pre-employment drug test

All applicants are subject to a 90-day orientation period

 

 

 

 

 

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Cage Cashier/Drop Team Member – Full time

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION: Cage Cashier  / Drop Team Member                                         STATUS: Full Time

 

REPORTS TO: Cage Supervisor/Manager                                                    SALARY: 13.50 + Tips

 

POSITION OPENS: 6/16/2020                                                                       CLOSES: 6/22/2020

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible in assisting customers with transactions and for balancing your bank drawers within the Cage Department. Maintain accuracy throughout all phases of the balancing process. Will be responsible for promoting the day to day membership of our Players Club (Sun Club) and will work with the Marketing Department in meeting all casino promotion event goals that apply to the Cage/Club Rep position; such as printing Sun Club cards, answering questions, directing guests to the Marketing area and other duties as required. Will be required to perform the bill acceptor drop functions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(These functions are intended as a general illustration of the work performed in this job classification and are not all inclusive for this position)

  • Must be willing to work with all regulatory agencies, i.e., Gaming Commission, State, and Federal.
  • Must learn and ensure policies and procedures are being followed per the departments’ Internal Controls.
  • Must adhere to the Chewelah Casino/Two Rivers Casino Employee Handbook.
  • Must adhere to our SMILE service standards by providing excellent customer service at all times. Maintain a positive and productive attitude with customers as well as fellow team members.
  • Responsible for the removal of all bill acceptor boxes from the casino slot machines.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of all documentation concerning the drop.
  • Responsible to keep accurate account of all the drop activities.
  • Responsible for transporting bill acceptor carts to soft count room ensuring that they are accompanied at all times by casino security and TGA.
  • Responsible for pulling out chairs before the drop and pushing the chairs back in after the drop.
  • Accurately counting and balancing of cashier bank. Maintain cashier drawer transaction records and prepare daily cash inventory form.
  • Redemption of video gaming tickets, gaming chips and coupons.
  • Maintain imprest bank balance through buy/sell from the vault.
  • Cashes personal checks for currency.
  • Redeems foreign currency, computing accurate exchange rates for the various currencies received.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of facilities, as well as special events, programs and casino games in order to advise customers of same, whenever possible.
  • Assist in maintaining cage floor security by notifying department supervisors, security and surveillance of suspicious activity.
  • Assists other Cashiers within the Cage, as needed.
  • Facilitates the flow of information, by working with the Marketing Department and attending required informational meetings.
  • Held accountable, to a very high degree, for the accuracy and thoroughness of departmental records, reports and Confidentiality.
  • Must be able to work shift work, holidays, weekends, and special events.
  • Must be proactive and identify problems, and solutions. Follow up with Marketing or Cage Supervisor.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of our database system to perform duties with the promotional tracking system.
  • Promote Casino promotions with all customers and prompt new customers to sign onto our players club.
  • Assist each customer through the membership process by inputting customer data into promotional tracking system.
  • Responsible for keeping accurate and thorough departmental records and reports.
  • Promote all marketing events and in-house promotions.
  • Will assist Cage Supervisor, Cage Manager and Marketing Manager with special projects as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and clear workstation.
  • Responsible for stocking promotional items, such as bungee cords, club cards and other items for promotional use. Inform Manager when items run low.
  • Other duties as assigned.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

Must have ability to:

  • Communicate effectively with all levels of team members, customers and outside contacts.
  • Work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Move around all work areas effectively and efficiently.
  • Able to work periodically under conditions of extreme urgency (creating higher levels of job stress).

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or (GED) preferred. Cash handling experience preferred.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Effective communications skills.
  • Must be extremely numbers oriented.
  • Must have basic computer knowledge for data entry.
  • Must be able to multi-task.
  • Ability to work independently and use good judgment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and sit. The employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to lift 10 to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. You will be subject to secondhand smoke when in the casino environment.

REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

In addition to the other duties described herein, each and every employee has the following responsibilities related to compliance with laws and regulations:

  • Obtain and maintain a License B with Spokane Tribal Gaming Commission.
  • Attend required training sessions offered by the Casinos.
  • Perform the duties described in compliance with local laws and regulations.
  • Take the necessary steps to ensure minors are not allowed to gamble or loiter in gambling areas, drink alcoholic beverages, or purchase tobacco.
  • Have knowledge of the ordinances, regulations, laws, policies, and procedures relating to the employee’s department.
  • Consult Internal Control Procedures and Policy Manuals for guidance.
  • Report illegal activity to Security or the appropriate levels of Management

 

 

ALL EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST, AND AT RANDOM FOLLOWING EMPLOYMENT

THE CHEWELAH CASINO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO HIRE ACCORDING TO ITS INDIAN PREFERENCE POLICY

ALL POSITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A 90 DAY ORIENTATION PERIOD

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CHEWELAH CASINO HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AND GUEST SERVICES

 

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Cindy Hundley

AT 1-800-322-2788, (509) 935-6167 OR (509) 258-8973

FAX: (509) 935- 6223

E-MAIL:

cindy@chewelahcasino.net

 

Spokane Indian Housing Authority Bookkeeper

SPOKANE INDIAN HOUSING AUTHORITY

6401 Sherwood Addition, P.O. Box 195
Wellpinit, WA 99040
(509) 818-1460 Fax: (509) 258-7188

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT #: 20-SIHA-003 TITLE: BOOKKEEPER
SUPERVISOR: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
DEPARTMENT: ACCOUNTING/FINANCE
STATUS: REGULAR, FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT
RATE OF PAY: DOE, DOQ
OPENING DATE: MAY 4, 2020
CLOSING DATE: EXTENDED TO JUNE 1, 2020

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
• Spokane Indian Housing Authority Employment Application.
• Resume with applicable experience.
• Three (3) professional references (employers or supervisors you have worked for).
• All selected applicants will be required to interview for this position.
• Preference to in-house.
• Valid Washington State driver’s license with acceptable driving record

Indian Preference will be applied. Applicants are subject to a Drug Test before employment and at random after employment. Applicant is subject to a criminal background check before employment.

SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for timely preparation of periodic financial reports for various programs under management including but not limited to programs funded through various agreement/contracts/grants with the Federal Government, State Government, and Foundations/Private Organizations. Financial reports include but are not limited to annual/quarterly/monthly Federal Financial Reports, monthly expenditure reports, invoices and drawdown requests. Assists with annual audit preparation. Assists with the budget process. Completes adjustments in our tenant accounting system (HDS). Audits all bank deposits. Assists with accounts payable and payroll as a backup if needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Prepares periodic (monthly/quarterly) reimbursement requests/invoices for submission to various funding agencies. Prepares monthly drawdown request forms and submits them to Executive Director for review and final processing. Prepares entries to record invoices and drawdown requests. Monitors account receivable balances and contacts funding agencies as needed to solicit payment of invoices that are overdue.
• Reviews monthly bank statement(s) to identify special revenue EFT wires received, prepares journal entries to record the transactions and ensures appropriate supporting documentation is on file.
• Prepares/distributes various annual/monthly/quarterly financial reports for submission to funding agencies, program managers, division directors and other administrative staff. These reports may include

the Financial Status Report (FSR SF-269), Federal Financial Report (FFR SF-425), expenditure reports, A-19 public voucher, and various other reports required by Federal and Non-federal funding agencies. This activity includes verifying general ledger account balances with vendor invoices and other source documents, and resolving discrepancies with appropriate staff. Prepares journal entries to correct misclassifications, record indirect cost or administrative fees, and other general ledger adjustments as needed.
• Monitors program budgets/expenditures and reports major variances or discrepancies to managers and administrative staff.
• Assists with the Contract/Grant Process by reviewing grant proposals/applications to ensure accuracy and completeness. Coordinates with grant writer or managers to submit grant applications on-line.
• Assists with review and processing of service contracts. Ensures all appropriate documents including the W-9, certificate of insurance, business license, etc. are received, verifies that contractor is not debarred by performing a search on website (sam.gov).
• Assists with the Tribal budget process by reviewing proposed budgets/budget revisions ensuring accuracy, completeness and compliance with budget requirements. Assist with preparation of draft resolutions for Board of Commissioners (BOC) approval of budgets and other documents as required. Enters approved budgets and budget revisions in the accounting software program. Provides assistance to program managers/directors in budget management including budget formulation, budget revision/modification, cuff accounts, and account classifications.
• Assists with maintaining general ledger chart of accounts. Assigns fund/program numbers to new programs and inputs them into the accounting system. Maintain purchase orders and purchase order log. Enters and reviews all tenant accounting system (HDS) adjustments. Assist with inputting accounts payable and payroll timesheets in a backup capacity when accounts payable/payroll officer is absent.
• Provides training and assistance to program managers/directors with financial and programmatic reports. Maintains a schedule that lists deliverables/reports by type of report due, due dates, actual date of completion, and other relevant information. Send reminders to managers prior to due dates to ensure compliance and prevent delinquent reports.
• Assists with ensuring compliance with contract/grant terms and conditions, applicable Tribal, Federal, and State laws/regulations and other administrative requirements. Responsibility extends throughout the life cycle of the contracts/grants: development, implementation, and close out.
• Set up and maintain a master file for assigned programs. Ensures files are organized and contain all pertinent information including but not limited to grant award documents, modifications, budgets, correspondence, financial reports, programmatic reports, invoices, closeout documents, checklists and logs.
• Provides assistance with administrative detail and the day-to-day operations of the Accounting/Finance Department.
• Coordinates communication/correspondence with various funding agencies concerning financial reports, financial needs, and compliance issues.
• Assist in annual audit preparations. Sets up an electronic audit file for special revenue programs and maintains it throughout the fiscal year. Performs the close out process of contract/grant programs by reviewing general ledger activity to ensure accuracy and compliance with federal/State/Tribal requirements, coordinates with appropriate staff to resolve potential audit issues, reconciles accounts receivable and deferred revenue balances for special revenue programs, and prepares close-out entries.
• Other duties may be assigned on an as needed basis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• High School Diploma/G.E.D.
• Prefer Minimum of two (2) years Bookkeeping experience
• Prefer completion of basic accounting courses
• Prefer experience working with construction and contracts and grants

• Must be skilled in the use of office equipment including personal computer, calculator, copier, fax
• Must be skilled in the use of Excel and MS Word software programs
• Must be bondable
• Must be willing to travel to attend training
• Must have a valid Washington State Driver License

Applications Are Available At the Spokane Indian Housing Authority
P.O. Box 195, Wellpinit, WA 99040 Contact: Regina Marchand
Phone # (509) 818-1462
E-mail: regina@spokaneiha.com

Applications Must Be Received by Spokane Indian Housing Authority No Later Than 4:00PM on the Closing Date

The Spokane Indian Housing Authority Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Spokane Indian Housing Authority Reserves the Right to Hire According To Its Indian Preference Policy

Applicants Are Subject To a Pre-Employment Drug Test. Positions with the Spokane Indian Housing Authority Are Subject To a 90-Day Orientation Period

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GENERAL COUNSEL

VACANCY ANN#:      STOI- 20-023

POSITION                   GENERAL COUNSEL

DEPARTMENT:         OFFICE of the SPOKANE TRIBAL ATTORNEY  

LOCATION:                WELLPINIT, WA.

SUPERVISOR:           SPOKANE TRIBAL COUNCIL                     

SALARY LEVEL:       DOE/DOQ

STATUS:                      CONTRACT EMPLOYEE POSITION/FULL-TIME                                                                                                   

OPENING DATE:      MARCH 23, 2020

CLOSING DATE:       OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

INTRODUCTION:

The Spokane Tribe of Indians is a federally-recognized Indian tribe with a 160,000-acre reservation located about 40 miles northwest of the city of Spokane Washington.  In addition to a its various governmental departments, the Tribe also owns and operates several businesses, including its Chewelah Casino, Spokane Tribe Casino, and Spoko fuel stations.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The General Counsel manages and administers the daily responsibilities of the Office of the Spokane Tribal Attorney.  The Office of the Spokane Tribal Attorney advises the Tribal Council and the Tribe’s government, its departments and agencies, and acts as the Tribe’s Code Reviser. The Office of the Spokane Tribal Attorney also advises the Tribe’s various enterprises.  Finally, the Office of the Spokane Tribal Attorney represents the Tribe before tribal, state and federal Courts.  The General Counsel supervises the Staff Attorney, the Tribal Prosecutor and support staff. The General Counsel works with the Tribe’s Senior Counsel/Special Gaming Counsel in managing outside attorneys and assists with complex governmental and commercial transactions, intergovernmental agreements, state and federal legislation, and complex litigation.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Candidate must be licensed to practice law in Washington State and in good standing, or be licensed to practice law in another state and become licensed to practice law in Washington State within 6 months of hiring.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Candidate must have graduated from an accredited law school.
  • Minimum seven years’ experience as a tribal attorney or equivalent experience in private practice.
  • Litigation experience in tribal, state and federal courts.
  • Candidate must have strong negotiation and interpersonal communication skills, litigation experience, and an ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural work environment; be willing to engage in creative problem-solving; have a commitment to restorative justice, and knowledge of Federal Indian Law, Criminal Law, Indian Child Welfare, and Tribal Law.
  • Spokane Tribal hiring preference will be in effect during the selection of candidates.

 

Applications are available in the Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040

Or, Applications can be downloaded from our website: www.spokanetribe.com/employment

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

Ph. #: (509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527, Fax # (509) 458-6556

E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

All applications must be submitted to 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 are subject to a pre-employment drug test

 

 

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CO-OCCURRING COUNSELOR

 

VACANCY ANN#:    STOI-20-025

TITLE:                         CO-OCCURRING COUNSELOR

DEPARTMENT:       HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

SUPERVISOR:         BEHAVIORAL HEALTH MANAGER

LOCATION:              WELLPINIT, WA

STATUS:                    FULL TIME / REGULAR

RATE OF PAY:         $23.00 – $28.00/HOUR (DOE, DOQ)

OPENING DATE:    APRIL 13, 2020

CLOSING DATE:    OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

INTRODUCTION:

Functions as a Co-Occurring Disorders (COD) counselor able to treat a realm of disorders, including disordered gambling while demonstrating the clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program clients with behavioral health issues.  To provide education, consultation to families, and crisis intervention services to clients. Works cooperatively and effectively with the gaming venues, public and other programs within the community.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Will be responsible for accepting referrals for Disordered Gambling, Mental Health and Substance Abuse. The referrals can come during the assessment phase, or during treatment when it comes to the attention of the counselor that there are co-occurring issues with the client that are beyond their scope of work.
  • Provide care coordination services for assigned group of clients.
  • Assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plans for assigned clients in collaboration with the clinical team.
  • Provide individual supported counseling and symptom management.
  • Educate and support clients’ families and advocate for clients’ rights and preferences. Consult with families and community agencies such as DSHS, court systems, housing authorities, etc., to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
  • Conduct comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g. onset, course, and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g. self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships.
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established policies and procedures.
  • Participate in staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.
  • Participate in providing information to clients on substance use issues such as the effect on mental and physical health and daily functioning. Participate in planning to reduce use or abstain from the use of substances, and help teach replacement behaviors. Establish linkages with outside inpatient, outpatient, and support group entities (e.g. AA, NA) to allow collaboration in treatment.
  • Assist clients in finding and maintaining a safe, affordable place to live.
  • Help clients to access reliable transportation.
  • Assist and support clients in finding and effectively using a primary care physician and a dentist. Work with team to coordinate psychiatric care with medical care.
  • Monitor assigned clients for LRA compliance.
  • Maintain proficiency in current trends in disordered gambling, substance and mental health, including health care reform and information technology.
  • Provide monthly progress reports to referring agencies and courts by the 10th of each month.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Knowledge of Disordered Gambling, Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health signs and symptoms as defined in the DSM 5, development of a treatment plan, medication management, plan reviews, individual and group counseling practices as outlined in WAC 388-887B and WAC 388- 887A.
  • Documentation of face to face encounter on the PCC for case notes and billing documentation.
  • Working knowledge of ICD-10 codes.
  • Ability to compose letters, write reports, gather and analyze data for presentation to HHS Director.
  • Knowledge of Ethics as it relates to DG, MH and CD.
  • Confidentiality law s as it relates to DG, MH and CD.
  • Knowledge of the Integration of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders into the Behavioral Health Integration Services Initiative.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Possesses an Active and Unrestricted Credential in Washington State as a Licensed Mental Health Professional, Clinical Social Worker or CDP.
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License with good driving record and be insurable by the Spokane Tribe of Indians (verifiable).
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Possess a valid National Provider Identification Number (NPI), or proof of application must be provided within sixty (60) days of beginning employment.
  • Certified as a disordered gambling counselor or willing to achieve in order to fulfill the job duties.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelors or MSW in related field.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in direct services within a Mental Health Program, and/or Minimum of 1-year experience in direct services within a state licensed SUD program.

Benefits/Incentives:

  • Ride Sharing Vans service downtown Spokane and 9 Mile/Suncrest area 5-days/week.
  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • 14 paid Holidays/year
    • Eligible during probation period.
  • PTO can be accrued during probation.
  • HRSA designated site
  • We’re a smaller agency which can allow for more comprehensive and individualized client care.
  • We offer special paid trainings and travel.

Applications Are Available At the Tribal Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

(509) 458-6583, (509) 458-6527, Fax # (509) 658-6556

Or down load: www.spokanetribe.com

E-mail: 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 Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

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

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LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

VACANCY ANN#:   STOI-20-012

TITLE:                        LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

DEPARTMENT:      HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

SUPERVISOR:        BEHAVIORAL HEALTH MANAGER

LOCATION:             WELLPINIT, WA

STATUS:                   FULL TIME / REGULAR, NON-EXEMPT

RATE OF PAY:       $25.00 – $28.00/HOUR (DOE, DOQ)

OPENING DATE:  APRIL 13, 2020

CLOSING DATE:   OPEN UNTIL FILLED

INTRODUCTION: The Spokane Tribe operates a Washington State Licensed Behavioral Health Agency which includes treatment services for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. The Agency currently provides services independently for mental health and substance abuse. The goal of our program, and our agency, is to adapt a co-occurring model that allows a single counselor to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program clients with severe and persistent mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and gambling disorders.

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Will be responsible for accepting referrals, developing treatment plans, crisis interventions, and diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. Referrals can come from multiple external agencies, including in-house drug/alcohol assessments, or during treatment when symptoms are identified and out of scope for the substance abuse program.
  • Provide care coordination services for assigned group of clients.
  • Assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the Clinical Team.
  • Provide individual supported counseling and symptom management.
  • Educate and support clients’ families and advocate for clients’ rights and preferences. Consult with families and community agencies such as DSHS, court systems, housing authorities, etc., to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
  • Conduct comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g. onset, course, and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g. self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships.
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established policies and procedures.
  • Participate in staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.
  • Participate in providing information to clients on substance use issues such as the effect on mental and physical health and daily functioning. Participate in planning to reduce use or abstain from the use of substances, and help teach replacement behaviors. Establish linkages with outside inpatient, outpatient, and support group entities (e.g. AA, NA) to allow collaboration in treatment.
  • Provide monthly progress reports to referring agencies and courts.
  • The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:

  • Knowledge of Mental Health signs and symptoms as defined in the DSM 5, treatment plans, medication management and effects of the medication.  Treatment planning, monthly plan reviews, individual and group counseling practices.
  • Ability to compose letters, write reports, gather and analyze data for presentation to HHS Director.
  • Knowledge of Ethics as it relates to MH.
  • Confidentiality law as it relates to MH and Substance Use Disorders.

GUIDELINES:

This position follows the Washington State WAC 388-887A regarding the treatment of Mental Health Disorders as Washington State Licensed facility. Also follows the Spokane Tribe policy, procedures and personnel manual.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Active Unrestricted WA State Mental Health Professional License, or Advanced/Clinical Social Worker.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Applicants must have a master’s or doctoral degree in mental health counseling or a behavioral science master’s or doctoral degree in a field relating to mental health counseling.
  • Possesses an Active and Unrestricted Credential in Washington State as a Licensed Mental Health Professional, or Clinical Social Worker.
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License with good driving record and be insurable by the Spokane Tribe of Indians (verifiable).
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgement in all areas of job performance including adherence to appropriate professional boundaries and strict confidentiality practices in regard to client activities and documentation.
  • Ability to apply clinical judgement, ethics and accountability to formulate and implement treatment plans, clinical documentation, and crisis situations.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to handle stressful and crisis situations tactfully and appropriately.

BENEFITS/INCENTIVES:

  • Ride Sharing Vans service downtown Spokane, and 9 Mile/Suncrest area 5-days/week.
  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • 14 paid Holidays/year  (Eligible upon hire)
  • PTO can be accrued during probation.
  • HRSA designated site
  • You may be eligible to receive a grant to pay off student loan debt.
  • See HRSA website for details – https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/benefits.html#nhsc-lrp
  • We’re a smaller agency which can allow for more comprehensive and individualized client care.
  • We offer special paid trainings and travel.

 

Applications Are Available At the Tribal Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

(509) 458-6583, (509) 458-6527, Fax # (509) 658-6556

Or down load: www.spokanetribe.com

E-mail: 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 Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

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

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