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LEAD YOUTH COORDINATOR, SPOKANE SITE

VACANCY ANN. #:   STOI-21-135
TITLE:   LEAD YOUTH COORDINATOR (SPOKANE SITE)
DEPARTMENT:   477 YOUTH PROGRAMS
SUPERVISOR:   YOUTH PROGRAM MANAGER
LOCATION:   SPOKANE, WA
STATUS:   NON-EXEMPT, REGULAR, FULL TIME
RATE OF PAY:   $19.00 – $23.62 / PER HOUR
OPENING DATE:   APRIL 2, 2021
CLOSING DATE:   APRIL 8, 2021

IN HOUSE POSTING, OPEN TO CURRENT 477/TANF EMPLOYEES

INTRODUCTION:
The Spokane Tribe of Indians 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 Lead Coordinator will be responsible for all reports and center staff time sheets. This position will assist with the yearly budget for each youth center. The Lead Youth Coordinator will also help ensure that the Youth Coordinators, Cooks, Drivers, Spirited Adults, Teen Workers and other group members are safe. Ensure staff / youth engage in productive activities and develop effective problem-solving skills including useful life strategies. The Lead Coordinator will review and evaluate the Youth Program for effectiveness, make recommendations for improvements, assist with planning, test new approaches and submit reports as directed. The Lead Coordinator must have the necessary knowledge and understanding of the daily operations and activities of the Youth Center and its program.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Mandated reporting of abuse and neglect through the appropriate channels
• Assist in implementing policies and procedures to carry out the youth program objectives for the Spokane Tribal TANF Youth Program
• Monitor youth and other community members utilizing the Community Center as well as on field trips for safety reasons
• Directly supervising youth and providing corrective action when necessary
• Ensures safety and wellbeing of youth
• Teaches, guides or otherwise instructs youth
• Serves as a leader and role-model
• Documentation and report writing of incidents and or accidents
• Maintain order and discipline as required
• A joint responsibility for youth program reports, files, equipment, and supplies.
• A joint responsibility for the safety and proper upkeep of the youth program property, buildings and its contents.
• Ensure the center calendar is complete and followed
• A joint responsibility for the cook(s), the food, the meal program(s), menus, and the paperwork generated by the youth program
• Supervises the tutoring services carried out by the youth program which may include, but not limited to, referrals, invoices, youth files, drivers, meals and transports
• Will assist with the yearly budget for each youth center
• Will assist in Implementing policies and procedures to carry out the youth program objectives for the Spokane Tribal 477 program
• Supervises and assists the scheduling or arranging of daily activities during specific timeframes
• Supervises and assists in maintenance or upkeep of the Community Center, Tribal Vehicles, equipment and grounds
• Performs other work-related activities and duties as required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Must have budgeting skills
• Must have good communication skills with both youth and adults
• Must be willing to work collaboratively with all Youth Program Staff
• Must have the ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints filed by the youth, staff, parents or employees
• Familiar with outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, swimming, etc.
• Interest in athletics and physical games required
• Must have public speaking and communication skills
• Knowledge of culture and traditions of Native Americans
• Ability to be flexible and capable of working in rapid changing environment
• Ability to take direction and work with minimal supervision
• Ability to work cooperatively with members of the public and with co-workers
• Ability to work independently and is self-directing and motivated
• Ability to practice confidentiality, tact, courtesy and discretion
• Ability to multi-task
• Willingness to learn and upgrade skills

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
• Must be able to obtain Food Handler’s Card within first week of employment
• Must be able to obtain 30 STAR training hours in School-age Child Care Basics within probation period
• Must be able to obtain Bloodborne Pathogens certification within probation period (2 hours)
• Must be able to obtain Opioid Overdose First Aid certification within probation period (2 hours)
• Must be willing to become certified in Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid within the first arranged training

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Associates Degree OR five (5) years’ experience working with youth programs or school programs
• Three (3) years supervisory experience
• Excellent customer service skills required
• Must have previous experience working with Native American clientele and understand cultural needs
• Must be 21 years or older
• Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License and be tribally insurable
• Successfully clear a criminal background inquiry
• Safety sensitive position, subject to random drug testing.
• Must be physically able to perform the duties of the position, including; lifting, climbing, kneeling, walking, and the ability to perform outdoor activities. Some activities require overnight camping. Employee must be able to sleep on the ground, pitch tents and/or set up tee pees, swim, hike, bike and prepare meals in primitive settings.

*IN HOUSE POSTING, OPEN TO CURRENT 477/TANF EMPLOYEES*

Must provide with application: A copy of your valid driver’s license, three (3) professional references with contact information, a letter of interest and your resumé.

Applications are available at the Tribal Human Resources Department
Contact Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett
P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040
(509) 458-6583, (509) 458-6527, Fax: (509) 458-6556
E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com
Applications must be received in the Human Resource 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 criminal background check.
All applicants are subject to a pre-employment drug test.
All positions with the tribe are subject to a 90 Calendar Day orientation period.