Dangers of Drinking Hand Sanitizer

Drinking any hand sanitizer can seriously harm you and those that contain methanol can kill you. Methanol is a type of alcohol that’s used to make chemicals like fuel and pesticide and it is very toxic to the human body. It destroys our cells and the nerves in our brains.

Safe use of hand sanitizers that don’t contain methanol prevents the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Don’t ever drink hand sanitizers and if they contain methanol, throw them away!

Some hand sanitizers have been found to contain toxic methanol, even if it isn’t listed on the label. Remember to keep hand sanitizers out of the reach of children & if ingested, immediately get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center.

For more information and to find a list of products that contain
methanol, visit https://www.ihs.gov/coronavirus/safety/

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WAREHOUSE WORKER

VACANCY ANN. #:      STOI-20-056

TITLE:                              WAREHOUSE WORKER

DEPARTMENT:            FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM

STATUS:                          FULL TIME, TEMPORARY 

RATE OF PAY:              $13.50/PER HOUR

OPENING DATE:         AUGUST 6, 2020

CLOSING DATE:          AUGUST 13, 2020

INTRODUCTION:

The Food Distribution program serves USDA certified products to community members residing on the reservation, the program also serves clients that are a member of a federally recognized tribe that fall within in the income guidelines and live within the boundaries of Stevens, Lincoln and Pend Oreille counties with nutritional foods.

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Stocking commodities from one warehouse to another.
  • Insure proper storage of all commodities.
  • Maintain inventory control of all commodities in the program.
  • Unload commodities off of incoming USDA trucks.
  • General maintenance of commodity building and warehouse.
  • Helping clients with commodities to their vehicles.
  • Unload commodities off incoming USDA trucks.
  • Ability to communicate with clients.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be able to physically sit, stand, and bend for long periods of time.
  • Must adhere to strict confidentiality.
  • Must be able to work special events or longer hours if needed.
  • Must become familiar with the USDA and State standards for proper food handling, safety, and storage guidelines
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. or more
  • Must be able to pass a criminal back ground check.
  • Must have a good work history.

 

Applications are available at the Tribal Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

Contact Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

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

E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

Applications must be received in the HR 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 tribe are subject to a 90-day orientation

Modified Phase 3 Reopening Plan

Click here for Resolution 2020-331 Enacting Phase 3

SPOKANE TRIBE OF INDIANS
Modified Phase 3 Reopening Plan

1. DEFINITIONS

A. “Member” means an enrolled member of the Spokane Tribe of Indians.

B. “Descendant” means the first-generation biological child of a Member.

C. “Spouse” means an individual legally married to a Member.

D. “Resident” means an individual who resides on the Spokane Indian Reservation and includes moorage customers located at Two Rivers Marina.

E. “Non-Member” means an individual enrolled in any federally recognized Indian tribe other than the Spokane Tribe of Indians. Spouses and Descendants are excluded from the definition of Non-Member for purposes of this Resolution.

F. “Non-Indian” means an individual who is not enrolled in a federally recognized Indian tribe. Spouses and Descendants are excluded from the definition of Non-Indian for purposes of this Resolution.

G. “Recreational Area” means recreational resources, including but not limited to campgrounds and areas around lakes, streams, and rivers. As used in this Resolution, “Recreational Area” does not include the Pow-Wow Grounds.

H. “Social Distancing” means maintaining a distance of at least six feet from any person who is not a member of their immediate household, avoiding public and private gatherings regardless of size, and other limitations and requirements as set forth in Resolution 2020-166.

I. “Day Use” means utilization of Recreational Activities for any reason during the day.

J. “Overnight Camping” means utilization of Recreational Activities which include an overnight component.

K. “Authorized Activities” includes the following:
i. Obtaining necessary supplies and services for family or household members and pets, such as groceries, food and supplies for household consumption and use, supplies and equipment needed to work from home, and products necessary to maintain safety, sanitation and essential maintenance of the home or residence.

ii. Engaging in activities essential for the health and safety of family, household members and pets, including things such as seeking medical or behavioral health or emergency services and obtaining medical supplies or medication.

iii. Caring for a family member, friend, or pet in another household or residence, and to transport a family member, friend or their pet for essential health and safety activities, and to obtain necessary supplies and services.

iv. Engaging in outdoor exercise activities, such as walking, hiking, running or biking.

v. Engaging in Day Camping, Overnight Camping, or Fishing, as authorized by this or future Resolution.

vi. Any other activity not prohibited by Resolution of the Council, subject to any applicable limitations such as Social Distancing requirements.

L. “Employment” uses the common definition of the word and is not limited to employment in essential services.

M. “Vulnerable Individuals” means individuals who are at higher risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 due to being over sixty-five (65) years of age or who have serious underlying medical conditions as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

N. “Home” or “Residence” includes hotels, motels, shared rental units, shelters, and similar facilities.

O. “Social Distancing” means maintaining a distance of at least six feet from any person who is not a member of the immediate household.

P. “High Risk Location” refers to any location which the CDC or Washington State Department of Health (“DOH”) recommends that travelers avoid all non-essential travel to. This includes, but is not limited to, countries and regions designated as Level 3 according to the CDC’s Geographic Risk Assessment for COVID-19 Transmission located at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html

Q. “Social Gathering” means a gathering of any size for social, spiritual and/or recreational purposes. Social Gatherings include, but are not limited to, community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based, or sporting events; parades; concerts; parties; festivals; conventions; fundraisers; weddings; funerals; memorials; meals with individuals who are not part of a single household; and similar activities.

R. “Face Mask” means a mask or face covering which covers both the nose and mouth.
i. Face Masks can be:
a. A sewn mask with ties or straps that goes arounds the head or behind the ears;
b. Several layers of fabric tied around a person’s head;
c. Made from a variety of materials like cotton, fleece, or linen;
d. Factory-made or home-made;

ii. Face Masks with valves or openings on the front are unsafe as they permit droplet release from the mask, without filtration, and put others at risk. Individuals shall not wear Face Masks with valves or openings in the front.

S. “Spokane Indian Country” includes all lands within the exterior boundaries of the Spokane Indian Reservation and all off-Reservation trust lands.

T. The term “Family Members” includes immediate family members and extended family members.
i. “Immediate family member” shall mean a partner, parents, children, step-children, step-parents, fostered or adopted children, brothers, sisters, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister and brother in-law, daughter and son in-law, grandchildren and grandparents, whether biological, adoptive, step, foster, de facto, in loco parentis, or by guardianship.
ii. “Extended” family is defined as family that extends beyond the immediate family consisting of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and first cousins, whether biological, adoptive, step, foster, de facto, in loco parentis, or by guardianship.

U. “COVID-19 Emergency Resolution” means any Tribal resolution approved by the Council which enacts policy, procedure, guidance, regulation, or law related to COVID-19, including but not limited to safety measures or otherwise responding to or mitigating the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts.

W. “Home” means an individual’s house, mobile home, apartment, condominium, hotel or motel room, or other dwelling unit.

X. “Family Representative” means the individual who requests to hold a Religious or Cultural Ceremony and assumes the responsibility of ensuring the Religious or Cultural Ceremony follows the requirements of all applicable COVID-19 Emergency Resolutions.

Y. “Religious or Cultural Ceremony” means any gathering held for a religious or cultural purpose including but not limited to funerals, wakes, weddings, stick game, pow-wows, jump dances, sweats, and similar traditional ceremonies.

Z. “Live Entertainment” means any activity in which an individual or individuals perform for an audience of an individual or individuals, where all are physically present. Live Entertainment encompasses:
i. All musical performances, including but not limited to, group acts, soloists, and disc jockeys;
ii. All stage productions, including but not limited to, theater, dancing, comedy, poetry, acrobatics, performance art, and animal stunts.
iii. Any combination of the activities above and all substantially similar activities.

2. FACE MASKS REQUIRED

A. Every person in Spokane Indian Country, including non-Residents, must wear a Face Mask that covers their nose and mouth any time they are outside their Home.

i. If a person lives in a congregate living setting where they share living facilities with other residents, their dwelling unit is their bedroom. Such persons must wear a face covering when they are outside their bedroom, including inside the building, subject to the exceptions below:
a. Congregate living settings include, but are not limited to, dormitory buildings, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult family homes, other long-term care facilities, group care facilities, and other similar settings.
b. Unless listed above, congregate living settings do not otherwise include houses, mobile homes, apartments, condominiums, hotel or motel rooms, supported living homes, medical centers, or treatment centers.
c. A bedroom includes any living space, bathroom, or facility attached to the bedroom that is not generally open to other residents of the congregate living setting.
d. Non-Family Members who live in congregate living settings are not household members.

B. Individuals may remove their Face Masks when they are outside of their Home under the following circumstances:

i. While engaged in the act of drinking or eating, provided that:
a. People eating or drinking in congregate settings maintain a distance of at least six feet from each other to the extent reasonably possible; and
b. People eating or drinking in other settings outside of a Home maintain a distance of at least six feet from non-household members;
ii. While engaged in indoor or outdoor exercise activities, such as walking, hiking, bicycling, or running, provided that a distance of at least six feet is maintained from non-household members;
iii. While in an outdoor area, provided that a distance of at least six feet is maintained from non-household members;
iv. When any party to a communication is deaf or hard of hearing and not wearing a Face Mask is essential to communication;
v. While obtaining a service that requires a temporary removal of the Face Mask;
vi. While sleeping;
vii. When necessary to confirm the individual’s identity; and
viii. When tribal or federal law, or applicable state law, prohibits wearing a Face Mask or requires the removal of a Face Mask;
ix. While showering, bathing, or engaging in other personal hygiene or grooming activities that require the removal of the face covering;

C. The following individuals are exempt from the requirement to wear a Face Mask:

i. Children younger than five (5) years old; and
a. Children who are younger than two (2) years old should never wear Face Masks due to the risk of suffocation.
b. Children who are two, three, or four years old, with the assistance and close supervision of an adult, are strongly recommended to wear a face covering at all times in settings, like grocery stores or pharmacies, where it is likely that a distance of at least six feet cannot be maintained from non-household members and where Vulnerable Individuals are likely to be present.
ii. Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a Face Mask. This includes, but is not limited to, persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a Face Mask could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a Face Mask without assistance.
iii. Persons who are incarcerated and the correctional facility has internal guidance on the wearing of face coverings for both incarcerated individuals and staff.

D. Face shields are not an acceptable substitute for Face Masks.

E. Conflicting Orders
i. Other agencies and officials have taken or make take action to require the wearing of Face Masks in certain settings and jurisdictions and for certain purposes. Every person in Spokane Indian Country must wear a Face Mask whenever legally required to do so by this Resolution or by the action of any other agency or official. This Resolution and the actions of other agencies and officials must be followed to the extent they are not in conflict.
ii. If this order and the action of any other agency or official are in conflict, the more protective requirement must be followed, unless prohibited by tribal or federal law.

F. Children in childcare facilities and K-12 public and private schools may use face shields as an alternative to a cloth face covering only where authorized pursuant to a separate Resolution or, in the case of the Wellpinit School District, an order of Governor Inslee or his designee.

G. The Face Mask requirement contained in this Section shall not apply to the Chewelah Casino or the Spokane Tribe Casino (collectively, the “Casinos”). Instead, the Casinos shall follow the Health and Sanitation Guidelines (COVID-19) as approved by Spokane Tribal Gaming Commission Resolution No. 2020-007, or as amended.

H. No employee may work within Spokane Indian Country unless that employee wears a Face Mask when working, except when working alone, when the job involves no in-person interaction, or when the employee is exempted from wearing a Face Mask pursuant to an appliable Resolution.

3. PLAYGROUNDS AND PARKS

A. Facilities such as parks and sports fields may reopen to the general public, subject to Social Distancing and higher per-use sanitation requirements.

4. RECREATIONAL AREAS: CAMPING AND FISHING

A. The fishing and camping restrictions imposed by Resolution 2020-166, as amended by Resolutions 2020-202, 2020-223, and 2020-231 are hereby amended as follows:

i. Day Use:
a. Only Members, Spouses, Descendants, and Residents, as well as their Family Members and individuals in their immediate household, may engage in Day Use at Recreational Areas, subject to Social Distancing requirements.
b. Spouses, Descendants, Residents, as well as their Family Members and individuals in their immediate household, do not need to be accompanied by a Member in order to engage in Day Use.
c. Day Users must remove all vehicles, campers, trailers, and all equipment and belongings from all Recreational Areas from the hours of 9 PM to 5 AM on a daily basis.
d. Day Use at all Recreational Areas shall remain closed to the general public for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year.

ii. Overnight Camping:
a. Only Members, Descendants, Spouses, as well as their Family Members and individuals in their immediate households, may engage in Overnight Camping at Recreational Areas, subject to Social Distancing requirements.
b. Descendants and Spouses, as well as their Family Members and individuals in their immediate households, do not need to be accompanied by a Member in order to engage in Overnight Camping.
c. The Two Rivers RV Park and McCoy’s Marina may remain open to the general public for Overnight Camping, subject to Social Distancing Requirements.
d. Overnight Camping at all Recreational Areas, other than those listed in Section 4(A)(ii)(c) above, shall remain closed to the general public for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year.

iii. Fishing:
a. Reservation-wide fishing shall remain limited to Members, Spouses, and Descendants, except as described in Section 4(A)(iii)(c) below, and subject to Social Distancing and applicable license or permit requirements.
b. Spouses and Descendants do not need to be accompanied by a Member in order to engage in reservation-wide fishing unless otherwise required by license or permit requirements.
c. Non-Members and Non-Indians may engage in fishing at Little Falls and the Two Rivers Marina, and these locations only, subject to Social Distancing and applicable license or permit requirements. All other water bodies and Recreational Areas shall remain off-limits to Non-Members and Non-Indians for purposes of fishing.

B. Pow-Wow Grounds:

i. Day Use at the Pow-Wow Grounds shall be subject to the following regulations:
a. Limited to Members, Spouses, Descendants, as well as their Family Members and individuals in their immediate households.
b. Subject to Social Distancing requirements.
c. Day Users must remove all vehicles, campers, trailers, and all equipment and belongings from all Recreational Areas from the hours of 9 PM to 5 AM on a daily basis.
d. Spouses and Descendants, as well as their Family Members and individuals in their immediate household, do not need to be accompanied by a Member in order to engage in Day Use at the Pow-Wow Grounds.

ii. Overnight Camping at the Pow-Wow Grounds shall be subject to the following regulations and restrictions:
a. Limited to Members, Spouses, Descendants, as well as their Family Members and individuals in their immediate households.
b. Subject to all applicable Social Distancing requirements.
c. All Overnight Camping authorized under this Resolution shall be limited to a total of thirty (30) calendar days.
d. The Council grants the Executive Director all necessary authority to approve requests for Overnight Camping at the Pow-Wow Grounds. Such approval shall be in writing, with written notice to the Council, and in compliance with the regulations herein.
e. All individuals authorized for Overnight Camping at the Pow-Wow Grounds must vacate the premises, with all belongings removed, by 10:00 AM on August 3, 2020.
f. Capacity is limited to twenty-five (25) Overnight Camping requests at any one time. The Executive Director shall not approve any Overnight Camping request in excess of this number.
g. Descendants and Spouses, as well as their Family Members and individuals in their immediate households, do not need to be accompanied by a Member in order to engage in Overnight Camping at the Pow-Wow Grounds.

5. STAY AT HOME ORDER

A. Vulnerable Individuals are strongly encouraged to cease leaving their home or place of residence except (1) to conduct or participate in Authorized Activities, and/or (2) for employment purposes. Social Distancing requirements shall remain in effect at all times.

B. Stay Home – Stay Safe. All residents of the Reservation are encouraged to remain at their home or place of residence as much as possible to limit the spread of COVID-19.

6. SOCIAL DISTANCING, SOCIAL GATHERINGS, AND NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL

A. Social Distancing:

i. When individuals leave their homes or residences for any reason, they must at all times maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet from any person who is not a member of their immediate household. For the sake of clarity, this Face Mask requirement applies to all Social Gatherings and Religious or Cultural Ceremonies, both public and private; it also applies to business settings, government buildings, and tribal businesses and facilities to the extent reasonably possible.

B. Social Gatherings:

i. All individuals shall immediately cease participating in Social Gatherings larger than ten (10) .

ii. All Live Entertainment is prohibited except performances outdoors for members of the same household where social distancing of a minimum of ten (10) feet is always maintained from the entertainer and Face Masks are worn by all individuals.
a. This prohibition applies without regard to the nature or location of the event, whether or not the performer receives compensation, and whether the performer is featured or in the background.
b. This prohibition does not apply to household members within their own homes or to authorized Religious or Cultural Ceremonies.

iii. All Social Gatherings shall be subject to the following:
a. Social Distancing requirements must be followed at all times.
b. Facemasks must be worn at all times.
c. Organizers and/or hosts shall limit Social Gatherings to no more than ten (10) individuals, including staff..
d. Attendance records documenting all individuals present at a Social Gathering, including staff, must be collected and retained for a period of thirty (30) days.

iv. The Social Gathering requirements set forth in this Section shall not apply to the following:
a. Social Gatherings which solely include people who are part of a single household or residential living unit;
b. Authorized Religious or Cultural Ceremonies

C. Travel:
i. Individuals are directed to minimize travel and remain in their home or place of residence as much as possible.

ii. Tribal Governmental Employees must obtain the Executive Director’s written approval prior to travelling. The Executive Director shall review all requests on a case-by-case basis. Tribal Employees shall not travel to High-Risk Locations under any circumstances.

7. RELIGIOUS OR CULTURAL CEREMONIES

A. Religious or Cultural Ceremonies shall not take place in Spokane Indian Country without the prior express written authorization of Council or their designee, on a case by case basis (the “Authorization”).

i. Any authorization approved pursuant to this Section must be documented via a written permit, the form of which shall be approved by Council, which shall address the following requirements at a minimum:
a. The Tribe shall provide a copy of the most recent applicable resolutions and policies and procedures to the Family Representative;
b. Any permits must include a certification whereby the Family Representative states that they understand, and agree to enforce to the best of their ability, all applicable COVID-19 Emergency Resolutions.

B. All Religious or Cultural Ceremonies shall be subject to the following requirements and limitations at all times:

i. All Religious or Cultural Ceremonies held indoors shall be limited to thirty (30) individuals, including staff.

ii. At least six feet of physical distancing between households is required at all times.

iii. Face Masks must be worn as required by this Resolution.

iv. Attendance records documenting all individuals present at a Religious or Cultural Ceremony must be collected and retained for a period of thirty (30) days. A copy of all attendance records must be given to the Tribal Health Officer for contact tracing purposes.

v. Receptions and buffet-style meals are prohibited.

C. Tribal Law Enforcement.

i. Tribal law enforcement, or a representative designated by the Chief of Police and approved by the Council, shall be present at all Religious or Cultural Ceremonies to ensure compliance with all applicable COVID-19 Emergency Resolutions including but not limited to attendance and capacity limits, social distancing requirements, Face Mask use, and collecting attendance documentation.
ii. Tribal law enforcement shall disperse any Religious or Cultural Ceremonies not in strict compliance with this Resolution, and shall hold any and all individuals who violate this Resolution, or any applicable COVID-19 Emergency Resolution, accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
D. Where a Family Representative fails to enforce any applicable COVID-19 Emergency Resolution at their Religious or Cultural Ceremony, the Family Representative shall be subject to penalties as set forth in Resolution 2020-166 or other applicable Resolution.

8. TRIBAL SHUTDOWN AND LEAVE POLICIES

A. All Tribal Operations shall reopen subject to various approved COVID-19 safety policies and procedures (the “COVID-19 Policies”).

i. All individuals must follow all applicable COVID-19 Policies, as they currently exist or as amended/updated, while utilizing Tribal facilities. Where applicable, all COVID-19 Policies shall implement internal Phase II requirements.

ii. COVID-19 Policies include, but are not limited to:
a. COVID-19 Workplace Policies;
b. COVID-19 Return to Work Procedures;
c. COVID-19 Facility Use Procedures;
d. Heightened Sanitization Requirements;
e. Telework Policies;
f. COVID-19 Sick Leave Policies;
g. COVID-19 Communication Plan;
h. Screening policies and entry controls; and
i. Other policies which may modify working conditions to protect the health and safety of employees and/or the general public.

iii. Applicable COVID-19 Policies may vary by department, program, facility, or location. Certain departments or programs may have higher safety precautions to address unique risks and challenges.

iv. The Council grants the Emergency Leadership Team, as appointed in Resolution 2020-154, all necessary authority to approve and amend any and all COVID-19 Policies to protect the health and welfare of Tribal employees and the general public. Such approval or amendment shall be in writing and approved by the Director of the Emergency Leadership Team or their designee, with written notice to the Council.

v. The Tribe recognizes that certain tribal facilities, including but not limited to the Spokane site for Tribal TANF, are located on fee land outside the exterior boundaries of the Reservation and may therefore be subject to State and other local safety requirements.

9. CONSTRUCTION

A. Resolution 2020-223, which conditionally authorizes Low-Risk and Essential Construction, shall remain in full force and effect until amended or terminated by Resolution of the Council.

10. VULNERABALE INDIVIDUALS

A. Vulnerable Individuals are strongly encouraged to remain in their home or place of residence to the maximum extent possible. Vulnerable Individuals are also strongly encouraged to teleworking/telecommuting as much as possible.

B. All persons with Vulnerable Individuals in their immediate households are encouraged to follow all recommended CDC and DOH guidelines, including Social Distancing and wearing facemasks in public. Returning to work or engaging in Authorized Activities, especially in environments where Social Distancing is not practical, can carry the COVID-19 virus into the home and infect Vulnerable Individuals.

C. All persons are encouraged to stay up-to-date on current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Education on best practices is key to mitigating the risk to Vulnerable Individuals.

11. GYMS AND EXERCISE FACILITIES

A. Gyms and similar exercise facilities may open to the general public subject to heightened sanitation protocols and strict Social Distancing requirements.

B. Face Masks shall be worn as required by this Resolution.

C. Such facilities shall not open if they are unable, or refuse, to follow sufficient sanitization protocols.

12. ORGANIZED YOUTH ACTIVITIES

A. Organized youth activities, including but not limited to the youth centers and daycares, may continue providing services in compliance with applicable guidance including but not limited to the following items:
i. Enhanced entry screening;

ii. Sanitization and prevention protocols based on CDC/DOH guidance.

13. SENIOR CENTERS

A. Senior centers may resume multi-person visits provided the senior center screens guests for COVID-19 symptoms.

B. All individuals must wear Face Masks at all times and strictly follow Social Distancing requirements.

C. Senior center staff and employees must maintain heightened hygiene.

14. BUSINESSES

A. No business may operate, allow a customer to enter a business, or conduct business with a customer inside any building that is open to public or outdoors in a public place unless the customer is wearing a Face Mask , as required by this Resolution.

B. No individual may enter a place of business, whether the business is operating indoors or outdoors, without first donning a Face Mask, unless the individual does so under circumstances expressly exempted from this requirement under an applicable Resolution.

C. The owner of any business which fails to follow the requirements of this Section shall be subject to penalties as set forth in Resolution 2020-166 or other applicable Resolution.

D. The limitations and requirements set forth in this Section shall not apply to the following:
i. the Tribe’s Casinos, which remain subject to internal policies, regulations imposed by the Spokane Tribal Gaming Commission, and applicable COVID-19 Emergency Resolutions;
ii. Spokane Tribal Enterprises, which remain subject to internal policies, regulations imposed by the Enterprise Board of Directors, and applicable COVID-19 Emergency Resolutions;
iii. tribal governmental facilities and programs, which remain subject to internal COVID-19 policies and procedures, regulations imposed by the Council or the Executive Director, and applicable COVID-19 Emergency Resolutions.

15. CONFLICTS WITH TRIBAL LAWS

A. In the event this Resolution, or any COVID-19 Emergency Resolution, conflicts with any provision of the Revised Spokane Law and Order Code or other Tribal law, the terms and conditions of the COVID-19 Emergency Resolutions shall control.

B. In the event this Resolution, or any COVID-19 Emergency Resolution, conflicts with any other COVID-19 Emergency Resolution, the terms and conditions of the most recent COVID-19 Emergency Resolution shall control.

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Spokane Tribal Yard Sale

DID YOU HEAR

THERE WILL BE A SALE OF NON-EQUIPMENT ITEMS IN THE FORM OF A YARD SALE-THREE (3) DAYS OF SELLING

WHERE/LOCATION: SPOKANE TRIBAL FIELD HOUSE (BY WELLPINIT HIGH SCHOOL)-PROPERTY BAY AREA (MAIN SPOKANE TRIBAL ADMIN. BUILDNG) AND BOX CAR (BY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB)

DATES: AUGUST 18/19/20, 2020
August 18th-Spokane Tribal Field House
August 19th- Spokane Tribal Property Bay Area
August 20th – Spokane Tribal Box Car

TIME: 8:30AM TO 3:30PM

This is a Cash Sale-No Personal checks will be accepted.
Social Distancing and Face Masks are required.
Approval to hold sale: Resolution #2020-297

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EDUCATION COORDINATOR

VACANCY ANN #:        STOI-20-054

TITLE:                              EDUCATION COORDINATOR

DEPARTMENT:            HEAD START

LOCATION:                    WELLPINIT, WA

SUPERVISOR:               HEAD START DIRECTOR

STATUS:                          FULL-TIME, 30 HOURS PER WEEK

SALARY LEVEL:           $21.00/PER HOUR

OPENING DATE:          AUGUST 4, 2020

CLOSING DATE:           AUGUST 11, 2020

 

INTRODUCTION:  The Spokane Tribe of Indians Head Start Program is designed to promote the school readiness of low-income children by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development—

  • in a learning environment that supports children’s growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional functioning, creative arts, physical skills, and approaches to learning; and
  • through the provision to low-income children and their families of health, educational, nutritional, social, and other services that are determined, based on family needs assessments, to be necessary.

The Education Coordinator is responsible for the Head Start Education component and the supervision of classroom staff, including but not limited to teachers and teacher assistants.  The position is a part of the management team responsible for working together to provide leadership in coordinating efforts in the areas of Early Childhood Development and Health Services, Family and Community Partnerships, Program Governance and Disabilities Services.  The Education Coordinator will assist the Head Start Program Director with assurance of overall program compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards, Spokane Tribe of Indians Policies and Procedures, IHS Environmental Health Code Standards, and applicable Washington State Rules and Regulations.  The Education Coordinator will be in the classroom daily supporting the teachers by assisting with observations, learning objectives and consulting.  This person may also be called upon to fill in as Substitute Teacher, Bus Driver or Cook as needed as part of the Head Start team.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise teaching staff in program operations, to include using all agency policies and procedures for developing staff skills for successful job task completion.
  • Mentor staff using positive role modeling and reflective supervision techniques, in order to strengthen skill levels and confidence.
  • Evaluate the Education staff’s job performance annually.
  • Ensure that each Head Start family receives the required amount of home visits.
  • Evaluate Education staff’s weekly lesson plans.
  • Ensure that goals for individual children are being recorded
  • Ensure that Education staff maintains the required component information in each child’s portfolio.
  • Assist in assessing training needs, locating training opportunities, coordinating and implementing training.
  • Assist with the tracking and reporting of child outcomes three times annually.
  • Work and interact with peers, as individuals and/or in team/group settings, in a professional manner that contributes to the Spokane Tribal Head Start School Readiness Goals.
  • Assist in the recruitment and enrollment of Head Start eligible children.
  • Set School Readiness Goals that align with Head Start Performance Standards and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF).
  • Assist other staff in the coordination of transition services and activities.
  • Assure that on-going assessment of each child’s growth and development is utilized to record achievement of Desired Results and Outcomes and that individual learning plans (ILP) are created for each child and updated on a regular basis.
  • Assist in providing appropriate disabilities information and referrals for staff, parents, and collaborating agencies.
  • Assist in collaboration with school districts, HHS, monitoring of disability services, and other duties assigned.
  • Assist in supporting Head Start Teaching staff concerning issues of classroom environments, behavior management and inclusion of children with special needs.  This includes, but is not limited to phone, email, written reports, record keeping and tracking of data.
  • Assist in the developing and distribution of written and web-based materials for child, parents, employees and community partners within the areas of developmentally appropriate practices, screening, assessment, behavior management, learning environments, special education, disability laws and services.
  • Provide collaborating agencies with regular reports concerning screening, assessments, referrals, and children with an IFSP or IEP.
  • Adhere to established performance standards, coordinate formal evaluations of children, monitor progress through observation, tracking and follow-up.
  • Ensure accurate reports and documentation and comply with applicable laws, policies and procedures (State, Federal and Tribal).
  • Utilize the identified data management system to track, monitor and follow-up on cases with identified concerns and for those children receiving services.
  • Report cases of child abuse and neglect by serving as a mandated reporter.
  • Fill in as Substitute teacher.
  • Drive the School Bus as needed.
  • Assist with the daily sanitizing/cleaning of the Head Start building as required during this Pandemic.
  • The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Possess a basic understanding of the scope of the Head Start effort and Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Requires the ability to learn, interpret, and apply District, State, and Federal requirements and objectives for academic achievement.
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize work and manage time effectively.
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to, and coordinate with the population served, especially low-income Spokane Indian Reservation population.
  • Must contribute to the Head Start team in a positive and productive manner with reliability, patience and consistency.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a professional manner.
  • Maintain organized and accurate records.
  • Must have an understanding of Early childhood Developmental Stages, appropriate preschool practices and trauma informed care.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Baccalaureate or advanced degree in early childhood education; or a baccalaureate or advanced degree and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience teaching preschool-age children.
  • Successful clearance of Criminal History and Background inquiry with no allegations and/or findings of child abuse and neglect.
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s license and a good driving record.

OTHER:

  • First Aid and CPR certification, Food Handlers Permit, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with school bus and passenger endorsements to be obtained during orientation period.
  • Must have knowledge of or Willingness to learn Head Start Curriculum and Assessment tools including:
    • Teaching Strategies GOLD (TSG),
    • Creative Curriculum, Second Steps,
    • Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS),
    • Dial 4 Screening and Scoring,
    • Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA)
    • Child Plus.

 

Applications Are Available At the Tribal Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA  99040

Or available on our website: www.spokanetribe.com

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

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

   Fax: (509) 458-6556

e-mail:   hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

Applications Must Be Received In The Human Resources Department

By 4:30 p.m. on 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

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HEALTH & DISABILITIES COORDINATOR

VACANCY ANN #:        STOI-20-053

TITLE:                              HEALTH & DISABILITIES COORDINATOR

DEPARTMENT:            HEAD START

LOCATION:                    WELLPINIT, WA

SUPERVISOR:               HEAD START DIRECTOR

STATUS:                          FULL-TIME, 30 HOURS PER WEEK

SALARY LEVEL:           $21.00/PER HOUR

OPENING DATE:          AUGUST 4, 2020

CLOSING DATE:           AUGUST 11, 2020

 

INTRODUCTION:  The Spokane Tribe of Indians Head Start Program is designed to promote the school readiness of low-income children by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development—

  • in a learning environment that supports children’s growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional functioning, creative arts, physical skills, and approaches to learning; and
  • through the provision to low-income children and their families of health, educational, nutritional, social, and other services that are determined, based on family needs assessments, to be necessary.

Planning children’s readiness to learn involves culturally responsive, trauma informed, integrated service delivery of child development, disabilities, and mental health that support learning environments.   Under the supervision and direction of the Program Manager, the Health/Disabilities Coordinator promotes over-sight in compliance with all regulations per applicable Performance Standards; ensures monitoring, agency collaboration and tracking of health and disability services; identifies children who may have a disability, assuring appropriate intervention and services; and manages, implements, and evaluates comprehensive programs for children with disabilities and their families enrolled in the Spokane Tribe of Indians Head Start Program.  This person may also be called upon to fill in as Substitute Teacher, Bus Driver or Cook as needed as part of the Head Start team.

 MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operations will be in accordance with the Tribal Plans of Operations, Head Start Performance Standards, USDA, Washington Administrative code (WAC) disability laws/mandates and related Tribal/State/Federal regulations.
  • Ensure all Head Start Children receive a health examination within 90 days of enrollment.
  • Ensure that each child receives a nutrition assessment which shall include a growth assessment, hemoglobin check, diet assessment and nutrition education.
  • Organize a health advisory committee with the assistance of the program director.
  • Develop and assist in implementation of a health education curriculum in the areas of health, dental and safety.
  • Conduct immunization review, vision and hearing screenings with the children.  Make referrals, develop Health Alert lists and Emergency Care Plans as necessary.
  • Facilitate health related home visits and promote parental involvement.
  • Monitors health and safety checklist, fire drills, evacuation routes/procedures and playground check
  • Respond appropriately to crisis or emergency situations that may occur—to include providing minor first aid, communicating with parents and coordinating care.
  • Regularly monitor the classroom environment, disabilities services, screening and assessment tools and methods.
  • Ensures accurate reports, documentation and compliance with applicable State, Federal and Tribal laws, policies and procedures.
  • Assist with responding to the COVID 19 Pandemic- to include writing and implementing policy
  • Enter all health screening, treatment and other health related information into data entry program (such as Child Plus and Teaching Strategies Gold software systems).
  • Monitor and re-stock First Aid kits in classrooms and school buses to ensure compliance with licensing guidelines.
  • Acts as an advocate for parents and children with special needs, and provides referrals to appropriate resources.
  • Assist in providing appropriate disabilities information and referrals for staff, parents, and collaborating agencies.
  • Assist with ongoing assessment of health education needs and assist with the distribution of health information to children, staff and parents as necessary or requested.
  • Provide or coordinate training to staff.  May include:  Bloodborne Pathogens, CPR/First Aid, Emergency Care Plans, medication administration,
  • Assist in collaboration with school districts, IHS, HHS, monitoring of disability services, and other duties assigned.
  • Assist in the developing and distribution of written and web-based materials for child, parents, employees and community partners within the areas of developmentally appropriate practices, screening, assessment, health, behavior management, learning environments, special education, disability laws and services.
  • Ensure accurate reports and documentation and comply with applicable laws, policies and procedures (State, Federal and Tribal).
  • Utilize the identified data management system to track, monitor and follow-up on cases with identified concerns and for those children receiving services.
  • Actively work in the classrooms with teachers and students assisting with observations, assessing needs and filling in as needed.
  • Report cases of child abuse and neglect by serving as a mandated reporter.
  • Drive the School Bus as needed—once CDL is obtained (training will be provided).
  • Assist with the recruitment and enrollment of children and families.
  • Assist with the daily sanitizing/cleaning of the Head Start building as required during this Pandemic.
  • The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required.

 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with human relation skills with both children and adults
  • Possess a basic understanding of the scope of the Head Start effort and Trauma informed practices.
  • Ability to maintain organized and accurate records
  • Possess skills adequate to manage the agency to serve children with disabilities (including coordination with other program components and community agencies) and work with parents.
  • Familiarity with Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Understanding of Early childhood Developmental Stages and appropriate preschool practices
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to, and coordinate with the population served, especially low-income Spokane Indian Reservation population.
  • Must contribute to the Head Start team in a positive and productive manner with reliability, patience and consistency.

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associate Degree and experience/training in the fields of public health, nursing, health education, maternal and child health, health administration or equivalent required.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Successful clearance of Criminal History and Background inquiry with no allegations and or findings of child abuse and neglect.

 OTHER:

  • First Aid and CPR certification, Food Handlers Permit, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with school bus and passenger endorsements to be obtained during orientation period.
  • Bachelor’s degree in the area of public health, nursing, health education, maternal and child health, or health administration preferred.

 

Applications Are Available At the Tribal Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA  99040

Or available on our website: www.spokanetribe.com

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

Phone:  (509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527,   Fax: (509) 458-6556

E-mail:   hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

Applications Must Be Received In The Human Resources Department

By 4:30 p.m. on 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