DEPARTMENT: Healing of the Canoe / SUD
REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator – Healing of the Canoe
FLSA STATUS: Nonexempt, fulltime
LOCATION: Longview, WA
WAGE RANGE: $24.89 – 32.36

Position Summary:

Contributes to the effectiveness of the Healing of the Canoe Program by providing training and information through a community-based, culturally grounded prevention and life skills curriculum for native and non-native youth that builds on the strengths and resources in Cowlitz County. Assists in developing and presenting curriculum, scheduling classes, and enrolling students. Adheres to HIPAA and confidentiality requirements. Honors and represents the mission, vision, and values of CIT and of the HHS department.

***If you are an American Indian/Alaska Native and/or a Veteran and would like this to be considered for hiring, please note this on your cover letter and/or resume***

This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Performs culturally grounded life skills, alcohol, tobacco, and other substance abuse prevention-based education, training, facilitation, and alternative activities targeting youth.
Coordinates and/or gives lectures, discussions, dialogues, multi-media, presentations, cultural activities, field trips, team building, and group activities in support of program goals and objectives.
Assists with the development and adaptation of the Healing of the Canoe project interventions.
Assists with the recruitment of youth and families for the Healing of the Canoe project.
Provides interventions as assigned and appropriate to project needs to include support groups, school-based programs or related activities.
Participates in weekly clinical staffing for purposes of peer and clinical supervision and information and referral, if needed.
Provides referrals and consultation to persons in need of identified services as appropriate and as assigned.
Recruits and supervises program volunteers, and documents all services in the program identified charting systems in a timely manner.
Serves as a member of the Healing of the Canoe research team organizing and providing community education sessions.
Works to identify stakeholders and build partnerships with schools, agencies, and other community programs around prevention efforts and the best interests of the Healing of the Canoe project; maintains open and cooperative relationships with co-workers.
Attend meetings related to the Healing of the Canoe project.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending training, seminars, educational workshops, classes, and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.
Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Knowledge of traditional forms of government and tribal customs and traditions.

· Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.

· Skill in operating various word-processing, spreadsheet, and database software programs in a Windows environment including electronic healthcare systems.

· Skill in treating internal and external customers with tact, courtesy, and respect.

Ability to develop and present educational programs, training, and workshops.
· Ability to maintain confidentiality.

· Ability to interact and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.

· Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner, building respect and confidence in the community.

· Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.

· Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing.

· Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

· Ability to exercise independent judgment.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Health, or a related field is required.
One year of related experience in community programs.
A combination of relevant education and related work experience may be considered.
Obtain and maintain the Associate Prevention Professional (APP) certification required.
A certified Prevention Professional (CPP) is preferred.
Experience working within American Indian and/or Alaska Native communities preferred.
A valid driver’s license is required when driving vehicles for work-related purposes.
Must be able to successfully pass a background screening/investigation according to the established requirements below.

Tribal preference in accordance with Cowlitz Indian Tribe Code and CIT Employee Policies and Procedures Handbook shall apply to all positions. All positions are required to adhere to CIT’s established safety policies regarding vaccine requirements and personal protective equipment (PPE).


Background Investigation Requirements:

Pre-employment drug screen.
Reference checks, education, and employment verification.
Federal, state, and/or tribal criminal history and sanction checks including fingerprint verification.
Has not been found guilty of, charged with, received a deferred sentence, received a conditional discharge of, or entered a plea of not contest to, or entered a plea of guilty to any one felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence, sexual assault, molestation, exploitation or sexual contact; prostitution; or crimes committed against the person(s) or children.
This position requires qualified applicants to be fully vaccinated including COVID-19 vaccines on the first day of employment.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 20 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and clarity of vision at long distances.



Work Environment:

Work is generally performed in an office/clinical setting with a moderate noise level. Situations occur where PPE (personal protective equipment) is needed. May come in contact with hostile, violent, or offensive individuals. Evening and/or weekend work may be required. Tight time constraints and multiple demands are common.

Tagged as: SUD