Salary: $24.50 – $36.47, FLSA Non-Exempt

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday with some weekend and evening work

Duration: Based on available funding, Full-time Regular status at completion of six-month probationary period

The Prevention/Intervention Specialist will be an enthusiastic, team player who has a previously demonstrated ability to effectively assess client’s needs, provide resources and direct services.

The Prevention/Intervention Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing programs that are focused on the wellbeing of the Samish Indian Nation’s tribal citizens. Some of these programs will be Mental Health Promotion/Suicide Prevention, Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Recovery Support. The Prevention/Intervention Specialist will work closely with other Samish Indian Nation staff to develop and implement a broad range of culturally appropriate services for the tribal citizens, clients and other eligible community members using local, regional, state and federal funding sources.

Principle Duties:

1.       Develops, coordinates, organizes and facilitates meetings, presentations, trainings and workshops for tribal citizens and clients

2.       Develop and manage recovery coach services, facilitate group recovery sessions

3.       Provides outreach and resources to tribal citizens through mailings, website, cultural and other tribal events

4.       Works closely with other Samish Indian Nation staff to provide holistic, culturally relevant client-based services

5.       Attends program trainings and conferences as needed and within the allowable budget(s)

6.       Performs day to day outreach and referrals to tribal citizens related to ongoing programs

7.       Provides updated budgets, and written reports to leadership and granting agency(ies) in a timely manner

8.       Keeps data on program participation by tribal citizens and clients and utilizes their input in developing future projects

9.       Ensures data entry related to recovery billable services is maintained both timely and accurately

10.   Works cooperatively and maintains working relationships with other Samish team members, federal, state and community agencies, schools, service providers, and other tribes

11.   Maintains a clean and professional work environment

12.   Maintains confidentiality and HIPAA requirements, completing all appropriate documents that authorize release of information

13.   Adheres to all Personnel and Financial Policies and Procedures

14.   Completes other duties as assigned

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Required Qualifications:

1.       Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Administration, Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or a closely related field. Equivalent years of experience working in a closely related field that involves client services, grants management and budgetary responsibility may be substituted year- for- year for a four-year college degree

2.       Identifies as being in recovery from a substance abuse disorder, minimum two years of sustained sobriety, and willingness to support those on a recovery path

3.       Thorough understanding of stressors that can impact patients in recovery from opiate use disorders

4.       At least two years of professional experience facilitating group sessions with children, youth and adults for prevention, recovery, treatment and support, especially those that are considered to at risk or in crisis

5.       Must have a high degree of knowledge and competency in managing projects related to prevention, recovery and support services

6.       Must have an understanding and familiarity with multiple community resources and systems.

7.       Must possess working knowledge of Native American issues and culture

8.       Must have excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to provide high- quality customer service

9.       Moderate to advanced computer skills

10.   Decision making skills and initiative to perform assigned duties with a low level of supervision.

11.   Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license and be able to meet the minimum insurance requirements regarding driving record in order to utilize GSA vehicles

**Obtaining full COVID-19 vaccination no later than 60 days from the hire date will be a condition of employment for all Samish employees**

Desired Abilities/Skills:

1.       Chemical Dependency Professional Certification

2.       Organized work habits which will assure prompt and accurate submission of reports, grant requests, budgets and other time sensitive materials

3.       Leadership ability to produce positive results with funding agencies, contractors, tribal citizens, and other key personnel

4.       Knowledge of tribal substance abuse and prevention programs

5.       Ability to set priorities as directed

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands: Frequent periods of sitting, including driving (60% of time); occasional bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, lifting, carrying, and pushing (20% of time); and occasional standing and walking (20% of time). Occasionally lifts/carries up to 20lbs. Must possess manual dexterity sufficient to use office equipment with frequent repetitive motion such as writing, typing, and phone use. Must possess the ability to view print on a computer screen and/or paper document; the ability to speak and hear exchanging information with end users by telephone Mental/Visual Demands: Frequent mental and/or visual attention to task is required. Occasionally work requires heavy concentration. Occasionally work involves disturbing and emotional subject matter, requiring strong mental and emotional stamina. Frequent interruptions. Tasks involve eye-hand coordination.  Working Environment: Work environment is mainly indoors with heat and some air conditioning. Working environment will may vary day to day. Sometimes works alone without benefit of supervisor or co-worker. Unavoidable hazards/risks: Regular vehicular travel on highways and roads. Regular interaction with high-risk clients including home visits that may be unaccompanied. Work requires minimal risks which require safety precautions (using some cleaning chemicals for light cleaning). Protective clothing or equipment may be required (goggles, gloves, masks, boots, etc.)

Samish Indian Nation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages applications from all persons regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or ancestry.  Samish preference and Indian preference will be applied to the selection for this position as defined in Title 25, US Code Section 473.

CONFIDENTIALITY:  This position develops, maintains, and is responsible for safeguarding the computer/electronic and hardcopy file folders containing sensitive and proprietary information about the Tribe and its members.  The incumbent must maintain confidentiality of all work and files pertaining to enrollment, clients, survey results, and all other material that may identify individuals by name (either directly or by reference), as set forth by the Tribal Council in the Personnel Manual.  Any violation in this matter may result in immediate termination of employment.

Please state your eligibility for Indian preference in your cover letter.  Indian preference must be documented prior to interview or hiring.  BIA Form 4432 or tribal enrollment ID may be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.

All persons who are offered employment with the Samish Indian Nation must give permission for a thorough background check of previous work performance, motor vehicle history, credit history and criminal history, as well as a pre-employment drug screen.

This position is a “covered position” under the Tribe’s Indian Child and Family Violence Act Policy and all applicants must undergo a fingerprint background investigation in order to be hired for this position.  The Tribe will not hire, permit anyone to work or volunteer in a covered position if the person has ever been found guilty or entered a plea of no contest or guilty to any offense under federal, state, or Tribal law which involves violence, threat of violence, sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, prostitution, crimes against persons, or offenses committed against children

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