Indian Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention (iASAP), Navigator

Indian Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention (iASAP), Navigator

Department:   
Family Services

Reports To:   
Family Services Director

FLSA Status:
Full Time, Non-Exempt

TS Range:  
8/9

Opening Date: 
January 13, 2017

Closing Date: 
Open until filled

SUMMARY:
This grant funded position coordinates the Indian Alcohol & Substance Prevention Program (iASAP) by providing client navigation through services which will help individuals overcome a variety of personal barriers. The Navigator will work with other tribal services providers as part of a wellness team to ensure client and community needs are met.

The Navigator will support the development and implementation of a program to deliver services to adults and young adults with close collaboration from other tribal service-based departments and programs. This position will work closely with adults, young adults, and tribal departments, especially court staff, behavioral health staff and Family Services staff to support the implementation of the project.

This position is an administrative, outreach and collaborative client service position with a focus on young adults and adults in the community, especially who have been court-involved and/or those who face barriers to services. Flexible hours maybe required. This position supervises the iASAP program assistant. This position is funded by a three year grant; continuation of this position beyond three years is dependent upon funding.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Other duties may be assigned)

Coordinate with other Squaxin departments and outside partners to develop points of contact for clients, and network of support for clients;

Research, create and update a list of internal and external resources available to young adults and adults, with specific focus on serving those who have been court-involved and face obstacles to health, job training, employment, etc.;

Solicit input from tribal service departments and outside partners on case management protocols and additional resources;

Collect and analyze data to measure the implementation and impact of program;

Attend DOJ- sponsored national trainings and regional trainings;

Implement, maintain and coordinate case tracking for clients per program standards and policies;

Maintain confidentiality of client and family information, issues and case plans as well as accurate and timely documentation in client files;

Provide education and training to the community through departmental workshops, newsletter articles and other sources;

Assess and support clients to collaboratively build individualized service plans, refer clients to services, and follow up with clients;

Work closely with young adults, adults, and tribal departments to connect clients to services based on individualized recommendations and case management plans;

As needed, makes home visits to assess needs of community members;

Act as a liaison between tribal young adults, adults, families and other community resource organizations;

Make referrals to appropriate treatment, services, support and agencies;

Coordinate transportation services for medical or social service related appointments or related needs;

Occasional travel for further training.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position has supervisory responsibilities. (This position supervises the iASAP program assistant.)

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree OR Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years of related experience, OR an Associate’s Degree with 4 years of related experience, OR a High School diploma/GED with 6 years of related experience, OR 8 years of related experience. Typical fields of study or experience include social work, psychology, counseling, planning, conflict resolution, or public administration. Professional experience should be in analogous fields such as tribal, nonprofit or public sector.

Must take initiative and responsibility for decisions as an individual and exhibit commitment to the goals and vision of the department;

Continually maintains confidentiality of all departmental and client related information. Protects client’s right to privacy;

Continuously promotes a safe efficient working environment by adhering to the Tribe’s and Department’s policies and procedures;

Excellent oral and written communication skills;

Ability to work cooperatively with tribal community, particularly tribal adults who have been court-involved;

Ability to forge productive relationships with consultants and external partners;

Proficient in the use of the computer, Microsoft Word, Excel, internet use, email, etc.;

Collect data accurately and in a timely manner;

Experience working with Native American communities preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: 
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, and divide all units of measure. Use whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compare rate, ratio and percent and draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and First Aid/CPR Certification. Must successfully pass a criminal history background check.

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. The successful applicant will frequently be required to talk and hear, stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste or smell. Regularly there may be a need to lift 10-50 pounds and occasionally up to/or more than 100 pounds. Vision requirements include Close Vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), Peripheral Vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), and ability to Adjust Focus ( ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

CONFIDENTIALITY:
Must maintain the utmost confidentiality in all work, cases and files pertaining to projects and activities of this position. Any violation in this matter will result in termination of employment.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE:
The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.
 
INDIAN PREFERENCE:
Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

CONTACT:
Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781.