MSPI Grant Manager

MSPI Grant Manager


Reports To:
NWITC Director

FLSA Status:

TS Range:
7/8 ($21.12 hourly)

Opening Date:

Closing Date:


The Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative grant is designed to increase client coping skills through teaching Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills for American Indian patients at NWITC residential program, to reduce relapse through support of DBT skills post-treatment, to expand and support aftercare treatment services and linkages, and train and support peer recovery coaches in tribal communities.  The goals of this project is to reduce relapse, improve trauma informed treatment in a manner that is culturally infused.  This position builds and supports wrap around services of post-treatment care by improving and increasing a service network. This position is responsible for the successful management of the MSPI grant, collection of data and submitting all required reports.

In coordination with the NWITC Intake Coordinator this position builds bridges between the NWITC residential program and tribal behavioral health providers to strengthen these relationships, and also to build a model to include NWITC’s trauma related residential services with comprehensive aftercare and transition services, and a powerful peer recovery program in tribal communities.

This position interviews residential patients to determine their aftercare needs, develop a plan for each, coordinate with resources to ensure seamless transition and appointments.  Aftercare contacts are frequent in order to provide support, DBT coaching and ensure linkages.  This position also connects the alumni with recovery coaches.  An important function of this position is to provide and arrange for recovery coach training to expand support for alumni in their home communities.

A necessary function of this position is to develop and maintain a current database as designed by NWITC in cooperation with the grant evaluator in order to make timely reports that meet the requirements of the grantor.

In order to be successful this position works as an inclusive member of a team that includes other NWITC staff members, and works within the ethical expectations of the organization.

(Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Interviews residential patients to identify aftercare needs.  Develops and implements an aftercare plan.  Makes appointments, schedules and arranges appropriate interviews and required follow up, arranges transportation, and accesses funds, when appropriate to support the success of the plan.
  • Initiates phone calls and correspondence with referral sources, probations officers, and others as appropriate.
  • Contacts alumni as per grant requirements in order to monitor the success of the plan, and provide coaching to stabilize sobriety and well-being.
  • Maintains ongoing active relationship with recovery coaches in order to monitor the stability of recovery coaches and provide support.
  • Creates and maintains a database to collect data and information as per MSPI grant and NWITC requirements.  Makes all required reports.
  • Develops and presents DBT lectures to patients.
  • Provides recovery coach training in tribal communities. Arranges rooms, support invitations to potential attendees, orders manuals as appropriate, and ensures follow up.
  • Monitors patient milieu to include behavior, participation, health and safety; interacts and intervenes with patients therapeutically.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding patient/client information.
  • Cooperates with staffing patterns and scheduling needs for meeting patient, alumni and organizational needs; participates in temporary assignments.
  • Transports patients. Picks up supplies and resources as needed.
  • Develop a policy and procedure manual to guide the implementation of grant activities, for the guidance of other staff with similar duties and for peer recovery coaches.
  • Informs director or clinical coordinator of any problems potential or actual that effect safety or health of patients or staff, or relationships with external providers or partners.
  • Maintains orderly office, coffee and supply area.
  • Interacts positively with peer to build a cooperative team and enhance morale.  Communicate respectfully and professionally modeling effective, responsible style for patients.

There are no supervisory responsibilities.

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.

  • Must be a Recovery Coach Trainer as defined by the requirements of Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery.
  • Must not be under current investigation by the Department of Health or found in noncompliance with DOH ethical standards.

Bachelor’s degree in health, human service area or related field, and one year experience as a licensed and certified chemical dependency treatment counselor or in an organization that is licensed, or as a professional health or mental health counselor OR AA in related field and three years of related health or human service technical or professional experience, must also be registered OR HS/GED and five years of related experience.

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 clients and other employees.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, use whole numbers, common fraction and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

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.

Must have a current Washington State Driver’s License and able to transport patients. Must eligible to be insured by the Tribe’s insurance carrier. Must pass a state and tribal background check. Current TB test, CPR and first aid certified.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear and occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; climb or balance.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

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.

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 will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781.