Tobacco Cessation Outreach Specialist

Tobacco Cessation Outreach Specialist

Health Services

Reports To:
Health Services Director, Bonnie Sanchez

TS Range:
4/5/6 DOQ ($15.24 hourly)

Time Status:      
.8 FTE (32 hours a week)

FLSA Status:

Opening Date:  
March 23, 2018

Closing Date:    
April 9, 2018

Plans, develops and implements Tobacco Cessation program in the Tribal community. The successful applicant will work as a liaison between community members and tobacco cessation resources such as the Squaxin Health Clinic, Tobacco Cessation Program, and Behavioral Health; this individual will work to plan, develop, and implement various activities aimed at improving awareness and participation in Tobacco Cessation, education and treatment.  This is a grant funded position. A trainee (TS 4) may be considered for this position for an applicant who may not meet the education and experience qualifications but can meet the competencies outlined below.

(Other duties as assigned.)

Participate as a team member in developing and implementing outreach activities to our community and those we interact with in order to provide education about the harmful health effects of tobacco use on individuals and those around them.

Act as a liaison between the community and Tobacco Cessation activities and groups, including distribution of educational materials and information about available groups, classes and resources.

Promote and participate in scheduled activities at TLC, MLRC, Community Prevention Programs (such as Health Fairs), in order to increase awareness of the harmful health effects of Tobacco products.  Work closely with TLC, MLRC and other tribal programs to increase awareness about the harmful health effects of tobacco use, including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and vaping.

To perform the job successfully, this employee should demonstrate the following competencies.

This employee must be comfortable participating in community and cultural activities.  Due to the nature of this position, the applicant must be Tobacco Free (including cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes/vaping.) This position must be able to work independently and enthusiastically;  maintain confidentiality; remain open and respectful to the ideas, views, and needs of elders and staff; show respect and sensitivity to cultural values and differences; uphold program standards and organizational values of  Health Services; use time efficiently; accept responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments; apply feedback to performance; complete work in a timely manner; observe safety procedures; adapt to changes in the work environment; work as a team player with other program staff; strong organizational skills; deal effectively with unexpected change, delays, and/or events; maintain a consistent work schedule and provide advance notice of absences whenever possible; and able to work a flexible schedule including some weekend and evening hours. 

To perform the job successfully, an individual needs 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. 

Associate of Arts Degree OR High School Diploma and 2 years of related experience.

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, 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 detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Must have a current Washington State Driver’s License and proof of insurance.  Please include a copy of your driving abstract, with your application materials.

Must be cleared to work with youth by successfully passing a criminal history background check.

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 stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Special vision requirements for this position are close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; and 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather and weather).  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

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 with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781 or visit our website at for an application.