Outreach Coordinator

Job Title:
Outreach Coordinator

Department:
Health Services, Behavioral Health Outpatient Division

Reports To:
Behavioral Health Outpatient Program Manager

FLSA Status:
Non-exempt

TS Range:
9/10

Opening Date:
May 1, 2020

Closing Date:
May 15, 2020

 

SUMMARY:
 Coordinates the programmatic elements of the Native Connections/Tribal Behavioral Health Program. In coordination with Behavioral Health Outpatient Program Staff, facilitates community discussion and input toward developing community-based protocols on responding to youth mental health trauma. Works with other Tribal services providers as part of a wellness team to ensure client and community needs are met. This is a full-time, 1-year cooperative agreement-funded position in the Health Services Department and operated within the Behavioral Health Outpatient Program. This position is an administrative, facilitation, outreach and collaborative client service position with a focus on youth and young adults in the community, especially those who have experienced trauma, substance abuse, suicidal ideas and other barriers to wellness. Flexible hours may be required.

In coordination with BHOP Manager and with input from other tribal service-based departments, the Outreach Coordinator will support the development and implementation of a program to deliver services to youth and young adults. This position will work closely with the community, youth, teens, young adults, and tribal departments, especially Education, Family Services, and court staff to support the implementation of the project. This position will require very limited travel. This is a grant funded position, ending in September 2021.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following.

In coordination with BHOP staff, schedule and facilitate dissection with Squaxin youth-serving departments to develop formal protocols to respond to youth suicidal ideation and suicide attempts.

In coordination with BHOP staff, facilitate input sessions to create a community-determined, culturally-infused approach to respond to youth suicidal ideation, substance abuse and trauma.

Be presentat the Education Department Program at least twice per week; build trust, facilitate conversation and lead activities to advocate and promote mental health and wellness.

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 youth and young adults, with a specific focus on serving those who have faced trauma, mental illness, substance abuse and other obstacles to health, job training, employment, etc.

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

Manage project consultant(s), facilitate contact implementation with community trainers.

Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
No supervisory responsibilities.

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.

·         Lived experience with mental illness and substance abuse recovery preferred.

·         Experience working with Native American Communities preferred.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree and 1 year of experience, OR Bachelor’s Degree with 3 years of related experience, OR an Associate’s Degree with 5 years of related experience, OR a High School diploma/GED with 7 years of related experience, OR 9 years of related experience.

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 work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive verity of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License and proof of insurance and be insurable by the Tribe’s insurance program. Must successfully pass a 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.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finer, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision.

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.

The noise level is the work environment is usually moderate.

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