Type of Position:
GENERAL DESCRIPTION The Substance Abuse & Suicide Prevention Coordinator works directly with the project director to provide support, assistance and leadership for carrying out multiple components of the Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention grant, including promoting positive youth development, increasing family engagement, and increasing access to culturally appropriate prevention activities with the goal of reducing drug use and suicide among Native American youth.
RESPONSIBILITES & DUTIES
• Required duties may occur at LSWN in support of programmatic objectives and to service the entire tribal population located in our entire service area. • Work with internal and external programs and departments to provide referral services to increase access to prevention programs for youth ages 12-24, and other youth/family members as needed. • Coordinate and conduct community outreach to increase community involvement in current programming and research projects. • Assist with requests and referrals for cultural/traditional services, and coordinates cultural/traditional activities as assigned. • Assist in planning, preparation and staffing on and off-site community events such as cultural events, pow wows, and walks/runs. • Establish and maintain a system of communication with community partners. • Attend local meetings and appointments. • Coordinate trainings for health, mental health, substance abuse providers and the general public in prevention initiatives, identification, and caring for youth at risk for substance use disorders and suicide. • Collect all data and prepare reports as required for the project and the agency. • Interacts with community to determine best practices and models for substance abuse and suicide prevention. • Review operating results, compare them to established objectives and take steps to ensure steps are taken to correct unsatisfactory results. Prepare and present results as required. • Collaborates with Project Director and the ASTHS in the development and delivery of program evaluation.
QUALIFICATIONS Native American Preference/EEO/Drug Free /Smoke Free Workplace
• Must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited program. • At least two years experience in mental health direct care services. • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Tribal Social/Mental Health Programs. • Culturally sensitive. • Must have the knowledge of record keeping, charting, ethics, patient rights and responsibilities, HIPPA rule/regulations, and patient confidentiality. • Must have the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. • Must be able to work independently with little or no supervision. • Must be able to pass a background check.