OPEN DATE: February 15, 2017
CLOSING DATE: March 1, 2017 (Position is for 2 years)
DEPARTMENT: Mescalero Prevention Program (For the NATIVE CONNECTIONS Grant)
SALARY GRADE: NE-6
HOURS: 40 FLEXIBLE HOURS –MUST BE ABLE TO WORK FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING AND WEEKEND/EVENING HOURS AS NEEDED.
Position requires a supervision of youth for a variety of events & activities. Will recruit and retain youth to the project in order to design prevention materials, Identify strategies to use media including social media to get the message out about suicide prevention. Work with staff to ensure the success of the Native Connections Grant. A High energy position.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Recruit and work with Middle and High school Mescalero students in Mescalero, Ruidoso, and Tularosa
- Establish working relationships with all Middle and High School administrative counseling, social work and school nurses at Tularosa, Ruidoso and Mescalero Middle and High schools.
- Work with the Suicide Prevention Coordinator to recruit and retain members to the Native Connections Consortium (NCC)
- Meet regularly (weekly) with Mescalero Youth Group
- Design and carry out youth project to meet grant scope of work
- Meet regularly with NCC, take notes on attendance and meeting minutes
- Work with NCC and the Suicide Prevention Coordinator to collect data for the needs, strength based and community readiness assessment process.
- Collect evaluation data at the local level and for the federal cross site evaluation as needed
- Multi-task oriented
- Coordinate Youth oriented activities
- Maintain, organize and conduct Local service Provider meeting
- Attend Trainings, may require travel
- Performs a variety of clerical duties to maintain grant
- Must maintain confidentiality
- Willing to obtain a Certified Prevention Specialist Certification
- Must pass Drug Test
- Pass Background check
- High School Diploma or GED
- Work experience With Youth 2 years or more
- Prior grant work and knowledge
- NM Driver License
- Knowledge of Computer programs and software
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Acquiring knowledge in Substance Abuse Prevention
- Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
- Ability to represent organization in a professional manner, building respect and confidence in the community.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
- Ability to carry out instructions furnished in verbal or written format.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit, talk and hear: use hands to finger, handle or feel: reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally is required to stand and walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasional lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Work is generally performed in an office environment with low noise level.
Tribal Preference Hiring, Ordinance 06-02, will apply
HOW TO APPLY
Submit Application to Myra Lapaz, Human Resources Administrative Assistant 464-9273.
Post expires at 4:30pm on Wednesday March 1st, 2017