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Job Announcement: Susanville Indian Rancheria/Lassen Indian Health Center – Family Support Specialist

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

nowhiringfeature Susanville Indian Rancheria/Lassen Indian Health Center
Family Support Specialist

Position: Family Support Specialist
Date of Announcement: September 12, 2018
Closing Date: September 28, 2018
Hours: Part Time (20 hours a week)
Classification: Non-Exempt
Salary and Grade: Starting at $17.47/hr. (Grade 9)
Benefits: Highly competitive benefits package *See below

This position will represent and advocate on behalf of parents or other family members of a child or adolescent with a serious mental health need, who has received or currently is receiving services from the local mental health service system. The person hired will have adequate capabilities to partner with groups and promote advocacy for “family-driven care” principles in developing, implementing, and evaluating the system of care. Responsibilities will include working in partnership with the program staff in all aspects of developing, implementing and evaluating the system of care.

This position works with and around children and youth and is therefore subject to P.L. 101-630.

1. Coordinate/facilitate delivery of youth and family based mental health services, funded under Circles of Care grant.
2. Engage family members in the community and advocate for the “family voice” to be included in all aspects of the grant.
3. Work in partnership with the Circles of Care staff in all aspects of developing, implementing and evaluating the system of care.
4. Providing support services for families receiving services through the cooperative agreement.
5. Assist in the intake/referral process for youth, youth serving agencies, families and initiate mental health services.
6. Provide information on the program to families, youth groups, leaders, spiritual advisors and others to gather input or the program design.
7. Work with staff to arrange community meetings and network other mental health provider agencies serving tribal youth and families.
8. Collect surveys and other information to be used in the projects Strategic Plan, Circles of Care handbook, and Final Report.
9. Contributes to team effort by participating in the Susanville Indian Rancheria’ facility wide program improvements, goals, and standards.
10. Attends meetings and represents Susanville Indian Rancheria Lassen Indian Health Center both on and off site during conferences, meetings and seminars.
11. Demonstrates effective and efficient leadership, organization, facilitation and time management skills.
12. Must be able to empathize, willingness to understand, and have knowledge of issues facing Native American communities.
13. Other duties as assigned.

1. High School Diploma
2. At least two years college level education in Social/Human Services or related field preferred
3. Two years’ work experience in social service or health care field. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
4. Knowledge of basic office and computer skills including Microsoft Office components.
5. Knowledge of Tribal community and youth prevention or mental health service delivery.
6. Must have a valid driver’s license with no more than five MVR points and be insurable as
determined by the Susanville Indian Rancheria insurance provider.
7. Must pass background investigation in accordance with P.L. 101-630.

The vision, goals and objectives of the Susanville Indian Rancheria requires the employee to perform in both a professional and personable manner. The way the employee relates to fellow employees, customers and visitors is considered parallel in importance to technical knowledge and ability. Respect and consideration given to the dignity of each customer, visitor and fellow employee is requisite of successful job performance. Any attitude or behavior that will tarnish the name or reputation of the Susanville Indian Rancheria will not be tolerated and is subject to disciplinary action. As an employee of the Tribe, he/she will be subject to the Policies and Procedures of the Susanville Indian Rancheria.

The work requires minor physical exertion such as short periods of standing, walking, some recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities, such as setting
up displays, moving tables, etc.

Occasional exposure to objectionable conditions or variations such as those found in variable weather conditions.

The Susanville Indian Rancheria offers its Full-Time employees a highly competitive benefits package, including: annual cost-of-living increases (based on SSA COLA); eligibility for annual
merit increases; twelve paid holidays; thirteen days paid sick leave; up to twenty-six days paid annual leave (depending on length of service); maternity leave; paternity leave; affordable group
health, dental, and life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan.

1st Preference Enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Tribe.
2nd Preference Documented proof of Veteran Status, i.e. DD-214, Veterans Benefit Card.
3rd Preference Non-Native applicant.

All applicants are required to submit a Susanville Indian Rancheria/ Lassen Indian Health Center application. Applications can be found on our website at www.sir-nsn.gov/human-resources/ (SIR – LIHC – Gaming Commission Application for Employment P.L. 101-630 Requirements) or picked up at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, CA.

Only completed applications will be considered. For your application to be considered complete you must attach a copy of your High School Diploma or College Degree. If the position requires a valid Driver’s License you must also attach a copy of your Driver’s License. In addition, you must provide an additional statement on how you meet the qualifications.

Complete applications can be dropped off in person at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, CA Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. They may also be emailed to nmerkle@sir-nsn.gov or faxed to (530)257-1895.


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