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Job Announcement: Susanville Indian Rancheria/Lassen Indian Health Center – Family Wellness Coordinator

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

nowhiringfeature Susanville Indian Rancheria/Lassen Indian Health Center
Family Wellness Coordinator

Position: Family Wellness Coordinator
(Circles of Care Project Director)
Date of Announcement: September 12, 2018
Closing Date: September 28, 2018
Hours: Full Time
Classification: Exempt
Salary and Grade: Starting at $56,135.77/yr. (Grade 14)
Benefits: Highly competitive benefits package *See below

The overarching goal of the Circles of Care project is to plan and design a holistic, community based, coordinated system of care approach to support mental health and wellness for children, youth and families in the Tribe’s catchment area.

The Family Wellness Coordinator is the leader of the Lassen Indian Health Center’s (LIHC) Circles of Care process and effort. The position will have overall operational and management responsibility in completing the Circles of Care process and will serve as its primary spokesperson.

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

1. Conduct mental health awareness training sessions.
2. Builds trusting partnerships with community members, LIHC Staff, and collaborative agencies.
3. Establish and maintain a working relationship with community agencies in coordination with services provided.
4. Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
5. Update education through courses, workshops and professional literature as it relates to behavioral health treatment and prevention, particularly in its application to Native Americans and other special populations.
6. Research grant funding sources and write proposals as needed.
7. Conduct research and write reports/articles.
8. Oversee program budget, ensure financial accountability.
9. Recognize and solve potential problems and evaluate project/program effectiveness.
10. Network with local, regional, state, Tribal and national agencies; educational institutions; nonprofit organizations; and private sector business interests for program development.
11. Using input from community organizing activities, develop innovative methods of delivery of services based on cultural perspective.
12. Responsible for supervision of all planning/administrative staff and consultants assigned to the Project to ensure it is on schedule and within budget.
13. With support of project staff, researches and drafts the project’s Strategic Plan, Circles of Care Handbook, Community Needs Assessment, and Final Report.
14. Design and implement an outcome evaluation process which will provide feedback on the impact child wellness activities have on the well-being of children and families that are served.
15. Contributes to team effort by participating in the Susanville Indian Rancheria’ facility wide program improvements, goals, and standards.
16. Other duties as assigned.

1. BA/BS degree in Social Work, Child Development, Sociology, Psychology, Public Administration, or a related field, with two years’ experience working in Behavioral Health Counseling Program or Health/Planning/Administration. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
2. Experience working in a therapeutic setting with adults, adolescents and children preferred.
3. Supervisory experience preferred.
4. Ability to work independently; must be self-motivated.
5. Federal grant writing and grant administration experience highly desirable.
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 a 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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