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Chemical Dependency Prevention Education Coordinator 


Job Summary

The CD Prevention Coordinator will develop and implement a comprehensive prevention plan of action for the CTUIR community.  All duties and responsibilities will be performed in accordance with the Yellowhawk Mission and Vision statements.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Responsible for collaborating and communicating effectively with other prevention programs at Yellowhawk and CTUIR departments, as well as county and state partner agencies.
  2. Responsible for the development of a comprehensive prevention plan for the CTUIR community. 
  3. Responsible for leading, co-facilitating, and organizing prevention activities within the community, including Sons and Daughters of Tradition, Native STAND, GONA, BAAD, Conscious Discipline, etc.
  4. Requires managing prevention activities ranging from 10-100 participants occasionally. 
  5. Collaborates with schools and other Yellowhawk Prevention programs to support High School, Middle School, Elementary School, and Family Gatherings; as well as other prevention activities.
  6. Assures that all Prevention activities integrate evidence-based and/or Tribal Best Practice Prevention approaches.
  7. Attends and actively participates in relevant meeting for groups such as: BAAD Committee, K’usiinmi Tawtnukt Committee, CTUIR Language Program, Conscious Discipline Internal Group, Behavioral Health Coalition, etc. 
  8. Deliver presentations for other groups as well:  Nixyaawii School Behavioral Health classes, Health Commission, CTUIR Youth Council, Community Forum, CTUIR General Council, etc. 
  9. Works with regional and state agencies to collect, analyze, and interpret local data to address community conditions.  
  10. Active collaboration with the Tobacco Prevention, Family Strengths, Native Connections, Yellowhawk Mental Health, Yellowhawk Chemical Dependency Program, and Youth Suicide Prevention Program. 
  11. Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High School Diploma or GED.
  2. MHACCBO certification as a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) or must possess this within one (1) year of employment.
  3. Extensive knowledge of substance use disorders ie; lived experience, previous employment in SUD field, etc 
  4. A Letter of Verification proving a minimum of two (2) years sobriety for those who are recovering from chemical dependency.
  5. Food Handler’s Card and CPR/First Aid certifications or must possess this within one (1) month of employment.
  6. Must demonstrate understanding and practice of self-care.
  7. Represents Yellowhawk with a respected and viable presence in the community.  Provides positive role-modeling of an alcohol and drug free lifestyle.  (Including social media)
  8. Demonstrated experience with computers, software and office equipment, i.e., Microsoft office, printers, scanners, etc. 
  9. Demonstrated communication skills, both verbal and written. 
  10. Demonstrated knowledge of history, culture and health needs of American Indian/Alaska Native communities. 
  11. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain insurance requirements to operate General Services Administration vehicles.
  12. Must submit to and pass a reference and criminal background check and a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.
  13. Proof of COVID vaccine.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Two (2) years of college experience in the Social Service or Child Development fields preferred.
  2. Motivational Interviewing (MI) training and Intervention Skills training, preferred.


Closing Date Open Until Filled with review 10/24/2023  
Supervised By Chemical Dependency Clinical Manager  
Salary $47,866.64 - $71,901.32 Annual  
Covered Status YES  
Safety Sensitive YES  
EOE Statement No employee or job applicant shall be discriminated against in the pursuit of employment due to Race, Color, Religion, Sex or National Origin or any other category protected by law, except as provided by the Indian Preference Act under Title 25, of the U.S.C.  

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