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Native Connections Grant Coordinator

WE ARE HIRING! 

  • Are you interested in a job where you assist people of diverse socioeconomic, racial and cultural backgrounds, in order to improve their health and well-being?
  • Are you excited to work for a non-profit organization that deeply values its staff, and offers great benefits?
  • Are you interested in behavioral health advocacy work?
  • Do you have project coordination and event coordination experience?
  • Do you have a non-clinical background in social services or mental health?

If you can answer YES! to all of the above questions, then this might be the job for you! Read on to learn more about the position….

POSITION SUMMARY:

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, hourly

Schedule: Full time, 32-40 hours/week, Monday-Friday

Salary: $27.00 – $30.00 hourly

WHAT WOULD I BE DOING AT THIS JOB?

The Native Connections Grant is centered on providing mental health education and advocacy, suicide prevention, and early intervention for Native American youth and young adults.

The Native Connections Project Coordinator oversees this grant project to ensure all activities, meetings, and reports are completed on schedule to achieve project goals and objectives. This position will involve project management, event coordination, mental health and suicide prevention advocacy work and training, and facilitating cultural competency trainings.

WHAT KIND OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE DO I NEED?

    • Any combination of education and non-clinical experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in mental health or social services
    • At least one year experience working with Native American populations
    • At least two years’ experience in project management.

    Knowledge:

    1. Must have an awareness and appreciation of traditions, socioeconomic challenges and the cultural and spiritual needs of Native American members of all tribes in the community.
    2. Must have knowledge of teen/young adult mental health and related service systems.
    3. Must have experience in planning and building service systems, policy development and strategic thinking.
    4. Must demonstrate excellent communication—verbal, written, and public presentation.
    5. The ability to read, write and speak English fluently is required. The ability to read, write and speak Spanish also is preferred.
    6. Knowledge and experience of unique health needs of Native communities—with a specific understanding of and appreciation for trauma-informed approaches, practices, and systems.
    7. Understanding of and experience in conducting Community Based Participatory Research—data collection, analysis, and reporting.
    8. Systems development experience—experience in designing, implementing, evaluating, and maintaining systems.
    9. Respectful of diverse practices, beliefs, and traditions in community—able to respectfully navigate diverse and sometimes opposing beliefs and viewpoints in community without preference or partiality.

 

  • IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE RIGHT JOB FOR YOU, PLEASE APPLY! *

American Indian Health & Services offers a fantastic, well-rounded employee benefits package including:

– 14 paid holidays per year
– 5.5 hours per pay period of accrued PTO
– 100% employer paid employee-only coverage on Blue Shield Medical (HMO or PPO), and Principal Dental and Vision benefit plans (eligible the 1st of the month following date of hire)
– 401k plan with 4% employer matching contribution (eligible after 90 days)
– Paid AAA membership (eligible after 90 days)

COVID-19 considerations:
Employee and patient temperature, symptom and exposure checks required daily. Increased sterilization for procedures in place. Surgical masks provided and required at all times. COVID vaccination is required, absent a valid medical or religious exemption with weekly testing.

Job Category: Behavioral Health
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Santa Barbara

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