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Title: Prevention/Intervention Specialist , Full Time
Location: MNAW & CAIR
Supervisor: Prevention/Intervention Coordinator
Closing Date: September 22, 2020
Salary: DOQ


General Summary:

The Prevention/Intervention Specialists are actively involved in the local, public, and tribal schools to provide scientific, research-based, Model Substance Abuse Prevention curriculum. They act as role models and mentors who provide education and healthy alternatives to substance use/abuse.

Position Responsibilies:

  • Gather chemical health and wellness information/presentations.
  • Assist in planning and development of chemical health information/presentations.
  • Provide and/or present chemical health information to community members through newspaper articles and other community events.
  • Interview one sober/healthy community member per quarter and insert interview in tribal newspaper.
  • Lead and/or facilitate discussions groups for youth on the emotional, physical and social aspects of chemical use/abuse and dependency.
  • Present Chemical Health Prevention Curriculum in area schools.
  • Assist in providing services to at risk youth and their families.
  • Develop alternative activities for youth, as directed by supervisor.
  • Organize alternative activities for youth, as directed by supervisor.
  • Facilitate alternative activities for youth, as directed by supervisor.
  • Supervise youth in program-sponsored activities.
  • Assists with medication administration in accordance with Human Services Division Prevention/Intervention Program Policies and Procedures.
  • Recruit participants for program activities.
  • Schedule and attend activities during hours that will promote maximum participation by youth.
  • Report behavior infractions of participants to parents and supervisor.
  • Complete incident reports as needed.
  • Drive van to transport participants and chaperones.
  • Develop and disseminate program flyers to announce department activities.
  • Develop positive working relationships with parents and recruit parents for program activities.
  • Work cooperatively with all segments of the community.
  • Document program participants/attendees.
  • Complete and maintain daily, weekly, and monthly logs.
  • Submitting logs as required.
  • Maintain healthy/appropriate staff-youth boundaries.
  • Learn prevention strategies developed by The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services).
  • Coordinate activities with other programs and departments including, but not limited to Social Services, Ojibwe School, Public Health Nursing, and Reservation Community Centers.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Must attend all mandatory department trainings.
  • Ensures confidentiality of financial records and all records for employees, band members and/or clients.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal physical requirements.

Position Qualifications:

  • Class D Driver’s License required. Must have a reliable vehicle with proof of vehicle insurance with liability being the minimum coverage and must be insurable under Fond du Lac’s insurance requirements.
  • High School diploma or GED is preferred.
  • Successful completion of an alcohol/drug training course is desired.
  • Must be free of chemical use problems for at least one year immediately preceding hire and must sign a statement attesting to that fact.
  • Two (2) years' experience in social services/community work is required.
  • Knowledge of computer applications to include word processing, Access, Excel and Microsoft Outlook is required.
  • Position requires employee to be available to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.

This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefit plan, which includes medical, dental, retirement, optional life insurance, optional disability coverage and more. For detailed information please click here.



APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720


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