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Title: Prevention/Intervention Specialist, Full Time
Location: Tagwii - Cloquet
Supervisor: Prevention/Intervention Coordinator
Closing Date: Permanent Posting
Rate of Pay: $17.31 - $21.64 per hour


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 Responsibilities:

  • 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:

  • High School 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.
  • Subject to immunization review and submitted proof of required vaccinations



Application Link

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


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