Position: Youth Prevention Mentor (Regular, Full Time)

Program:  Wind River Family and Community Health Care (White Buffalo Recovery Center)

Salary:  D.O.E.

Opening Date:  January 9, 2020

Closing Date:  January 24, 2020

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 40 Hour Work Week, will include evening and weekend work for youth specific activities

Youth Prevention Mentor

Position Description

  1. Introduction:
    1. The Youth Prevention Mentor provides community education and prevention services such as informational booths and sessions, cultural activities and events, and promotion of wellness and healing. This position is responsible for youth activities to be done in a friendly, courteous and professional manner.
  2. Major Duties:
    1. Community Education:
      1. Provides assistance and technical support to the community about adolescent chemical dependency prevention and education activities.
      2. Conduct educational sessions on substance abuse, alcohol abuse, commercial tobacco and other drug related problems to local schools and community agencies/programs.
    2. Community Support:
      1. Support local youth groups in the community and schools through social/prevention activities: e.g. building self-esteem, mutual-help, self-help, group counseling, etc.
      2. Facilitate youth talking circles and support groups.
      3. Provide activities including, but not limited to, cultural events and activities, experiential learning activities, leadership and youth empowerment events.
      4. Promote overall wellness and support wellness activities in the community.
    3. Mentoring:
      1. Create and nurture protective factors (such as caring relationships, high expectations, and relevant and meaningful participation) in each youth’s environment, including:
        1. Establishing relationships that encourage positive social and emotional development 
        2. Integrating and reconnecting youth with natural supports and community resources 
      2. Facilitate youth engagement and self-determination, including:
        1. Engaging youth to build and strengthen their identity and role in the Native community 
        2. Facilitating interdepartmental activities to engage youth
    4. Documentation:
      1. Prepare monthly reports of services provided
      2. Enter all activities on the required database system.
    5. Media
      1. Develop prevention community resources utilizing media, social media, advising, fact sheets, etc. 
      2. Support the Youth Media Center and assist in the development of prevention videos and films.
      3. Develop positive messages and speak on the local radio station once a week.
    6. All other duties assigned
  3. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    1. Knowledge of confidentiality rules and regulations including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2
    2. Minimum of High School Diploma or Equivalent.
    3. Must be self-motivated and organized.
    4. Must have 2 years of continuous sobriety from drugs and/or alcohol.
    5. Must have a verifiable driver’s license
    6. Ability to initiate and follow through with assignments using policies and procedures
  4. Supervisory Controls:
    1. The Prevention Coordinator defines the overall goals and priorities and is available for guidance with unusual problems.
    2. The Prevention Coordinator relies on the Prevention Mentor for the knowledge, skills and abilities to independently perform his/her assignments.
    3. The Prevention Coordinator periodically reviews the work for the results, technical accuracy and conformity to policy and regulatory requirements.
    4. The Prevention Coordinator places considerable reliance upon the Prevention Mentor’s ability to supervise, facilitate and manage youth activities.
  5. Guidelines:
    1. Guidelines include numerous facility policies, Federal and State law as applicable, and other requirements as necessary. Guidelines are general and not cover all areas encountered in work performed. Interpretation of vague or unclear situations in which no precedent has been established is referred to the supervisor.
  6. Complexity:
    1. The Mentor makes decisions regarding youth activities and events. It is important that the Mentor maintains an open line of communication with the Prevention Coordinator and Program Director.
  7. Scope and Effect:
    1. Work involves contact with the clients and health information for job duties.
  8. Personal Contact/Purpose of Contacts:
    1. Contacts are with counselors, case managers, peer specialists and employees within the immediate organization of work unit.
  9. Physical Demands:
    1. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. 
    2. The employee may be required to sit for extended periods of time.
    3. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
    4. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  10. Work Environment:
    1. The work environment involves risk and discomforts of a patient care setting including exposure to communicable diseases, working with office machines and computers. The demand of computer terminals and keyboards for long periods of time may cause eye, shoulder and wrist strain. Work is performed in a smoke-free office setting. There is adequate light, heat, and ventilation in the work area.
    2. The job includes outdoor activities and there is a possibility of risks associated with the outdoors.
  11. Other Significant Factors:
    1. It is of high importance to provide good customer service to clients, co-workers, and other departmental staff. Maintain professionalism in the work environment.
  12. Personal Attributes:
    1. The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality and high ethical standards in performing the position. The incumbent needs to be respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, be flexible and demonstrate sound work ethics

How to apply:

Complete a Northern Arapaho Tribal application form and submit it to the Wind River Family and Community Health Care Human Resources Department located  at 120 North 6th St East, Riverton,Wy or at Northern Arapaho Human Resources 533 Ethete Road, Ethete, WY. 

Submission of completed application to W.R.F.C.H.C. Administration Building in Riverton, Wyoming is preferred.  Indian preference applies

Application forms and the  job description can be obtained on the Tribe‚Äôs website at www.northernarapaho.com and at www.windrivercares.com

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