Tribal Employment

The Human Resources Department provides support for all phases of the employement relationship, from recruitment to the employment policies and procedures that guide the day-to-day operations of all departments and programs of the Tribe. 

MISSION: The mission of the Human Resources Department is to foster a healthy employment environment that is supportive of the personal and professional goals of individual employees as well as the service goals of the Tribe as an employer.

  

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1) Tribal Preference

2) Benefits

3) Application

4) Positions Available

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Tribal Preference

Federal law recognizes the inherent authority of Indian tribes and tribal organizations to exercise an employment preference for their own members and other Indians. This is often referred to as tribal or Indian preference.

Accordingly, preference in all aspects of employment with the Tribe will be given

1) First, to enrolled members of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe,

2) Second, to Port Gamble S'Klallam descendents and parents of enrolled Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Member children, 

3) Third to other Indians enrolled in any federally recognized tribe, and

4) Fourth to non-Indian candidates.

This preference is for the purpose of furthering the goals of self-determination and employment opportunities for the Tribe and its members.  

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Benefits

Hours per Week Benefits
30-40 Medical/Vision/Dental/Life Insurance/401K/Short & Long Term Disability/Annual Leave/Sick Leave/Personal Leave/Birthday Leave/Funeral Leave/Holidays
20-29 401K/Pro-Rated Annual Leave/Pro-Rated Sick Leave/Pro-Rated Personal Leave/Pro-Rated Birthday Leave/Pro-Rated Funeral Leave/Holidays

 

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To Apply

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All Applications are due by 4:30pm of the closing date.

Human Resources
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
31912 Little Boston Road NE
Kingston, WA 98346

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Positions Available (unless otherwise marked closed)

Position

FT/PT

Positions

Available

Closing Date

Status

Administrative Director of Tribal Government FT 1 06/16/17 Open
Career & Education Director FT 1 06/16/17 Open
NR Enforcement Officer 1 FT 1 05/30/17 Open
ECE Mentor/Coach FT 1 05/26/17 Open
Utilities Technician FT 1 06/05/17 Open
Shellfish Biologist I FT 1 06/09/17 Open
Court Project Volunteer Coordinator FT 1 06/09/17 Open
Elders Cook On-Call 1 Open Until Filled Open
Dental Assistant FT 1 Open Until Filled Open
Dentist FT 1 Open Until Filled Open

 

Administrative Director of Tribal Government

**APPLICATION  REQUIRED**

**Please submit applications to Melody Bidtah or Lisa McDonald

Job Summary:

The Administrative Director of Tribal Government Administration oversees a branch of tribal operations (including Accounting, Planning, Maintenance, Facilities, Utilities, Self-Governance, Grants, Information Technology, Public Safety and Court Services) to effectively meet the needs of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and to assure that the Tribe is well positioned for future changes.   The Administrative Director of Tribal Government oversees coordination between programs to ensure maximum effectiveness through communication, coordination, development and implementation of new approaches to departmental administration.  The Administrative Director is responsible for the direction and supervision of assigned management staff.

Duties Include:

  • Organizational Duties:  Ensures that the Executive Director is kept fully informed on the conditions and operations of the Tribe, and on all important factors influencing them.  Implements decisions of the Tribal Council as directed by the Executive Director.

  • Administrative Duties: Utilizes sound management skills and professional standards to plan, implement, direct, and control all assigned tribal departments. Responsible for the overall administration and day-to-day operations including program management, grant and contract management, fiscal oversight, personnel management, purchasing and inventory, and property and facility management. Plans, formulates and recommends administrative policies and programs for the approval of the Tribal Council which further the goals and objectives of the Tribe.  Gives guidance on matters of program, publications, budget and ethical responsibility to departments and staff. 
  • Fiscal Oversight:  Holds assigned directors accountable for budget compliance, authorizes budget modifications as required.  Oversees budgets in coordination with the Administrative Director of Tribal Services and financial operations of departments within this branch of tribal government.  Participates in the annual audit process, and negotiation of Indirect Cost Proposal with the Department of Interior and National Business Center.  In coordination with the Administrative Director of Tribal Services, provides consultation to auditors on any questions. Participates in the tribe’s Finance Team. 
  • Government Relations: Puts specific efforts in coordination with lobbyists and other groups and staff about local, state and national issues as they affect the Tribe, when necessary and especially in regard to the issues that face the Tribal Departments supervised by the Administrative Director of Tribal Government.
  • Reporting:  Oversees and/or participates in the preparation of various tribal reports including annual and quarterly Report reports. Increases tribal community awareness by overseeing, preparing and/or summarizing reports as directed.
  • Meetings:  Attends Tribal Council meetings and provides follow-through with business items.  Plans, coordinates and leads department, staff and other meetings as needed. Insures that information from meetings is documented and distributed to others as needed in a timely manner.
  • Other Duties as directed by the PGST Executive Director.

 

Qualifications:

  • Finance/Business Education and Training:  Master’s Degree in related field is preferred.  Bachelor's Degree in related field required. 
  • Administration Experience:  Proficiency in program administration and fiscal management is necessary.  Requires a minimum of five years experience working in an administrative position directly supervising multiple programs.  
  • Knowledge of Governmental Process:  Knowledge of governmental entities, tribal consultation, legislative process, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with federal, state, regional and local agencies, leaders and the general public.
  •  Experience in building effective teams with diverse, multi-cultural team members required.
  • Licensing:  Must have a valid Washington State Drivers License.
  • Personal Computer Skills: Advanced personal computer skills are required.
  • Other: Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to finger, handle, reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Normal audio and visual acuity

Travel Requirements:

  • Local, statewide and out of state travel may be required.      

 

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 Career & Education Director

Job Summary:

The Director provides leadership, oversight and coordination of educational programs serving Kindergarten through post secondary.  Demonstrates a strong knowledge of educational system, education development, organization, and management. Demonstrates a strong understanding of Tribal communities.  Director will be expected to build strong inter-relationships with local communities and the S’Klallam community.  Serves as an assertive advocate for Tribal educational goals at the State and National level.  Director provides S’Klallam tribal community with visionary goals for education. The Director coordinates and directs the department’s activities based on tribal policies, priorities and plans in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  Reports directly to the Administrative Director of Tribal Services and supervises Career & Educational Department managers.

Duties Include:

Program/Grant Administration and Management: Regularly monitors the progress of current programs, grants and contracts by establishing and using guidelines to aprise the achievement of objectives as needed. Puts specific efforts into learning about state and national education issues as they affect the Tribe; develops tribal specific strategies to insure readiness for change. Assure that all policies and program meet the funding source (Federal, State, Tribal or private) standards and are closely collaborated with the other relevant tribal programs.  Works closely with the Early Head Start program ensuring Reading Specialist is providing services for both ECE and K-5 students. 

Career and Education Program Development:  Oversees the development of educational and career services including program development and planning, community status monitoring and needs assessment. Is responsible for the development of policies and procedures for the C&E Department and ensures they are reviewed, updated and adopted by Tribal Council annually as necessary.

Objectives Management: Clearly defines and regularly reviews the results to be achieved by the various programs in consultation, and act as the liaison to the Administrative Director of Tribal Services, Higher Education Board, and the Tribal Council. Guides program coordinators toward achievement of objectives by using effective communication, supervision techniques, and being a role model. Ensures data outcome measures are identified, implemented, tracked and monitored in each program.  Collaborates with North Kitsap School district as needed for staff development and coordination in regards to training. 

Budgeting: The Director oversees annual budget preparation and maintains on a monthly basis a department budget that maximizes the use of funds.

Meetings: Plans, coordinates and leads community and staff meetings whose goals directly contribute to C&E objectives.  Conducts regular meetings with staff, program coordinators and supervisors to guide programs.

Data Management: Oversees a data management system to manage and support the tracking of service utilization, decision making and fiscal impacts, including a Career and Education outcome report.

Personal Contacts: Maintains regular contacts of a positive nature with staff, community members, Tribal Council, North Kitsap School District, Higher Education Board, and others to accomplish department objectives and preserve good public relations. Ensures that Administrative Director of Tribal Services, Executive Director and Tribal Council are informed of issues and needs pertinent to the Tribe's career and education issues, status of ongoing programs in addressing these, and the need for new programs or plans of action. Serve as the representative for the Tribe on the Tribal Leaders Congress for Education and other Tribal educational groups that PGST would benefit from. Serve as the point of contact for multiple contracts and agreements with the private, Federal, State and County funding agencies. Responsible to provide written Tribal responses addressing changes in State or Federal regulations to programs relating to the education of Tribal people.  Responsible to alert the Tribal Administration and Tribal Government for all political changes that can have an impact on programs in the department.

Reporting/Evaluation: Oversees the production and maintenance of numerous reports, including Quarterly Reports, Career and Education Annual Report, federal program reports and others. Delegates appropriate report production and maintenance tasks to subordinates. Provide appropriate staff and program evaluation annually, and follow through with any necessary changes.

Selection, Training and Supervision of Subordinates: Successfully hires the best-qualified individuals for department positions to maintain the highest quality of services. Supports the education of tribal members for their leadership and capacity building skills to take over the leadership, management and staffing of the health and human service programs. Supports the professional growth of Career and Education staff by supporting and requiring regular training as necessary, using established personnel policies for performance appraisal, and addressing performance deficiencies as they are observed.

Other Duties as Assigned.

Provides leadership, supervision and coordination to Education Department staff and the education clinic to facilitate department goals.

  • Works with tribal committees to develop and design programs to meet needs of all students and tribal members.
  • Assist staff in providing academic guidance to students.
  • Coordinate department’s efforts with other Tribal programs and NKSD .
  • Plans, implements and monitors departmental budgets.
  • Assists in tribal educational projects including seeking funding, developing funding approaches and improving public relations.
  • Develop and implement long range planning to develop the programs of the Career and Education Department.
  • Ensures that all contracts and responsibilities under the department are carried out in an effective and financially responsible manner.
  • Develops, designs and implements services and programs to address education needs of S’Klallam community.
  • Attends meetings related to improving collaboration of department with other organizations such as school districts.
  • Provides quarterly and annual reports as required.
  • Coordinates Western Washington Indian Employment Program (WWIETP).
  • Other Duties as Assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience: Masters degree in Education or closely related field desired is preferred;
  •  Bachelor’s Degree in related field required;
  • Minimum 5 years experience in working with tribal education and employment programs on the administrative level desired.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience of direct supervision of employees.
  • Classroom experience desired.
  • Curriculum development experience required.
  • Experience in grant writing, grant reporting, program planning and implementation and evaluation required.
  • Experience in developing and managing programs budgets.
  • Experience with K-12 schools required. 
  • Understanding of postsecondary system desired.
  • Experience in building effective teams with diverse, multi-cultural team members required.
  • Licensing:  Must have a valid Washington State Drivers License.
  • Personal Computer Skills: Basic personal computer skills are required.
  • Other: Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand and reach with hands and arms
  • Normal visual and audio acuity
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

Travel Requirements:

  • Local, Statewide and out of state travel may be required.           

 

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Natural Resources Enforcement Officer

Job Summary:

This is an entry level Natural Resources Enforcement Officer position. This position is responsible for working under the leadership of the NR Enforcement Manager with oversight and training from NR Enforcement Officer II personnel. This position assists the NR Enforcement program in protecting tribal treaty rights for fishing, wildlife and gathering as well as protecting life and property, maintaining peace and order and enforcing all applicable tribal laws and ordinances. This officer will assist senior officers in issuing citations to violators, making arrests when necessary, conducting investigations and providing testimony in court.

Duties Include:

  • Assists other officers in enforcing the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Fishing and Hunting Codes and associated regulations as well as any other applicable Codes and Ordinances
  • Ensures timely and accurate communication of issues to NR Enforcement Officer II personnel as well as the Enforcement Manager
  • Assists other officers in preparing written reports and documents
  • Strives to earn the confidence and respect of the community, staff, and others
  • Makes recommendations where action is needed to prevent violations, apprehend violators, or other actions
  • Assists in the operation of enforcement vehicles and patrol boats
  • Uses pagers, radio, cell phone, and other communication related equipment as needed
  • Uses firearms when necessary as authorized and participates in firearm practices, qualifications and certifications as described in the department policy manual
  • Obeys applicable laws and complies with policy and procedures
  • Maintains a clean and neat appearance, and demonstrates overall conduct on and off duty
  • Develops and maintains effective and positive working relationships with community members, department staff, tribal staff, and staff from other agencies and organizations
  • Follows and enforces the chain of command
  • Responds to emergency situations by following established procedures
  • Maintains a calm, professional and non-emotional demeanor under varied demands and circumstances including emergencies, opposition and hostility
  • Strives to de-escalate any argumentative or potentially volatile contacts
  • Communicates clearly and effectively when talking with individuals and groups
  • Responds to calls for emergency assistance locally or by outside agencies when requested
  • Responds to calls for assistance including all areas of NR Enforcement or Public Safety
  • Attend training as directed
  • Other work as needed

Qualifications:

  • Education: High School Diploma, or GED.
  • Licensing/Certification: Must be currently certified in Basic First Aid and CPR or become certified within thirty (30) days of appointment.
  • Valid Washington State Drivers License.
  • Basic Law Enforcement Certification: Must be willing to complete the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy sponsored by the Washington State Training Commission, or the Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Academy, and complete the Washington State Training Commission Equivalency Course, within 2 years from date of hire.
  • Previous law enforcement work experience is highly desirable.

Requirements:

  • Background Investigation: Must successfully pass a criminal background investigation, must have no felony convictions, must have no violations of Domestic Violence, must have had no misdemeanor convictions within the past three (3) years, must not have been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude, or convicted of any crime that would compromise the integrity or credibility of the officer. Must successfully complete a psychological and polygraph or similar examination.
  • Personal Computer Skills: Basic personal computer skills are preferred. Must be willing to learn word processing, spreadsheet and other software used by the department.
  • Drug Testing: The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is a “Drug Free Workplace” environment. Must participate in a pre-screen drug test of either urine of hair follicle.
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and talk or hear.
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Travel Requirements:

Local, Statewide and out of state travel may be required.

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ECE Mentor/Coach

Job Summary:

Primarily responsible for mentoring and/or coaching teachers and teacher trainees in the planning, organizing, and delivery of quality care in infant, toddler and preschool programs, based on the individual and collective school readiness goals of the children enrolled. Partner with the ECE Education Specialist, Health Services MA, Mental Health Consultant, Cultural Specialist and the Director to increase the social competence and school readiness of children and to develop knowledge and pride in traditional Native culture and heritage; in accordance with the Federal, State, and Port Gamble S’Klallam protocols. Provide coaching, direction and leadership to classroom staff. Responsible for demonstrating best practices in the field, completing on-going observations of the teachers’ performance, and providing feedback to teaching staff and the Education Support Specialist.

It is the responsibility of the Mentor to ensure the implementation and maintenance of agency Policies & Procedures, Head Start Performance Standards and the PGST cultural practices and protocols as applicable in the classroom.

Accountabilities:

Head Start                                50% of time with preschool teaching teams

Early Head Start                      50% of time with infant/toddler teaching teams

Responsibilities:

Education Services (60%) School Readiness Outcomes (20%) Family/Community Engagement (15%) Data Inputting (5%)

Duties:

Knowledge of Early Childhood Programming. Maintenance of Quality Staff

1. Provide oversight and supports the education of the children on site.

  • Follows rotating classroom schedule.
  • Mentors teachers demonstrating best practices according to CLASS and other assessment tools.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of plans to enhance the education, health, social/emotional growth in children.
  • Helps staff brainstorm and implement ways to promote family engagement.

2. Assist staff in utilizing observations, screenings, and data results for individualization.

3. Coach and mentor classroom staff, supporting curriculum and facilitating assessment-based planning and applying it using best practices.

  • Coach teachers in the development of lesson plans that challenge, strengthen and meet the individual learning goals and developmental needs of enrolled children, in accordance with the guidelines of the Creative Curriculum, S’Klallam Cultural Practices/Protocols and Teaching Strategies Gold.
  • Demonstrates a variety of teaching strategies to meet educational and developmental goals of

2.Assist staff in reaching professional development goals.

3.Use programs vision, mission, and philosophy as foundation for planning and implementing services.

4.Ensure that documentation requirements related to education are well documented.

  • Assist in observations of the physical, social/emotional, cognitive, and language needs of enrolled children with a variety of screening and observation tools.

5.Use data from previous year’s program to improve goals to build results for current year’s success.

6.Work collaboratively with supervisor to plan professional development and weekly staff meetings.

  • Functions as a member of Head Start/ Early Head Start team by participating in staff meetings, training, planning and problem solving sessions.
  • Provides training for staff through modeling, discussions, observations, and other means.

Communication and Professionalism

1.Engage in direct and respectful communication with members of each classroom team, others in program, families, and those in community.

2.Use face-to-face opportunities, as well as technology, as needed for quality communication.

3.Use feedback and self-reflection to assess own practice as well as the teachers in the classroom to further professional growth.

4.Create an environment that supports problem solving and decision-making.

5.Use conflict resolution and negotiation skills when necessary.

6.Maintains a schedule that most benefits all classrooms as a whole within limited flexibility upon supervisor approval.

7.Adhere to Head Start Standards of Conduct

Qualifications:

  1. Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field plus two years of supervisory and related program management experience.
  2. OR four years of related work experience plus two years of comparable program management experience.
  3. At least three years experience working directly with children and families in a comprehensive family focused program and/or Head Start.
  4. Experience in supervision and leadership in an early childhood or social service agency.
  5. Intermediate computer skills-data entry, reports.

Certification:

  1. Certification in Mentor/Coaching (if available and enrolled within 6 months of hire)
  2. Current Food Handler’s Permit (within two weeks of hire date)
  3. CPR/First Aid Training (within 30 days of hire date),

Health Requirements:

  1. TB Skin Test prior to employment and every three years.
  2. Initial physical exam within three months of employment, every two years thereafter
  3. Good personal hygiene and grooming.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Intermediate computer skills-data entry, reports.
  2. Frequently required to walk, sit, stand and reach with hands and arms
  3. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  4. Normal audio and visual acuity.

Other

  1. Native American preference
  2. State and Tribal Background check required
  3. Pre-Employment drug testing required
  4. Training/Professional Development

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Utilities Technician    

Job Summary:

         The Utilities/Public Works technician will assist the Water and Wastewater Technicians performing maintenance tasks on the Wastewater and Water Systems on the reservation. The utilities technician also assists with the collection of utility billing.

Duties Include but are not limited to:

  • Perform routine maintenance tasks needed for Wastewater Treatment Facility.
  • Perform routine maintenance of Wastewater Collection System.
  • Repair water leaks.
  • Respond to emergency water and wastewater calls.
  • Grounds keeping water/ww facilities, parks, ball-field.
  • Monitor back road areas for illegal dumping.
  • Bill collection.
  • Sewer and water pipe installation and repair.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Department Director.

Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience: High School diploma or GED.
  • Must have experience laying water and sewer pipe.
  • Licensing/Certification: Must have a valid Washington State Drivers license including annual drug screen.
  • Other: Willing to attend trainings with the goal of attaining State certification.
  • Ability or willingness to learn how to operate back-hoe, dump truck, tractor, and other equipment
  • Willingness to receive a series of hepatitis shots.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Willingness to go on water/sewer emergency calls any time, including weekends.
  • Must have initiative and be a self starter, able to work without direct supervision

Travel Requirements:

  • Local, statewide and out of state travel may be required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to finger, handle, reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 60 pounds
  • Normal audio and visual acuity

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Shellfish Biologist I 

Job Summary:

The Shellfish Biologist I is a professional/technical fisheries position for the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe primarily assisting the Shellfish Biologist II on intertidal and subtidal shellfish projects. Shellfish Biologist I's primary focus will be on the management of intertidal shellfish activities including monitoring tribal harvest, assessing shellfish populations, and enhancing shellfish beds. The Shellfish Biologist I shall also be available to assist the finfish, hatcher)7, habitat, and forestry programs as needed.

Duties Include:

  • Monitor and evaluate harvest activities to ensure that harvests proceed in an orderly and structured manner and that harvest levels are consistent with resource conservation and negotiated agreements. Interact with private tideland owners and shellfish growers to implement treaty rights as they pertain to shellfish harvest.
  • Assist with shellfish population surveys of intertidal species, collect samples for water quality monitoring, and help seed beaches in accordance with shellfish enhancement goals.
  • Assist with tasks related to shellfish sanitation program requirements and marine biotoxin and Vibrio sampling regimes.
  • Enter data and work with fisheries catch accounting database to compile monthly catch reports and generate written activity reports.
  • Assist Shellfish Biologist II/Manager with entering, analyzing and reducing data and preparing technical reports.
  • Assist with monitoring and/or compliance/enforcement diving within the Tribe's geoduck fisheries
  • Assist the FLUPSY Manager with daily duties involving seed production and equipment maintenance.
  • Assist other Natural Resource programs with seasonal projects such as spawning at the hatcher)', feeding fish, and planting trees.
  • Other Duties as Assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience: An associate degree in biology or related field and one year of
  • relevant experience working as a shellfish biologist or in a related profession is preferred.
  • A bachelor's degree in biology or a related field can be substituted for one year of work
  • Licensing/Certification: Valid Washington State driver's license.
  • Personal Computer Skills: Must have at least moderate experience using databases
  • GPS/GIS programs preferred.
  • Other Important Skills:
  • Must have experience operating boats.
  • Certified scuba diving status preferred.
  • Must demonstrate ability to take initiative and work independent on projects.
  • Familiarity with Tribal fisheries programs in the Pacific Northwest is desirable.
  • Must be able to organize and maintain accurate records.
  • Must comply with the Tribe's Substance Abuse and Personnel Policies.

Physical Requirements:

  • Walking on uneven surfaces, on beaches and piers required.
  • Regularly required to finger, handle, reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Normal audio and visual acuity

Travel Requirements:

  • Frequent regional travel and occasional statewide travel as required.

 

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Court Project Volunteer Coordinator

Job Summary:

The Project Volunteer Coordinator will implement the CASA/GAL Program, recruiting volunteers, setting up the appropriate training, focusing on advocacy for children and youth within the Community Court system. In addition, the Coordinator will be responsible for coordination of services, data collection, assessments and program evaluations. This position is dependent on grant funding.

Duties Include:

  • Coordination of vital direct services of the target population of children and youth in Tribal dependency and those involved within family actions in the Community Court.
  • Responsible for the day to day operations of the Program.
  • Provide Quality Assurance for the Program and coordinated services management for the target population.
  • Work with the MDT Team, the Family Care Coordinators and the Tribal Court to provide reports/recommendations on the assigned case.
  • Responsible for recruitment of CASA/GAL and the training of all program staff.
  • Responsible for collection of program data, assessments, and evaluations.
  • Assist in the development and enhancement of the program to ensure that the volunteer advocacy for abused or neglected Tribal children meets requirements.
  • Prepares briefings and lead regular meetings for community, Reentry Task Force, probation advisory board, team meetings and client meetings.
  • Develop a plan and implement activities to recruit volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Service related field OR a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Human Services
  • Licensing/Certification: Requires a valid Washington State Drivers License, and a reliable vehicle.
  • Personal Computer Skills: Basic personal computer skills are required, as well as the ability to learn word processing, spread sheet and other software programs.
  • Other: Familiarity with reservation communities.
  • Must be able to explain complicated information in lay-person terms.
  • Ability to act independently and make sound judgments within casework protocols.
  • Must pass a Tribal and/or Washington State Criminal Background check.

Travel Requirements:

  • Local, statewide and out of state travel may be required.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to finger, handle, reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Normal audio and visual acuity

 

On-Call Elders Cook

Job Summary:

The Elder’s Cook on-call will function under the direct supervision of the Elders Program Manager and in cooperation with Tribal staff. The Elder Cook on call will perform skilled cooking duties and food.

Duties Include:

  • Prepare and cook food for the elders lunch program and ensure meals adhere to USDA required nutritional standards.
  • Delivers to elder's residences of the S'Klallam community when necessary
  • Plans cycle menus with Tribal nutritionist;
  • Participates in large-scale preparation and service of food;
  • Prepares main entrees as directed; anticipates and performs preliminary preparation necessary for next day's meals;
  • Prepares meals according to standard recipes, menus, or verbal instructions;
  • Inspects food being prepared to ensure proper quantity, quality, and handling;
  • Operates cooking and kitchen equipment; for example, operates mixers, ovens, choppers, shredders, steamers, grills, grinders, steam kettles, fry kettles, and other food equipment;
  • Assists in preparing menus and determining amount of food to meet menu requirements; keeps records; makes reports; plans meals, adjusts recipes to volume of demand;
  • Will accommodate special staff meetings, as well as food prep for elder population
  • Other duties as assigned and appropriate for this position.

Qualifications:

  • Education:   High School Education or Completion of GED required.
  • Experience: Two years experience working with older adults. Experience in large scale meal preparation.
  • License: Valid Washington State Drivers License
  • Background Check: Able to pass a criminal background finger print check and drug screen.

Requirements:

  • Basic personal computer skills are required, as well as the ability to learn word-processing, spreadsheet and other software programs.
  • Filing, typing, and record keeping as needed
  • Frequently required to walk, sit and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to stand and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Travel Requirements:

  • Local travel required, Statewide and out of state travel may be required.

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Dental Assistant

Job Summary:

The Tribe’s Dental Assistant, Level 1, position enhances the quality of the oral health of dental patients through the provision of basic dental assistant services for the tribal dental team. This position is regular and full-time. The position operates under the direct supervision of the Dental Hygienist, and the overall direction of the Chief Dental Officer / Dental Clinic Manager, and with the guidance of the Director of Health Services.

Duties Include:

  • Greet and seat patients in a timely fashion.
  • Assist patients in completing medical history as needed; takes and records blood pressure and vital signs in onsite dental records system, as well as reports findings to dentist and/or hygienist.
  • Set up instruments and equipment prior to seating patients.
  • Provide chair-side assistance during examinations and other procedures, including passing instruments and material, and operating suction and retraction equipment in patients' mouths.
  • Assist Dentist and Hygienist with inputting information into dental computer records system as directed.
  • Rubber dam placement.
  • Take, develop, and mount clinically acceptable radiographs.
  • Provide oral hygiene instruction.
  • Duties include perio charting, child prophys, adult polishes and typical fluoride varnishes, or assist with these as directed.
  • Cleans and polishes removable dental appliances worn by patients.
  • Set up and tear down operatory’s as needed. Loading instruments into sterilizer/autoclave.
  • Take impressions, make bleaching trays, ordering supplies and repairs.
  • Maintenance of Facility, Equipment and Supplies: Maintain dental clinic, including lab, in a clean, orderly, sterile condition, doing deep cleaning once weekly and observing infection control practices at all times.  Maintain, clean, package, sterilize and store all dental equipment and instruments.  Assist with tracking of inventory.
  • Administrative: Schedule patients as needed; assist with reminders/recalls. Assist with purchasing of educational give-a ways and incentives for children.  Participate in dental staff meetings.
  • Prevention/Education: Assist with clinic outreach programs.
  • Personal Contacts: Maintains regular contacts of a positive nature with patients and their families, other community members, Port Gamble S’Klallam and Suquamish Tribal staff, and others, Indian Health Service, to accomplish program objectives and preserve good public relations.
  • Reporting: Assists Dentist and/or Dental Hygienist Services Coordinator in the preparation and distribution of numerous reports including patient/billing data; Program outcome measures; Quarterly Reports; and others.

Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience: Previous dental experience preferred with thorough understanding of the operations of a professional dental clinic. Dental assistant certification preferred; willingness to receive on-going continuing education required. Personal Computer Skills: Basic personal computer skills are required, as well as the ability to learn word-processing, spreadsheet and other software programs.
  • Other: Ability to learn dental terminology and use it correctly in performing procedures and maintaining patient records.
  • Skill and dexterity in performing dental procedures.
  • Ability to maximize time management; good punctuality and attendance.
  • Ability to interact with others in a professional and compassionate, culturally competent manner, maintain confidentiality, and work well as a member of a team.

Travel Requirements:

  • Local, statewide and out of state travel may be required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to finger, handle, reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Normal audio and visual acuity

 

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Dentist

Job Summary:

Provides dental patient care to all eligible recipients. Provides guidance to dental staff. Ensures that the provision of dental services takes place in a professional, compassionate environment.

Duties:

Clinical

  • Provides comprehensive routine dental care services to dental patients.
  • Provides leadership for the Dental Clinic when the Chief Dental Officer is not available.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with patients and families to ensure participation in a regular prevention program.

Follow up

  • Documents care in patient care electronic health record.
  • Communicates with patients by telephone and written correspondence if necessary.
  • Modifies plan of care with patient/family to achieve optimal health in conjunction with established treatment protocols.

Health Promotion

  • Recommends and provides preventative maintenance appropriate for age and risk factors.
  • Discusses lifestyle changes that will promote well-being and health.
  • Participates and provides insight in conjunction with Health Clinic and Health Services management.
  • Participates in health promotion activities in the larger community as time permits.

Education

  • Enhances participation in self-care by providing patient and family health education.

Quality Improvement

  • Participates in quality assurance review activities as determined by the Chief Dental Officer.
  • Maintains Certification and Licensure.
  • Enhances current knowledge base by attending continuing education programs as deemed necessary.
  • May supervise staff at times when Chief Dental Officer is unavailable.
  • Provide input for productivity, utilization rates, new users and submission of necessary information to Accounting for service reimbursement. Recommend and implement improvements related to increased productivity, cost-effectiveness, improved patient care and quality control.
  • Work in conjunction with Hygienist, medical, and WIC to support dental access for children.
  • As time permits, participation in quality assurance and improvement activities as outlined by annual indicators, problem reviews, grant/contract requirements, chart audits, and patient complaints.
  • Maintain dental referral linkages in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned related to position.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a DDS or DMD from a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and either a certificate from an accredited General Practice residency program or 2 years of responsible experience in the profession.
  • Requires a minimum of two (2) years of directly related work experience.
  • Knowledge of theories, principles and application as necessary to develop and implement a full service dental care program; professional dental care ethics and principles, practices and procedures required to assess the needs of a wide range of patients in the community; principles of effective supervision.
  • Able to communicate effectively; deal tactfully and patiently with patients; maintain patient charts and records; maintain confidentiality; establish and maintain an effective working relationship with patients, pharmacies, laboratories, other departments and employees; effectively coach employees toward maximum performance; provide input to develop, write and evaluate dental care policies and procedures.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to finger, handle, reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Normal audio and visual acuity

Travel Requirements:

  • Local, Statewide, and out-of-state may be required

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