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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2015 Application 7.30.15.pdf

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An application is required for ALL postitions. Email your application and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR mail them attention Human Resources to the address below. You may also drop it off at the Tribal Center Reception. Final candidates must also pass a pre employment background screening and drug testing.

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

Dentist FT 1 Open Until Filled Open
Tribal Gaming Agent PT/OC 1 Open Until Filled Open
Family Care Coordinator FT 1 12/05/16 Open
CHR Prevention Coordinator

FT (1 year/grant funded)

1 12/06/16 Open
Tribal Gaming Director FT 1 12/05/16 Open
Community Health Representative (CHR) FT 1 12/0616 Open
Chemical Dependency Counselor FT 1 12/05/16 Open
Legal Counsel (Child Support) RFP 1 12/14/16 Open

 

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

 

Tribal Gaming Agent

Job Summary: Responsible for the protection of Tribal assets by oversight of the Tribal Gaming Ordinance, Tribal/State Compact, National Indian Gaming Commission Minimum Internal Controls and the Casino Internal Control Standards.

Duties Include:

  • Comprehensive understanding of policies and procedures for monitoring compliance with gaming regulations as established by Tribal Gaming Ordinance, Tribal/State Compact, National Indian Gaming Commission Minimum Internal Controls, Casino Internal Controls and applicable Federal and State regulations.
  • Interfaces with surveillance staff in the safeguarding of Tribal assets, ensuring casino compliance and performing investigations.
  • Prepares audits, incident reports, non compliance violations, daily logs and other reports as directed.
  • Maintains effective communication with supervisors, Tribal Gaming Agency staff, surveillance and casino staff.
  • Attends court, hearings & other legal matters, acting as a witness & providing evidence for Casino.
  • Observes casino staff activities as they relate to Tribal Gaming Ordinance, Tribal/State Compact, National Indian Gaming Commission Minimum Internal Controls and the Casino Internal Controls and applicable Federal and State regulations and reports any apparent discrepancies to the Supervisor of the Tribal Gaming Agency and/or casino General Manager, as appropriate.
  • Maintains confidentiality within the established guidelines.
  • Other: Must be available 7 days a week including holidays as needed.
  • Other Duties as Assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Two years experience in casino surveillance, operations, security, loss prevention and/or accounting/cage.
  • Ability to apply common sense and to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Good writing skills and grammar usage are required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as rate, ratio, and percent.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to complete tasks quickly and accurately.
  • Independent decision making skills are necessary within guidelines and practices of department.
  • Personal Computer Skills: Basic personal computer skills are required, as well as the ability to learn word processing, spread sheet and other software programs.
  • Licensing/Certification: Tribal Gaming Badge.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license.

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
  • Must be available to work varying shifts to include days, evenings, or over night.

Travel Requirements:

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

 

Family Care Coordinator

Job Summary:

The mission of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe Family Care Coordinator is to enhance the quality of life of Tribal children and families through the delivery of excellent child welfare services. This position focuses on the Tribe’s deeply held value of protecting children and keeping families together whenever possible. This position operates under the Tribe’s family code and within the standards of the Department of Children and Families.

Duties Include:

Care Coordination: Protection of children- under moderate supervision performs specific functions related to the protection of children, reconciliation of families, and ongoing services to children and families where there is court involvement such as:

  • Explains program policies and provisions of the Tribal Code and program procedures to families, individuals, and members of the community
  • Develops and implements appropriate family protection plans including which are goal directed, have specific behavioral objectives, and are measurable and time limited.
  • Maintains case records, required forms and reports.
  • In consultation with prosecuting attorney, CFS Director and Child Welfare Investigator prepares and documents cases for court proceedings.
  • Refers clients for psychological/psychiatric evaluations, treatment, and other community resources.
  • Provides psycho-social summaries, home studies and other appropriate correspondence with outside agencies.
  • Provides and or arranges for supportive services such as consultation, problem resolution and crisis counseling for out of home providers.
  • Provides transportation for clients.
  • Supervises visitation between children and adult family members.

On Call Response: Provides on-call response as per scheduled rotation.   Documents on call response in case files

Training: Participates in in-house case staffing, multi-disciplinary and/or multi-agency case staffing; participates in unit staff meetings; participates in beginning and intermediate department and non-department training as appropriate.

Other Duties as Assigned.

Abilities:

  • To listen, observe, communicate, interview, understand, confront and engage in problem solving and conflict resolution with adults, children or families.
  • To work cooperatively with individuals and groups.
  • To effectively present material to community agencies, court, potential resources, and multi-disciplinary teams in written and oral form.
  • To interview effectively with hostile children and resistive children and adults; counsel children of all ages with varying degrees and abilities.
  • To manage a caseload in an efficient and effective manner.
  • To develop and implement casework plans to remove barriers for socially and economically disadvantaged clients so that family preservation and reunification may occur.
  • To identify economic, social, cultural, physical, and environmental factors which support or limit family or individual functioning.
  • Occasionally required to stand and lift or move up to 25 pounds.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in Social Work, Child Welfare, Sociology, or related field preferred. Minimum of 2 years experience in social work or working with families children.
  • Licensing: Valid WA State Drivers License
  • Current First Aid & CPR Card
  • Other: Basic computer skills. Must have a thorough understanding of the Indian culture, Indian family dynamics and the Indian Child Welfare Act through personal experience.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must pass FBI check if you have lived outside of Washington State for the last three years.

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

 

CHR Prevention Coordinator

Job Summary:

The Community Health Worker (CHR) Prevention Coordinator enhances and protects the quality of life for tribal members through provision of outreach health care; health education; disease prevention; and assistance in obtaining health (including dental and mental health) and social services to residents within the service delivery area. CHRs may provide services either in an office setting or at a client's home. The position operates under the direct supervision of the CHR Supervisor, the guidance of the Director of Health Services and Medical Director, and in cooperation with other Tribal Staff.

Duties Include:

  • Educating: Educates individuals and families on the timely and appropriate use of health facilities, resources and preventive and curative practices and services, and informs community members of all the services available at the S’Klallam Health Center and other resources in our area, distribution of informative materials, contributes articles in the community newspaper as needed to keep the community informed about program activities.
  • Home/Hospital Visits: Provides home care and visits for community members who are hospitalized, physically or mentally disabled or home-bound, as referred by tribal health clinic staff and/or outside medical providers.
  • Personal Contacts:Maintains regular contacts of a positive nature with elders, staff, community members, Indian Health Service, DSHS, Health Department, Tribal dentist, local physicians and medical services providers, local fire department staff, and others to accomplish S’Klallam Health Clinic objectives and preserve good public relations.
  • Reporting: Produces and distributes reports and/or verbal information in a timely manner, as requested.
  • Resource Access Assistance: Assists individuals interpreting eligibility requirements, completing necessary forms and applications and facilitates problem-solving with various health and social services agencies and providers.
  • Transporting, Advocacy and Liaison: Transports clients to local health care facilities as necessary, in accordance with established policies and procedures. Accompanies clients to health providers, facilitates communication and acts as patient advocate.
  • Patient Treatment and Self-Care: Works in coordination with Health Services staff and outside medical providers to assist individuals with the proper use of medication and implementation of treatment plans. Assists with medication delivery and reminders in coordination with health clinic staff. Provides ongoing follow-up for patients with chronic health problems and/or confined to nursing or extended care facilities.
  • Prevention: Promotes physical activity, healthy eating and coordinates community events with cultural appropriate messaging.
  • Other Duties as Assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Education: High School Diploma or Graduate Equivalency Degree. Ability to complete CHR Basic Training certification and/or the CHW certification course during the first year of employment.
  • Experience: One year of health and/or social services experience preferred.
  • Licensing: Certified Nurse Assistant Certification desired. Completed

First Aid Certification and CPR certification required within the first year of employment, Washington State Driver’s License, Defensive Driving Certification and others as necessary.

  • Other: Basic personal computer skills are required, as well as the ability to learn word-processing, spreadsheet and other software programs.

Requirements:

  • 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 100 pounds or more.
  • 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.          

Tribal Gaming Director

Job Summary:

This position is the key administrative employee of the Tribal Gaming Agency, an independent body appointed by the Tribal Gaming Commission. The Director is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Tribe’s regulatory duties as defined in the Tribal Gaming Ordinance and Code, the Tribal/State Compact, the National Indian Gaming Commission Minimum Internal Controls, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and other relevant laws and agreements affecting licensed gambling activities on the Port Gamble S’Klallam Reservation. Responsible for ensuring Tribal Gaming Agents and Surveillance personnel protect the Tribal assets by proper oversight of the agency regulations listed above. Ensures the following duties are performed either personally or through subordinates.

Duties Include:

  • Represent the Commission as liaison to the Tribal Council, Casino Gaming Board, National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC) including negotiations regarding their billing and practices on site, the FBI, Secret Service, statewide Tribal Gaming Agency Directors, WIGA, National Tribal Gaming Commissioners and Regulators (NTGCR) and relevant law enforcement agencies as required.
  • Prepare and conduct monthly Tribal Gaming Commission meetings. Advise the Commission on the application of Tribal and Federal gaming laws and tribal codes (Title 20), the Washington State Gambling Commission agreements, NIGC agreements, and compose and implement compliance to agreed upon amendments. Discuss all issues at hand, including financial status, licensing, and issues with casino operations, customer complaint response presentations for final commission resolution, and issues with state and/or federal agencies. Investigate and respond to appeals from individual or vendor license applicants and present for final resolution.
  • Monitor WSGC activities on site, including time spent at the facility, actions taken and analyze reporting from WSGC representatives. Follow up state visits by checking Port Gamble section of the WSGC website for written reports. Contact and report WSGC errors to appropriate state personnel.
  • Negotiate with WSGC to reduce fees to the Tribe.
  • Attend meetings, discussions and e-mails with fellow state and nation-wide TGA Executive Directors for training and to discuss issues of mutual concern.
  • Hire, supervise, train, counsel, direct and/or terminate staff including Tribal Gaming Agent and Surveillance Supervisor, Tribal Gaming Agents, specialists in Licensing, the Tribal Lottery System (slot machines), Environmental Health and Safety, Surveillance Operators and Technicians (including overseeing camera and equipment installations at the casino), Internal Auditor, Accountant, Soft Count Specialists, and administrative personnel.
  • Review and provide final approval of all Agency investigations of Class II and Class III activities at The Point Casino to ensure compliance with applicable Tribal, State and Federal gaming laws and regulations. Investigations may include highly complex criminal conspiracies, detailed reviews of financial records, suspected drug activity, customer illness, unconsciousness and/or death, belligerent guests, customer complaints, over service at the bar, counterfeit bills, equipment malfunction, Cage violations and shortages, card and dice reconciliations, suspicious activity, cheating and/or theft.
  • Implement and enforce provisions of the Tribal Gaming Code, applicable federal law, including liquor, food handling laws, and environmental health and protection laws, and ensure compliance with the Tribal-State Compact, the National Indian Gaming Commission and other regulatory agencies through direction and supervision of the above listed personnel.
  • Interact with casino operations personnel regarding Non-Compliance Violations, Incident Reports and Audits in order to maintain compliance with agreed upon procedures with the above listed agencies.
  • Submit Internal Control Submission Summaries to Tribal Council and the Tribal Gaming Commission. Interact with the Commission and Council to ensure vital information is passed on.
  • Review and approve licensee background investigations to include FBI fingerprint results examination and interpretation, Judicial Information Service statewide criminal history search and analysis, and credit history assessment in order to determine suitability, with resulting submissions to the Washington State Gambling Commission and the National Indian Gaming Commission for all Class III applicants and Primary Management Officials.
  • Oversee the monitoring of licensees through observation, recording and document reconciliation to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Interface with law enforcement, the FBI and Secret Service when violations occur and provide documentation for prosecution, if required, including attending court, hearings & other legal matters, acting as a witness and/or providing evidence.
  • Ensure proper surveillance system coverage to observe, analyze and report with the goal of protection the tribal assets, employees, patrons, property and reputation.
  • Ensure that the assets of the tribe are protected through diligent monitoring of operation and state activities.
  • Interface with Tribal Attorney to perform legal actions and conclusions regarding issues before TGA.
  • Oversee compliance of the Tribal Lottery System (slot machines) by implementing Agency staff testing and signature verification of components approved by the Washington State Gambling Commission Testing Lab, including the ordering, secure storage, and installation of sensitive locks and equipment, and requiring Manufacturer Certification as required by Compact regulations. Respond to compliance, shipping and delivery requirements from TLS vendors and coordinate with casino operations for installation and testing verification.
  • Work with casino compliance department to ensure mutually agreed upon procedures.
  • Ensure promotional operation activities are carried out properly.
  • Verify reports from Soft Count and TLS report monitoring.
  • Oversight and review through Agency personnel observations of the Table Games and other operations departments to ensure compliance with established Internal Control requirements and regulations.
  • Prepare and administer Tribal Gaming Agency budget.
  • Seek and arrange for relevant gaming regulatory training for the Commissioners and Tribal Gaming Agency staff.
  • Exhibit sound decision making with emphasis on motivating team and maintaining high department morale.
  • Other Duties as Assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience: Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or related field and/or a minimum of five years administrative or managerial experience.
  • Minimum two years supervisory experience.
  • Personal Computer Skills: Advanced personal computer skills are required, including Microsoft Office and other software program knowledge as needed and required.
  • Other: Must have effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work tasks and complete tasks on schedule.
  • Ability to work well with others and under pressure, work independently, make decisions and maintain confidentiality.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license.

Requirements:

  • 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.          

 

Community Health Representative

Job Summary:

The Community Health Representative serves to enhance and protect the quality of life for tribal members within the service delivery area, through outreach to Health Clinic patients and clients in order to maximize the effective utilization of available health care, health education, disease prevention dental, mental health and social services. The position operates under the direct supervision of the Health Center Business Office Manager the guidance of the Director of Health Services and Medical Director.

Duties Include:

  • Educating: Assists individuals and families in the timely, effective and appropriate use of health facilities, resources and preventative and curative practices and services. Informs, community members of the services available at the S’Klallam Health Center and other resources in our area, provides appropriate informative materials.
  • Home/Hospital Visits: Provides home visits for community members who are hospitalized, physically or mentally disabled or homebound, as directed by Tribal Health Clinic staff and/or outside medical providers.
  • Resource Access Assistance: Assists individuals interpreting eligibility requirements, completing necessary forms and applications and problem solving with various health and social services agencies and providers.
  • Patient Treatment and Self-Care: Assists clients and patients with the proper use of medication and implementation of treatment and self-care plans as directed by Health Services and outside medical providers. Provides consistent ongoing contact with patients with chronic health problems and/or confined to nursing or extended care facilities. Assists elders in the implementation of exercise, walking and stretching routines outlined by health care providers.
  • Medication distribution: Pick up and deliver all prescriptions to eligible community members, in accordance with established policies and procedures. (Elders, disabled) under the guidance of the Community Health Nurse.
  • Transporting, Advocacy and Liaison: Transports clients to health care facilities as necessary, in accordance with established policies and procedures. Accompanies clients to health providers, facilitates communication and acts as patient advocate.
  • Paratransit: Responsible for implementation of the Paratransit Services contract. This includes tracking client eligibility, completion and submission of billing forms, and participation with agency audits.
  • Meetings: Attends and participates in various community meetings and staff committees whose goals directly or indirectly relate to the S’Klallam Community Health Representative program objectives.
  • Health Fairs and Other Community Events: Coordinates and prepares information and topics for community health fairs and other types of tribal events focused on health education, exercise and other disease prevention activities.
  • Personal Contacts: Maintains regular contacts of a positive nature with elders, staff, and community members and as effective liaison with Indian Health Service, DSHS, Health Department, Tribal dentist, local physicians and medical service providers, local fire department staff, and others to accomplish S’Klallam Health Clinic objectives and preserve good public relations.
  • Reporting: Produces and distributes written and/or verbal reports to Health Clinic staff and outside providers in a timely manner as directed.

Qualifications:

  • Education: High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Licensing:, First Aid Certification. Defensive Driving Certification are required.
  • Other: Basic computer skills and the ability to learn word-processing, spreadsheet and other software programs are required
  • Valid Washington Driver’s license and acceptable 3 year driving history.

Other Requirements:

  • All Heath Services Department staff members who provide client transportation services, whether full-time, part-time, on-call or volunteer, will be subject to quarterly drug testing. All CHRs will be tested no less than annually.
  • Provide transport for clients and patients in Tribally-owned vehicles to health care appointments  and other transports as assigned and referring any inappropriate client and/or patient to the Health Center Business Office Manager for resolution.

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 50 pounds
  • Normal audio and visual acuity

 

Chemical Dependency Counselor

Job Summary:

The Chemical Dependency Counselor enhances the quality of life of the Tribe and its members through the culturally appropriate delivery of prevention, education, early intervention, treatment and ongoing support services with abstinence as the primary goal. The counselor position operates in a strong team environment and under the direct supervision of the BH Clinical Supervisor with the guidance of the Director of Children and Family Services and in cooperation with Tribal Staff.

Duties Include:

  • Clinical Counseling: Provides chemical dependency treatment services and on going case management of booth adult and youth patients, from admission to discharge from the program. Includes, but not limited to, conducting one on one counseling sessions, leading group counseling sessions, involving patients in developing and implementing individualized treatment and aftercare plans, family counseling and support, orienting new patients into the program, assessing referred patients and other duties as assigned.
  • Case Management: Regularly assesses and monitors the progress of patients and maintains concise files and records through daily reviews and updates. Reports patient activities to the Program Coordinator to ensure over all goals of the department and patient needs are met through a coordinated departmental effort. Maintains patient referral lists and patient logs for effective case management. Maintains and ensures that all files meet Tribal and WAC codes. Staff patient’s progress with Behavioral Health Program staff and/or consultants to ensure optimum patient service delivery while honoring individual patient confidentiality. Participate in quarterly program quality assurance reviews. Willingness to maintain regular contact with inpatient patient’s and assists them with seamless transition to aftercare program.
  • Meetings: Attends and participates in various community/staff meetings and staff committees whose goals directly or indirectly relate to the Behavioral Health Program’s objectives.
  • Personal/Professional Contact: Maintains regular contacts of a positive and professional nature with patients, patients’ families, staff, community members, Indian Health Services, treatment facilities, Tribal Court staff and others to accomplish program objectives and preserve good public relations.
  • Prevention Planning/Coordination: Assists in the planning development and coordination of community alcohol and drug education and prevention efforts.
  • Reporting: Assists Clinical Supervisor, BH Operations Manager and Office Manager in the preparation and distribution of numerous reports including TARGET, quarterly program progress reports, Tribal Court reports, letters, assessments and patient compliance/non-compliance progress reports. Provide Office Manager with group sign in sheets, appointment log, direct service billing information, database face sheet and other non-billable data collection requirements.
  • Other Duties as Assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Chemical Dependency Counseling: Requires minimum of two years experience as substance abuse/chemical dependency counselor. Specialized training in chemical dependency counseling. Bachelor of Arts Degree in related field desired. Maintain Department of Health’s required CEU’s each year.
  • Licensing/Certification: Requires Washington State Counselor Registration, Chemical Dependency Certification in Washington State, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid Certification. Requires documented certification of emergency medical skills in responding to alcohol and other drug-related medical emergencies.
  • 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: Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Requires a lifestyle free from the problems of alcohol and other drugs and the ability to be a positive role model.
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills.
  • Have valid Washington State Driver’s License.

Requirements:

  • 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.

 

Legal Counsel (Child Support)

Vision

“Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe uses our many resources to maintain a proud, strong, healthy, educated community that uses innovation to ensure all our people enjoy a good quality of life.”

Mission: The mission of the government of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is to improve the quality of life for all tribal members. We accomplish this through decision-making that considers future generations, competent administration and management, preservation and protection of our rich cultural heritage and natural resources, the enhancement of economic opportunities, and the protection of tribal sovereignty through determining our own destiny.

Brief Description of Tribe

The Port Gamble S'Klallam Reservation is located on the northern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State. It is situated on Port Gamble Bay, for generations an important natural resource for Native Americans. The Port Gamble S'Klallam Indian Tribe has been increasing its interaction with its neighbors in the North Kitsap area, making it known that it is concerned about issues related to growth, water resources and land use. By expressing these concerns and working with members of the surrounding communities the Tribe is taking its rightful place as a responsible citizen and custodian of the natural resources surrounding its home.

The Tribe is one of 29 federally recognized Indian Tribes in Washington State. The population of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe is currently just over 1,131 enrolled tribal members. About half the tribal members reside on the reservation, along with other Native Americans and non-Indians. More information about the Tribe can be found at the Tribe’s website: www.pgst.nsn.us

Intent of Tribe

The Tribe is seeking Requests for Proposals from interested parties to represent the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s Child Support Program. The Tribe regularly addresses an array of issues related to child support and works cooperatively with the State of Washington, Division of Child Support and other State and Tribal IV-D agencies to assist Port Gamble S’Klallam tribal members. The Tribe’s Law and Order Code is available at: www.pgst.nsn.us.

This is an independent contractor position and does not have benefits. Tribal Court is in session four times monthly, first Tuesday and Wednesday, and third Tuesday and Wednesday.

Desired Scope of Services

  1. Assist the Child Support Program Manager and Child Support Case Managers on staffing cases for paternity, child support establishment & modification, recognition of foreign orders, and enforcement.
  2. Review and draft necessary petitions, motions, and orders for Court. Review cases and advise on procedures needed for Court Proceedings.
  3. Attend Court Hearings as a representative of the Child Support Program
  1. 1.Proposed Schedule
  1. Tribe to release RFP by: November 17, 2016
  2. Proposals due by: December 14, 2016
  3. Tribe interviews and selects by: December 30, 2016
  1. 2.Proposal Requirements/Guidelines
  1. Letter of Interest and statement of overall qualifications.
  2. Identification of other Tribal clients for whom the attorney or law firm currently provides services.
  3. Description of the services provided to Tribal clients over the last five years, including examples of successful results as well as unsuccessful results.
  4. Four references from current or former tribal clients.
  5. Cost per hour or flat fee rate per month based on 15-20 hours per month for child support cases, the manner in which bills would be presented and the frequency with which bills would be presented.
  6. A description of the system the attorney or law firm uses to determine if there are any conflicts of interest in the representation of tribal clients and any conflicts of interest that might exist with respect to a potential engagement by the Tribe.
  1. 3.Procedures for Submission

 Interested consultants are invited to submit two copies of their written proposal prior to 4:00 p.m., December 14, 2016. Proposals should be submitted to:

Maria Huynh, Child Support Program Manager

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

31912 Little Boston Road N.E.

Kingston, WA 98346

All material submitted in response to this Request for Proposals becomes the property of the Tribe and will not be returned.

 

  1. 4.Selection Criteria and Qualifications (In no particular order)
  1. Experience and demonstrated record of success in representing Indian tribes.
  2. Must have demonstrated ability to become thoroughly familiar with the Port Gamble S’Klallam Law and Order Code, particularly the Child Support Code, and the rules and procedures governing the handling of matters in the Port Gamble S’Klallam Community Court. Must be familiar with the Indian Civil Rights Act; demonstrated experience with Federal Indian Law; trial practice; the principles of tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction; and be willing to learn the cultures, traditions and values of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe and its people.
  3. Have a juris doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school.
  4. Must be a member in good standing of the bar in any state, but preferably Washington State.
  5. Must not have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving dishonesty or ever have been reprimanded, suspended or disbarred by any jurisdiction.
  6. Must be of good character and reputation.
  7. Must be able to travel to attend hearings, training and meetings as required.
  8. Maintain the highest ethical standards for himself/herself, including strict confidentiality.
  9. The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe reserves the right to award a contract according to its Indian Preference Policy.
  10. 5.Rejection of Responses

The Tribe reserves the right to reject any or all responses to this Request for Proposals or to award a contract to the next most qualified candidate, based solely on the Tribe’s judgment, if the successful candidate does not enter into a contract with the Tribe within thirty (30) days after the selection of the provider by the Tribe.

  1. 6.Dispute Resolution and Waiver of Sovereign Immunity

Any candidate responding to this Request for Proposals should include a statement of their consent to the jurisdiction of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Court for the resolution of any disputes that may arise between the consultant and the Tribe along with their agreement that any waiver of sovereign immunity that may be included in a contract between the Tribe and the consultant will be limited to declaratory and injunctive relief in Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Court.

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