Opening Date: May 3, 2022
Closing Date: May 17, 2022
Job Title: CARE Program Coordinator/Lead Advocate
Tribal Level: 19
Location: Siletz, OR
Classification: Full-time, Non-exempt, (Grant funded, Limited Duration)
Job Posting Number: 202233
New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for medical exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.
CARE stands for Community-Awareness-Respect-Empowerment. The CARE Program is a grant funded program which provides advocacy, direct services, education, and awareness about domestic violence, sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence. The CARE program empowers survivors by allowing each one to decide which services or actions may be appropriate for him or her in each individual situation. As program coordinator this individual will oversee the assigning of cases to entry level advocates, direct the focus of program activity to grow services and audit the management of client services. This person will take the responsibilities of supervisor to program employees and internal program processes. Program coordination will also include being the key contact for networking and partnerships and the voice of the program on professional panels and meetings as well as take on the responsibility of ensuring anti-oppressive practices within the program to preserve equity and equality. This person will collaborate with other CTSI program staff, and community agencies to provide support to victims as well as counseling to families in which domestic violence has occurred. In addition, this person will assist with a community education program to promote greater awareness of domestic violence and to educate Tribal members about resources available to victims and families when violence does occur. The advocate will work closely with the CARE Program Outreach and Education Specialist, and will cross-train with the Outreach and Education Specialist to learn any tasks specific to that position. This is a full time position and requires flexible evening and occasional weekend working hours. Work will involve local travel as well as travel within and outside the State of Oregon for training and grantee meetings. As lead advocate the coordinator will be the point of contact for critical decisions and guidance pertaining to client services, financial management, and statistic reporting. The role of lead advocate also requires this individual be available as key contact for staffing cases.
Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, or similar field and one year of related experience – OR – an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Knowledge of: A demonstrated understanding or willingness to learn the various aspects of domestic violence, sexual assault and the process of healing from trauma. The advocate must be aware of the cultural aspects of domestic violence within Tribal and rural communities. Familiarity with the role of community-based and tribally-based programs in the prevention, intervention, and treatment of sexual and domestic violence. Computers and office equipment. Experience in: Effective communication skills (oral and written), including the ability to make presentations to and work with diverse groups of people, including Tribal members, Tribal elders and the general public. Experience working with word processing, database, and spreadsheet software. Ability to: Work with a wide variety of people, including clients, general public, community, tribal agencies and other agencies and to communicate effectively and relate to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN)clients and program staff. Work independently toward broad objectives and be self-motivated to accomplish them. Work in situations where numerous diverse demands are involved. Plan and implement comprehensive program services. Maintain confidential files and practice confidentiality of information and individuals as described in the CTSI Manual and State and Federal laws. Maintain a focus of equity and ethics for the client services and program activity. Other: Must possess a valid Oregon driver’s license and be eligible to operate a GSA vehicle. Must be willing to travel within the CTSI 11 county service area to provide comprehensive services.
Oversee delegation of cases and supervision of CARE Program staff. Provide advocacy on an instrumental level by establishing and maintaining key partnerships with programs that CARE clients need access to. Enhance services rendered in tribal service areas outside of Lincoln County. Be available as key contact for emergency staffing of cases. Provide specialized crisis and trauma intervention to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Respond to crisis scenes during business hours or after business hours while on Crisis Line rotation. Provide complete, on-going victim advocacy, including but not limited to, case information, court accompaniment, problem-solving, liaison and advocacy with the prosecutor or other agencies. Provide assistance with restraining orders, restitution, compensation claims. Within 9 months of hire, this person will receive training and begin participating in rotations on the 24 Hour Crisis Line which is operated by My Sisters’ Place in Newport. Work with existing Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) to respond to incidents of rape or sexual assault that occur in the community. Record or document all statistical data as needed, including grant writing and reporting. Establish support groups for Native American survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Ensure that Native American victims of sexual assault or domestic assault have access to individual and group therapy. Work with victims to develop safety plans. Assist with obtaining protection orders and provide court advocacy as appropriate. Provide training to tribal government employees as needed to increase their capacity to identify victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and to respond to their needs. Attend staffing’s and/or functions at My Sisters’ Place as needed. Assist with monthly newsletters as needed. Other duties as assigned.
All new employees will serve a six-month probationary period to enable the General Manger to determine their suitability as a tribal employee. After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.
How to Apply
All applicants must submit a Tribal “Application for Employment Form”, found here:
Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.
TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR TRAINING OR EDUCATION, DOCUMENTATION MUST BE PROVIDED.
If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders
Send Applications To
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380
Fax number: 855-573-1032
Human Resources: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274
Conditions of Employment
The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.
New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.
May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.
The Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.