Prevention Specialist


Provide prevention and wellness services to the tribal community. Duties will include: technical assistance in developing, selecting, implementing, and evaluating, prevention and wellness activities and evidence-based programs. This is a salaried position that reports to the SBHS Manager.

Essential Functions

  • Develops and evaluates individualized and/or group wellness and prevention strategies for clients and Tribal Citizens.
  • Advocate for prevention policy and programs by conducting education presentations and outreach activities.
  • Develop and administer prevention, education and intervention programs, resources and materials as needed.
  • Participate in prevention and wellness awareness campaigns as requested by SBHS Manager.
  • Provide counseling interventions for patients, staff and community members who want to quit tobacco use.
  • Collaborate with other community health agencies and organizations on promotional campaigns and partner in health , education programs services and outreach activities as requested by SBHS Manager.
  • Maintain program data and prepare reports as requested.
  • Develops age-appropriate, research based and culturally appropriate prevention curriculum lessons for tribal youth at the request of the SBHS Manager.
  • Plans activities that promote bonding among peers, families and community.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate prevention activities and presentations, including: trainings, workshops, conferences and safe and drug-free activities.
  • Assist individuals in accessing community services such as counseling, tutoring, mentoring, vocational training, and other services that may be to their benefit.
  • Engage and provide technical assistance and training to school personnel, parents and community members in prevention programs.
  • Provide chemical dependency outpatient services to individuals and document the electronic health record and client files.
  • Provide individual, group and family counseling to patients with substance abuse issues.
  • Provide on-going community education relating to alcohol, drugs and other substances; including public health, prevention and wellness education.
  • Provide liaison services for individuals to agencies offering alcohol, drug and other social services.
  • Responsible for monitoring urinalysis drug testing.
  • Coordinate on-going social, educational, and recreational activities for recovering substance abusers and as alternatives to substance use.
  • Maintain active individual caseload and document detailed records of treatment and aftercare.
  • Conduct assessments and develop individual treatment plans.
  • Refer individuals to appropriate services in a timely manner, and work closely with CHS/PRC staff to support clients.
  • Work as a team member within the Snoqualmie Behavioral Health Services Programs.
  • Ability to operate computer, computer program, copier, email, instant messenger, fax and phone.
  • Maintain confidentiality and communicate with tact and discretion.
  • Other duties as assigned.
. Requirements:
  • Associate Degree in Social Services or equivalent required by Washington State Department of Health.
  • Chemical Dependency Professional certification pursuant to applicable Washington State Department of Health.
  • Obtain relevant public health, prevention and wellness training as needed to perform essential functions.
  • Current CPR/AED Training Certification and TB immunization.
  • Meet and provide evidence of intern eligibility requirements established under the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR).

Conditions of Employment

  • Drug-free and out of treatment for a minimum of two years.
  • Must agree to be subject to the Tribe's Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing Policy to include pre-employment screening.
  • WA State Driver license and ability to be approved by Tribal insurance to drive Tribal vehicles if applicable.

Additional Information

  • Salary will be determined based on experience, starting at $58,109.52 per year.
  • Competitive medical, dental, life and disability insurance benefits effective first of the following month from hire date.
  • 401k retirement plan with employer matching contributions after 90 days employment.
  • Generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.
  • This is a salary position and employment is at-will.

Tribal Preference

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe follows the Tribal Hiring Preference as outlined in tribal policies, which allows hiring preference to qualified individuals that are enrolled in a federally recognized Indian tribe. The Tribe has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Tribe reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Tribe may deem appropriate.



Full time
Salary Range
$43,000.00 - 66,000.00
per Year
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Snoqualmie, WA 98065, US