CHIEF BLACKBIRD CENTER                                     P.O. BOX 39                                              ODANAH, WI 54861

Job Title:                     Prevention Specialist

Department:                Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Program

Hourly Rate:                $14-$16 DOQ

Exempt:                       No/Hourly                                                        Full-time: 40hrs/week

Supervisor:                  Native Connections Case Manager/Assistant Clinic Administrator

Summary: The Prevention Specialist will work with the Native Connection Project with the Native Connections Case Manager. Create a way to increase awareness of how mental health and substance use disorders and suicide affect the Bad River community, how to respond effectively, and how to effectively promote mental health. This will be done through the collection of data and prevention activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

  • Collect, store and compile local tribal project documentation/data
  • Work closely with local AODA prevention workgroups and coalitions to analyze and report on AODA, suicide and behavioral health data as required.
  • Work with community to identify, select and implement evidence-based practice/practice-based evidence prevention strategies
  • Maintain a professional and personal code of conduct
  • Assist in the assessment for training/TA needs and provide as necessary
  • Participate in individualized training and technical assistance focused on prevention activities,
  • Contribute to the Mashkiziibii Drug Advisory Board and develop and implement a community prevention plan and a community sustainability plan
  • Create base for sustainability for culture-based interventions; suicide prevention, mental health and substance use disorder prevention
  • Implement a community prevention plan
  • Coordinate evidence based trainings and support for the implementation of the community sustainability plan interventions.
  • Collaborate efforts with the Ashland School District including; school counselors, teachers and/or coaches.
  • Coordinate, development of postvention protocols to include policies and procedures related to suicidal ideations, attempts and completions
  • Attend program related community, coalition and committee meetings as assigned.
  • Maintain data on case management activities.
  • Strictly adhere to all HIPAA and associated agency guidelines (i,e. grant, state, federal)
  • Develop policies and procedures as assigned to support the program.
  • Identify service gaps and help to address unmet needs in the system.
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Promote use of culture in prevention activities.
  • Maintain grant compliance and grant reporting to the SAMHSA Grant Project Officer

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Required: Post-secondary education required, preferred fields of Psychology, Public Health, Education, Social Work, Substance Abuse Counseling or related fields

Prevention Specialist (PS) Certification preferred (or must be willing to obtain PS Certification within 1 year of hire)

Other Skills and Abilities:


This is a required driver position, must have a valid driver’s license and meet eligibility for tribal insurance

Knowledge of Native American individuals and communities, prefer individual with experience working with Indian Health Services (IHS)

Background Check:

This position is contingent on ability to pass background check required. This position for eligibility a Caregiver Background Check regarding working with children and/or elderly and required driver check, to meet eligibility for Tribal Insurance.

Language Skills:

Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, must possess strong knowledge of AODA prevention programs and strategies, must be familiar data collection and ability to lead groups and panels, knowledge of working with grants, possess advanced computer skills

Reasoning Ability:

Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with large groups and youth. Understanding of whereabouts of local programming and facilities for mental health and substance use disorders. Ability to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events, ability to handle high-stress and deadlines.  Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Applicant must be able to lift at least 25lbs and be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time. This job may require the ability to lift and carry up to 25lbs for short distances

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: The working environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the working environment is usually moderate. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions,

Employees of the Bad River Health and Wellness Center must abide by the Bad River Health and Wellness Center Employee Health Policy. Employees must show proof of Tdap immunization or Pertussis booster, MMR and will receive TB test if employee has not had test within 1 year upon hire.

Drug-Free Workplace in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, P.L. 100-690 and the Bad River Tribe’s Employee Policy & Procedures Handbook. Indian Preference will be given in accordance with P.L. 93-638 and the Tribe’s Preference Policy.

Send Application and Resume To:

                                                                                                                                                      Bad River Tribe

                                                                                                                                                      Attn: Personnel

                                                                                                                                                      P.O. Box 39

                                                                                                                                                      Odanah, WI 54861



Opens: July 10th, 2017

Closes: July 24th , 2017 at 4:30pm.