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Re-entry Project Coordinator

3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA Req #72
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is committed to protecting and exercising the inherent inalienable sovereign rights of the Tribe and Individuals in the interest of the Medicine Creek Treat Territories, as stewards to ensure preservation of our cultural and environmental integrity for common good and prosperity for all.

Closes:                 May 31, 2019


Department:     Community Family Services  


Reports To:        Director of Community Family       


Hours:                      40 Hrs/Wk – Full time


Position is Grant Funded

Position Summary: 

This grant-funded position will assist the Director of Community Family Services in developing and implementing a reentry project that will provide direct services to clients reentering the community from in-patient treatment and correctional facilities.  This position will spend at least 50 percent of its time on project coordination and will spend the remainder of the time providing direct services to clients.  Attention to detail, follow-through and strong people skills are essential for this position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Assist the Director in the grant-required planning process by organizing the planning meetings, providing grant project stakeholders with meeting materials, take detailed notes and draft a planning report.

  2. Collaboratively develop with stakeholders, including training and technical assistance providers, a project evaluation plan and, during the grant project, track the project evaluation.

  3. Collaboratively develop with stakeholders, including external agencies like the Washington State Department of Corrections, Pierce County Corrections Bureau and the King County Department of Detention, data tracking measurements and information sharing systems; and, implement the measurements and systems.

  4. Research and draft policies, procedures, protocols and forms.

  5. Provide draft quarterly and semi-annual grant narrative reports based on the grant timeline, data measurements and project evaluation plan.

  6. Work collaboratively with wraparound stakeholders to improve the provision of wraparound services to reentry clients.

  7. Closely adhere to the grant project timeline to ensure the timely development of the project and the timely implementation of direct client services.

  8. Provide outreach at in-patient treatment and correctional facilities for clients who can be diverted into the reentry project.

  9. Provide motivational interviewing for substance abuse to clients.

  10. Using feedback from motivational interviewing, develop a post-release plan in collaboration with the client.

  11. Link high-risk and high frequency clients with cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence-based treatments.

  12. Provide individual case management for clients and participate in wraparound case management, which includes referral and follow-through with the Culture Program, Language Program, outpatient treatment, other social service programs, justice services, educational programs and workforce programs.

  13. Provide housing and transportation vouchers, in accordance with Tribal policies, federal code, program policies and project policies, to clients.

  14. Coordinate and facilitate peer-to-peer mentorships, small talking circles and life skills classes for clients.

  15. Maintains compliance of State, Federal and Trust Board grants;

  16. Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not supervise staff.

Qualifications and Requirements

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

Education and/or Experience

A bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, human services or social sciences and two or more years of relevant experience and / or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  Grant management experience is preferred.


Language Skills

Employee must demonstrate the ability to interact tactfully and positively with Tribal members, all levels of staff and management. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Ability to read, analyze and interpret common professional journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from staff and regulatory agencies. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions. Ability to effectively present information to management, employees and groups of people.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions and apply them to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Licenses or Certificates

Must pass a criminal background check; must not have any felony convictions.

Must have a valid Washington state driver’s license and proof of insurance.


A documentable background in motivational interviewing for substance abuse and a working knowledge of cognative behavioral therapy.

Experience working with clients with substance abuse and chemical dependency issues.

Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups.

Ability to negotiate and problem solve.

Experience working with historically marginalized communities.

Must have had two years clean and sober, if ever had an alcohol and drug problem. Willing to do a drug screen, upon request.



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.

  1. Requires the ability to operate a typewriter, personal computer, multi-line telephone, calculator, facsimile and photocopier.

  2. Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.

  3. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

  4. The employee occasionally is required to stand and walk.

  5. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  6. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

  7. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.





Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here 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.

  1. The noise level is low to moderate.

  2. The physical exertion is low to moderate.

  3. Work is performed in an office setting.

  4. There are frequent employee, client and customer contacts during the day.

  5. Position may be stressful at times due to the sensitive or confidential issues being addressed.

  6. Requires occasional travel using employee’s own transportation.


The Puyallup Tribe of Indians reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law

H o w   T o   A p p l y:

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Native American preference applies and job placements are given on a competitive basis, using job related factors.  Because of the large number of applications received and limited job positions, your application will not guarantee employment.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $25.21
  • 3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA