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Independent Living Skills Coordinator

3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA Req #75
Friday, May 31, 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: June 20, 2019  (at 11:59 p.m. PST)

Department: Community & Youth Services Division

Reports To: Wrap Around Program Manager

Hours: 40 Hrs/Wk – Full Time

  • Minimum $25.21/hour + Benefits 
  • Maximum depends on salary matrix

(This position is grant-funded)

Position Summary:

This position will work within the Wrap Around Program to identify participants who have been victims of crime and provide individual coaching and group education to participants. This position promotes, develops, and maintains a safe environment for Wrap Around Program participants to enhance their ability to grow physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. This position provides in-home and hands-on support services to identified clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Develop an individual care plan in collaboration with Wrap Around Program participants who have been identified as victims of crime needing additional support services to live independently.

  2. Educate program participants on the criminal justice process, victims’ rights, and programs available to help them navigate their legal circumstances.

  3. Provide direct guidance and support to promote independent living skills, financial literacy, and positive social relationships.

  4. Provide financial education to include selecting and implementing a financial literacy curriculum, as well as ensure that each participant develops a functioning spending plan and budget to ensure responsible credit use.

  5. Administer pre- and post-financial literacy tests to program participants.

  6. Educate program participants about household management, such as cleaning, laundry, cooking, and paying household bills.

  7. Assists program participants with maintaining and establishing healthy family relationships, boundary setting, and self-esteem building.

  8. Educate program participants on the importance of self-care, including both physical and emotional health.

  9. Assist program participants in planning for future by developing career paths, identifying additional skills or training necessary, and creating a resume.

  10. Assist program participants with educational development, based upon previous experience and individual goals.

  11. Coordinates, conducts and provides life skills training in the form of classes and presentations to any children of wrap-around program participants beginning at age 15.

  12. Conduct home visits to celebrate success and observe areas needing support.

  13. Complete and prepare quarterly progress reports for grants and Director of Wrap-Around.

  14. Work collaboratively with Wrap Around Navigators and Wrap Around service providers to address the needs of program participants.

  15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

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 (BA) from four year college or university in a related field; and one year work experience with Independent Living Skills and in Native American communities; or satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience.  Intermediate computer skills in word processing applications is required.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Licenses or Certificates

  • Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted Washington State driver’s license and proof of insurance.
  • Must be willing to attend training for professional development.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Tribal/ State relations and services available in both systems.
  • Knowledge of Native American family dynamics.  Sensitive to and familiar with the social/cultural needs of Tribal children and their families.
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. Requires the ability to concentrate and consistently produce accurate work.

  4. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required talk or hear.

  5. The employee is frequently required to sit.

  6. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; reach with hands and use hands to finger, handle and feel.

  7. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  

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 with some occasional outside travel.

  4. There are frequent employee contacts and interruptions during the day.

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

  6. Requires local travel using employee’s personal 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

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
  • 3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA