Healing of the Canoe Program Assistant

      • Job Tracking ID: 512409-614787
      • Job Location: Coos Bay, OR
        Youth, Substance Abuse, Tribal
      • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
      • Level of Education: High School/GED
      • Date Updated: March 30, 2018
      • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
      • Starting Date: ASAP
      • Close Date: Until Filled
      • Job Type: Regular Full Time
      • Starting Salary: $18.54/hr, DOE
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    Job Description:


    The Healing of the Canoe Program Assistant will assist the Healing of the Canoe Program Facilitator with implementation of the Healing of the Canoe curriculum. The Healing of the Canoe Program Assistant will be responsible for assisting in the planning and undertaking of the outreach and field activities associated with the Healing of the Canoe program.


    • Attend meetings related to the Healing of the Canoe program.
    • Assist with coordination of Healing of the Canoe program training.
    • Coordinate surveying and data collection related to Healing of the Canoe program and participants.
    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records on program participants.
    • Refer program participants to Tribal services as needed.
    • Recruit youth and families for the Healing of the Canoe program.
    • Assist with facilitation of Healing of the Canoe program events that may be held in the evening or on weekends.
    • Assist with adaptation of the Healing of the Canoe curriculum to best fit the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians.
    • Maintain contact with identified mentors on a weekly basis.
    • Maintain open communication with across all Tribal government departments related to the implementation of the Healing of the Canoe curriculum.
    • Maintain open communication with other Tribal and non-Tribal agencies in the best interest of the Healing of the Canoe project, the participants, community, and other stakeholders.
    • Provide monthly reports to the Planning Director.
    • Maintain appearance standards as outlined in CTCLUSI policies.
    • Must be able to interact with Tribal members and the general public in a courteous, professional, and efficient manner.
    • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Maintain a good attendance record.
    • Other duties as directed by management.


    • Moderate noise level with frequent interruptions and distractions.
    • Will require working occasional weekends and/or after hours.


    • Must be able to walk, talk, hear, use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
    • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
    • May be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.


    • 40 hours per week.

    • Generally Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm with possible occasional evening and weekend work.


      Tribal Administrative Office

      1245 Fulton Avenue

      Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

    Experience and Skills:


    • Must be at least 25 years of age per Tribal Vehicle Use Policy.
    • High School Diploma with 2 years’ experience working in with youth and families in a programmatic capacity.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, public, private officials, the general public and Tribal members.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills including technical, regulatory, and persuasive writing skills for a variety of audiences including Tribal and community members, as well as staff, federal, state, and local agencies.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office required.
    • Must possess a valid Driver’s License, adequate transportation, and the eligibility to operate GSA vehicles.
    • Must possess reasonable ability to communicate in English.
    • This is a covered position and will be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal history background check which will include fingerprinting.
    • Must have employment eligibility in the U.S.
    • Indian preference will be observed in the hiring process.