Job: Community Development Specialist
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SUMMARY: This position will assist in community outreach and recruitment of members to participate in the development of a comprehensive mental health system for children and youth on the Tohono O‚odham Nation. The position will assist the Project Director in ensuring implementing the grant activities including historical trauma training, community needs assessments, and other data collection to develop the comprehensive mental health plan.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The education and experience requirements listed below are representative of this position‚s requirements.
␣ Valid Arizona Driver‚s license with no DUI‚s or major traffic offenses within the past three years. ␣ Must successfully pass a background check. ␣ Must submit a fingerprint clearance card.
This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all- inclusive.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Assists in establishing the project within the required time frame. * Assist in recruiting of members to participate in historical trauma training as well as strategic
planning for collaborative mental health services. * Ensures the incorporation of Tohono O‚odham values and traditional resources in the menu of
services. * Maintains positive relations with community members and agencies by presenting project-related
information to the community. * Assists in project evaluation efforts by collecting relevant information including surveys NOMS data,
sign-in sheets, and by assisting in completing all reporting requirements in a timely manner. * Facilitates monthly meetings, staff meetings and other required meetings to ensure communication
among community members and personnel regarding project-related activities. * Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required. * The position may require working non-traditional hours and occasional weekends. * Performs other duties as assigned.
COMPETENCY (To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies):
* Experienced in working with community members, knowledgeable about tribal Substance Abuse and mental health issues
* Ability to maintain confidentiality * Ability to serve as a positive role model to youth and adult community members * Basic computer skills
Skills / Requirements
* High School Diploma or GED and * Two years work experience in community programs or equivalent combination of education and
Community Development Specialist Page 2 of 2 * At least one year experience working on the Tohono O‚odham Nation or with other tribal entities in
ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION MAY BE GIVEN TO INDIVIDUALS WITH THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:
* Associates degrees in a closely related field. * One or more years experience working on a grant related to mental health, substance abuse, suicide
prevention, or related field. * Ability to speak and understand O‚odham and/or Spanish. * Knowledge and understanding in the history and contemporary issues facing Native peoples.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Ability to work in a multi-cultural educational setting, with tribal organizations and communities. TOCC is located in Sells, Arizona, which is 60 miles west of Tucson on the Tohono O‚odham Nation.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands and fingers, handle, feel, and reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee may have to sit for prolonged periods of time and may be required to lift up to 50 pound.
BENEFITS: The College offers a comprehensive benefit package. Free shuttle service to/from Tucson/Tohono O‚odham Community College.
CLOSING DATE: Until Position is filled
HOW TO APPLY: Applications are available on line at www.tocc.edu. Interested applicants must submit a completed TOCC application for employment, resume, related degrees, transcripts, certificates, a list of three references (name, position, organization and work phone numbers), and three (3) letters of recommendation, if claiming Indian Preference under Tohono O‚odham Ordinance 01-85, submit a copy of certification or enrollment card to: