Mental Health Coordinator

Job Title: Mental Health Coordinator
Department: Social Services
Reports To: Social Services Director
FLSA Status: Full Time
Opens: May 10, 2023
Closes: Until filled
Salary: $18.00 to $22.00 DOE



Specific services and system expansions within the State of Oregon focus on promoting community health and wellness, keeping children healthy and helping adults with mental illness live successfully in the community. This position oversees the coordination, education, and information to community members. This includes working with the community to facilitate buy in and partnership, providing trainings to reduce stigma of mental health, and to set up a care system to increase referrals to services.



Complete community readiness survey for Mental Health Prevention Promotion. Complete needs assessment using local data. Provide outreach through social media outlets and sources. Collaborate with community partners to organize at least three community trainings, Introductory to Mental Health, Native Wellness-focusing on grief, Mental Health Services, case management, finding a therapist to come to the clients or facilitate transportation to and from appointments.


Document services in useful ways both to the care provider and to the management for quality improvement services, complete all reports, data collection, evaluation and forms required for the grant. Track and monitor client data. Travel as required for grant orientation and regional training. Work with and support the efforts of the Community Coalition. Develop comprehensive, client centered care plans. Deliver personal center care by developing protocol and relationships with service providers. Independently analyze and resolve problems. Other duties as assigned.


Must be a team player working within the Social Services and Prevention Programs to collaborate and offer outreach and prevention opportunities.  Conduct literature/resource reviews to identify possible evidence-based programs, policies and practices including Tribal Best Practices.



Bachelor’s degree in public health, social services, or a related field is required. Three years’ experience working with adults and youth in a professional setting, preferably mental health, treatment and/or substance abuse prevention. Valid driver’s license at the point of hire. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Excel programs. Good verbal and written communication skill, public relations skills, professional appearance and demeanor. Strong organizational and computer skills. Experience in case management philosophies and strategies.




Indian preference will be given to candidates showing proof of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe. In the absence of Indian applications meeting the qualifications as listed above, all applicants not entitled to or who fail to claim Indian Preference, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, political preference, age, religion, or national origin.


Please submit an application with a cover letter and any other pertinent information to:

Burns Paiute Tribe

Human Resources Department

100 Pasigo

Burns, OR 97720