Youth Prevention Program Coordinator

Job Title: Youth Prevention Program Coordinator
Department: Social Service
Reports To: Social Service Director
FLSA Status:   Full Time- Exempt
Opens: October 18, 2023
Closes: Open till Filled
Salary: GS 7 (+benefits)



This position requires a person with passion for working with youth as well as a commitment to working toward wellness in the Burns Paiute Community.  This position works under two state funded programs: the Juvenile Crime Prevention Program and the Substance Abuse Prevention State Contract. This position will be working with youth in our community through the JCP program as well as through tribal court. This position also requires teamwork and collaboration with the Tribal programs, Tribal Community and Local community to develop and execute alcohol and drug prevention programs and service to youth.



State Prevention Contract:

To work with Substance abouse prevention coordinator to develop a yearly plan for prevention, complete required goals and objectives and all reporting requirements to the state.

Complete all minimum data set reporting on a monthly basis.

Utilizing prevention framework, provide education, information and research based prevention presentations to the community.

Utilize alcohol and drug evidenced based curriculums to teach youth groups. Develop, coordinate, and facilitate youth groups.

Collaborate with Tribal Programs, Tribal Council, and other community partners to offer outreach activities, trainings etc.

Facilitate the Burns Paiute Prevention Coalition, Coordinate the monthly meeting and provide training and technical assistance to this group.

Attend quarterly prevention meetings.

Collaborate with local community prevention partners to provide better programming to our community and to address prevention efforts as a whole.


Juvenile Crime Prevention:

Direct and supervise youth offenders obligation to complete requirements placed ofrth by the tribal court.

Complete youth juvenile crime prevention assessments on all youth eligible for the program.

Complete case management services for voluntary or assigned families, including assessments, probation agreements and reports to the court.

Complete all reporting requirements and attend quarterly meetins as required by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Program.

Participate in case management progress reviews with key agency providers involved with the family.

Develop and coordinate community prevention activities.



·         Bachelor of Arts from an accredited institution in social services or a related field, and/or two years of relevant experience in alcohol and drug prevention work, or any satisfactory combination of education, experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge abilities and skills listed below.



Knowledge of: Principles of substance abuse prevention, coalition building, planning, community development, systems development, program evaluation and community organization.

Ability to: Establish and maintain records, reports, statistical data, effectively coordinate a variety of established policies and procedures, establish new policies when applicable, use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities. Involve individuals and community partners and community at large to achieve prevention objectives.

Skill in: Community partnering, facilitation, convening, network building, resource development, managing performance measurement systems, leadership, public speaking skills and the ability to communicate verbally and in writing with a wide variety of people. Gathering, assembling, analyzing and disbursing data for system planning and development. Monitoring fiscal record keeping and overseeing contracts for compliance.



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.


Successful Candidate must:

  • Submit to, and pass a drug test
  • Agree to a criminal background check
  • Sign confidentiality clause
  • Be insurable to operate tribal vehicles (3-year clean driving record)

Must be a certified prevention specialist or capable of obtaining certification within six months.



Return completed Burns Paiute Tribe Application, cover letter, resume, and education transcripts to:


Human Resources Director

100 Pasigo Street

Burns, OR 97720


Telephone: 541-573-8013

Fax: 541-573-2323


Email: [email protected]


Application for employment available at 100 Pasigo Street, Burns, OR 97720 Monday – Friday 8-5pm or request one via email: [email protected].