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Cultural Coordinator
Job Code:2019-08-045
Department:Residential Treatment-Snowbird
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum16.26
Salary Midpoint19.11
Position Closes:
Open Until Filled 

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:
Job Summary
Provide cultural programming elements for the Snowbird Residential Treatment Center.

Education/Experience/Minimum Qualifications
• High School Diploma or GED required.
• Valid driver’s license required.
• Member of Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian or Cherokee Nation required.
• Specific experience working with the Native American population required.
• Working knowledge of Cherokee Language teaching, structure and conversation required.
• Knowledge of Cherokee (primary) and other tribes’ cultural practices required.
• Knowledge of traditional Cherokee song, food and dance required.
• Ability to develop and adhere to a cultural curriculum in daily SACOT hours.
• Ability to read and write Cherokee language preferred.
• Experience working in Mental Health/Substance use population preferred.
• NC Certified Peer Support Specialists certification preferred.
• Lived experience with MH and/or SA issues and in long-term sustained recovery preferred.

Job Knowledge
• Ability to effectively utilize an electronic medical record and other software such as Microsoft office programs, and email.
• Considerable originality and initiative are required in the daily performance of tasks.
• Basic knowledge of principles, techniques, and practices of social work, social policy, services and supports which are effective for recovery from substance abuse and psychiatric symptoms.
• Basic knowledge of a wide range of medical, behavioral and psychosocial problems and their treatment.
• Considerable knowledge of the methods and principles of recovery and person-centered thinking.
• Basic knowledge of governmental and private organizations and resources in the community.
• Basic knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies, which govern the program.
• Basic knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, and their treatment.
• Basic knowledge of substance abuse to include diagnostic criteria for abuse, dependence, intoxication and withdrawal of all drug classifications, methods of evaluation and assessment, impact of mental illness on patients ability to negotiate treatment recommendations, current treatment approaches, modalities of care, and substance abuse and other programs or services available to patients.
• Skill in establishing rapport, and appropriate respectful relationships with clients and families.
• Ability to determine appropriate boundaries with clients, and maintain professional ethics in all situations.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues of other professional disciplines, and a variety of governmental and private resources and organizations in the community.
• Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work effectively.
• Ability to ascertain the potential lethality of a situation, respond and refer accordingly.