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La Posta Program Coordinator

Organization: Southern Indian Health Council, Inc.

Posted On: February 2019

Pay / Hours: $56,413 - $74,673 - Annually; Full Time; M-F; 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Location: Alpine, CA and Boulevard, CA

Job Description:

The La Posta Program Coordinator is responsible for the overall direction and management of the outpatient treatment program including staff supervision, staff development, budgeting, project planning, program development, interdisciplinary coordination, contract and regulatory compliance, case consultation, reporting requirements, and evaluative functions.  The Coordinator monitors progress of the program objectives and reports on outcomes; represents the program to community meetings, collaborative projects, outside organizations, etc.; acts as a liaison with tribes, county, justice system, and local agencies to identify gaps in resources and ensure the needs of the community are met.  The Coordinator provides services to Native American Adults, Youth and Families within Southern Indian Health Council’s service area.  This position requires the usage of prevention and intervention skills that incorporates a therapeutic recovery model. Services should focus on engaging the client in providing support for those whose lives have become unmanageable due to alcohol and other drug use and/or whose mental health issues are interfering with leading productive lives. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide high quality leadership and supervision to the La Posta staff.
  2. Plan, organize, develop and manage the provision of client care and all program activities.
  3. Manage the provision of all La Posta Program services including outreach, screening assessment, rehabilitative services, recovery and treatment planning, educational sessions, and vocational planning.
  4. Provide admission and intake assistance, as needed, including professional assessment, diagnosis and crisis intervention. The Program Coordinator provides resources for out-patient treatment services and may refer clients to in-patient treatment programs as warranted.
  5. Provides regularly scheduled supervision to all direct reports and oversees weekly treatment team and staff meetings.
  6. Utilize crisis intervention skills and, sets priorities to respond appropriately to emergency situations.
  7. Monitors staff productivity, treatment plans and client notes to ensure quality standards.
  8. Conducts regular quality improvement reviews to ensure that appropriate record-keeping is performed on a timely basis and that all federal and state regulations are fulfilled.
  9. Maintain compliance with all expectations of funder entities.
  10. Under the direction of the KFS Director manage and maintain program goals and objectives, in alignment with the strategic priorities of the department.
  11. The position is responsible for management of different and/or new programs in the future, based on the needs of the organization.
  12. Responsible for managing contacts (Prevention and Early Intervention, County of San Diego), and grants, Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI), Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Cal Works and other streams of revenue to support the LPPAC programming.
  13. Responsible for overseeing budgetary activities of the program. This will include the implementation and monitoring of program budgets monthly to ensure financial integrity and to ensure the implementation of program activities.
  14. Ensure uniform staff adherence to SIHC Policies and Procedures.
  15. Professionally and respectfully, represent Southern Indian Health Council.
  16. Under the direction of the KFS Director, provide a collaborative rapport with Family Services, interagency departments, collaborative partners, and La Posta staff to ensure conformity with tribal, federal, county, and awarded funding provisions.
  17. Work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team, to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with physicians, clinic staff and clients to support continuity of client care.
  18. Under the direction of the KFS Director, develop outreach programs and workshops to educate the Indian community on prevention.
  19. Functions as program liaison with collaborating agencies such as the County of San Diego, Change Agents Developing Recovery Excellence (CADRE)and community-based organizations.
  20. Ability to function efficiently and independently, and to plan and prioritize daily work activities to meet clinic goals and objectives.
  21. Works collaboratively with managerial peers to develop, align, and improve program delivery, advance efficiency and outcomes, and promote a positive culture.
  22. Emphasize alcohol and drug abuse deterrence, and prevention through the Public Health Model (prevention, treatment, and maintenance), clinical services, bio-chemical testing and direct services for risk reduction, suicide prevention, and screening.
  23. Complies with all La Posta Program rules, policies and procedures including HIPPA standards.
  24. Development a system to obtain funding from private and government supported insurances.
  25. Manage and maintain resources available for client's.
  26. Other duties as assigned.


  • A Master’s degree required, preferably in the social services field. Licensure as an LCSW or LMFT in the State of California.  Applicant must have a minimum of three years’ experience working directly in the substance abuse field, and three years progressive work experience in mental health and program management. Ideally hold a current CCAPP (CADAC/ CAADE) or NAADAC certification. Experience in community networking and development of referral sources along with excellent oral and written communication skills is required.  Must have an understanding of substance abuse treatment in the Native American community. Understanding of substance abuse as a disease and is able to use the 12 steps in the recovery process, and the Wellbriety model. Strong and compassionate leader for this program and has the ability to manage multiple demands and priorities. The applicant must be familiar and comfortable using computer programs including Microsoft Office components or equivalent.  
  • Past success working with multi-cultural communities, preferably Native American, should be demonstrated. The applicant must possess the desire and ability to work with tribal officials, county agencies, tribal community members, funding agencies, and Southern Indian Health Council departments. 
  • The applicant must possess the ability to work flexible hours as required to meet department needs; facilitate and negotiate issues through to resolution; work collaboratively in a team approach; effectively communicate with confidence and knowledge to staff and clients; maintain up-to-date files for documentation of case activity; complete and submit reports and documents in a timely fashion; and work independently.

Certifications / Requirements:

  • License and Certification: A valid California driver’s license is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment. Licensed or license eligible through the Board of Behavioral Sciences is strongly preferred. Strong preference that applicant be certified with IACC (The Indian Alcoholism Commission of California), CAADAC, certification of substantial equivalence.
  • Character: Applicants must have a reputation for honesty and trust worthiness. Must be responsible and able to exercise good judgment; accept administrative supervision; follow detailed instruction; exercise a high level of attention to detail, and interact effectively and communicate with clients, staff, and the public in a professional and courteous manner. Must demonstrate the ability to be fair and impartial. Must respect confidentiality to all limits of the governing laws and ethics.
  • Other: Applicants should have thorough knowledge of the standards, laws, rules, and regulations governing treatment, crisis intervention techniques, and the cultural practices of Native Americans. Applicant must participate in quality reviews; adhere to professional standards, federal, state, and local requirements; maintain required insurance and certifications, comply with legal requirements; and, adhere to licensure code of ethics.
  • Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment tuberculin skin test or x-ray, and blood/urine drug screening test. Health must be adequate to perform all duties of the position. Applicants must complete an SIHC application questionnaire and submit it to Human Resources prior to the close dates indicated. The position is located at the La Posta Courage to Heal Site.

Application / Contact Information:

Company Contact: Keri W.
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Phone: 6194451188
Company Address: 4058 Willows Road Alpine, CA 91901