As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. Located in Toppenish, Washington, the Yakama Nation Healthy Transitions program seeks to improve emotional and behavioral health functioning for Native American youth and young adults, ages 16-25, so that they can maximize their potential to assume adult roles and responsibilities, and lead full and productive lives. This will be accomplished by increasing awareness, screening and detection, outreach and engagement, referrals to trauma-informed treatment, coordination of care, and implementation of Transition to Independence Process (TIP) model. The program is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), implemented by the Yakama Nation, and program evaluation is conducted by the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, University of Washington. Program activities take place in Toppenish, WA.Duties and Responsibilities Serve as primary contact with study participants at the Toppenish site; explain purpose of research study and protocols; answer participants' questions regarding study protocol; notify appropriate research personnel regarding problems or complications reported by participants. Collect community readiness and needs assessment surveys with providers, caregivers and youth. Screen prospective participants to determine eligibility. Review and explain consent forms, questionnaires, and surveys with prospective participants. Conduct interviews according to established protocol. Working within the Yakama Nation behavioral health system, obtain intake forms and enter data into the SPARS system and local database. Follow-up with eligible program participants at 3-month intervals over the course of 18 months or until discharged; maintain confidentiality of participants records. Enter weekly GRPA data in the SAMHSA SPARS database. Gather, record, organize, transcribe and verify the accuracy of study data; prepare data for computer input; analyze computer printouts. Assist in modifying data collection and participant tracking forms. Assist in preparing quarterly community reports. Perform related duties as required.Requirements Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of experience working with the Yakima Nation OR equivalent education/experience.Desired 3 years' experience working with Native American populations 1 year experience working with the Yakama Nation 1 year experience in a behavioral health or related field Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.BENEFITSAs a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Application Process The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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