Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • 54000-60000 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, dental, vision, PTO, 403(b), retirement account contribution, 14 paid holidays + 2 personal days

Job Title: Early Childhood Mental Health Coordinator

Reports To: Behavioral Health Director

Department: Clinical Programs Department

Salary Range: $54,000-60,000 DOE (1.0 FTE) Status: Full-time with benefits

Classification: Exempt employee, salaried

Funding duration: 9/30/2020-8/30/2022

Location: Portland, Oregon

Job Summary:

NPAIHB aspires to assist NW Tribes to deliver health services that are high-quality and safe; that promote patient-provider team interactions that are patient-centered and culturally relevant; that develop and support an engaged, expert workforce; and that demonstrate fiscal sustainability and accountability.

The Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, planning, implementing, evaluating and ECMH project activities. This position intersects and provides guidance to the NPAIHB's existing Behavioral Health programs.

This staff person will coordinate ECMH project activities, schedule preparatory meetings with project partners and ECHO presenters, complete contracts with any contractors, submit invoices and keep track of all payments and invoices.

This staff person will assist in supporting across BH projects, creating curriculum across BH projects, implementing the Journey to Transformation project activities, coordination of program evaluation activities, corresponding with project partners and reporting project activities.

The ECMH Program Coordinator ensures compliance with all State, Federal, and other regulatory agency requirements and shapes the overall behavioral health and addictions program design, and provides strategic direction for all NPAIHB projects and NW Tribes.

This position reports directly to the Behavioral Health Programs Director. This scope of work is housed within the Clinical Programs Department located at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB).

Activities must be accomplished with minimal day-to-day supervision.

Essential Functions

  • Provides coordination of ECMH projects, assists in the completion of project objectives and activities and coordinates between project partners
  • Implementation of Journey to Transformation project activities and program evaluation
  • Development of BH curriculum and trainings across BH projects
  • Provides behavioral health coordination and support for ECHO Hub team and Spoke participants for the ECMH ECHO
  • Assists with the development of clinical and curriculum brochures, branding and website
  • Facilitates and enhances day-to-day operating relations with sites and other stakeholders, as appropriate to the position
  • Assists local and national partners toward expansion and support of BH projects

Project Support Functions

  • Organize conference calls and in-person meetings with project staff and federal grant agency project officers
  • Work with project directors on strategic planning and development and implementation
  • Work with project manager on tracking and reporting of project workplans and timelines
  • Provide support as required for completion of project activities

Administrative Support Functions

  • Work with the project directors and evaluators to coordinate and prepare all required project reports.
  • Participate in and/or facilitate meetings, workgroups, site visits, and conferences as required to achieve project objectives.
  • Submit a Monthly Activity Report (MAR) to the project director at the end of each month.
  • Assist in the facilitation of the Behavioral Health Committee at NPAIHB Quarterly Board Meetings.

Other Duties

  • Maintain well-organized filing system for documents and computer files.
  • Participate in organization committee work.
  • Maintain a clean, well-organized office environment.
  • Research, and with the approval of supervisor, attend trainings as needed to improve skills that enhance overall capabilities related to job performance.
  • Participate willingly in NPAIHB activities.
  • Abide by NPAIHB policies, procedures, and structure.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Standards of Conduct:

  • Consistently exhibit professional behavior and the high degree of integrity and impartiality appropriate to the responsible and confidential nature of the position.
  • Consistently display professional work attire during normal business hours.
  • Effectively plan, organize workload, and schedule time to meet workload demands.
  • Exercise good judgment and initiative in performance of duties and responsibilities.
  • Work in a cooperative manner with all levels of management and with all NPAIHB staff.
  • Treat NPAIHB delegates/alternates and Tribal people with dignity and respect and show consideration by communicating effectively.


Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills:

  • Master's in Public Health, Mental Health, Counseling, Psychology or Social Work; or Bachelor's with equivalent work experience
  • At least five (5) years of professional experience in Public Health
  • At least three (3) years of professional experience in Indian Country
  • Experience in Program Management
  • Knowledge of or capacity to learn about the local behavioral health treatment system and community resources
  • Ability to assess and build programs in a culturally-competent manner
  • Professional demeanor and interpersonal communication skills

External applicants must agree to serve a minimum six-month probationary period during which time their employment can be terminated at will. For the purpose of evaluating job performance, internal applicants must agree to serve a minimum six-month probationary period when job duties change significantly.

Typical Physical Activity:

Physical Demands:

Frequently involves sedentary work: exerting up to 10 pounds of force and/or a negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Physical Requirements: Constantly requires the ability to receive detailed information through oral communications, and to make fine discrimination in sound. Constantly requires verbally expressing or exchanging ideas or important instructions accurately, loudly, or quickly. Constantly requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Constantly requires repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks. Occasionally requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time. Occasionally requires ascending or descending stairs or ramps using feet and legs and/or hand and arms. Occasionally requires stooping which entails the use of the lower extremities and back muscles. Infrequently requires crouching.

Typical Environmental Conditions: The worker is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.

Travel Requirements: Travel outside of Portland is occasionally required. Overnight travel outside of the area is infrequently required.

Disclaimer: The individual must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing a significant safety threat to self or others. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and or skills required of all personnel so classified.

Except as provided by Title 25, U.S.C. ยง 450e(b), which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the NPAIHB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, politics, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, citizenship or immigration status, veteran or military status, genetic information, ancestry or any other characteristic protected by law.

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