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Public Health Specialist 1 - CSTLTS PRSS

Job Details

Southern Plains Tribal Health Board - Oklahoma City, OK
Full Time
High School
$19.42 - $24.27 Hourly
Up to 25%
Admin - Clerical


Under the general direction of the Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (CSTLTS)
Program Manager and the RCORP-Opioid Response Program Coordinator, will use personal lived
experience to provide a supportive role to the Opioid Response and Overdose Prevention programs,
including assist with harm reduction activities, provide resources to other Tribal PRSSs, and coordinate
and host relevant PRSS trainings to build capacity for the peer role in Indian Country.

Duties include but are not limited to: help program coordinator and staff develop and maintain the
SPTHB Sovereign ME Harm Reduction campaign including filling kit orders, shipping, and tracking,
implement and facilitate the use of culturally appropriate recovery and prevention best practices within
Tribal communities, develop and/or update relevant health education materials, and assist other tribal
Peer Recovery Support Specialist’s (PRSS’s) with their duties.

Provides technical assistance and distributes program information to tribes, tribal organizations, state
and local entities regarding public health overdose prevention training and harm reduction. Assist with
coordinating, developing and maintaining a training schedule.

Other duties as assigned. Will be expected to work independently on tasks assigned and work effectively
with other staff and partners.


Minimum Qualifications:


Minimum Education: Highschool diploma

Minimum Experience: 2+ years professional experience in an office setting, experience specific to the job or in a related field.

Certified as a PRSS is preferred and a minimum of one year of lived experience in recovery OR experience
in Native Peer Recovery Support and/or native health.
Experience with tribal organizations and/or not-for-profit agencies is desired.
Experience using MS computer programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Knowledge / Special Skills:
Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent problem-solving skills;
ability to work in individual and group settings; self-motivation skills; work effectively under pressure;
ability to build positive work relationships with internal and external partners; ability to interact
professionally with the public and Tribal citizens and maintain confidentiality.
Demonstrate ability to work with individuals from a variety of professional, educational, and diverse

Has lived experience with substance abuse/mental illness and is in recovery is desirable.
Must maintain PRSS certification by completing required continuing education requirements and
attending additional training relevant to the position.

Must be willing to learn, be flexible, and adapt to changes when necessary.
Must be able to provide a supportive role for Tribal citizens.

Teamwork, effective communication, planning and organizing work, initiative, and problem solving.

Supervisory Authority:

In and out-of-state travel may be required in fulfillment of job requirements and training.

Equal Employment:
Except for Indian Preference, consideration will be made without regard to any non-merit factors
such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, politics, disabilities, marital
status, age, membership or non-membership in any employee organization.

Reasonable Accommodation:
Reasonable accommodation will be made for qualified applicants or employees with disabilities,
except when so doing would impose an undue hardship on the SPTHB.

Conditions of Employment:
1. Full-time grant funded appointment (subject to grant continuation);

2. Applicants must possess and maintain a current state driver's license;

3. Climbing, walking, standing, bending and occasionally long hours;

4. In and /or out-of-state travel required.