Transitional Services Director

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Build a program for reentry of Native American clients returning from incarceration or homelessness who have a history

of substance abuse, alcohol abuse, domestic violence, and or mental health-related issues. Train Tribal Elders, case

managers and volunteers in evidence-based approaches for interaction with house and program clients. Utilize

community partnerships to assist clients with reintegration into their communities.


Under direction [of who?], develops and implements all programs related to the delivery of services to incarcerated and

formerly incarcerated tribal members and their families. Provides leadership to reentry staff and takes the lead in

recruitment and training of new reentry staff. Assists with community outreach and program development in all service



• A minimum of a Master’s Degree in social work or a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling and knowledge

of criminal justice or related field is required.

• Preferred three years experience supervising service delivery programs that are rooted in Native American

Culture and/or are evidence-based; or five years of experience in an inpatient/outpatient setting with a

progressively increasing responsibility, but no fewer than five years Director level experience in a comparable


• Possesses the ability to communicate well and to be innovative in program procedures and design.

• Knowledge and experience with inter-agency corroboration and cooperation. Excellent interpersonal skills,

including keen judgment, self-confidence, and the ability to maintain balance and perspective.


All of the responsibilities listed below are considered essential functions of this position. Additionally, this position

is expected to ensure that the core operating values and the strategic direction of the agency are adhered to.

• Supervise a Transitional Living Home

• Provide oversight and advice on program planning, project development, and program management

• Ensure compliance with grant requirements/obligations including project timetables, personnel issues, and

meeting planning

• Motivate and maintain a high-performance team by working with the ED to recruit and hire new staff as

appropriate, assure practical training/development of current and new staff and evaluate staff performance

• Ensure evaluation, continuation, and improvement of ongoing pre & post-release programs and implement new

program ideas in collaboration with the ED, Director of Programs, and Jail Programs Manager

• Maintain responsibility for reentry program development and maintenance for Tribal Members in Lake and

Mendocino Counties

• Provide direction, support, and supervision to agency Re-entry Program Managers when needed

• Ensure agency-client files are accurately and securely maintained according to HPUL policy

• Maintain a comprehensive intern program

• Make presentations about HPUL T-House in the community, distribute information and answer inquiries about

programs and services

• Contribute and adhere to the HPUL Tribal Action Plan while assisting the ED in the development of an agency

work plan

• Ensure program outcome goals are met or exceeded

• Implement program requirements from ongoing and new funding sources

• Implement Evidenced Based Best Practices in all program areas


Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake requires the successful completion of a drug screening of all potential Tribal employees

before the scheduling of an interview. The Tribe recognizes that the State of California has legalized the use of marijuana.

However, as an independent sovereign, the Tribe maintains a prohibition of marijuana by its employees. Therefore,

marijuana use is prohibited, and all drug tests will include a screening for THC. Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Tribe

has a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy, and employees will be required to sign a Consent to Drug and/or Alcohol

Testing. Employees may be selected for alcohol/drug testing upon reasonable suspicion and upon any/all accidents.


Confidentiality is an absolute requirement for this position and is cause for immediate termination if not followed to the

highest standard. Given the nature of the positions, violations of confidentiality may also violate applicable federal health

privacy laws.


Preference in hiring is given to (1) qualified Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Tribal Members; and (2) qualified

American Indians in accordance with Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473. Applicants claiming Indian preference

must submit verification of Indian eligibility with their application.


Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake

Executive Council

P.O. Box 516, Upper Lake, CA 95485