Grade: 12                                                                                          Pay Rate: $25.98 to $31.88 per hour

Hours Per Week: 40                                                                           FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Job #: 010-18                                                                                                  

Job Summary:

Contributes to the Tribe’s mission of building and enhancing a Tribal community rich in healthy families and capable people with strong cultural values by planning and coordinating the Domestic Violence Program, by working with law enforcement, program staff and community agencies to provide advocacy services and referrals to victims and families in which domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking has occurred. In addition, this person will oversee the development of a community education program to promote greater awareness of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault and to educate the community, other agencies and Tribal members about resources available to victims and families when violence does occur.

Essential Functions:

  • Designs, implements, and maintains a comprehensive domestic violence program

  • Develops and ensures program policy, procedures, and standards are maintained

  • Provides leadership and policy direction in the administration of the program by assessing and evaluating the quality of services provided.

  • Coordinate access to a continuum of culturally based sexual and domestic violence prevention and treatment services, including information and referral services.

  • Monitors compliance and use of grants and budgets.

  • Adheres to Federal, State and Tribal laws.

  • Writes, maintains and monitors contractual agreements

  • Provides representation of Programs at federal, Tribal, local, state, and regional levels

  • Responsible for overall outcome of client services

  • Develops cooperative relationships with other involved agencies

  • Provides specialized crisis and trauma intervention to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

  • Responds to crisis calls during or after business hours as appropriate.

  • Provides complete, on-going victim advocacy, including but not limited to: case information, court accompaniment, problem-solving, liaison and advocacy with the prosecutor or other agencies.

  • Provides instruction and assistance with protection orders and referral to restitution and compensation claims

  • Establish support groups for Alaska Native/American Indian victim/survivors of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault.

  • Ensure that American Indian/Alaskan Native victims of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault have access to individual and group therapy.

  • Develop a coordinated community response team that will create victim response protocols and policies.

  • Coordinate with the Polk /Yamhill County Sexual Assault Response Teams and provide culturally appropriate training for responders to incidents of rape or sexual assault that occur in the community.

  • Maintain compliance of all funding agreements, including frequent reporting, develop and monitor annual budget.

  •  Provide training to the community, agencies and tribal government employees to increase their capacity to identify victims of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault, and to respond to their needs.
  • Work with partner agencies to provide a public education campaign that is designed to raise awareness among teenagers about teen dating violence or sexual assault.

  • Work with partner agencies and conduct public awareness activities at local schools about the needs of children who have witnessed domestic violence.

  • Make referrals and provide status reports to key stakeholders.

  • Provide monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on program implementation.

  • Participates in Family Unity Meetings, Department Meetings

  • This position is a mandatory reporter for child abuse/neglect.

  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Ensures the hiring, training, promoting, assigning, disciplining and discharging of employees are in accordance with Tribal Law, including without limitation, the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO).

  • Directs, coordinates and supervises Domestic Violence program staff

  • Assures staff adherence to all policies and procedures, work, safety and administrative rule, Tribal Law and State Regulations.

  • Provides regular staff meetings for the project; communicates through the chain of command; evaluates staff input; effectively communicates orally and in writing.

  • Provides leadership to staff.
  • Applies a comprehensive personnel development method of staff training and mentoring, provides coaching and counseling, evaluates staff through initial six-month period, and then through annual Tribal performance evaluations.
  • Provides effective and constructive feedback on work performance.

Education, Experience, Licenses, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, or similar field and three (3) years of experience in human services or related area and one (1) year of supervisory experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Must maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license or obtain one upon hire, qualify for the Tribe’s vehicle insurance, and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance.


  • Must have working knowledge sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking committed against Indian women and girls.

  • Familiarity with the role of community-based and tribally-based programs in the prevention, intervention, and treatment of sexual and domestic violence.

  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people, including clients, general public, community, tribal agencies, and other agencies, and to communicate effectively and relate to American Indian/Alaska Native clients and program staff.

  • Ability to network effectively with community and tribal agencies and with multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Ability to plan, direct, control, and coordinate work in situations where numerous diverse demands are involved.

  • Ability to plan and implement comprehensive program services.

  • Requires a First Aid and CPR Certificate.

  • Must have good written and oral communication.

  • Must have excellent networking and interpersonal skills.

  • Must have computer skills.

  • Requires excellent case management skills.

  • Requires demonstrated human relations and counseling skills.

  • Requires an ability to maintain and protect confidentiality.

  • Knowledge of the tribal dynamics of interpersonal relationships; knowledge of a broad range of community based programs, operations, and standards of practice.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; plan, organize and prioritize tasks; prepare grant funding proposals; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, tribal programs, and other tribal employees; work independently; plan and implement projects.

  • Skill in budget management, supervisory skills, technical writing, and team leading, and working group facilitation.

  • Must have conflict resolution skills

  • Must have independent decision making skills.

  • Must have the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced and stressful environment.

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture and customs, psychology, and social work required.

 Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Continually requires the ability to express or receive detailed information or important instructions through oral communication.

  • Continually requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Requires repetitive movement of wrists, hands and/or fingers. Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.

  • Requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time, raising objects from a lower to a higher position and/or moving objects horizontally.

  • Occasionally requires lifting of up to 20 pounds.

  • Due to the nature of the interactions with other employees and the public we serve, employees may be required to provide documentation of, or receive, certain health vaccinations.

  • This position 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.

  • Supports a safe work environment by performing all duties in accordance with Tribal safety policies and procedures, and Emergency Management Plan. 
  • May be called upon to serve as a Disaster Reservist during Emergencies, or when the Tribal Emergency Operations Center is opened.

  • Local travel is occasionally required. Travel outside of the state is infrequently required. National travel is seldom.

  • This position is a mandatory reporter of child abuse and/or neglect.

Background Check:

Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and may be subject to fingerprinting.