CHIEF BLACKBIRD CENTER                                        P.O. BOX 39                                                     ODANAH, WI 54861


Job Title:                                                AODA Cultural Youth Program Mentor

Department:                                          Health Department

Hourly Rate:                                         $12.50 Full Time/40hrs        

Exempt:                                                 No/Hourly

Supervisor:                                            AODA Program Coordinator


The AODA Cultural Youth Program Mentor reports directly to the AODA Program Coordinator or the AODA Family counselor (in the absence of the AODA coordinator). The AODA Cultural Youth Program Mentor’s primary responsibility is to provide a variety of prevention activities and seasonal traditional and cultural activities for all ages of youth, incorporating AODA prevention theory and education into activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities including the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Safeguard the privacy of all Protected Health information and maintain HIPAA compliance.

Ensures the safety of all youth in program and at activities and maintains an appropriate adult to youth ratio.

                Plan, develop and implement prevention activities with other youth programs.

                Plan, develop and implement cultural and traditional activities for youth of all ages.

Develops and secures permission slips and medical release forms for all activities.

Connects with local cultural keepers and requests their service in appropriate ways.

Develops contracts for payment of contracted helpers.

Provides supervision of youth and assistance at AODA sponsored activities, recording attendance at all events.

Collects data as necessary for program evaluation and submits all necessary reports to funding agency on time. Data should include attendance numbers and other data outlined in the funding contract.

Attends staff meetings, program meetings and all other meetings assigned by AODA program coordinator or Clinic Administrator.

Attends and participates in all AODA activities as assigned by AODA coordinator or AODA staff.  

Attends all required training as directed by AODA coordinator or Clinic Administrator.

Assist with transportation of program and youth participants to and from activities.

Transports AODA clients to treatment facilities or other locations as assigned by the AODA coordinator.

Accompanies youth on out of town events and arranges for appropriate chaperones.

Requires overnight accompaniment and supervision of youth on overnight travel and camping trips.

Maintains the cleanliness of the transportation vehicles and facilitates required maintenance on program vehicles.

Cleans up after youth and AODA program activities.

Assists with implementation of environmental strategies such as public fliers, advertising, surveys, etc….

Assists with facilitating self-help groups, such as Youth Talking Circles, as directed by the AODA coordinator.

Works with AODA prevention using evidence-based programs under the supervision of the AODA coordinator.

Works with all age groups during community activities and events to facilitate parent and child participation.

Assists with planning, organizing and implementing community events such as sobriety feasts, speakers and training, this may include presenting information or facilitating AODA educational activities.

All other duties as assigned by AODA coordinator or Clinic Administrator.

Positively represents the AODA program in the community.

Works in collaboration with other youth serving programs and personnel as directed.

Disseminate information on the AODA program in the community.

Manages work hours so as to be available for end of pay period activities.

Must be willing and able to work when youth are available including most afternoons, evenings and weekends during the school year and weekends in the summer.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative to the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Educational and/or Experience:


Must possess knowledge and experience in the implementation of local traditional and cultural activities.

Must have high school diploma, HSED, or GED.

Must have understanding of Native American Family/Community.

Must be able to work with minimal supervision.

Must obtain CPR and First Aid training within the first 6 months of work and/or keep certification current.


Previous training/experience working with youth

Education in AODA Counseling / Prevention activities with Native Americans

Other Skills and Abilities:


This is a required driver position.

Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and meet eligibility for tribal insurance.

Knowledge of computers and ability to use Microsoft office programs.

Basic office skills.

Must maintain abstinence from all drug and alcohol use, will be subject to random drug screening.

No tobacco use, including smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes, including vaping in the presence of youth.

Background Check:

This position is contingent on ability to pass driver background check to meet eligibility for Tribal Insurance. AND, requires a Caregiver Background check.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be physically able to participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing. Must be able to make home visits and/or transport clients. Position requires walking, standing, bending, stooping on a regular basis and occasional lifting to 50 lbs. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and occasional smoking environment.

Working Environment: The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the working environment is usually moderate to loud. Subject to inside and outside weather conditions.

Drug-Free Workplace Act in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, P.L. 100-690 and the Bad River Tribe’s Employee Policy & Procedure Handbook. Indian Preference will be given in accordance with P.L. 93-638 and the Tribe’s Preference policy.

Closes: July 17th 4:30pm

                                                                                Send Application and Resume To:

                                                                                                Bad River Tribe

                                                                                                Attn: Human Resources

                                                                                                P.O. Box 39

                                                                                                Odanah, WI 54861


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