Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Coordinator

Provides training and technical assistance (TTA), both virtually and onsite, to a portfolio of American Indian/Alaska Native tribes receiving federal grants to prevent substance use and misuse, prevent suicide, and promotion of mental health with a focus on opioid prevention.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide training & technical assistance (TTA) to a portfolio tribal grantees, around the prevention of substance use/misuse, prevention of suicide, and promotion of mental health
  • Assist tribal grantee communities with development of strategic action plans and prevention plans through onsite and virtual support
  • Provide TTA to implement programming to meet an approved strategic action plan
  • Conduct regular webinars, conference calls, telephone support and email with tribal grantees to provide virtual TTA
  • Assist grantees in strengthening existing services and/or begin building infrastructure for prevention efforts
  • Provide assistance to grantees in the development of Community Readiness Assessments
  • Coordinate with other TA Coordinators and the contract staff to ensure collaboration, communication, joint development of materials, and training

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge and expertise in substance abuse prevention, promotion of mental health, suicide prevention, and/or youth suicide risks
  • Experience and background working Tribal communities providing onsite and virtual training and technical assistance
  • Knowledge of tribal action plans, strategic action plans, and/or prevention plans
  • Demonstrated knowledge of clinical issues/culturally appropriate intervention techniques
  • Effective communication skills including how to summarize and convey complex information to multiple audiences
  • Proven ability to form positive, effective and culturally competent relationships with clients and team members
  • Strong interpersonal communication and public speaking skills
  • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks, and deliver quality results under tight deadlines, with keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work both individually and in a team environment
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, and SharePoint

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s Degree preferred; Masters of Social Work (MSW) highly preferred (extensive professional experience in related areas can be substituted for the education requirement)
  • Two or more years of professional experience (substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention, tribal youth suicide prevention, mental health, children’s mental health, etc.)
  • Licensure or certification in related area highly preferred
  • Previous work in American Indian/Alaska Native communities required

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled


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