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Cultural Care Specialist

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Mayetta, KS
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Tier: 1

Department: Social Services

Supervisor: Wellness Connection Program Manager

Location: 11400 158th Road Mayetta, KS 66509

Pay Range: $15.98 - $29.50

  • Offering rate will vary within the listed hourly range above. *Supported by the Department budget & related experience/education*
  • Preference in employment actions exercised in accordance with applicable law. Applicants must provide proof of eligibility for preference.
  • Benefits for Full-Time: Weekly pay periods, Holiday pay, paid Birthday leave, Weekly accruals for Vacation & Sick leave, Administrative, Bereavement, and Educational Leave available, Low-Cost & Low-Deductible Benefits Plans & Generous 401(k) matching program.

Questions before applying? 785-966-3060 or


Under general supervision of the Wellness Connection Program Manager, serves as a mentor to tribal youth and will assist in carrying out the objectives of the Wellness Connection Services program. The Wellness Connection Cultural Advocate will be experienced in the Prairie Band Potawatomi culture and will seek out culturally relevant service providers, elders, and community representatives to connect with tribal youth and their families.


  • Conducts cultural programming in community and school
  • Coordinates cultural classes and experiences for community
  • Will assist in the delivery of current and new approaches and services for this program.
  • Participates as a team member in working toward empowering youth by maximizing their cultural opportunities, economic self-sufficiency, independence and inclusion and integration into society.
  • Assists each person in becoming an active participant in the Wellness Connection program.
  • Work with internal and external programs and departments to provide referral services to increase access to prevention programs for youth and other youth/family members as needed.
  • Keeps current on prevention literature, statistical information, legislative activities and community resources and activities pertinent to Wellness Connection programs.
  • Promotes teamwork and collaboration while promoting community empowerment in seeking culturally-based solutions for suicide and substance abuse.
  • Collaborates with surrounding communities and Native American tribes on substance abuse and suicide issues to gather information, data and generate reports to assess needs and resources of the local community.
  • Attends and participates in conferences, fairs, and other special events to gather, research, and network with other agencies regarding Suicide Prevention programs.
  • Completes necessary reporting, narrative and statistical data on projects and activities in a timely manner and as requested.
  • Assists the Wellness Connection Program Manager for all components of the project including curriculum, training, evaluation, outreach and strategies to develop/expand partnerships.
  • Assist in planning, preparation, staffing on and off-site community events such as health fairs, education and wellness conferences, cultural events, GONAs, trainings, talking circles and pow-wows.
  • Works cooperatively within the office, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and other agencies; as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all minimum requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience working with tribal youth and families.
  • Must have a valid Kansas driver's license and be insurable with the Nation's insurance.
  • Must have interest and knowledge of Native lifestyle and culture.
  • Demonstrate maturity, dependability, judgment and empathy in performances of assigned duties.
  • Must have strong customer service skills; personable, friendly, etc.
  • Ability and willingness to make connections and network with PBPN Departments/services, along with outside agencies.
  • Ability and willingness to mentor youth.
  • Previous experience working with individuals in mental health crisis.
  • Strong research, organizational and administrative skills.
  • Willing to work as part of a collaborative team.
  • Willing to take direction.
  • Must be available to work the assigned schedule of M-F, 8:00A-4:30P and available as needed to work a flexible schedule to meet the demands of the position, which may include nights, weekends, holiday and overtime.
  • Minimal travel required.
  • Must possess professional work ethics, manner, and appearance.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situation, records and documents.
  • Must possess ability to communicate professionally, both orally and in writing with a service-orientated approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances.
  • A record of satisfactory attendance and performance in all prior and current employment.


  • Experience facilitating trainings or educational programs
  • Experience facilitating talking circles
  • Experience coordinating events, educational programs, or trainings


  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with others, including members of the public
  • Ability to maintain high level of privacy and confidentiality of individuals and families
  • Ability to operate general office equipment, including but not limited to: 10-key calculator, telephone, computer and operating systems, computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs), fax/copier machine
  • Able to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to work efficiently in a highly team-team oriented environment
  • Ability to work in a high-stress, deadline-oriented environment
  • Attend out-of-state/out-of-town training periodically to enhance job performance and knowledge.
  • Daily vicarious exposure to other's physical and emotional trauma experiences can have severe and lasting effects on workers
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have full range of mobility in upper and lower body; be able to reach overhead; be able to work in various positions, including stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time; be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks; and be able to frequently lift 20 pounds of weight throughout the assigned workday


  • Background Investigation with adjudication
  • Pre-employment Drug Screening
  • Tuberculosis (TB) screening

Note: This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

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