System of Care (SOC) Co-Project Director

Incumbent will co-direct and lead coordination of the Pueblo of San Felipe’s Garret Lee Smith (GLS) Suicide Prevention Grant


Behavioral Health Department

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Job Description:

Incumbent will co-direct and lead coordination of the Pueblo of San Felipe’s Garret Lee Smith (GLS) Suicide Prevention Grant, Native AWARE, Tribal Home Visitation (KEVA) grand and Zero Suicide Initiative (ZSI) grant in accordance with the SAMHSA and ACF grant proposals and in collaboration with San Felipe Tribal Administration, Tribal Council Indian Health Service and San Felipe Health & Wellness Program. Incumbent will have direct oversight of the project budgets, contracts and operations.


  • Administer the GLS, Native AWARE, KEVA, ZSI, and all current SOC related projects (KICKS, Project Venture, KYLI, Home-Visiting programs) necessary to accomplish the goals and objectives of building a comprehensive system of care.
  • Implement a comprehensive plan of evidence-based, culturally competent and developmentally appropriate school-and community based mental health services.
  • Implement and refine Health and Wellness strategic plan to strengthen and sustain a comprehensive system of care that aligns all Health and Wellness department’s grants and programs.
  • Assist the Health and Wellness department director in the development of the governance structure and partnership building of the system of care at the department level.
  • Work collaboratively with Clinical Services and Human Services Program directors to integrate mental health and substance abuse services into local primary care settings.
  • Provide leadership in all facets of the development of the GLS, Native AWARE, KEVA, and ZSI care provisions.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the system of care in the community, state wide and nationally.
  • Supervise all SOC project coordinators to ensure cohesive and consistent goal achievement.
  • Participate in the development of strategies for stakeholder involvement.
  • Ensure and support family and youth involvement in every aspect of the planning and development of system-and service level work.
  • Oversee evaluation and CQI efforts.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the system of care, including financial and human resources.
  • Ensure integration of social marketing, technical assistance, cultural and linguistic competency in the system of care.


  • Education:  B.A. or equivalent experience in human service-related field (i.e., psychology, sociology, criminal justice).
  • Experience/Basic Knowledge: 3 years (minimum) of grants management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with family and youth counseling programs.
  • Demonstrated experience of statewide and local public education systems;
  • Knowledge of evidence-based & culturally tailored curricula, behavioral health systems specifically serving children with mental health needs and their families.
  • Demonstrated program management experience.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with diverse stakeholders including tribal employees, tribal groups, government and private agencies, local school and university agencies, other professionals.
  • Experience in social services and /or educational program networking.
  • Must have knowledge of customs and mores of the San Felipe community and appreciation for the importance of traditional ways of lifestyle and language.
  • Required Licenses/Certifications: Valid New Mexico driver’s license.
  • Physical Requirements: Must have manual dexterity to enter and retrieve data from a computer. Ability to sit and stand for long periods. Bends and stoops regularly.
  • Preferences: San Felipe tribal member and Keres speaking preference.

Additional Info:

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties performed by this employee.  He or she will be required to follow any other instructions or to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.

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