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Ethete Clinic
(307) 855-2992

Riverton Clinic

Program: Wind River Family & Community Healthcare
Salary: Depends On Experience
Opening Date: 11-25-2020
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Hours: Generally Monday-Friday, 40 Hour Work Week

The Community Prevention Specialist focuses on making community level changes in our area. This position will create and implement local strategic plans that focus on policy changes, systems information, and information dissemination. The focus areas include alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and suicide prevention.

Major Duties:

Provides assistance and technical support to the community about prevention and education activities. Prepare monthly reports of services provided by entering all activities on the required database system.
Promote overall wellness and support wellness activities in the community, conduct community wide wellness and education sessions and conferences.
Support the community and schools through social/prevention activities: e.g. building self-esteem, mutual-help, self-help, group counseling, etc.
Provide activities including, but not limited to, cultural events and activities, experiential learning activities, leadership, talking circles and youth empowerment events.
Develop prevention community resources utilizing media, social media, advising, fact sheets, etc.
Support the Youth Media Center and assist in the development of prevention videos and films.
Develop positive messages and speak on the local radio station once a week.
Other duties as assigned


Ability to maintain years of continuous sobriety from drugs and/or alcohol
Ability to maintain dependable attendance, reliability and productivity.
Ability to comprehend and apply technical information.
Ability to promote positive public relations and provide quality customer service.
Ability to provide quality and efficient clerical services.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and WRFCHC employees.
Ability to interpret departmental rules, regulations, laws and WRFCHC policies.
Ability to be a self-starter, complete tasks in a timely manner, and work independently with little or no supervision.
Ability to use professional phone etiquette, attitude and appearance.
Ability to apply efficient application of computer technology, software and office equipment.
Ability to understand and execute complex written and oral instructions.

Knowledge Required:

Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs.

Education and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

Associates Degree, along with any supporting certifications such as BLS and other necessary competencies (e.g., ACLS, TNCC, PALS, etc.).

Working Environment:

The work environment involves risks and discomforts of a patient care setting including exposure to communicable diseases, working with office machines, and computers. The demand of computer terminals and keyboards for long periods of time that may cause eye, shoulder, and wrist strain. Work is performed in a smoke-free office setting. There is adequate light, heat, and ventilation in the work area.

Personal Attributes:

The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality and high ethical standards in performing the position. The incumbent needs to be respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, be flexible, and demonstrate sound work ethics.

How to Apply:

A complete application must be submitted to WRFCHC HR Department located at 120 North 6th East St, Riverton WY or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications are available on the Wind River Cares website or at the Human Resources Office and will be accepted until 5PM on the closing date (Indian Preference Applies). Any questions please contact Susan Apodaca at 307-856-9281 EXT.134