Re-Entry Navigator

3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA Req #422
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is committed to protecting and exercising the inherent inalienable sovereign rights of the Tribe and Individuals in the interest of the Medicine Creek Treat Territories, as stewards to ensure preservation of our cultural and environmental integrity for common good and prosperity for all.

Closes:   February 3, @ 8:59 p.m. PST

Department:   Re-Entry 
Reports To:   Re-Entry Director
Hours:            40 Hours/Week – Full Time
Salary:         Based on Salary Matrix + Benefits*

(This is a grant funded position)                     


*The Puyallup Tribe of Indians provides a generous benefits package that includes employer paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a retirement/401(k) plan with profit sharing, paid holidays, and paid time off including birthday leave.

Position Summary: 

This position will assist the Re-Entry Director in providing direct services to clients reentering the community from in-patient treatment and/or correctional facilities.  Attention to detail, follow-through and strong people skills are essential for this position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities          
  1. Provide outreach at in-patient treatment and/or correctional facilities for clients who can be diverted into the reentry program.
  2. Develop a pre/post-release plan in collaboration with the client.
  3. Link high-risk and high frequency clients with cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence-based treatments.
  4. Provide individual case management for clients and participate in wraparound case management, which includes referral and follow-through with the Culture Program, Language Program, outpatient treatment, other social service programs, justice services, educational programs and workforce programs.
  5. Provide housing and transportation vouchers, in accordance with Tribal policies, federal code, program policies and project policies, to clients.
  6. Coordinate and facilitate peer-to-peer mentorships, small talking circles and life skills classes for clients.
  7. Keeps confidentiality.
  8. Reports in, and maintains, client files.
  9. Provides data to other project stakeholders for reporting and evaluation.
  10. 10. Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not supervise staff.

Qualifications and Requirements

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

Education and/or Experience

An Associate’s degree with a background in social work, sociology, chemical dependency, human services or social sciences and two or more years of relevant experience and / or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience with Department of Justice policies and programs preferred.  

Language Skills

Employee must demonstrate the ability to interact tactfully and positively with Tribal members, all levels of staff and management. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Ability to read, analyze and interpret common professional journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from staff and regulatory agencies. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions. Ability to effectively present information to management, employees and groups of people.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions and apply them to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Licenses or Certificates

Must pass a criminal background check; must not have any felony convictions.

Must have a valid Washington state driver’s license and proof of insurance.


Must have had two years clean and sober, if ever had an alcohol and drug problem.

Willing to do a drug screen, upon request.

Experience working with clients with substance abuse and chemical dependency issues.

Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups.

Ability to negotiate and problem solve.

Experience working with historically marginalized communities.



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.

  • Requires the ability to operate a typewriter, personal computer, multi-line telephone, calculator, facsimile and photocopier.
  • Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • The employee occasionally is required to stand and walk.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • The employee may be required to work evening and/or weekend hours as needed.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work 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 is low to moderate.
  • The physical exertion is low to moderate.
  • Work is performed in an office setting.
  • There are frequent employee, client and customer contacts during the day.
  • Position may be stressful at times due to the sensitive or confidential issues being addressed.
  • Requires occasional travel using employee’s own transportation.


The Puyallup Tribe of Indians reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. 

Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law


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If you have any questions about the online application, please call (253) 573-7863

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Native American preference applies and job placements are given on a competitive basis, using job related factors.  Because of the large number of applications received and limited job positions, your application will not guarantee employment.

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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA