Tiny Homes - Activities Coordinator/Transporter

3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA Req #420
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: Open Until Filled
   Tiny Homes

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

*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:       
Under the general direction of the Director is responsible for coordinating the activities, planning and organizing individual and group activities to meet the cultural, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs of Tiny Home residents. Provides transportation services for residents to and from appointments, events, etc.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Develops and implements activities for residents that help them learn to make better choices and engage in behaviors that positively contribute to their right to self-determination.
  2. Develops activities calendar monthly and activity flyers for Village. Contacts other departments or outside agencies to schedule activities for residents. Plans and runs activities within village.
  3. Encourages participation in activities within village and community.
  4. Coordinates meeting location, equipment, food, etc. for scheduled activities.
  5. Helps set up and take down tables, chairs and equipment etc. for programs. Assists with clean-up after events.
  6. Orders and maintains activity program supplies according to budget. Performs shopping for supplies.
  7. Helps to maintain an organized, sanitary program environment, and ensure that daily supplies for programs and activities are maintained and organized.
  8. Provides safe and timely transportation for clients to appointments, activities, events, etc.
  9. Provides back-up to other positions within the department.
  10. Performs all other duties as assigned. 

Supervisory Responsibilities

There are no supervisory responsibilities.


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

High school diploma or equivalent GED.  Two years of related experience working with clients. Previous experience working in Native American community preferred. Or satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Intermediate to advanced computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets required. 


Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedural manuals and grant applications.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients, employees, or organization.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's and to calculate percentages.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Other Skills and Abilities


Must have a minimum of two years documented recovery from substance or chemical dependency issues; or no prior history/diagnosis of chemical misuse, abuse or dependency. Must remain substance abuse free.

Employee is subject to a drug screen before hire and randomly throughout employment or for reasonable suspicion during employment. 

Must demonstrate a sensitive to and knowledge of Indian customs, traditions and culture. 


Must maintain appropriate and ethical boundaries with program patrons.


Must demonstrate an ability to use effective teaching and modeling methods while interacting with program patrons. 


Must demonstrate an ability to remain calm while working in crisis situations.


Must demonstrate and maintain a commitment to respecting the confidential nature of the program. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of HIPAA and other relevant Puyallup Tribal policies.  Effectively incorporates confidentiality into daily work habits. 

Must be willing to attend training and classes as recommended and directed by Supervisor.


Required to maintain a predictable and reliable schedule during required work shift. May be required to cover other shifts as required by supervisor.


Must have flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, to work hours as assigned by Director.


Other Requirements

Must submit and be able to pass a criminal background check prior to employment and periodically after employment.

Must have and maintain a valid Washington State driver’s license and be insurable, and must sign a release of information to obtain a Washington State Driving Abstract. Driver’s License must not contain any restrictions that would otherwise prevent a Tribal employee from complying with the Tribe’s Vehicle Use Policy.

Must have or obtain a Food Handler’s Card within one month of hire.

Must be able to drive a 15 passenger vehicle.

Must have or be able to obtain CPR/First Aid certification within the first 90 days of employment; certification must be maintained during employment.


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 personal computer, multi-line telephone, calculator, facsimile and photocopier and other office equipment.
  • Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.
  • Requires the ability to concentrate and consistently produce accurate work.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 10 to 25 pounds.
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 usually moderate.
  • The physical exertion is low to moderate.
  • Work is performed in an office setting and public environment.
  • There are frequent employee contacts and interruptions during the day.
  • Required to transport clients using a GIS vehicle.

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

or email jobs@puyalluptribe-nsn.gov.






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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