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Tribal Wellness Educator

Posted April 7, 2021

San Manuel Casino
Highland, CA

About This Job


With a focus on helping San Manuel Tribal families and citizens, the Tribal Wellness Educator will provide support and services for a range of activities and programs within the department that are intended to have a positive effect on the health and well-being of the Community. Reporting to the Director of Tribal Family Services, the Tribal Wellness Educator will provide support and services that have been identified to meet the physical, mental and psychosocial needs of the Tribal community while maintaining the strictest confidentiality and in compliance with applicable law. The Tribal Wellness Educator will work to assist in connecting and coordinating the community with private and public agencies to provide services through a referral network that is reputable, vetted and subject/service-appropriate. The Tribal Wellness Educator will also engage in providing (PEI) prevention/ early intervention services to the community.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Designs, and manages programs and services in a manner consistent with all legal and regulatory requirements and in compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Responsible for data collection, case notes and communicating regularly to his/her direct report. Consistent with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (SMBMI’s) values, mission, vision, offers general guidance, advocacy and well-documented referrals to effective services and programs that address the physical, mental and psychosocial needs of the community.
  • Secures relevant community needs and programming.
  • Implements innovative prevention programs, restorative justice programs, culturally informed mental health services, etc. as a resource to the Tribal Community.
  • Partners with and serves as a resource to the Tribal Court in the development and administration of Tribal laws related to a range of issues (i.e. family related matters).
  • Maintains positive and effective relationships with Tribal leaders, department heads, outside agencies, and the Tribal community at large.
  • Ensures the consistent application of confidentiality, HIPAA and FERPA compliance, Tribal Citizen in-take, referrals, and progress monitoring and assessment.
  • Researches and secures a vast network of reputable and vetted service providers from the public and private sectors.
  • Follows up to ensure that services provided are appropriate and timely.
  • May be required to make home and/or institution visits in case management.
  • Coordinates with the Tribal Health Care Insurance administrator and providers, as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department, such as attending meetings, Tribal social events and events held in the greater community.
  • Other responsibilities, duties, tasks and assignments that contribute to the mitigation or response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.



  • Masters degree in Human Services, Social Services, Public Health, Behavioral Health or related field from an accredited university required.  
  • Minimum of 2 years related experience and/or training required.
  • Equivalent combination of education and progressive, relevant and direct experience may be considered in lieu of minimum educational/experience requirements.
  • Highly developed communication skills and maturity. 
  • Must demonstrate sensitivity to Tribal history, lifestyle and culture to earn and retain the trust of the Tribal community.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Code of Ethics of the National Association affiliated to their license/ credentials.
  • Experience with community mental health programming with the following:
    • Working from a therapeutic modality that is culturally informed.
    • Creating activities and preparing lesson plans.
    • Leading groups.
    • Providing Psycho-education (PEI- Prevention/ Early Intervention, Individualized Treatment and    Intensive Treatment).
    • Providing Triage Assessments/Maintaining brief case notes.
    • Supporting community engagement through various modalities.
    • Experience and comfortable working with a diverse population: (i.e. youth (ages 0-18), young adults, adults, and elders).
  • Ability to provide referrals to community resources and follow-up on progress
  • Experience working with individuals with a range of social/ emotional needs required.
  • This position requires an individual that is familiar with community mental health work and is able to create unique, fun, relevant and engaging opportunities for the community to learn about health, behavioral health and wellness.


  • At the discretion of the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission, you may be required to obtain and maintain a gaming license.
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker or related required.
  • Registered with the California BBS (Board of Behavioral Sciences) required.
  • Must be able to pass an extensive pre-employment and post-employment background investigation.
  • Qualified candidate/employee must have and maintain a valid drivers license with an acceptable driving record as determined by the Companys insurance carrier.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

As one of the largest private employers in the Inland Empire, San Manuel deeply cares about the future, growth and well-being of its employees. Join our team today!

Additional Information

All applicants must be able to demonstrate their US work authorization during the employment verification process.


About this Employer

San Manuel Casino

777 San Manuel Boulevard
Highland, CA 92346


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About the company

San Manuel Casino  is located in Highlands, CA, just 60 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, and a short drive from LA-Ontario International Airport. The gaming facility is operated by the San Manuel Entertainment Authority, an economic instrumentality of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The casino floor contains over 4,800 of the latest and most innovative slot machines in a state-of-the-art facility. It features over 130 Vegas-style poker and blackjack tables, an exclusive high-limit room, and a designated Poker room.

Food & Beverage venues include Big Mo’ Cafe, Tutu's Food Court with fast-food options around the clock, Rock & Brews with a wide selection of craft burgers and craft beer from around the world, as well as legendary comedian George Lopez's Chingon Kitchen, which provides an authentic Mexican dining experience. Guests can dance the night away with DJ's at Bar Bar Bar, listen to Rock'n Roll tribute bands on stage at Rock & Brews, or enjoy Latin music at George Lopez's Chingon Tequila Lounge.

Indian gaming in California is an exciting, thriving industry. Whether working on the casino floor or providing support to gaming operations as a “behind the scenes” employee, you can contribute to a dynamic and challenging business and have opportunities to learn and grow with the gaming industry. At San Manuel, our team members define us. Working at San Manuel is more than just a job. It is a career that will help you grow into the successful professional you want to be. Apply today to join our team!