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YOUTH OUTREACH SPECIALIST - ABINOOJIIYAG NOOJIMOO WIGAMIG (RED LAKE REGIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMPLEX)

 

October 24, 2018

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

YOUTH OUTREACH SPECIALIST

ABINOOJIIYAG NOOJIMOO WIGAMIG

(RED LAKE REGIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMPLEX)

Open: October 22, 2018

Closing: November 21, 2018 @ 3pm

PRIMARY FUNCTION

Will provide case management and Children's Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) mental health rehabilitative services to youth with serious mental health diagnosis in a co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder in Abinoojiyag Noojimoo Wigamigs Native Connections outpatient program. The goals of services are to increase psychiatric stability, promote social competencies, facilitate personal and emotional adjustment, and maintain independent living in the community. Reports to the Juvenile Facility Director, full-time position w/benefits, salary; DOQ.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

• Provide groups and individual sessions to youth up to age 24 who qualify for rehabilitative services

• Engage with youth from an empowerment, strength-based perspective and promote client self-determination and develop trusting, therapeutic relationships with clients.

• Complete Functional Assessments and treatment plans under supervision of a Youth Outreach Project Director

• Implement CTSS mental health services, including but not limited to: skills group, individual skills, family skills, and care coordination.

• Serves as liaison between youth offenders, their families, the courts and other agencies within the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indian's legal authority and municipality juvenile justice program

• Complete needs assessments of youth through interviews with the youth and family, and administering a detailed questionnaire

• Complete detailed written reports on needs assessments and case management activities

• Provide mediation and crisis intervention as needed

• Complete Tracking and Case Management functions & responsibilities for assigned youth

• Attend Tribal Court sessions as scheduled and provide the Court with progress reports for youth court ordered to the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Juvenile Facility

• Work collaboratively with other Red Lake agency staff for the benefit of youth and families coming to the Juvenile Facility for assistance

• Travel to all reservation and off reservation site locations for the purpose of conducting needs assessments and case management plans of youth

• Communicates and coordinates all case management plans/services with the parents/caregiver of the detained youth to ensure family engagement

• Adheres to the goals and procedures of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indian juvenile justice programs; in reference to the type and frequency of the case management, contact with youth offenders, their families, school administrators, and counselors

• Develop intervention service plans for youth

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EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor Degree in Human Services, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice or related field

• Prior experience in the youth service field required

• Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment and software, including word processing, data base management, spreadsheet applications and electronic mail

• Ability to work independently and with limited supervision

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies

• Knowledge of Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians culture, traditions, and values

• Knowledge and experience with evidence based programs and or practice based evidence programs that are successful with American Indian youth

• Possess excellent working knowledge of programs such as Chemical Health, Family & Children Services and Mental Health, Corrections and Rehabilitation Program operation(s) for youth

• Possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of various economic, educational and cultural backgrounds

• Possess excellent written and oral communication skills

• Must pass state and federal background investigation

• Employment contingent upon successfully passing Pre-Employment Drug/Alcohol Test

• Proof of valid Minnesota Driver's License and auto insurance for travel between sites and other business related destination.

• Employment contingent upon successfully passing criminal background check and pre-employment drug test.

TO APPLY: Applications and copies of certificates/diplomas are being accepted at the Government Center – Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 Phone (218) 679-1847.

 

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