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URBAN INDIAN CHILD WELFARE COMMUNITY HUB PROGRAM COORDINATOR - FAMILY & CHILDREN SERVICES

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

URBAN INDIAN CHILD WELFARE COMMUNITY HUB PROGRAM COORDINATOR

FAMILY & CHILDREN SERVICES

Open: May 17, 2021

Closing: June 1, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

This position will be responsible for planning and implementing a new program through Ombimindwa Urban office, the Community Hub. The Community Hub will provide culturally grounded support to children of pre-school and elementary school age and their families who are currently experiencing the child welfare systems off-homeland in the Twin Cities urban area. Primary objective is for families and children to have strong, Red Lake based supports to support reunification of parent(s) and child(ren). Program will also support relative caregivers who are temporarily caring for children, focusing on building kinship bonds and connections between all members of the family system. Reports to Urban Indian Child Welfare Team Lead Social Workers, full-time positions w/benefits, Salary; DOQ.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Programming Duties (60%)

I. Develop Community Partners

a. Connect with local service providers related to needs in the domains of: early child hood development, early childhood education, early childhood mental health, parenting pre-school age children, whole family healing, culturally responsive services

b. Provide referrals and service coordination with community partner agencies to help families develop a holistic plan for meeting the early childhood needs of their children

II. Develop and coordinate Supervised Visitation and Parent Coaching Program

a. Recruit and train two parent mentors to provide supervised visits and support for families at urban office

b. Contract with elders and community leaders to engage with parents and provide cultural parenting education and support

c. Coordinate schedule for Supervised Visitation program

d. Purchase materials, furniture, and other materials needed to create productive visitation environments

III. Develop and coordinate whole family programming and contract services

a. Coordinate, advertise, implement monthly family nights for families participating in the program.

b. Determine appropriate event location, secure permits and reservations as needed

c. Connect with local community members to provide meals and beverages

d. Contract with local elders, knowledge keepers to provide teachings in an appropriate way

e. Utilize appropriate social media platforms to advertise program and events

IV. Develop, coordinate and pilot test Help Me Connect with Bridge to Benefits

Administrative Duties (40%)

I. Track grant expenditures and budget

II. Participate in program evaluation conducted by DHS and MDE Model

III. Complete program participation and deliverables tracking, reporting and other required documentation as required by DHS and MDE

IV. Check in with Parent Mentors, provide feedback and support

V. Participate in staffing with ICWA Social workers and OG leadership team to coordinate services for families involved in both programs as well as provide and receive feedback around implementation of programming

VI. Coordinate with the agency and community partners to develop a sustainability plan for the program

Foster and maintain relationships

• Engage and maintain healthy relationships with family members

• Develop and maintain relationships with natural supports and significant extended family members

• Focus on strengths of families equally as important as deficits and build on them to build rapport with families

• Professionally represent the agency when working with families or within the community

• Professionally represent the agency when attending meetings and functions

• Engage families, community, and professionals in healthy working relationships with the Agency

• Engage in teamwork within the Agency, assisting others when needed and requesting assistance when needed

• Model the seven grandfather teachings and Anishinaabe values during interactions with families

• Participate in cross-training to gain understanding of other positions including case management, intake and assessments, foster care, IV-E

• Abide by Red Lake Family and Children Services Code of Ethics

• Employ critical thinking skills before making decisions and accept responsibility for decisions

• Demonstrate desire to learn about cultural ways and ceremonial healing activities

• Adhere to Red Lake Family & Children Services policy and procedure manual and Practice

Participate in staff meetings and training activities

• Attend mandatory staff meetings, pay attention to material presented, demonstrate respect during staff meetings, and actively participate in them

• Complete onboarding training activities and annual training checklists

• Identify areas in need of strength building during evaluation times and actively participate in evaluations with supervisor to create annual training plans

DIMENSIONS

This position does not have supervisory duties but will coordinate two parent mentors working under the grant, as well as work with community members and elders who are contracted for services under the grant.

EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, early childhood education, community development or related field preferred; or

• 3 years of experience in human services, education, family services, working with families and community cultural knowledge

• Knowledge of local (twin cities) resources for families, specifically community resources for American Indian families and children. Resources include but not limited to: mental health services, family support services, parenting programming, cultural programming, cultural community leaders, treatment and recovery services.

• Background in program development and planning, program coordination

• Ability to pass criminal background check

• Ability to pass drug screening and remain free from substance abuse issues during employment

• Must possess a valid driver's license throughout employment

• Must have a reliable automobile and insurance throughout employment

• Must be in good standing in the Indian community

• Employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test and comprehensive background check.

TO APPLY: Applications and copies of certificates are accepted at Government Center – Human Resources Department, PO Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 – Fax (218) 679-4176.

 

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